Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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Perceptions of the self differ between cultures, generally between those cultures in the West and East. Some of the ways that these individuals from these cultures may differ are in their self-construal, their collectivist and individualist tendencies, and how they perceive control in their lives. The current study proposes that some of these differences are influenced by different concepts individuals hold regarding the “soul”, or inner self. These concepts may be promoted by the different religious beliefs prominent in different regions. The Soul Perception Index, being developed through this study, measures belief in multiple souls, a universal soul, a single ...

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Naidu, Esha Svetha, Cohen, Adam, Glenberg, Arthur, et al.
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2016-12

Throughout modern culture and the political arena religious intolerance and misinformation runs rampant. Recent presidential elections have brought two minority religions (in the U.S.) to the forefront of national media attention and national dialogue-leading to presumptions, misunderstandings, and personal opinions that don’t necessarily address the realities of the religions. Brought to the forefront by presidential candidates religions or by candidates targeting individual religions for their “connections” to terrorism, the LDS Church and Islam have become targets of religious bias and attacks. Even further attacked have been the women within these religions-who have often been deemed as objectified and oppressed as ...

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Warren, Annie Michelle, Ali, Souad T., Daughtrey, Doe, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Women often feel lost within their church community and are overlooking their own health to blend in with conceptions of a perfect marriage that are brought on through stereotypes. Women of abuse are believing, even if it’s a matter of their personal health, they are not allowed to separate from their husband sin-free. This concept holds many spiritual women from taking a crucial step from leaving a dangerous situation. Finally, gender roles and the concept of male power is granting abusive men the chance to control the lives and beliefs of their wives with little fight from religious leaders. In ...

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Pierce, Megan Marie, Fey, Richard, Berra, Robert, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

An analysis of recent historical trends demonstrates that, while a large part of the twentieth century was dominated by a secular movement away from faith-based governance and societal norms, there exists now in the twenty-first century a developing global movement on the part of a burgeoning, international religious community to again find and clarify a place for faith in the public square. While much of the current international conversation revolves around the more radical elements of this movement, there is a more dominant mainstream, rational desire that is currently being overlooked and ignored, as modern, secular nation-states now grapple to ...

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Yentzer, Zachary Thomas, Batalden, Stephen, Kader, David, et al.
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2013-05

This was a social movements analysis of the protests against Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, better known as the "Show Me your Papers" law. The project looked at the role religious organizations and religious leaders took in the protests as part of the immigration rights movement in Arizona. It was found that there were frames, networks, and resources already in place when SB 1070 passed in 2010. Rather than a movement emerging as a response to the legislation, it looked more like a social movement in crisis. The established frames, networks, and resources allowed this social movement to meet the challenge ...

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McInnis, Haley Marhon, Ingram-Waters, Mary, Menjivar, Cecilia, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

An educational toolkit was developed and created to normalize the dialogue of mental health at the community level. The intended audience for the toolkit is the faith community. Clergy, ministers, and other prominent leaders play integral roles in shaping the worldviews of parishioners, and thus have the capacity to promote mental health awareness in the communities they serve.

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Trujillo, Catherine Elizabeth, Larsen, Dale, Cavanaugh Toft, Carolyn, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Transhumanist concepts and themes increasingly occupy a prominent place in contemporary visions of the future, particularly with regard to technology. A growing number of scholars, including some self-described transhumanists, see transhumanism as functioning like a religion for secular people, in that it fulfills many of the same desires and impulses without reference to any supernatural forces. For this reason there is a growing discussion of transhumanism in comparison with major religious traditions, but one which has heretofore been underappreciated is Protestant pietism. Pietism grew out of a need among Protestants after the Reformation to realize a better Christian community and ...

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Depew, Mason James, Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava, Bennett, Gaymon, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

College and university students are heavily influenced by their exposure to opportunities, individuals, and belief-systems during their time in school. More specifically, countless students are impacted by campus Christian ministries. There are 67 registered religious clubs and organizations across Arizona State University's four campuses, and 46 of them identify as Christian. Similar to most faith-based organizations, Christian campus ministries seek to impact the lives of students. This study will take a look at the influence of these ministries at ASU by researching their intersection with another key component of university life: wellness. The primary research question is, “How does involvement ...

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Souza, Ann Christina, Golden, Amy, Valiente, Carlos, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

In our radically diverse world, individuals cling to their unique values and beliefs dearly, and these beliefs drive their actions and have a significant influence on their worldview. Many people derive their beliefs from religious traditions and the beliefs of their ancestors that have trickled down throughout cultures over thousands of years. Some of these beliefs are adhered to so strictly that openness and love for people that do not hold the same beliefs is neglected, and as a result we see the manifestations of hate between cultures running rampant in today’s world. However, as a human race we all ...

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Wathen, Samuel Isaac, Hampton, Alexander, Fette, Donald, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

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.