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When Psychologists Were Naturalists: Questionnaires and Collecting Practices in Early American Psychology, 1880 - 1932
This dissertation reshapes our understanding of the earliest years of American psychology by documenting the discipline’s methodological plurality from its very inception. In tracing the use of questionnaires over the first ...
Defying the Laws of Nature?: Menstruation and Female Intellect in Historical Perspective
In 19th and early 20th century America menstruation began to be constructed as a barrier to women wishing to access higher education. Male physicians warned of the supposed dangers studying would impose upon female ...
The Mind of the New Socialist Student in the Chinese Revolutionary Imagination, 1949-1958
Between 1949 and 1958, the nascent Peoples Republic of China witnessed a radical shift of knowledge about the human mind that transformed pedagogy. Against the Cold War and the changing Sino-Soviet relation, Chinese ...
The Conceptualization and Development of Youth Leadership: A Youth-Driven Model
The aim of the current dissertation was to produce a model of youth leadership development, rooted in a youth engagement framework, created through the voices of youth leaders themselves. Participants were 16 youth leaders ...
Neurodiversity and the Use of Art to Facilitate Communicating Emotions; A Preliminary Study
This research study explored whether art can be used to facilitate communicating emotions among individuals with ASD. A total of ten participants were included in this study. Five participants were diagnosed with ASD and ...
Schopenhauer's Psychological Worldview: History, Philosophy and Relevance
The complete philosophical works of Arthur Schopenhauer are explored through a comprehensive psychological reading that intends to highlight the holistic theories of human nature that amount to a pessimistic and metaphysical ...
To Be, or Not To Be "Canadian": The Role of Acculturation Motivation in International Student Adjustment and Future Residency Intent
Increasing international student recruitment and post-graduation retention rates represent numerous political, economic, and sociocultural advantages for the host country. For Canada to reap such benefits, international ...
Bilinguialism Gives Children Cognitive Advantage
Bilingual children perform better than monolingual children in tasks that demand executive control. They are able to focus better on a task, in the presence of distractions.