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    • Attention Capture by Direct Gaze is Robust to Context and Task Demands 

      Itier, Roxane J.; Palancia, Adam (Springer, 2012-01-10)
      Eye-tracking was used to investigate whether gaze direction would influence the visual scanning of faces, when presented in the context of a full character, in different social settings, and with different task demands. ...
    • Attention orienting by gaze and facial expressions across development 

      Neath, Karly; Nilsen, Elizabeth S.; Gittsovich, Katarzyna; Itier, Roxane J. (Ovid, 2013-06)
      Processing of facial expressions has been shown to potentiate orienting of attention toward the direction signaled by gaze in adults, an important social-cognitive function. However, little is known about how this social ...
    • Attention Orienting by Gaze and Facial Expressions Across Development 

      Neath, Karly; Nilsen, Elizabeth S.; Gittsovich, Katarzyna; Itier, Roxane J. (APA, 2013-06)
      Processing of facial expressions has been shown to potentiate orienting of attention toward the direction signaled by gaze in adults, an important social–cognitive function. However, little is known about how this social ...
    • Attitudes Toward Homosexuality: American and Canadian Patterns, 1981-2000 

      Crowell, Mark (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-23)
      Previous research has determined that Canadians often exhibit more tolerant attitudes toward homosexuality than Americans, yet few studies have attempted to uncover why this pattern persists. Using World Values Surveys ...
    • Auditory target identification in a visual search task 

      Lochner, Martin Jewell (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Previous research has shown that simultaneous auditory identification of the target in a visual search task can lead to more efficient (i. e. ?flatter?) search functions (Spivey et al. , 2001). Experiment 1 replicates ...
    • Augustus, Egypt, and Propaganda 

      Broadbent, Valerie (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-24)
      Augustus was a master of propaganda who employed Ancient and Hellenized Egypt as a means to legitimize his newly acquired power in Rome after the Battle of Actium. This thesis examines the ways in which Augustus moulded ...
    • Aural, Ocular, and Sequential Rhetoric in Two Contemporary American Stories, in Prose and Film: Patterns of Anxiety in Fight Club and The Road 

      Sabzian, Saeed (University of Waterloo, 2017-02-21)
      The dissertation rhetorically examines anxiety and fear in Fight Club and The Road, in their both cinematic and prose versions, texts that reflect a mood of contemporary American society that has been characterized by ...
    • Authenticity and Enhancement 

      Gee, Catherine (University of Waterloo, 2016-10-31)
      Wanting to change ourselves is nothing new; the means with which we are able to do so are. With our ever-advancing technology, the physical and mental aspects of ourselves that we can target and change are continually ...
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Case Study in Causation and Explanation in Psychiatric Conditions 

      Finn, Tracy (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-28)
      This thesis discusses epistemological and ethical issues in classifi cation and diagnosisof psychiatric conditions, and briefly discusses realism about psychiatric conditions. I use autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a case ...
    • Autistic traits influence gaze-oriented attention to happy but not fearful faces 

      Lassalle, Amandine; Itier, Roxane J. (Taylor & Francis, 2015-01-02)
      The relationship between autistic traits and gaze-oriented attention to fearful and happy faces was investigated at the behavioral and neuronal levels. Upright and inverted dynamic face stimuli were used in a gaze-cueing ...
    • Autobiographical memory retrieval and appraisal in social anxiety disorder 

      Moscovitch, David A.; Vidovic, Vanja; Lenton-Brym, Ariella P.; Dupasquier, Jessica R.; Barber, Kevin C.; Hudd, Taylor; Zabara, Nick; Romano, Mia (Elsevier, 2018-08-01)
      Individuals with social anxiety disorder (SADs; n = 41) and healthy controls (HCs; n = 40) were administered the Waterloo Images and Memories Interview, in which they described mental images that they tend to experience ...
    • Automated Downloading with Wget 

      Milligan, Ian (The Editorial Board of the Programming Historian, 2012-06-27)
      Wget is a useful program, run through your computer’s command line, for retrieving online material. It can be useful in the following situations: Retrieving or mirroring (creating an exact copy of) an entire website. ...
    • Automaticity Revisited: When Print Doesn't Activate Semantics 

      Labuschagne, Elsa (University of Waterloo, 2014-10-16)
      It is widely accepted that the presentation of a printed word “automatically” triggers processing that ends with full semantic activation. This processing, among other characteristics, is held to occur without intention, ...
    • Autonomy and Moral Obligation: People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities 

      Klausen, Catherine (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-05)
      In this project I seek to evaluate how social structures and attitudinal norms impact the autonomy of people who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and what implications arise from that evaluation. I ...
    • Awe-Inducing Interior Space: Architectural Causes and Cognitive Effects 

      Negami, Hanna (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-27)
      The purpose of the present work was to investigate whether religious monumental architecture facilitates religious feeling by inducing a sense of awe. In order to elucidate how church interiors elicit awe and otherwise ...
    • A “BAD APPLE” OR A “SPOILED BARREL”?: OBSERVING OVERT RACISM PREDICTS DIVERGING PERCEPTIONS OF RACISM AND RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA 

      Wilmot, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2019-06-03)
      Blacks and Whites draw different interpretations of the blatant racism that they witness, even when their reactions appear to be identical. Across three studies, we hypothesized that Blacks would endorse the idea that ...
    • Badges: Abzeichen als sprechende Objekte 

      Rasmussen, Ann Marie (De Gruyter, 2017-05)
      This article presents early findings regarding the interplay between script (text) and image on medieval badges, which are small, brooch-like objects made from lead-tin alloy (pewter) and adorned with familiar images drawn ...
    • The Balancing Act: Economic Determinism and Humanism in Marxism 

      Taylor, Christopher Leighton (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-25)
      I argue that there are two interpretations of the Marxist dialectic, both of which examine how human beings interact with objects around them conceptually and how society evolves over time, from different points of view. ...
    • Balthasar Hubmaier's Sword: A Circumstantial Development 

      Wiens, Rudolph Henry (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-29)
      The sixteenth century Bavarian Anabaptist, Balthasar Hubmaier (ca. 1480-1528), has had a disputed role in Anabaptist historiography ever since his martyrdom in March, 1528. On the one hand he is known as the most erudite ...
    • Barking at Emotionally-Laden Words: The Role of Attention 

      Haskell, Christie Rose Marie (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-02)
      It has long been held that processing at the single word level during reading is automatic. However, research has recently begun to emerge that challenges this view. The literature surrounding the processing of emotion ...

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