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  • The ability of an extinguished CS and a CS given conditioned inhibition training to pass tests for inhibition 

    Richardson, Rachel Anne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Conditioned inhibition (CI) is a classical conditioning procedure that results in a conditioned stimulus (CS) that predicts the absence of an unconditioned stimulus (US). A procedure known as Pavlovian conditioned inhibition ...
  • Absolute continuity of parabolic measure and the initial-dirichlet problem 

    Grenschaw, Alyssa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This thesis is devoted to the study of parabolic measure corresponding to a divergence form parabolic operator. We first extend to the parabolic setting a number of basic results that are well known in the elliptic case. ...
  • Altar kulture 

    Williams, Darrell (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] My thesis artworks are a result of bringing disparate approaches together into a unique combination of Kustom Kulture processes and Fine Art perspectives. ...
  • Applied problems in frame theory 

    Botelho-Andrade, Sara (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This thesis is a study of two applied problems in frame theory: phase retrieval and quantum detection. These problems are inspired by engineering applications in signal processing and information theory. ... The goal of ...
  • Assessing perceptions of parents' communication accommodation in relation to sexual and gender minority adult chidren's child-parent communication apprehension and mental health 

    Butauski, Maria (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, or people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, or any other self-identified sexual orientation or gender identity, deal with chronic ...
  • Assessing the quantitative and qualitative differences between 3D point clouds produced from lidar and structure from motion 

    Moebes, Matthew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The purpose of this study is to compare the quality and accuracy of point clouds and digital elevation products derived from Unmanned Aerial System ...
  • Atypical localization of Eph-RTKs in childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma 

    LaCombe, Ronnie Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft tissue tumor in children, is an aggressive cancer with a 5-year survival rate of 24% if it has metastasized. Current treatment options are limited to surgery, chemotherapy and ...
  • Battles for branding : political marketing and U.S. Senate debates 

    Bramlett, Josh C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Televised political debates, as two-sided information flows, are dynamic political communication events that inform, persuade, and entertain voters. Political debates provide candidates the opportunity to brand themselves ...
  • Characteristics of the high school varsity mixed show choir 

    Kindle, Christopher Scott (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This descriptive study was designed to provide researchers and educators with baseline data about characteristics of show choirs and information regarding the role the show choir plays in the high school choral department. ...
  • Comparisons and extensions of reduced form and structural approaches to retirement decision of Missouri public school teachers 

    Wu, Chao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    There have been growing calls to reform teachers' pension systems. Designing of pension reforms requires modeling retirement decisions first. My thesis compares different models of teachers' retirement decisions. To further ...
  • Developing tools for making inferences from genomic data 

    Petrowski, Paul (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The central question that the King lab seeks to answer is, "What happens on the genomic level when phenotypes evolve?" To this end, the core focus of my work has been on developing software and analytical methods that ...
  • Discourse structure as the scaffolding of stance structure : developments of a central concept in a central site of discursive interaction in bioethics 

    Elliott, David Lee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This study explored how a major concept and principle in the interdisciplinary area of bioethics, respect for autonomy, changed across the first and the seventh editions of the textbook Principles of Biomedical Ethics by ...
  • Doxa : prayerful pots 

    Ordway, Eric Alan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] My thesis title, Doxa : Prayerful Pots, comes from ancient Greek, "Doxa" meaning "belief." This word was later used to translate the Hebrew word "glory" ...
  • The dream is more than process 

    Christensen, Mikkel S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The piece is a more overt nod to my rap and rap-culture related influences. This is manifested in a number of ways, the beat-box flute throughout the mid-section of the piece, and the bass line and kick drum dancing ...
  • Emancipation of education through place 

    Hanson, Bradford William (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The purpose of education is to prepare students to address imperative concerns that face our communities and planet. Many ways exist to address these pressing issues we are confronted with. Regardless of what subjects ...
  • Empirical analyses on the effects of economic incentives on teacher retention and teacher quality 

    Wang, Xiqian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This study conducts empirical analysis on the effects of economic incentives on retaining teachers, both in the late-career and early-career, and improving teacher quality in public schools. The first chapter analyzes ...
  • Essays in applied economics 

    Whitworth, Rebecca L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation examines several themes in applied economics. Specifically, Essay 1 examines the dynamics in an overlapping generations model with three-period lived agents, fiat money, and credit, Essay 2 reviews ...
  • Essays on applied macroeconomics and monetary policy 

    Dhital, Saroj (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The dissertation presents three essays in applied macroeconomics and monetary theory. First essay explores the existence of global financial cycles and examines the relationship between financial and macroeconomic sectors ...
  • Essays on labor market policies in Korea 

    Lee, Tai (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation examines the impact of employment protection regulations using job duration data in Korea. In 2007, the Korean government introduced a labor market reform that required employers to convert a worker's ...
  • Examining the sources of self-efficacy among instrumental music teachers 

    Regier, Bradley James (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation comprises three projects that were designed to investigate the extent that mastery experiences, verbal persuasions, vicarious experiences, and physiological state contribute to instrumental music teachers' ...