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• #### Affective instability and impulsivity in borderline personality disorder ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Affective instability and impulsivity are primary features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). We examined the effect of an interaction between these features, represented by FFM analogues of negative affectivity and ...
• #### Applications of elemental analysis for archaeometric studies: analytical and statistical methods for understanding geochemical trends in ceramics, ochre and obsidian ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Three areas are covered in this dissertation: elemental analysis of Caborn-Welborn ceramics, elemental analysis and geochemical characterization of ochres, and construction and implementation of a portable XRF instrument ...
• #### Assessing "lithic sound" to predict a rock's ease of flaking ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Objective information concerning "lithic sound's" properties of pitch, duration, and intensity, can inform archaeologists about a stone's candidacy for human use, and whether or not lithic material at a site has been heat ...
• #### Aza-analogues of distyrylbenzene (DSB) synthesis, structures, and properties of 1,4-phenylenediamine bisimines (PDABI) ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The drive for electo-optically active materials was officially initiated in 1966 with the publishing, by NASA, of a 137 page report. The "Electro-optic ...
• #### Centromere function and evolution in maize (Zea mays) ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
A dispensable supernumerary chromosome present in maize, the B chromosome, was the focus of many centromere studies. First, I examine the variation in copy number of centromeric elements and other repeats among different ...
• #### The changing face of American theatre: colorblind and uni-racial casting at the New York Shakespeare Festival under the direction of Joseph Papp ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
It is widely acknowledged that Joseph Papp started colorblind casting in the United States in a sustained and visible way. In addition, he utilized uni-racial casting at various times in the history of the New York Shakespeare ...
• #### A comparison of Nebo Hill and Sedalia points ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Classification of Nebo Hill and Sedalia points as separate types has been the subject of debate among archaeologists. Some argue that identification of two point types is erroneous and there is only one type with a wide ...
• #### Conscience: toward the mechanism of morality ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Conscience is frequently cited and yet its mechanism is not understood. Conscience is most familiar as a voice protesting against actions which compromise personal integrity. Persons also cite conscience as that which ...
• #### Conservation and ecology of breeding landbirds in a riparian restoration context ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
While $14 to$15 billion have been invested in 37,000+ river and stream restoration projects in North America since 1990, only 10% are monitored for biological function. My work examines factors that affect landbird ...
• #### Coping with food vulnerability: the role of social networks in the lives of Missouri food pantry clients ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
This paper utilizes data from Coping with Hunger: Food Pantry Clients in the Central Missouri Food Bank Region (2005) to better understand the ways in which informal social networks are utilized by families and individuals ...
• #### The cult of Rodin: words, photographs, and colonial history in the spread of Auguste Rodin's reputation in northeast Asia ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
This dissertation explores the growth of Auguste Rodin's phenomenal acclaim in Northeast Asia, where he was introduced in the early 20th century, when China, Japan, and Korea were undergoing social, political, and cultural ...
• #### Death, prejudice, and ERP's: understanding the neural correlates of bias ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Awareness of one's own mortality can increase prejudice-related attitudes, behavior, and aggression against members of outgroups (e.g., Arndt et al., 1997; McGregor et al., 1998; Lieberman et al., 1999). The current research ...
• #### Design and construction of multicomponent spheroidal assemblies on the nano-scale via the self-assembly approach ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Supramolecular chemists can be thought of as the architects of the nano-scale world. We are primary concerned with the design and construction of various ...
• #### Exploring personality factors associated with treatment-seeking behavior among individuals with bulimia nervosa ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] There are numerous treatments that have been developed for bulimia nervosa (BN), but few individuals with BN seek treatment. It is important to understand ...
• #### For good work do they wish to kill him?: narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
The Acts of Pilate, preserved today in two Greek versions, a Latin version, a Coptic, an Armenian, and an Old Slavic version, is regarded as one of the most popular and widely circulated apocrypha from late antiquity and ...
• #### Four decades of change in an old-growth beech-maple forest in Indiana ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Hoot Woods is a 6.6 ha old-growth beech-maple forest. Fully censused every decade since 1965, the forest is one of the most intensively monitored permanent plot stands in the eastern deciduous forest. Although it is set ...
• #### Gold nanoparticles for biomedical applications: synthesis, characterization, in vitro and in vivo ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Biocompatible gold nanoparticles have gained considerable attention in recent years for potential applications in nanomedicine due to their interesting size dependent chemical, electronic and optical properties. In particular, ...
• #### A grave injustice : institutional terror at the State Industrial Home for Negro girls and the paradox of delinquent reform in Missouri, 1888-1960 ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
This thesis examines the treatment of African American juvenile delinquent girls in Missouri from 1888-1960. It finds demonstrates that during the era of the training schools, Missouri's reformatories developed a reputation ...
• #### The greatest improvement of any country: economic development in Ullapool and the Highlands, 1786-1835 ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
This thesis explores the possible causes underlying the failure of Ullapool to develop in the half century after its founding. The study seeks to place Ullapool within a wider context, examining several interconnected ...
• #### Habitual subsistence practices among prehistoric Andean populations: fishers and farmers ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
This research tested the hypothesis that it is possible to differentiate fishers from farmers using muscle marker patterns. Muscle markers are imprints (tuberosities, grooves, and/or bony projections) left on the skeleton ...