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Senior Seminar Papers from 2021

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I Have My Degree, Now I Want a Ring: The Link Between Educational Attainment and a Happy Marriage, Yalinel Beltre

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Know Better, Do Better? Do Higher Levels of Education Predict White Democrats’ Antiracist Attitudes Relative to Action?, Riley Boyd and Riley 'Tucker' Boyd

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If You’re Happy, I’m Happy. How Levels of Self-Satisfaction Affect Selfless Love, Carmen Hall

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Skepticism in HealthCare: An Analyzation of Race Discrimination and Trust in Doctor's Judgement, Brandy Smith

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Beyond the Bars: Formerly Incarcerated Individuals as Workers and Giving Citizens, Jordana Suriel

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Atrévete a Soñar: An Examination of How Citizenship Status Influences Immigrant’s Educational Expectations, Lizbeth Torres

Senior Seminar Papers from 2020

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Race, Trust & Medicine: How Innovative are Medical Innovations?, Marin Asnes

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Losing My Religion (And It Doesn’t Feel So Good) How Alcohol, Drugs, and Religion Affect Hookup Enjoyment Among College Students, William Christmann

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Student Misbehavior: The Role of Student-Teacher Relationships and Supportive Teachers in Reducing Racial Disparities in School Discipline, Ashley Ramsay

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A Reason for the Rampage: Aggrieved Entitlement and White Masculinities, Amira Silverman

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In the Eyes of God: The Role of Religion in the Lives of LGB Persons, Brandon Solis

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Emotion Work at Work: The Effects of Race and Employment Status on Emotion Management in Women, Emma Vidovich

Senior Seminar Papers from 2019

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The Traditional Individual in Society: A Study on Traditional Gender Roles and Mental Health, Charles Bailon

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The Patterns of Women Serial Killers in a Climate of Changing Gender Norms, Lizzie Benkart

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A Silver Lining: The Role of Optimism in Overcoming Poverty in Early Life, Mary Brimmer

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Intergenerational Differences in Income among Asian Americans, Siqi Chen

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Does the Stigma of Hooking Up Predict Sexual Assault at College?, Wanjun Chen

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Does Creative Thought Really Matter? The Impact of Arts Participation on Civic Engagement, Arianna Cooper

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Higher Education and Religiosity: Does College Weaken or Bolster Students' Religious Beliefs?, Chloe Eisen

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Is Friendship Political in the Land of Opportunity? How Conservative Values Affect Helping Behavior towards Friends, Adele Fantasia

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Legacies of American Slavery in the South: An Analysis of White Racial Resentment Towards African Americans, Rebecca Raveena Feldherr

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Hiding Hate: A State-Analysis of the Relationship Between White Supremacy and Racially-Motivated Hate Crimes in the Trump Era, Mya Garcia

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C's Get Degrees and Degrees lead too…Healthier Mental Health? The Effect of Cultural and Social Capital on Mental Health, Samantha Garcia

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Past Your Bedtime? How Much Sleep Are First Generation Students Getting Compared to Their Peers?, Lhia Hernandez

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Regulation and Reporting: A Study of Policy-Based Inhibition of Sex-Positive Cultures and Sexual Assault Reporting on College Campuses, L. Esther Hibbs

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Do You Feel Important? A Comparison of White and Asian Americans’ Perception of Their Social Rank, Ally Lamb

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Are All Politics Still Local? Variations in Local and National Political Participation in the United States, Madeline Chandonnet Leonardos

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Finding the Origins of Musical Taste, Owen Lynch

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Religiosity As a Moderator between Income and Happiness, Nkosingiphile Mabaso

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The Effect of Social Class on Political Party Affiliations in the African American Community, Sindiso Mafico

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American Beauty Standards: “Paling” in Comparison to the White Norm, Kristen Marrinan

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Searching for Silver Linings in Foreign Grounds: Children of Immigrants and Their Quest to Post-Secondary Education, Ashley Mejia

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Unwanted Sexual Behavior and Women's Sexual Agency: Gendered Experiences of Pleasure in Casual Sex, Sofia Mirtz

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Women Faculty's Perceptions of Departmental Belonging Across Academic Disciplines, Samantha Olarsch

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Income Differences of Mexicans Residing in the U.S., Jesus Pancho-Cuahutle

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Seeing Green and Feeling Blue: The Effect of Natural Environment Exposure on Mental Health*, Gina Pryciak

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Cultural Crossings: An Examination of Foreign Culture’s Effect on Support for Immigration*, Naomi Julia Roter

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Social Media Usage and its Effect on Quality of Adolescent Social Relationships, Sadie Saltzman

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The Influence of Chronic Illness on Mental Health: Does the Age of the Patient Matter?, Marianna Santostefano

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Community Size and Environmental Spending Views: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Attitudes on Environmental Protection and Improvement, Alexa Sisitzky

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Music Performance Attendance and Happiness, Byron Smith

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Thank God? The Effect of Religious Attitudes and Behaviors on Emotions, Jadon Sokoll-Ward

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Gendered Socialization and Racism, Kellianna Staier

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A Division III Study: Does Being a Collegiate Athlete Cause Lower GPAs, While Also Causing Negative Treatment in the Classroom by Other Students?, Gabriela Tanaka

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Location of Education: Impacts on Returns to Degrees for Asians, Kelly Tran

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Mas Que Un Idioma: Spanish Proficiency and Attitudes Towards Immigration, Samantha Velez

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The Language of the American Dream: The Effects of Immigrant Parents’ English Proficiency on the Educational Attainment of their Children, Meng Wu

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An Examination of the Attitudes towards Immigration across U.S. Demographic Groups, Siyuan Yu

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The Influence of Household Income, Education, Gender on Fertility Willingness in Contemporary China, Cheng Zhu

Senior Seminar Papers from 2018

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The Effect of Conservative Politics on Sex Education and Teen Birth: A State-by-State Analysis of Abstinence and Contraception-focused Approaches, Isabelle Alley

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Screen Time Versus Face Time: How Social Media Usage Affects Time Spent Face to Face, Kristen Donlevie

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There's No Place Like Home? Understanding the Relationship Between Racial Residential Segregation and Self-Reported Health, Abigail Gramaglia

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Strike More, Spend Less?: The Correlation between Opinions on Race Specific Government Spending and Feelings towards Police Use of Force, Olivia Irby

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Social Media Usage: The Impact on Feelings of Depression or Loneliness, Sarah Jensen

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High-Risk Behavior: Who's Engaging in It?, Rachel Licata

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Post-Truth Overexposure: Media Consumption and Confidence in Institutions, Nicholas Papazian

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Social Media: Understanding the Relationship Between Facebook, Twitter, and Political Understanding, Ruby Siegel

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Identity Crisis: Effect of Immigrant Replenishment on Spanish Language Use Among US-born Mexican Descendants, Ana Sosa

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Birds of a Feather Succeed Together? Racial Residential Segregation and Educational Attainment, Keara Sternberg

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Religious Mobility in the United States: The Effects of Income and Economic Mobility on Religious Conversion, Ruby Thompson

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Do Baby Boomers Want Another Baby Boom?: A Gendered Generational Analysis of Abortion Attitudes, Dyanna Washington

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Party, Class, and Mobility: An Empirical Investigation of Parents' Chinese Communist Party Membership's Effects on Children's Social Class in Contemporary China, Tongtian Xiao