Scholarship Discipulus

Scholarship Discipulus, Latin for Student Scholarship, is an online refereed platform for Pacific University undergraduate students’ scholarly research. This open source forum is provided by invite only.

VOLUME 2, May 2021

All presentations are hyperlinked to the presentation in pdf format, click on the author for access to materials. Individual manuscripts and data are available upon request. All research involving human participants are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Review Board, IRB numbers are provided where applicable. All research involving non-human animals are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations

Ara, K., LeMieux, B., & Cordima, D. (2021). An Evaluation of Student Attitudes, Awareness, and Knowledge of Resources and Inclusivity within A College Campus.

Cunningham, A., Lucey, A., & Island, H. D. (2021). Feasibility of Remote Observation in Behavioral Research

Lucey, A., Cunningham, A., & Island, H. D. (2021). A remote behavioral study of five, female rescued Southern Sea Otters (Enhyra lutris nereis) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Shirley, A. (2021). The Effect of Ketamine as a Glutamate Receptor Antagonist in the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Thornburg, H., Durante, V., & Miller, B. (2021). College Student’s Sociopolitical Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior Concerning Sustainability and the Environment.

Comparative Behavior Research Proposals (PSY 324)

Bartel, D. (2021). Vocalization Variability Among Urban and Rural Coyote (Canis latrans) Populations

Brown, A.M.A. (2021). Do Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) Exhibit UV Irradiance Pattern Preference?

Cole, A. (2021). Moderating Effects of Intercropping on the Feeding Behavior of Cotton Aphids (Aphis gossypii)

Cunningham, A. (2021). Climate Change, Seasonal Heterothermy, and Mason Bee Body Mass: An Empirical Review

Genise, A. (2021). Chirping Cats: Predictors of Vocalizations Among Domestic Cats (Felis catus)

Hash, Z.C. (2021). Proposed Effects of Lunar Phase on Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Predatory Success

Massey-Johnson, D. (2021). Asian Giant Hornet Predation on Western Honeybees: A Proposal for a Citizen Science Support

Salazar, S. (2021). Behavior, Distribution and Density of Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Subspecies in Central Oregon

Shirley, A. (2021). A Proposed Clinical Intervention for Feline Cognitive Dysfunction (Felis catus) using Cognitive Enrichment

Research Methods and Statistics Collaborative Proposals (PSY 300/301)

Bove, M. Enquist, E. & Morris, M. (2021). Transfer Student Social Inclusion and Academic Success  

Derby, J., Nova, N., Bowers, D. & Myers, E. (2021).  A Program Evaluation of the Efficacy of Pacific University’s First Year Seminar Experience 

Fairbanks, R. B., Alensonorin, N.T., Groeger, W. & Bartel, D. (2021). “Come Together” Social Connectedness Among Pacific University Undergraduates 

Halland, K., Shellenbarger, J., Huynh, M., & Mercado, S. (2021).  Synchronous Online Learning: How do We Measure Engagement? 

Markowich, A., Cusack, M. & Midland, A. (2021). Nature Nourishment and Cognitive Fatigue Among College Students 

Pursley, C. Zipprich, L. & Spencer, P. (2021). The More the Merrier: Satisfaction Among Polyamorous Relationships 

Shirley, A., Tenditnyy, M., Hutson, C., & Massey-Johnson, D. (2021). The Effect of Increased Blue Light Exposure on Sleep Hygiene 

Sprute, S., Pendino, J., Ressel, E., & Rutledge, A. (2021).  Rx Nature: Nature Therapy for the Reduction of Affective Condition Symptoms 

VOLUME 1, May 2020

All presentations are hyperlinked to the presentation in pdf format, click on the author for access to materials. Individual manuscripts and data are available upon request. All research involving human participants are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Review Board, IRB numbers are provided where applicable. All research involving non-human animals are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Oregon Zoo.

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations

Bird, K. and Island, H. (2020). A program evaluation of a Center for Gender and Sexual Equity. IRB#1172554-2. Note: This poster is a summary of a 2-year project submitted to the peer-reviewed journal, “International Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities”

McAllister, N. (2020). Stress in the Times of Corona: An Examination of Anxiety Within the Context of a Global Pandemic.

Miller, G. (2020). Reciprocal Therapy for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Rehabilitated Race Horses.

Newberry, K., Manfredini, J. & Island, H. (2020). Parenting Opportunity and Behavioral Wellness in a Rescued, Captive North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis). IACUC Exemption, Reference#1144773-1. Note: This presentation is part of a greater project for submission to the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.

Stevenson, M. (2020). “Don’t Panic!” Panic and Anxiety Mediation through Mindfulness Training in Scuba Instruction.

Comparative Behavior Research Proposals (PSY 324)

Durante, V. & Jones, K. (2020). Proposed Behavioral Management of Oregon Residential Coyotes (Canis latrans).

Hands, Ruz, M. (2020). Comparative Treatment Among Two Displacement Populations: Australian Wildlife in the 2019 Forest Fire and United States Undocumented Immigrants.

Manfredini, J. (2020). Comparison of Bank Erosion by Nutria (Myocastor coypus) and American Beaver (Castor canadensis) in Oregon Wetlands.

Meatte, M. & Nolasco, E. (2020). Acoustic and Behavioral Responses of the Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) in Response to Anthropogenic Noise and Light Stimuli.

Robben Dott, M.Q. (2020). Hurt or Help? The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lower Columbia Basin Salmon Fishery.

Research Methods/Statistics (PSY 300/301) Group Presentations

Ara, K., Cordima, E., & Lemieux, B. (2020). An Evaluation of College Students’ Self-Reported Inclusion: Recommendations for the Student Multicultural Center. IRB#1548559-1

Couchot, X., Treadway, A., & Moore, G. (2020). Gender and Sexuality Ideology Among Gen-Z College Students. IRB#1549759-1

Hesser, B., Garcia, H., Hyppolite, K., & Parades-Luna, M. (2020). Generation Z  Parenting Intention, Sustainability Attitudes, and Civic Engagement IRB#1549638-1.

Johnson, N., King, L., & Gordon, R.J. (2020). Mental Toughness, Resilience, and Grit in a CollegeStudent Sample of Athletes and Nonathletes. IRB#1549764-1

Miller, B., Durante, V., Thornburg, H., & Holtrop, H. (2020). Environmental and Health Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior among College Students. RB#1549675-1

Morley, D., Moser, M., Kubota, C. (2020). College Student Social Media-Use, Depression, Anxiety, and Substance-Use. IRB#1549765-1