Utah Valley University Student Theses Collection
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Obesity in Children --...
Asher, Christopher K.
Bailey, Jodi R.
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Creative Destruction: Its Facets and Tangents
Dissertations, Academic; Creative destruction;
This thesis examines the concept of Creative Destruction, where a new, more efficient and/or less expensive technology or system is discovered that can replace an existing one. The term was coined by economist...
GlobalLife: Live Together, Grow Together, Create Peace Together
Dissertations, Academic; Business planning; Graphic arts; Travel;
This thesis outlines how the author, who benefitted greatly from travel abroad, will create a travel company called GlobalLife, the goal of which is to enable others to experience the benefits of interactive...
The Whirlwind Effect: Getting Through College with ADHD and the Integrated Studies Program
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults; College students with disabilities; Dissertations, Academic;
The author recounts his experiences as a college student with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and how it made it difficult for him to select and concentrate on a major course of study. He explans...
Role of sociocultural influences on women and eating disorders
Eating disorders--Case studies; Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia;
The author posits the thesis that sociocultural pressures lead many women into eating disorders wuch as anorexia and bulimia nervosa. She uses personal stories, statistics, and studies to support this...
By Improving Mental Health, Athletes can Improve Performance
Mind and body; Athletes--Mental health; Sports--Psychological aspects;
The author, an Olympics athlete, examines the connections that a healthy mental state--cognitive, confidence, and anxiety states--can help an athlete perform better in their sport.
Bulls, Bears, and Rhinoceroses: A Look at how Technologoes Together with People have caused Rhino Markets
Using Eugene Ionesco's play Rhinoceros as a model, the author likens the sometimes irrational follow-the-herd mentality of the financial market, where a new technology or product creates hysteria resulting...
Hispanic Assimilation Through Spanish Language Television
English--Assimilation; Hispanic Americans;
The author examines the effect of Spanish-language television shows and how they can help Hispanic Americans assimilate better.
Dieting Industry's Influence
Weight loss; Reducing diets;
This thesis posits that all the lose weight fast promises of the dieting industry are hollow, and that Americans need to follow basic common sense methods--diet and exercise-to achieve and maintain a healthy...
Needs, Facts, and Rights of Hispanics in the United States Real estate Industry
Real estate business; Hispanic American consumers;
The stated purpose of this paper is to pinpoint weaknesses in the system used to purchase real estate in the United States as they pertain to the Hispanic community. Language issues are a huge problem,...
Leadership, Not Advocacy, Training for the Deaf
Deaf culture; Leadership;
This paper aims to show how important leadership training, rather than advocacy training, is for the future leaders of the deaf community and for advocates of deaf rights. It specifically looks at the...
Corporate Health Programs
Employee health promotion--Economic aspects;
The stated purpose of this thesis is to identify various health programs sponsored and offered by corporations across the country, to determine the effect they have on the employees, and show how companies...
Consumer behavior; Advertising; Selling;
Many people strive to have the latest fashions or style, whether it be in clothes, sound equipment, or automobiles. The author examines the roles that advertising, marketing, and the media have in creating...
Viability of Alternative Fuel Sources
Hydrogen as fuel--Research; Alternative fuel vehicles;
This thesis explores what alternatives to petroleum fuels exist, such as hydrogen fuel cells, and how efficient, practical, and affordable they would be to develop.
Sex instruction for children--Law and legislation; Sex instruction for youth; Sex instruction for teenagers;
The author posits that sex education classes can be very beneficial for older elementary and secondary education students, and explores why sex education is important, the history of sex education, current...
Rape as a weapon of war; Former Yugoslav republics; Balkan Peninsula Politics and government 1989-; Balkan peninsula;
This thesis examines the systematic use of public rape during the Balkan wars as a means of terror, torture, and ethnic cleansing.
Adapting Public Relations to Small Businessess
Public relations; Customer relations; Small business;
The purpose of this project and thesis was to create a brochure that small businesses could use that would help them learn how to take advantage of public relations opportunities and resources.
Struggles of Career Women with Families
Working mothers ;
This thesis explores the difficulties modern women often have in balancing a successful career with a fulfilling family life.
Attention Deficit Disorder: The Effect of Physical Activity and Recreation in place of Medication
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Alternative treatment;
The purpose of this thesis is to provide evidentiary support for the theory that physical activity and recreation can be used as a treatment modality for children in place of medication.
Countdown to Extinction: Nuclear Waste in Skull Valley, Utah
Skull Valley (Utah); Radioactive wastes--Storage; Radioactive wastes--Utah--Management; Goshute Reservation (Nev. and Utah);
This thesis examines the many issues that have arisen over the agreement signed in 1998 between Private Fuel Storage (PFS) and the Goshute Indian Band of Skull Valley, Utah, to store nuclear waste on the...
Cost-benefit Analysis of Continued Federal Investment in Stem Cell Research
Stem cells--Research; Stem cells--Research--Government policy;
This thesis attempts to quantify the cost/benefits associated with the use of stem cells for treatment of Parkinson's Disease.
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