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Sociology Program




2016 Sustainability and Food Waste: A Sociological Exploration of Student Attitudes, Knowledge, Awareness, and RSO Activity at the University of Wyoming Filatova, Sofiia
2016 Employment Factors and the Education-Health Gradient in the United States VanOrsdale, Josey
2016 White Ethnic Diversity and Community Attachment in Rural Iowa Flagg, Chloe
2016 Consumer Choice and the Alternative Banking Industry Patterson, Heather
2016 Towards a Universal Model of Retribution: The Case for Irreducible Features of Retribution across Human Cultures Degenhart, John
2015 Relationship Dissolution and Intended Pregnancy among Women in Abusive Relationships Moller, Sydney
2015 White Habitus and Video Games: A Two-Stage Content Analysis Stout, Chris
2014 Dual Status: The Evolution of Legislative Exemptions for Deviant Behavior Callahan, Linus
2014 Socioeconomic Status and Confidence in the Executive Branch Koenig, Scott
2014 Strategic Frame Transformation via the Use of Rhetorical Tactics: The Case of Intelligent Design Heusser, Phil
2014 Food Insecurity among Immigrants and Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States: Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey McCormick, Ana
2014 The Military Effect on Fertility and Family Size Simpson, Janelle
2013 A Legacy of Inequality: Muslims and Contemporary Income Inequality in the United Kingdom Varju, Melinda
2013 Are The Kids All Right? A Qualitative Study of Adults with Gay and Lesbian Parents Sasnett, Sherri


Effects of Learning Disabilities on Social Reactions to Prison Inmates

Williamson, Bethany


Internet Use and Trust: Predicting Internet Use and its Effect on a User's General Social Trust

Hinman, Alyson


Revocation Rates and the Discretionary Power of Community Sanctions Officers

Weaver, Jeremy


Kids and Guns: The Impact of Children and Parenthood on Adult Support for Gun Control

Thompson, Matthew


Assessing and Extending the Value-Belief-Norm Theory to Predict Environmentally Significant Behavior

Moloney, Claire Fairley


The Metabolic Rifts of Livestock Agribusiness

Gunderson, Ryan


The Choice to Stay in Prison: Understanding Wyoming Inmates' Decision to Forgo Parole

Best, Brianna


Don't Blame it on the Alcohol: College Binge Drinking Predictors Related to Student Life & Campus Involvement

Atwood, Elizabeth Bennett


Determinants of Online Health Information-Seeking:  Extending Andersen's Healthcare Model to Examine Choices Made about Health Information

Panas, Lawrence J.


The Movement for Community Inclusion of Persons with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities: Albany County, Wyoming 1950-1975

Obermiller, Donna


Effects of Individual and Community Characteristics on Sentencing:  A Test of the Threat Hypothesis

McCord, Kristyn


The Rural-Urban Suicide Differential in a Rapidly Growing Area:  The Case of Colorado and Utah

Kato, Muneyuki "Shinze"


Mississippi Mud:  Social Vulnerability and Risk in Hurricane Katrina's Wake

Pribanic, Kelly


Caretaking and Conflict: The Quality of Nursing Home Care for the Fragile Elderly in a Changing Society

Prehn, Nancy


The "Anti-Bureaucratic Revolution": The Political Elite's Perception and the Violent Breakdown of Yugoslavia

Pleic, Mate


Open and Closed-Ended Questions About Economic Motivations in a National Telephone Survey: Analysis Using the SPSS Text Analysis Software

Dorssom, Michael


How to Outwit, Outplay, Outlast Discrimination: Lessons from Survivor.

Dilks, Lisa M.


Subsidence, Making Sense of a Chronic Technological Disaster:  How Residents Construct Divergent Understanding of the Same "Problems" in Rock Springs, Wyoming

Coburn, Michael


Creating and Recreating Christianity: The Growth of the Christian Right within the Spectacular Society of Postmodernity

Utz, Scotty


Wyoming Ice: Social Disorganization and Methamphetamine Use in a Rural State

Roussell, Aaron


Visitor Perceptions of Yellowstone National Park

Loubsky, Todd


The Demography of Nike, Helena, and Melpomene: A Feminist Sociolegal Analysis of Athletic Gender Equity via Sports Law

Brown, Katrina


Wyoming Drug Court Teams' Effectiveness at Performing Interdisciplinary Teamwork

Powell, Shannon C.


Drug Courts: A Social Capital Perspective

May, Candace


Competitive Advantage and Economic Development

Li, Xuemei


A Geography of Secondary Homes in Wyoming

Jacquet, Jeffrey


Economic Globalization and Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

Dommaraju, Premchand


The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996-Federal Guidelines and Local Realities

Tezli, Annette


College Tuition: Its Relationship to Affordability and Revenue Enhancement

Butler, Steve


Protest Against Patenting of Life Forms: A Social Movement Analysis

Smith, Karla


The Fair Play Committee: The Mobilization of Draft Resisters from the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Camp During World War II

Root-Elledge, Sandra


Examining Sources of Bias in a Household Health Insurance Study: Implications for Survey Design

Leighty, Martha


Effects of the Activities of Daily Living Limitations and Chronic Health Conditions on Depression in the Elderly

Rexroat, Nanna


Cross-National Variation in Sex Trafficking Legal Activity: Prohibitive Legislation, Regulations, & Bureaucratic Actions

Kasper, Janelle


Moral Reasoning in a Life-Death Social Dilemma: The Case of Survival Cannibalism

Armstrong, Cynthia

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