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    • Perceptuomotor incoordination during manually-assisted search 

      Solman, Grayden J. F. (University of Waterloo, 2012-07-03)
      The thesis introduces a novel search paradigm, and explores a previously unreported behavioural error detectable in this paradigm. In particular, the ‘Unpacking Task’ is introduced – a search task in which participants use ...
    • PERFORMATIVE GESTURES An Exhibition of Painting 

      Urbanski, Miranda (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-07)
      My painted self-portraiture explores identity as changing social performance or masquerade and examines bodily flesh as the vital interface for reciprocal encounter on life’s stage. The larger-than-life sized images ...
    • Performimg Education: The Utopian Potential of Creative Peer-to-peer Sexual Health Education for Queer Youth 

      Ligate, Ashling (University of Waterloo, 2012)
      In this cultural moment, young queers are struggling to imagine themselves and find community. A significant component of enabling a youth's self-discovery is providing access to inclusive and culturally-relevant education ...
    • The persistence of compulsive checking: The role of distrust in attention and perception 

      Bucarelli, Bianca (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-30)
      A growing literature suggests that individuals repeatedly check in part because they lack confidence in their memories for previously-completed actions. It has also been hypothesized that the cognitive distrust demonstrated ...
    • Personal Competance and Environmental Press Characteristics Related to Adaptive Functional Ability Among Older Men and Women 

      Bessant, Julie Lynn (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-15)
      Independence is highly valued in society at any age. Maintaining that independence remains a goal that is carried into old age. Among the community elderly, independence is often measured by the ability to satisfactorily ...
    • Personal Endorsement of Ambivalent Sexism and its Impact on Objective and Subjective Career Success 

      Cheng, Polly (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-04)
      The gender wage gap is a persistent problem that has remained stubbornly stagnant over recent decades. Although significant efforts have been expended to understand why it exists and persists, we argue that an important ...
    • Personality Type and Language Learning Strategy use by University Students: Where the MBTI and SILL Intersect 

      Milne, Elizabeth Wendy (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-24)
      This thesis explores the relationship between personality type, as defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (“MBTI®”), and the learning strategies employed by learners enrolled in undergraduate foreign language courses ...
    • Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions 

      Busch, Marc; Mattheiss, Elke; Orji, Rita; Marczewski, Andrzej; Hochleitner, Wolfgang; Lankes, Michael; Nacke, Lennart; Tscheligi, Manfred (Association for Computing Machinery, 2015-10)
      Serious and persuasive games and gamified interactions have become popular in the last years, especially in the realm of behavior change support systems. They have been used as tools to support and influence human behavior ...
    • Personalizing Persuasive Strategies in Gameful Systems to Gamification User Types 

      Orji, Rita; Fortes Tondello, Gustavo; Nacke, Lennart (Association for Computing Machinery, 2018-04-21)
      Persuasive gameful systems are effective tools for motivating behaviour change. Research has shown that tailoring these systems to individuals can increase their efficacy; however, there is little knowledge on how to ...
    • Perspectives écopoétiques dans le récit québécois contemporain 

      Defraeye, Julien (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      La présente étude a pour objectif de mettre en évidence les multiples perspectives que la littérature contemporaine québécoise offre sur la nature et les problématiques environnementales. Si le Québec fait figure de proue ...
    • The Phenomenological Origins of Property 

      Riaz, Haider (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-26)
      This thesis delineates the phenomenological basis of ownership and property. The phenomenological theory of property has three main elements: the minimal self, the relationship between the sense of agency and the sense of ...

      Munro, Bradley (University of Waterloo, 2016-02-02)
      The philosophical significance of Quine's D-thesis is considered. The D-thesis - "Any statement can be held true come what may, if we make drastic enough adjustments elsewhere in the system? (W.V.0. Quine, From a Logical ...
    • Philosophy in Pieces: The Aphorisms of Nietzsche's Human, All Too Human and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations 

      Doering, Jonathan (University of Waterloo, 2012-09-28)
      This thesis considers the philosophical importance of the literary form of two aphoristic works of philosophy: Nietzsche’s Human, All Too Human and Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Though both these German-speaking ...
    • The Philosophy of Behavioral Biology 

      Reydon, Thomas; Plaisance, Kathryn S. (Springer, 2012)
      This volume offers a broad overview of central issues in the philosophy of behavioral biology, addressing philosophical issues that arise from the most recent scientific findings in biological research on behavior. It thus ...
    • The Philosophy of Bioinformatics 

      Mikhael, Joseph (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-22)
      The development of bioinformatics as an influential biological field should interest philosophers of biology and philosophers of science in general. Bioinformatics contributes significantly to the development of biological ...
    • Physiological and Affective Responses to Immersion in Virtual Reality: Effects of Nature and Urban Settings 

      Valtchanov, Deltcho (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-16)
      With the rapid advancements in technology, researchers are seeking new ways to incorporate modern high-tech solutions such as virtual reality into treatment paradigms for stress. The current experiment explores the beneficial ...
    • Physis 

      Carlson, Gary (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
      Physis presents eight digitally constructed photographic images and one video installation that were created through mixing and sampling a variety of representations of built environments, visual languages and processes. ...
    • Pictures in an Exhibition 

      Birke, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-01)
      Can the female feel at home in nature, myth and on screen, realms where she is so often laid to rest? "Pictures in an Exhibition" is a pastiche that exposes popular culture and art historical tropes in which ambiguous ...
    • Plain, but not Simple: Plain Language Research with Readers, Writers, and Texts 

      Garwood, Kimberley Christine (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-01)
      Plain language is defined in a variety of ways, but is generally understood to refer to language and design strategies that make texts easier for target audiences to understand and use. Research has helped demonstrate that ...
    • Planet Finance: The Governance of Climate Change Risks in Financial Markets 

      Thistlethwaite, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-29)
      This thesis asked two research questions: 1) how are the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and ClimateWise designed to achieve their objectives and 2) what explains the emergence of these unique initiatives? In ...


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