The items in this collection are the senior honors theses produced by the students of the Honors College at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Access to this collection is open to the entire global research community.

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  • Attentional and Psychophysiological Correlates of Future Time Perspective Manipulation: An Eye-Tracking Study 

    Guerera, J.W.; Filion, D.L. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Socioemotional Selectivity Theory posits that as person progresses through the life cycle, he or she makes concerted steps to maximize social and emotional wellbeing through selective patterns of emotional processing ...
  • Protection against PTSD: Is Guilt the Key? 

    Doggett, Hannah M. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Emerging research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) examines factors that may protect one from developing symptoms of PTSD (PTSS) instead of factors that place one at risk. However, little is known about said protective ...
  • BeeHouse 

    (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    BeeHouse is a collaborative workspace for fashion designers and sewing enthusiasts in Kansas City. Many designers do not have access to necessary equipment for success in their careers. In addition, workspace can be ...
  • “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t:” Madness as Duality and Loss of Self in the Plays of William Shakespeare 

    Adams, Rebecca (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This essay is an analysis on the way in which William Shakespeare interacts with madness, as it was understood in Elizabethan England, in a select few of his works. In briefly examining the history of Madness in the sixteenth ...
  • Growth of Power Electronics: The Effort Required to Mitigate the Harmonics 

    Tayani, Khalid Alexander (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Power Electronic (PE) devices are welcomed and have improved human lives substantially, but the harmonics produced are a bane to our power systems. This paper details the growth of PE devices and the effort required to ...
  • Social Media and Ideal Body Image Representation 

    Musa-Agboneni, Ofure (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This research is an independent study of Social Media and Body Image representation focusing on 2015- 2017 trends. Over the years, the issue on how the ‘ideal’ body image is represented on social media has created cause ...
  • Art and the Healing Process-Improving Mental Health 

    LaCombe, Katrina Jean (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This study aims to find what art processes have been used to help with mental dysfunctions in a variety of populations. While many dysfunctions and many interventions were included in the paper, the main focus was to find ...
  • Regulation of Src Family Tyrosine Kinases in the Rat Striatum by Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors 

    Faris, Hunter (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain. This transmitter binds to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) to regulate activity of a variety of intracellular signaling molecules. Fyn ...
  • Sociogeographic Voter Turnout Disparities and Public Health in Kansas City, Missouri 

    Cho, Nathan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Politics should be included in the academic and community discussion of spatial disparity. Poverty, healthcare, and access to transportation are frequent metrics when comparing geographic social advantage, but politics is ...
  • Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels and Tenocyte Response to Oxidative Stress 

    Tran, Stephen (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016-05-01)
    Voltage-gated channels are important for excitable cells, such as neurons or muscle cells. Surprisingly, they have been described, at the gene expression and protein levels, in nonexcitable cells such as bone, kidney, ...
  • Innovation Management: A Shifting Paradigm to Innovation Management Styles, Culture, and Strategies 

    Stahl, Clara (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016-05-01)
    The purpose of the thesis is to analyze historical management viewpoints to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of management in order to evaluate current trends. Scientific management, classical management viewpoints, ...
  • Being and Humor 

    Harvey, Sydney (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016-05-25)
    Being and Humor is an original philosophic thesis exploring the connection between the study of phenomenology and the human concept of humor. Humor is the cure for the ego with out losing ones persona; but it is dependent ...