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An investigation of the effects of presentation mode and message format in the human-computer interface: A dual coding approach.
Accounting information is the basis for business decisions made by various non-accountant users such as investors, creditors, and managers. Although each group has different information needs, accountants should provide information that is useful in making informed decisions.; To be useful, informat
Adult attachment, memory for in-session emotion, mood awareness, and client session evaluation: An affect regulation perspective.
This study examined (a) relations between client adult romantic attachment and minimizing and maximizing strategies of emotion regulation with regard to memory for affect associated with first-session therapy events, (b) the relations between attachment and mood awareness (mood labeling and mood mon
Taste buds in the gustatory system are dependent on innervation for maintenance of structure and function, but the mechanism of nerve-target interaction remains unclear. Studies of fungiform taste bud development utilizing "knockout" mice have began to successfully elucidate molecular mechanisms of
Quantitative studies of the effects of interfacial bonding strength on the mechanical and rheological properties of polymer composites.
The aims of this study are to develop a model polymer composite system which will allow one to (1) quantify interfacial bonding, (2) relate the interfacial bonding strength quantitatively to the mechanical and rheological properties of polymer composites, and (3) interpret the interfacial bonding at
Human biometric verification and recognition based on feature fusion and computer vision techniques.
In this dissertation, several techniques and methods are investigated to solve the human recognition problem. The major contributions in this dissertation include the development of a mathematical framework for discovering human face features, computer vision algorithms to extract features from wave
Electrodeposition of nickel-copper alloys and nickel-copper-alumina nanocomposites into deep recesses for MEMS.
Electrodeposition is an important component in the fabrication of micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS). Nickel is the most commonly used material to produce three dimensional microstructures and few material alternatives have been demonstrated. In this dissertation, electrodeposited Ni-Cu alloys
Development of a solid-phase synthesis methodology for the preparation of monofunctionalized gold nanoparticles.
The objective of this study was to develop a synthetic method for the preparation of monofunctionalized gold nanoparticles and to demonstrate that these particles could be treated like molecules. In this study, monofunctionalized gold nanoparticles were prepared using a solid-phase synthesis techniq
Ensuring inspection performance is not a trivial design problem, because inspection is a complex and difficult task that tends to be error-prone, whether performed by human or by automated machines. Due to economical or technological reasons, human inspectors are responsible for inspection functions
The scaling behaviors of polypropylene and copper were compared quantitatively under accelerated conditions (distilled water or high supersaturation) and more realistic conditions (potable water and low supersaturation). In addition, the effect of surface roughness on scaling on polypropylene surfac
The impact of hybrid instructional models on game performance outcomes of middle school physical education students.
During one semester of an academic year, one physical education teacher taught two similar instructional territorial sport units to an intact seventh grade physical education class using a traditional instructional model called the multi-activity model. The same teacher also taught a different seven
A growing body of literature suggests that those who maintain a religious belief and strong spiritual support system will generally display a significant appearance of emotional and psychological well-being. These persons believe that having a relationship with a higher power is the ultimate purpose
Due to the internal and external pressure, more and more manufacturing enterprises are working to improve the environmental performance of the goods they provide. As to most electromechanical products, both products themselves and the related processes may cause environmental pollution. Environmenta
Research interest in graduate psychology education as measured by Holland's vocational categories: A comparison of degree models.
This study was designed to explore individual differences based on vocational interest (measured by Holland's Self-Directed Search, 1994) that led to enrollment in professional Ph.D., Psy.D., or Masters level training programs in counseling and/or psychology. The hypothesis that students choose degr
The mechanical properties and strain-induced ferromagnetism in B2-structured iron-aluminum single crystals.
An investigation of the mechanical properties of Fe-Al single crystals by tensile testing both at different strain rates (10
−7 s −1 to 1 s −1) and in different environments (air, vacuum or oxygen), showed that moisture-produced hydrogen in
This work analyzes supply chain dynamics, specifically that of the semiconductor industry. Very high capital investments, uncertainties in demand and supply, short product life cycle, long lead times and short order to delivery times are characteristics of such supply networks.; Flow of material acr
Law, Wong and Song (2004) explain that the study of social competence has its roots in Thorndike's (1920) proposition that intelligence has three broad based components. One of three described intelligence in the social arena is the ability to understand and manage men and women, boys and girls---to
Control charts are widely used in manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes to monitor process average and to reduce variations in quality characteristic. The variations could be either due to common causes, which are inherent nature of the process and unavoidable, or assignable causes which can
Internet usage among college students and its impact on depression, social anxiety, and social engagement.
The Internet provides an opportunity for individuals to interact with friends and family members, to research any topic they can imagine, and to explore the world while sitting in the comfort of their own home. The popular media suggests that Internet usage decreases the amount of social interaction
The aim of this dissertation is to situate our reading of the Platonic dialogue Alcibiades Major among both ancient and modern readings of the dialogue. Since the nineteenth century the issue of authenticity has preoccupied most modern commentators of the dialogue, but from all reasonable evidence,
Organic molecules possess unique physical and electronic properties that could be incorporated as components in new technologies, such as molecular electronics, biosensors and DNA chip arrays. While the properties of individual molecules often can be measured and predicted, the technological value o