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    • Change in International System: a Comparative Study of Hierarchic and Anarchic Systems 

      Yazgan, Korhan (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      This thesis focuses on change and persistence of the structure of the international system. It attempts to address the question why hierarchic structures prevailed during the Ancient and Classical eras (3000 B. C. ? ...
    • Changes in Canadian Identity Attitudes Over a Twenty Year Period: 1981-2001 

      Luke, Alison (University of Waterloo, 2010-10-01)
      This project examines attitude change between 1981 and 2001 for a population of young, well educated Canadians, employing evaluation, potency and activity (EPA) semantic differential ratings of approximately 800 social ...
    • Chaoulli v. Québec (Attorney General): Understanding Provincial Reactions to the Decision 

      Sadler, Daniel J. (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-18)
      This thesis focuses on provincial reactions to the Supreme Court decision on 5 June 2005, Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General). In this decision, the Court struck down the government of Québec’s ban on private insurance ...
    • Characterizing Cognitive Control 

      Borgmann, Karl Wilhelm Uwe (University of Waterloo, 2011-06-09)
      A series of experiments examined both the phenomenological nature and centrality of Cognitive Control in common cognitive paradigms. This was done primarily by employing manipulations of Congruency Proportion (CP), ...
    • Characterizing Colour-Word Contingency Learning 

      Lin, Ying-Hsin (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-28)
      Contingencies are constantly found in everyday situations and humans are extraordinarily adept at learning them, whether implicitly or explicitly. The learning of contingencies can benefit behaviour in many ways, some ...
    • Characterizing the Psychophysiological Signature of Boredom 

      Merrifield, Colleen (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-31)
      Recent research has suggested that boredom is a construct that can be distinguished from similar affective states including apathy, anhedonia, and depression, using self-reports. The current study investigated whether ...
    • Charlevoix, lecteur de Sagard 

      Poirier, Guy (Université Laval, 2016)
      Résumé Dans son article, Guy Poirier analyse la façon dont Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix perçoit, dans son Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France et dans son Journal de voyage, l’oeuvre du récollet ...
    • Charting the path from self-reflection to self-appraisal in social anxiety: What are the roles of self-immersion and self-distancing? 

      Balk, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-28)
      Past studies have suggested that individuals who adopt a psychologically immersed, as opposed to a psychologically distanced perspective when reflecting on negative emotional experiences, tend to experience greater negative ...
    • Chasing Leisure: A Hermeneutic of Late Modernity 

      Svenson, Stephen Robert (University of Waterloo, 2015-06-29)
      This dissertation addresses shortcomings in the sociological study of leisure through providing a new conceptual approach for understanding human action and meaning making. It reformulates leisure as the leisure imaginary, ...
    • The Chester 'Command' System c. 71-96 C.E. 

      Price, Tristan (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-13)
      This thesis centres on the operations of the Chester ‘command’ system in the region of North Wales, roughly from the first year in which Petilius Cerialis served as the governor of Britain to the death of Emperor Domitian. ...
    • CHI PLAYGUE: A Mobile Conference Networking Game 

      Fortes Tondello, Gustavo; Wehbe, Rina Renee; Nacke, Lennart (Association for Computing Machinery, 2016-11-06)
      Modern professional networking relies on social media. To take advantage of this fact, we present CHI PLAYGUE, a conference game designed to facilitate interaction among strangers and encourage social networking to create ...
    • The Chicken Is Just Dead First 

      Rowe, Racquel (University of Waterloo, 2021-04-30)
      My thesis exhibition encapsulates my lived experience as a Black woman from Barbados who moved to Guelph, Ontario at eighteen. My studio and artistic research is focused on the ways that food, ritual, hair, and colonialism ...
    • Children accept information from incongruent speakers when the context explains the communicative incongruence 

      Gillis, Randall L.; Nilsen, Elizabeth S.; Gevaux, Nicole S. (Elsevier, 2019-07-30)
      Past work has shown that children are less likely to solicit information from speakers who use incongruent communicative cues (i.e., demonstrate an emotion nonverbally that differs from the emotional valence of the words) ...
    • Children prefer to acquire information from unambiguous speakers 

      Gillis, Randall (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
      Detecting ambiguity is essential for successful communication. Two studies investigated whether preschool- (4- to 5-year-old) and school-age (6- to 7-year-old) children show sensitivity to communicative ambiguity and can ...
    • Children use ownership to understand actions and preferences 

      Pesowski, Madison (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-19)
      Actions are often dictated by an individual’s desires. While this may be appropriate in many situations, there are important exceptions, such as when an individual desires someone else’s property. Across three papers, this ...
    • Children use probability to infer other people’s emotions 

      Doan, Tiffany (University of Waterloo, 2020-12-09)
      People’s emotional reactions often depend on probability. However, it is unknown whether children consider probability when inferring other people’s emotions. Across three papers, this dissertation shows that children (N ...
    • Children's Ability to Navigate Competitive Contexts- The Role of Gender and Socio-Cognitive Skills 

      Gevaux, Nicole (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-22)
      A crucial aspect of children’s development is learning to navigate the diverse contexts within their social world. Competitive contexts are unique in that individuals must attempt to perform well or win, but also maintain ...
    • Children's and Adults' Reasoning in Property Entitlement Disputes 

      Neary, Karen (University of Waterloo, 2011-07-20)
      An understanding of ownership is an important aspect of child development because it helps to promote harmonious social interactions. People are typically restricted from using objects belonging to others. Respecting others’ ...
    • Children's Competence with Listener Dependent Prosodic Modifications 

      Varghese, Anisha (University of Waterloo, 2016-11-04)
      A key component of communicative development is learning that different listeners are spoken to in different ways. Mature communicators not only adjust what they say when addressing children versus adults, for example, but ...
    • Children's reactions to inequality: Associations with empathy and parental teaching 

      Gevaux, Nicole S.; Nilsen, Elizabeth S.; Bobocel, D. Ramona; Gault, Siann F. (Elsevier, 2020-09-24)
      While children generally prefer equal distributions of resources, we know little about the contextual and individual variability in these preferences. The present work examined experimental manipulations and associations ...


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