Culminating Experience: Thesis

We are proud to provide access to the theses of successful graduate students at Humboldt State University. Our students have conducted studies and reviews covering a wide range of topics from plant fossils to contemporary literature, unmanned aircraft systems to peer tutoring techniques.

A thesis is the written product of a systematic study of a significant problem. It identifies the problem, states major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation. The finished product evidences originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation.

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Theses from 2017

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"A feminist interpretation of women's work with Koloa in the Tongan community", Mele'ana K. 'Akolo

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Psychological consequences of genetic testing, Jack Allen

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Abundance, growth, and predation by non-native brown trout in the Trinity River, CA, Justin S. Alvarez

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Weight perception and weight loss behaviors: A comparison between adolescents with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Elanor J. Anderson

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The effects of bicycling exercise on the metabolic cost of walking in older adults, Daniel Hugo Aslan

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First-generation college students experiencing the "sophomore slump:" the need for continued support, Sarah J. Bacio

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Multiple maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences: exploring cumulative threats to attachment quality, James E. Barnett

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Electronic books or print books for increased reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition in third grade students, Jenney M. Bickel

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The effects of adapted physical education on students with Down syndrome: A meta-analysis, Christopher IJ Bolt

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Habitat use and movement patterns of two redwood forest salamanders, Aneides vagrans and Ensatina eschscholtzii, with an examination of the efficacy of pit tags for marking small plethodontids, Christian Brown

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Comparison of tree growth and restoration treatment persistence in riparian and upland California Montane Forests, Scott D. Burdette

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The effect of the teaching practicum setting on the beliefs of pre-service physical educators about inclusion in physical education, Jacob Cheek

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Cannabis use frequency and mood on creativity, Caitlin Clark

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“My lesbian space rock show”: representations of intersectional identities in Steven Universe, Heather L. Clark

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Global movements in the capitalist world system: occupy Wall Street and the World Social Forum, Loren M. Collins

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An estimation of potential salmonid habitat capacity in the upper mainstem Eel River, California, Emily J. Cooper

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Movement, Habitat, and Home Range of Introduced Bullfrogs (Lithobates Catesbeianus) on Mad River Gravel Ponds (Humboldt Co., CA, USA), With Implications for Hydro-Modification as a Method of Management, Madeline C. Cooper

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education- cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis, Sam R. Diskin

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Restoration of attentional deficits after concussion, Katharine B. Earle

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An investigation of the hydraulics in a prototype pool-and-chute, vortex weir fishway for anadromous fish passage., Brendan Foster

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Effectiveness of teacher training on the use of universal design learning strategies with special education students in middle school, Seanessy W. Gavin

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A "dying breed"? exploring logger identity after the decline in the timber industry in Hayfork, CA, Sheri L. Harrison

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Are caffeine’s effects on neuronal calcium levels due to the caffeine metabolite, paraxanthine?, Kendra Jean Hartsuyker

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Transformation in three American orchestras: an analysis of labor, agency, and change, Jacqueline Heinzen

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Physical health and physical self-concept: a comparison of physical activity electives at the middle school level, Lisa J. Jennings

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The influence of physical activity participation and externalizing behaviors among children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Nikander Jonte

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Finding nondestructive parameters for root-to-shoot ratios in douglas-fir, grand fir, and redwood saplings in Northwest California for biomass and carbon storage estimates, Walter A. Kast

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The facilitators and barriers to physical activity: The perspective of adults with disabilities, Elizabeth K. Keener

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education- affective outcomes: A meta-analysis, Breanna L. Ketel

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Effects of active versus passive recovery on blood lactate and performance in repeated Wingate tests, Madison Kirkpatrick

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Evidence-based assessment in adapted physical education-cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis, James Robert Kunkel

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The benefits of arts education in second language acquisition and in pedagogy, Christina Marie Lastra

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The effects of a concussion on dynamic stability and cognitive performance during single and dual task tandem gait, Erin Lodwick

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The bee fauna of the Horse Mountain and Grouse Mountain Region, Humboldt County, California, Carrie Lopez

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Truth or dare: anonymous-- a self-proclaimed cyber anarchist movement, Yancy Mejia

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Aspirants and interlopers: First-generation, underrepresented, low-income master's students, Jennifer Miles

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Modeling the spread of sudden oak death across a heterogeneous landscape in Redwood National Park using a spatially-explicit epidemiological model, Laura A. Morgan

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“I exist to resist”: navigating the gender non-conforming identity at Humboldt State University, Lizbeth E. Olmedo

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The differences in academic achievement in fit, healthy, and unfit 7th grade students, David Pauls

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Multicultural literature: changes in perceptions and attitudes in fourth graders, Luis A. Pelayo Zepeda

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All-lands management: Convening communities and their lands around fire management, Jodie T. Pixley

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Examining veiled muslim women's experiences in educational institutions in France and the United States and decolonizing the curriculum to reflect their stories, Katherine Ruprecht

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Multiscale habitat suitability modeling for canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) along the Northern California coast, Portia N. Saucedo

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Countering a colonial fantasy of Filipinos highlanders: Ethnic versus ethical tourism, Isadora F. Sharon

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Technical and economic potential of microgrids in California, Pramod Singh

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Seasonal comparison of environmental DNA and traditional sampling techniques for detecting coastal tailed frogs (ascaphus truei) in Northern California, Lauren Smith

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The health, fitness, and anthropometric characteristics of firefighters on the North Coast of California, Gil Spitz

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Economic analysis for residential solar PV systems with battery storage in PG&E territory, Jayati Thakor

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In the face of drought: Do fuel treatments promote resistance to multi-year drought in a mixed-conifer forest of northern California?, Michael Vernon

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The effects of adapted physical education on students with Down syndrome: A Meta-Analysis, Osvaldo Villalvazo