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Submissions from 2018

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Place Meaning, sense of belonging, and personalization among university students in Turkey, Sibel Seda Dazkir

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Immigration and Security—Post 9/11 United States, Nalanda Roy

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The Case for Local and Sustainable Seafood: A Georgia Example, Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Peggy Bartlett, and Tracy Yandle

Submissions from 2017

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Does Breaking Gender Stereotypes Contribute to Victimization at School?, Laura E. Agnich, Lindsay L. Kahle, Anthony A. Peguero, Jennifer L. Murphy, Olivia Foroughi, and Jennifer N. Nester

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Progress and Backlash in the Wake of Obergefell: Reaching Conservative Southern Teachers through the Power of Literature, Scott A. Beck, Dina C. Walker-DeVose, Laura E. Agnich, Caren Town, and Trina Smith

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Infants’ Motor Simulation of Observed Actions Is Modulated by the Visibility of the Actor’s Body, Ty W. Boyer, Samuel M. Harding, and Bennett I. Bertenthal

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Attention to Body-Parts Varies With Visual Preference and Verb–Effector Associations, Ty W. Boyer, Josita Maouene, and Nitya Sethuraman

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Support Network Connectedness in the Lives of Community Dwelling Rural Elders and Their Families, Adrienne L. Cohen and Colleen R. Bennett

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An Evaluation of a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program in the Rural South, Shanna N. Felix, Laura E. Agnich, and April M. Schueths

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Psychological Prison Programs, Emily N. Lasko and Chad Posick

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Reappraising the Impact of Offending on Victimization: A Propensity Score Matching Approach, Chad Posick

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Putting HEART Into Policing: A 21st Century Model for Effective and Fair Policing, Chad Posick and Heather Hatfield

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Paradigm Shift or Normal Science? The Future of (Biosocial) Criminology, Michael Rocque and Chad Posick

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The Police-Community Interaction Survey: Measuring Police Performance in New Ways, Dennis P. Rosenbaum, Jon Maskaly, Daniel S. Lawrence, Justin H. Escamilla, Georgina Enciso, Thomas E. Christoff, and Chad Posick

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Fantasy or Fiction: Marching of the Dragon in the South China Sea, Nalanda Roy

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Review of Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War, Hurst, and Company by Myra Macdonald, Nalanda Roy

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Review of The Bangladesh Liberation War: The Sheikh Mujib Regime, and Contemporary Controversies by Caf Dowlah, Nalanda Roy

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Review of The Political Development of Modern Thailand by Federico Ferrara, Nalanda Roy

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Review of The South China Sea Dispute: Navigating Diplomatic and Strategic Tensions by Ian Storey and Lin Cheng-Yi (Eds.), Nalanda Roy

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The Dragon’s Charm Diplomacy in the South China Sea, Nalanda Roy

Triumph, Tragedy, and the Unknown: The Future of Timor-Leste, Nalanda Roy and Chase Sherrod

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Geometric Encoding, Bradley R. Sturz

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Do Eye Movements During Shape Discrimination Reveal an Underlying Geometric Structure?, Bradley R. Sturz, Ty W. Boyer, John F. Magnotti, and Kent D. Bodily

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Does the Strength of the Victim-Offender Overlap Depend on the Relationship Between the Victim and Perpetrator?, Gregory M. Zimmerman, Chelsea Farrell, and Chad Posick

Submissions from 2016

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The Effects of Adoption Openness and Type on the Mental Health, Delinquency, and Family Relationships of Adopted Youth, Laura E. Agnich, April M. Schueths, Tiffany D. James, and Jeff J. Klibert

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Infants' Observation of Others' Actions: Brief Movement-Specific Visual Experience Primes Motor Representations, Ty W. Boyer and Bennett I. Bertenthal

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Elementary School Students' Quantitative Reasoning: Processing Whole Numbers and Proportions, Ty W. Boyer and Natalie Branch

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Risk-Taking, Ty W. Boyer and James P. Byrnes

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Placing the Criminalization of School Discipline in Economic Context, John J. Brent

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Social Supports as Enabling Factors in Nursing Home Admissions: Rural, Suburban, and Urban Differences, Adrienne L. Cohen and Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda

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Predictors of Opposition to and Support for the Ordination of Women: Insights from the LDS Church, Ryan T. Cragun, Stephen M. Merino, Michael Nielsen, Brent D. Beal, Matthew Streamer, and Bradley Jones

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Motivating Public Service Employees in the Era of the New Normal, Trenton J. Davis and Gerald T. Gabris

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Isolated Processing of Geometric Shapes and Their Corresponding Shape Words: Evidence from a Delayed Match-To-Sample Task, Joshua E. Edwards, Ty W. Boyer, Z. Kade Bell, and Bradley R. Sturz

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Psychological Victimization among College Students, Shanna N. Felix, Christina Policastro, Laura E. Agnich, and Laurie Gould

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Exploring the Relationship Between Gender Violence and State Failure: A Cross-National Comparison, Laurie A. Gould and Laura E. Agnich

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State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal, Laurie Gould and Matthew Page

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Stroop-Like Interference in a Match-to-Sample Task: Further Evidence for Semantic Competition?, Marshall L. Green, Lawrence Locker, Ty W. Boyer, and Bradley R. Sturz

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Spatial Attention to Social Cues is not a Monolithic Process, Samuel M. Harding, Ty W. Boyer, and Bennett I. Bertenthal

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"War on Terror" in Our Backyard: Effects of Framing and Violent Propaganda on Anti-Muslim Prejudice, Arthur Hatton and Michael E. Nielsen

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Chapter 30: Technology and violence. In Cuevas, Carlos and Rennison, Thomas J. Holt and Adam Bossler

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Identifying Predictors of Unwanted Online Sexual Conversations among Youth Using a Low Self-Control and Routine Activity Framework, Thomas J. Holt, Adam Bossler, Rebecca Malinski, and David C. May

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Power-Control Theory, Kayla Kane and Brenda Blackwell

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Social Class and Crime, Bryan Lee Miller

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Unpaid Debt to Society: Exploring How Ex-Felons View Restrictions on Voting Rights after the Completion of Their Sentence, Bryan Lee Miller and Laura E. Agnich

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Exploring Butane Hash Oil Use: A Research Note, Bryan Lee Miller, John M. Stogner, and J. Mitchell Miller

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School Crime and Security, Thomas Mowen, John J. Brent, and Aaron Kupchik

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Who Seeks Counseling for Intimate Partner Violence? The Role of Emotional Distress, Chad Posick, Laura E. Agnich, Christina Policastro, and Heather Hatfield

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Self-Control and Crime: Theory, Research, and Remaining Puzzles, Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, and Alex R. Piquero

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All Bark and No Bite: Analyzing the Role of ASEAN in Mitigating Disputes in Asia, Nalanda Roy

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Review of The Royal Semi-Authoritarian Democracy of Bhutan by Dhurba Rizal, Nalanda Roy

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The Story of Democratic Transition and Social Movements in Indonesia, Nalanda Roy

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Predictors of “Success” Among Drug-Seeking Patients, Amber N. Sanders, John M. Eassey, John M. Stogner, and Bryan Lee Miller

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Crisis of Confidence: The 2008 Global Financial Crisis and Public Trust in the European Central Bank, Jamie Scalera and Melissa D. Dixon

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Synthetic and NovelDrugs: Emerging Issues, Legal Policy, and Public Health, John Stogner, Bryan Lee Miller, and David N. Khey

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They Were Getting High on What? Evaluating Novel Psychoactive Drug Knowledge among Practitioners, John M. Stogner, David N. Khey, Laura E. Agnich, and Bryan Lee Miller

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Detecting the Perception of Illusory Spatial Boundaries: Evidence From Distance Judgment, Bradley R. Sturz and Kent D. Bodily

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Risk Factors for and Behavioral Consequences of Direct versus Indirect Exposure to Violence, Gregory M. Zimmerman and Chad Posick

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The Power of (Mis)Perception: Rethinking Suicide Contagion in Youth Friendship Networks, Gregory M. Zimmerman, Carter Rees, Chad Posick, and Lori A. Zimmerman

Submissions from 2015

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A Comparative Analysis of Attempted and Completed School-Based Mass Murder Attacks, Laura E. Agnich

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Alcohol Use and Crime, Laura E. Agnich

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Gender-Based Violence in Schools, Laura E. Agnich, Jun Sung Hong, and Anthony A. Peguero

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The Development of Social Attention in Human Infants, Bennett I. Bertenthal and Ty W. Boyer

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The Importance of Parenting in the Development of Self-Control in Boys and Girls: Results from a Multinational Study of Youth, Ekaterina Botchkovar, Ineke Haen Marshall, Michael Rocque, and Chad Posick

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Prompting Children to Reason Proportionally: Processing Discrete Units as Continuous Amounts, Ty W. Boyer and Susan C. Levine

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Criminology’s Theoretical Incarceration: Qualitative Methods as Liberator, John J. Brent and Peter Kraska

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Signal Clarity: An Account of the Variability in Infant Quantity Discrimination Tasks, Lisa Cantrell, Ty W. Boyer, Sara Cordes, and Linda B. Smith

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Student Journals: A Means of Assessing Transformative Learning in Aging Related Courses, Adrienne L. Cohen, Pamela Pitman Brown, and Justin P. Morales

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The Nonreligious – Nonspiritual Scale (NRNSS): Measuring Everything from Atheists to Zionists, Ryan T. Cragun, Joseph H. Hammer, and Michael Nielsen

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Evidence Consistent With the Multiple-Bearings Hypothesis From Human Virtual Landmark-Based Navigation, Martha R. Forloines, Kent D. Bodily, and Bradley R. Sturz

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Power-Control Theory, Laurie A. Gould and Brenda Blackwell

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Can Differences in Attachment to Parents and Level of Self-Control Explain the Gender Gap in Juvenile Delinquency? Testing a Gendered Attachment-Self-Control Theory, Helmut Hirtenlehner, Brenda Blackwell, and Johannes Kepler

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Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and Prevention of Technology-Enabled Offenses, Thomas J. Holt and Adam Bossler

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Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction, Thomas J. Holt, Adam Bossler, and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar

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Policing Cybercrime and Cyberterror, Thomas J. Holt, George W. Burruss, and Adam Bossler

Developing a Service-Learning Student Facilitator Program: Lessons Learned, Jerri J. Kropp Dr., Nancy M. Arrington, and Veena Shankar

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The Aftermath of Newtown: More of the Same, Aaron C. Kupchik, John J. Brent, and Thomas J. Mowen

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Church Attendance and Religious Experience: Differential Associations to Well-Being for Norwegian Women and Men?, Marianne Nilsen Kvande, Christian Andreas Klöckner, and Michael Nielsen

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User Experience and Wayfinding in an Academic Library, Seunghae Lee and Sibel Dazkir

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Examining the Mediating Effects of Social Learning on the Low Self-Control – Cyberbullying Relationship in a Youth Sample, Carrie K.W. Li, Thomas J. Holt, Adam Bossler, and David C. May

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Initial exploration of course valuing, approaches to study and academic performance in Construction Management classes., Marcel Maghiar, Diana Sturges, and Trent Maurer

The impact of the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique on course evaluations, Trent Maurer and Jerri Kropp

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Disfluent Fonts Don't Help People Solve Math Problems, Andrew Meyer, Shane Frederick, Terence C. Burnham, Juan D. Guevara Pinto, Ty W. Boyer, Linden J. Ball, Gordon Pennycook, Rakefet Ackerman, Valerie A. Thompson, and Jonathon P. Schuldt

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Cheating Around the World: A Cross-National Analysis of Principal Reported Cheating, Bryan Lee Miller, Laura E. Agnich, Chad Posick, and Laurie A. Gould

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Marketing a Panic: Media Coverage of Novel Psychoactive Drugs (NPDs) and Its Relationship with Legal Changes, Bryan Lee Miller, John M. Stogner, Laura E. Agnich, Amber Sanders, Joseph D. Bacot, and Shanna N. Felix

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Creating a Game for Psychology, Michael Nielsen

Creating a Game for Psychology, Michael Nielsen

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Perceptions, In-Groups, and Out-Groups: Challenges and Opportunities for Division 36, Michael Nielsen

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Strategies and Resources for Teaching Psychology of Religion, Michael Nielsen and Christopher F. Silver

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A Service-Learning Partnership for Wilderness Education in Coastal Georgia, John Peden, Madalyn Russell, and Monica Harris

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On the General Relationship between Victimization and Offending: Examining Cultural Contingencies, Chad Posick and Laurie A. Gould

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Empathy, Crime, and Justice, Chad Posick, Michael Rocque, and Matt Delisi

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An Integrated Framework for Intersectorality: Nonprofitness and Its Influence on Society and Public Administration Programs, Robbie Robichau, Kandyce M. Fernandez, and Patsy Kraeger

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Marriage and County-level Crime Rates: A Research Note, Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, Steven E. Barkan, and Ray Paternoster

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The Role of the Brain in Urban Violent Offending: Integrating Biology with Structural Theories of 'The Streets', Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, and Shanna Felix

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Age and Crime, Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, and Justin Hoyle

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A Comparative, Cross-Cultural Criminal Career Analysis, Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, Ineke Haen Marshall, and Alex R. Piquero

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Growing Up Is Hard to Do: an Empirical Evaluation of Maturation and Desistance, Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, and Helene R. White

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Measuring Procedural Justice and Legitimacy at the Local Level: The Police–Community Interaction Survey, Dennis P. Rosenbaum, Daniel S. Lawrence, Susan M. Hartnett, Jack McDevitt, and Chad Posick

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Dragon-Elephant Relationship in the South China Sea Imbroglio, Nalanda Roy

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Review of Sociology of Human Rights by Mark Frezzo, Nalanda Roy