Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2014 2017

Social media is an industry that is rapidly growing and is affecting our society, our health, and our social environments. Emerging research suggests that Social Media has been linked to Poor Body Image, Cyberbullying, Depression, Internet Addiction, and Loneliness among other things. This paper looks at the research and discusses the designer’s role in the matter. Is it possible that poor design is the cause of these problems? Can design solve these problems? Are there ethical standards that digital product designers in particular can abide by?

Contributors
Davis, Nicole Angela, Sanft, Alfred, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The purpose of this thesis was to identity various sports psychology techniques utilized during the injury recovery process of an NCAA athlete. Using a qualitative approach, past research was analyzed to uncover different features of an athletic injury as well as possible intervention methods. Findings suggested that effective intervention techniques structured around the Self Determination Theory (SDT), more specifically the concept of strengthening the satisfaction of an individual’s three basic psychological needs: competence, autonomy and relatedness. Following the collection of past research, a series of interviews were conducted with four practicing sports psychologists. Interview questions focused on determining possible distinctions ...

Contributors
Lieb, Juliann Rose, Heywood, William, Hoffner, Kristin, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Fueled by fear in the post-9/11 United States, American intelligence agencies conduct dragnet data collection on global communication. Despite the intention of surveillance as preventative counter-terrorism action, the default search and seizure of global communication poses a threat to our constitutional rights and individual autonomy. This is the case especially for people who may be thought of as in opposition to our current political climate, such as immigrants, people of color, women, people practicing non-western religions, people living outside of the United States, activists, persons engaging in political dissent, and people with intersecting identities. Throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, ...

Contributors
Bailey, Lauren Nicole, Sanft, Alfred, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

Mental illness has always been a stark fact of life, whether it affects people directly or indirectly. More and more research is now showing that mental illness is becoming increasingly more widespread in the U.S. This poses a serious problem to our society in terms of treatment of mental illness, as well as the costs that are involved with treating those who are affected with different disorders. According to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A large number ...

Contributors
Chen, Cynthia Yue, Sanft, Alfred, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

KidSmith is an application to teach children about gendered marketing. The app has two components, a game and a database of activities featuring neutral found objects from the home or in nature.

Contributors
Peate, Lyric Laurel, Sanft, Al, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

This century has brought about incredible advancements in technology and academia, changing the workforce and the future leaders that will drive it: students. However, the integration of digital literacy and digital tools in many United States K–12 schools is often overlooked. Through “Exploring the Digital World,” students, parents, and teachers can follow the creatures of this story-driven program as they learn the importance of digital literacy in the 21st century.

Contributors
Raiton, Joseph Michael, Fehler, Michelle, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

Humans are undeniably a part of nature. Without Earth’s and her resources, we cease to exist. However, in recent years society has lacked the foresight or possibly care to understand the impact of our actions both on the planet and ourselves. Resources that industrialized societies are based on are dwindling in reserves and the impact of our actions in getting such resources has been largely harmful. In order to change cycles of overexertion both in our selves and the planet, we must change the ways we think. I propose that humans, very much like the Earth, have limited resources and ...

Contributors
Shamas, Ariel Judith, Sanft, Al, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

The purpose of this thesis was to identity various sports psychology techniques utilized during the injury recovery process of an NCAA athlete. Using a qualitative approach, past research was analyzed to uncover different features of an athletic injury as well as possible intervention methods. Findings suggested that effective intervention techniques structured around the Self Determination Theory (SDT), more specifically the concept of strengthening the satisfaction of an individual’s three basic psychological needs: competence, autonomy and relatedness. Following the collection of past research, a series of interviews were conducted with four practicing sports psychologists. Interview questions focused on determining possible distinctions ...

Contributors
Lieb, Juliann Rose, Heywood, William, Hoffner, Kristin, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Studies have shown that less than 50% of Americans are satisfied with their work. Career satisfaction can benefit many facets of a worker’s life. My thesis looks at career satisfaction as more than an ideal and motivates others to discover how it can work to better their own life.

Contributors
De La Cruz, Evelyn Krystal, Fehler, Michelle, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

As technology becomes more available to the public, cybercriminals are able to utilize these tools to circumvent outdated modes of protection and steal this information. My aim with my thesis is to understand the effects of cyberterror and cybercrime on the United States and the world and help spread awareness to the public and encourage proactivity in taking the proper steps to protect your information and stop those who would try and take it.

Contributors
Leung, Kevin, Fehler, Michelle, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.