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Ecosystem Services Of Urban Tree Canopy For The Mitigation Of Climate Change: Measuring Carbon Sequestration And Understory Temperature Reduction Of Knoxville’S Urban Forest, Tyler Hounshell May 2020

Ecosystem Services Of Urban Tree Canopy For The Mitigation Of Climate Change: Measuring Carbon Sequestration And Understory Temperature Reduction Of Knoxville’S Urban Forest, Tyler Hounshell

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

In the future, the city of Knoxville, Tennessee will be impacted by climate warming due to anthropogenic climate change. Yet, the ecosystem services provided by urban tree canopy in Knoxville’s urban forest can help mitigate the effects of climate warming. In addition to improving air quality, regulating water flow, and reducing noise pollution, Knoxville’s urban forest serves as a carbon sink and sequesters carbon dioxide on an annual basis. Utilizing methods for calculating carbon sequestration by trees in urban and suburban settings developed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the sequestration potential and its uncertainty is calculated ...


Acronym Usage In Groups: The Relationship Of Socialization And Identification, Dara K. Carney-Nedelman May 2020

Acronym Usage In Groups: The Relationship Of Socialization And Identification, Dara K. Carney-Nedelman

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

This study analyzed the relationship between knowledge of acronym meaning and group member’s socialization and identification. It examined the understudied relationship between knowledge of acronym meaning for group members and their socialization and identification in the group. Research has concluded that when assimilated into a group the group members contribute more, and overall have greater satisfaction (Riddle, Anderson, & Martin, 2000). This assimilation can be separated into two variables, socialization and identification of group members. Research on the relationship for knowledge of acronym meaning and assimilation has been understudied; therefore, this project explored how the terms we use in groups impacts our connection within the group.


Defining Insanity: How An Individual's View Can Impact A Trial, Jayme L. Ayres May 2020

Defining Insanity: How An Individual's View Can Impact A Trial, Jayme L. Ayres

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

The insanity plea has always been a controversial topic among anyone. No one sees eye to eye on the matter. This can present a problem within professional fields. When insanity cases are brought into courtrooms, legal and psychology professionals need to be able to agree to some extent. However, these professionals have no true control on how jurors define insanity. Jurors tend to determine guilty or not guilty in insanity cases, based on their own personal views. The current study is a replication of Doctor John Geiger’s 2003 and 2008 study of how legal professionals and undergraduate psychology students ...


Fyre Festival: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And Its Impact On Influencer Marketing, Loren Grace Gilbert, Courtney Childers, Brandon Boatwright May 2020

Fyre Festival: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And Its Impact On Influencer Marketing, Loren Grace Gilbert, Courtney Childers, Brandon Boatwright

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Farmers' Market Relations, Olivia Tumlin May 2020

Farmers' Market Relations, Olivia Tumlin

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Volunteerism And Its Effect On Emotional Well-Being In College Students, Rachel Lynn Clifft May 2020

Volunteerism And Its Effect On Emotional Well-Being In College Students, Rachel Lynn Clifft

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Hub And Spoke Solution: A Much-Needed Answer To Tennessee's Opioid Crisis, Ryne E. Tipton May 2020

The Hub And Spoke Solution: A Much-Needed Answer To Tennessee's Opioid Crisis, Ryne E. Tipton

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Public Policy Congruence And Nationalism In Post-Soviet Spaces, Emily N. Griffin May 2020

Public Policy Congruence And Nationalism In Post-Soviet Spaces, Emily N. Griffin

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Relationship Between F Codes And Crises, Rachel Nicole Sitton May 2020

Relationship Between F Codes And Crises, Rachel Nicole Sitton

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Motivations, Impact And Outcomes Affiliated With Short-Term Study Abroad Programs For Business Students, Laura Katherine Skipper May 2020

Motivations, Impact And Outcomes Affiliated With Short-Term Study Abroad Programs For Business Students, Laura Katherine Skipper

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


When Getting Good Grades Isn’T Enough: The Overachiever’S Transition To College, Sarah Littleton May 2020

When Getting Good Grades Isn’T Enough: The Overachiever’S Transition To College, Sarah Littleton

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Relationship Between Type Of Health Insurance, Frequency Of Clinic Visits, And Clinic Income, Shelby M. Delille May 2020

Relationship Between Type Of Health Insurance, Frequency Of Clinic Visits, And Clinic Income, Shelby M. Delille

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Decline Of American Entrepreneurship: An Analysis Of Causes Of Macro Market Trends And A Changing American Economic System, Owen Flomberg May 2020

The Decline Of American Entrepreneurship: An Analysis Of Causes Of Macro Market Trends And A Changing American Economic System, Owen Flomberg

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


No Strings Attached? Fdi, Ideology, And Levels Of Democracy In Latin America, Alexander Tripp May 2020

No Strings Attached? Fdi, Ideology, And Levels Of Democracy In Latin America, Alexander Tripp

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Investigating The Role Of Income Inequality In The Impact Of Natural Disasters In Lower Middle-Income Countries, Madison L. Graham May 2020

Investigating The Role Of Income Inequality In The Impact Of Natural Disasters In Lower Middle-Income Countries, Madison L. Graham

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Self-Perception In Infancy: The Posture Of The Arm, Shcorey Shepard May 2020

Self-Perception In Infancy: The Posture Of The Arm, Shcorey Shepard

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Corporate Social Responsibility: An Examination Of The Dollywood Foundations My People Fund, Callie Victoria Johnson May 2020

The Importance Of Corporate Social Responsibility: An Examination Of The Dollywood Foundations My People Fund, Callie Victoria Johnson

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Waiving Barriers For The Homeless To Obtain Independent Housing, Corinne M. Schnadelbach May 2020

Waiving Barriers For The Homeless To Obtain Independent Housing, Corinne M. Schnadelbach

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Care, Culture, And Neoliberalism: A Case Study In A Private Long-Term Care Facility In Northeastern China, Maya Alexis Bian May 2020

Care, Culture, And Neoliberalism: A Case Study In A Private Long-Term Care Facility In Northeastern China, Maya Alexis Bian

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Generalization Of Statistical Word Learning Across Speakers Of Different Genders, Jasdeep Batth May 2020

Generalization Of Statistical Word Learning Across Speakers Of Different Genders, Jasdeep Batth

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Moral-Based Decision-Making In Gameplay, Keirsten Michelle Brown May 2020

Moral-Based Decision-Making In Gameplay, Keirsten Michelle Brown

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Opioid Crisis: A Nationwide Epidemic, Spencer M. Ammen Mr. May 2020

The Opioid Crisis: A Nationwide Epidemic, Spencer M. Ammen Mr.

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Breaking Stereotypes: A Call For A New Movement To Empower The Homeless, Abigail Grace Anderson May 2020

Breaking Stereotypes: A Call For A New Movement To Empower The Homeless, Abigail Grace Anderson

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Gender Differences In Second Language Learning: Why They Exist And What We Can Do About It, Merideth Wightman May 2020

Gender Differences In Second Language Learning: Why They Exist And What We Can Do About It, Merideth Wightman

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Demand Characteristics On The Facial Feedback Effect, Nicholas A. Coles, Brooke Frohlich, Jeff T. Larsen, Lowell Gaertner May 2020

The Effect Of Demand Characteristics On The Facial Feedback Effect, Nicholas A. Coles, Brooke Frohlich, Jeff T. Larsen, Lowell Gaertner

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Studentinnen, Student*Innen, Or Student_Innen: How Six German Universities Are Constructing Gender Equitable Language And Increasing Female Linguistic And Visual Representation, Julia Goncalves Apr 2020

Studentinnen, Student*Innen, Or Student_Innen: How Six German Universities Are Constructing Gender Equitable Language And Increasing Female Linguistic And Visual Representation, Julia Goncalves

Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Publications and Other Works

The German language has traditionally utilized generic masculine forms to refer to groups with mixed genders; however, this creates a skewed perception of a group’s gender representation. Lann Hornscheidt and the AG Feminist Language Action published a brochure at Humboldt University that details a plethora of gender neutral and gender inclusive phrases to replace the generic masculine, and this publication sparked a backlash from conservative media, stating that the brochure and universities seek to undermine the grammar of the German language. This paper seeks to describe, evaluate, and establish criteria for adequate linguistic and visual representation for both females ...


A Central Research Goal In The Cognitive Sciences Has Been To Understand The Processes That Underlie Selective Attention, Or The Ability To Focus On Goal-Relevant Information. Two Opposing Theories Have Been Proposed In An Effort To Explain How Selective Attention Emerges: One Suggests That Attention Improves Continuously Over Time, Whereas The Other Proposes That Attention Improves At A Discrete Time Point. While Outcome-Based Data (E.G., Reaction Time) Have Successfully Provided Evidence For Both Accounts, There Has Been No Empirical Evidence To Differentiate Them. In This Study, We Used Mouse-Tracking In A Flanker Task That Provided Time Sensitive Measures Associated With Selective Attention. Specifically, We Recorded The Path Of Realtime Movement Trajectories To Assess Characteristics Of Continuous And Discrete Shifts In Selective Attention. Our Results Strongly Suggested That Selective Attention Increased Gradually Over Time, As Opposed To At A Discrete Point, Thus Providing Support For A Continuous Account Of Selective Attention., Cody A. Levi, Katherine Peterson, Kaleb Kinder, Caglar Tas, Aaron Buss Apr 2020

A Central Research Goal In The Cognitive Sciences Has Been To Understand The Processes That Underlie Selective Attention, Or The Ability To Focus On Goal-Relevant Information. Two Opposing Theories Have Been Proposed In An Effort To Explain How Selective Attention Emerges: One Suggests That Attention Improves Continuously Over Time, Whereas The Other Proposes That Attention Improves At A Discrete Time Point. While Outcome-Based Data (E.G., Reaction Time) Have Successfully Provided Evidence For Both Accounts, There Has Been No Empirical Evidence To Differentiate Them. In This Study, We Used Mouse-Tracking In A Flanker Task That Provided Time Sensitive Measures Associated With Selective Attention. Specifically, We Recorded The Path Of Realtime Movement Trajectories To Assess Characteristics Of Continuous And Discrete Shifts In Selective Attention. Our Results Strongly Suggested That Selective Attention Increased Gradually Over Time, As Opposed To At A Discrete Point, Thus Providing Support For A Continuous Account Of Selective Attention., Cody A. Levi, Katherine Peterson, Kaleb Kinder, Caglar Tas, Aaron Buss

Psychology Publications and Other Works

A central research goal in the cognitive sciences has been to understand the processes that underlie selective attention, or the ability to focus on goal-relevant information. Two opposing theories have been proposed in an effort to explain how selective attention emerges: one suggests that attention improves continuously over time, whereas the other proposes that attention improves at a discrete time point. While outcome-based data (e.g., reaction time) have successfully provided evidence for both accounts, there has been no empirical evidence to differentiate them. In this study, we used mouse-tracking in a flanker task that provided time sensitive measures associated ...


A Phenomenological Investigation Of Doctoral Students’ Gatekeeping Experiences, Shawna M. Corley, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, Hope Schuermann, Noel Blessing Jan 2020

A Phenomenological Investigation Of Doctoral Students’ Gatekeeping Experiences, Shawna M. Corley, Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, Hope Schuermann, Noel Blessing

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Counselor education doctoral students serve as gatekeepers simultaneous to their own training and evaluation. We used transcendental phenomenology to examine the gatekeeping experiences of 15 doctoral students at three programmatic levels. Findings and implications related to two primary themes, (a) precarious positions and power and (b) developing a gatekeeper identity, are discussed.


Exploring School Counselors’ Preparation To Address Disproportionality Of African American Students In Special Education, E Mackenzie Shell Jan 2020

Exploring School Counselors’ Preparation To Address Disproportionality Of African American Students In Special Education, E Mackenzie Shell

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

While school counselors work with students in special education, little research describes their work with African American students in or at risk of special education or the phenomenon of disproportionality of African American students in special education. This phenomenological study explored the experiences and perceptions of eight high school counselors with African American students in special education and disproportionality. The researcher identified three themes: (a) Dis-Regard, (b) separate worlds and (c) professional knowledge. Intentional strategies to introduce counselors to the concept of disproportionality and its antecedents may mitigate processes that potentially lead to overrepresentation of African Americans in special education.


A Phenomenological Study Of Felt Sense Among Beginning Counselors, Perry Peace, Sondra Smith-Adcock Jan 2020

A Phenomenological Study Of Felt Sense Among Beginning Counselors, Perry Peace, Sondra Smith-Adcock

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of felt sense among six graduate counseling students. Each participant engaged in two semi-structured interviews and completed a journal of felt sense experiences. A Hermeneutic phenomenological method was used to analyze interview transcripts and journals. Findings, as well as implications for counselor education, supervision, and counseling practice, are discussed.