Recent Submissions

  • Aggression and matrix reasoning 

    Warren, Jeffrey A. (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Abstract thought is a domain of cognition concerned with organizing discrete concrete ideas into broader concepts through identifying similarities and underlying patterns. Greater ability in abstract thinking has been ...
  • Effects of a visuo-motor training task on visual functioning in older adults 

    Ha, Kelly (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    The normal aging process is associated with variable degrees of decline in perceptual, cognitive, and motor control abilities that are important for the successful execution of everyday tasks, such as driving and walking. ...
  • Evaluating and optimizing the design of clinical decision support for paramedics in the field 

    Misasi, Paul; Gisick, Logan; Leverenz, Tiffany (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Millions of people call upon emergency medical services each year to access the healthcare system by ambulance. Nearly every moment of every day, paramedics across the globe respond to provide medical care in austere ...
  • What's there to say about those little libraries? 

    Siwierka, Julia (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    This project explores the phenomenon of mobilizing communities to read through pop-up libraries, specifically Little Free Libraries. These birdhouse-like "take a book, leave a book" systems have the capability of eradicating ...
  • Optimal placement of police body-worn cameras 

    Raushel, Alexis; Armijo, Adam (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    As a growing technology, body-worn cameras are gaining considerable popularity with police departments and increased attention from the media. These cameras allow transparency between officers and civilians, as well as ...
  • Prolonged use of dynamic text presentations for reading with low vision 

    Gannon, Erin; Smith, Dustin (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Reading is a primary difficulty for people with visual impairments, and many patients express significant reductions in quality of life as a result. Current solutions to this problem often involve expensive, cumbersome ...
  • New input schemes for new devices 

    Canare, Dominic (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Novel input devices can potentially increase the bandwidth between users and their devices.Traditional desktop computing uses windows, icons, menus, and pointers-an interface schemebuilt for the computer mouse and very ...
  • Firearms safety 

    Armijo, Adam J.; Raushel, Alexis (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Despite the fact that many people are unintentionally killed or injured in firearms-related incidents each year in the USA, there has been little research conducted on firearms safety. The current study addresses this issue ...
  • Utilizing multiple baseline single subject design to investigate the impact of Neurofield pulsed electro magnetic field on mental health and physiological outcomes for an individual with post traumatic stress disorder 

    Warf, Alisha; Warf, Christopher (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    This study examined the impact of Neurofield pulsed electromagnetic field technology on an individual with post-traumatic stress disorder. This individual was given a survey to assess her own anxiety before each treatment. ...
  • Mobile text input on a smartwatch QWERTY keyboard 

    Turner, Colton; Colling, Morgan (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    As smartwatches continue to grow in popularity the demand for a smartwatch with efficient texting capabilities continues to increase. Conventional opinion states texting on a smartwatch is too difficult and inefficient due ...
  • Psychometrics of the pursuit of happiness 

    Swails, Jeffrey A. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The pursuit of happiness is firmly established in American culture with explicit mention in historical documents (i.e. Declaration of Independence). Therefore, it is of little surprise that thousands of self-help books and ...
  • The attitudes and reading behaviors of parents 

    Siwierka, Julia K. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Nationwide, 32% of fourth grade students read at or below the “basic” level (NCES, 2013), and students who cannot read at proficient levels by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school later (Hernandez, ...
  • Cognitive defusion versus cognitive restructuring: An analogue examination of potential moderating variables 

    Richardson, Eric (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The impact of negative self-referential thoughts on psychological problems has long been targeted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) through cognitive restructuring. Recently, acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches ...
  • Transitioning to independent living: Hopes, dreams, and possible selves 

    Pontinen, Heidi M. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    This study will examine the hopes, fears, goals, and possible selves of older adults as they transition into a continuous care retirement community as independent living residents. There has been little research regarding ...
  • The relationship of experiential avoidance and value importance with related behavioral choices 

    Chaw, Jia Hui (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy is to enhance psychological flexibility or the ability to make behavioral adjustments to live a life congruent with personal values. One barrier to psychological flexibility ...
  • Documentation workflow in a pediatric emergency department 

    Fouquet, Sarah (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The pediatric emergency department (ED) is a complex environment where physicians perform multiple tasks under intense time pressure and are interrupted more often than in any other hospital department. Documentation is ...
  • Veterans and mindfulness: The impact of a peer-led community-based initiative 

    Clifford, Daniel (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Veterans that are reintegrating to civilian life and potentially transitioning from clinical services for mental health are in a critical phase that can be further complicated with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ...
  • Do wearable devices bring distraction closer to the driver? Comparing smartphones and Google Glass 

    Wu, Xiaohui; Crager, Kirsten; McCarley, Jason S.; Poynter, Mykala N.; Peng, Kaiping (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Distracted driving increases driving errors (e.g., deviation from lane-keeping, inconsistent speed, delayed response-time) and chance crashes. Increased availability and usage of hand-held and wearable devices have exacerbated ...
  • User performance, satisfaction, and preference of EMR access via desktop and tablet 

    Teves, Jennifer P.; Fouquet, Sarah; Kennedy, Brandan; Chan, Y. Raymond; Riss, Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Providers are now accessing EMRs built for desktop platforms on mobile devices. Survey findings indicate that these EMR systems built for desktop platforms may not be accessed using mobile devices due to limited screen ...
  • First look: Examining the horizontal grid layouts using eye-tracking 

    Siu, Christina (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Past eye-tracking literature has shown that users typically scan information on a traditional text-based web layout. It is widely known as the "F-shaped" pattern, and evidence of this pattern is inevitable within search ...

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