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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Led Down the Garden Path: Cognitive Processing of English Language Idioms, Daniel Alan Vandehey

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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"Smart" Technology: Do You Buy It? Adoption of Digital Innovations, Laura Koyer Glass

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HIV, Stigma, and Attribution of Causal Emotions, Zoe Elizabeth Larson

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Stigmatization and Mental Illness: the Communication of Social Identity Prototypes through Diagnosis Labels, Justin Samuel Leverett

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Self-Disclosure of Mental Health in the Workplace, Samantha Margaret Reynolds

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Judgments of Lethal Risk: a Comparison of Visual and Narrative Stimuli, Derek Anthony Bonniksen

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"My Teacher Says I'm an Overachiever, but I Think He's an Overexpecter" : Teacher Expectations, Self-Concept, and Academic Success, Jennifer Lea Campbell

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What's New Pussyhat? Men, Feminism, and Social Identity, Rachel Lee Crist

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Framing Race and Blame in the Media: a Case Study on the Chapel Hill Shooting, Sara Abdullatif Galadari

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Inclusion and Assimilation: Including Change in the Workplace, Marisa Jean Miller

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Studying the Effects of Motivated Reasoning on Appraisals of Message Strength, Aric Christopher Powell

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Affordances on Facebook, Stress, and Emotional Support, Caitlin Rose Rethwish

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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"First"-Matters: Projecting the Displacement of Responses to Questions in the Context of Presidential Primary-Campaign Debates, Kristella Marie Montiegel

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Influence of the Presidential Inaugural Address on Audience Perceptions of Candidate Image and the State of the Nation, Kyle Alexander Rush

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Newspaper Construction of Homelessness in Western United States Cities, Charlie Allan Sheese

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Investigating Cable: the Potential and Actual Value of PEG & Franchise Fees, Duncan Chaz Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gender Bias and the Evaluation of Players: Voice and Gender in Narrated Gameplay Videos, Robin April Crowell

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Is Scholarship Advancing?: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of Framing Research, Joseph Zachary Provencher

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Narratives of Native American Women and Tribal Courts: the Framing of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 in Mainstream, Native American, and Tribal Press Coverage, Alesha Marie Sangster

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A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Metaphorical Framing of Obesity, Ryan Paul Hofer

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Inspiring Action: Measuring the Effect of Motivational Frames on Social Movement Mobilization, Rebecca Louise Smith

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Discursive Security: F.B.I. Stings and the Nature of Peace, Adam Testerman

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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness, Jacqueline H. Vo

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Insights into the Mental Imagery and Gestural Awareness of Representational Gestures Produced in Everyday Talk: An Exploratory Study of Using Participants' Comments as Data, Sue M. Wendel

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Peer Conversations about Inter-racial and Inter-ethnic Friendships, Lana Lee Buckholz

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Black and Blue and Read All Over: News Framing and the Coverage of Crime, Kalistah Quilla Cosand

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Elaborating Patient Agency in Breast-Cancer Care: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patients Asserting Treatment Preferences, Rachel Sofia Erdman

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Exploring Communicative Aspects of Client Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Retention in a Private, Non-profit Organization: A Qualitative, Interview-Based Study of Catholic Charities, Amanda Michelle Fortin

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'This Would Be Much Funner in Person': A Qualitative Grounded Theory Analysis of Cybergrooming, Maurice Jason Gauz

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Community Connections: Exploring the Constructive Potential of Facebook for Civic Engagement, Sarah Ruth Martin

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"Your information station": A Case study of rural radio in the 21st century, William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock

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Cross-Cutting Concerns: The Varying Effects of Partisan Cues in the Context of Social Networks, Benjamin King Smith

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The Stories We Tell: A Qualitative Inquiry to Multiracial Family Storytelling, Mariko O. Thomas

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It's Complicated: The Role of Facebook in Romantic Relationships Concerning Relational Certainty, Attachment, and Self-Esteem, Jenna Rae Tucker

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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International and Domestic Student Health-Information Seeking and Satisfaction, Stacy Theodora Austin

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Talking the Talk: An exploration of parent-child communication about cyberbullying, Veronica Anne Droser

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Self-Disclosure and Self-Efficacy in Online Dating, Andrew Christopher España

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Metaphor Use in Interpersonal Communication of Body Perception in the Context of Breast Cancer, Jennifer Mary Fillion

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Disjointed Cosmopolitanism: Climate Change and Lived Experience in Portland, Oregon, Stephen Wayne Flinn

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Every Town Is All the Same When You've Left Your Heart in the Portland Rain: Representations of Portland Place and Local Identity in Portland Popular Lyrics, Meghan Andrea Kearney

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Life Post 9/11: Experiences of Korean Americans Ten Years Later, Jay Lee

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War's Visual Discourse: A Content Analysis of Iraq War Imagery, Mary Elizabeth Major

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Grief Lives Online: An Empirical Study of Kübler-Ross' Categories of Bereavement on MySpace Profiles, Ilona Yurivna Malenkovich

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Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According to Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie McGraw

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Lived Experience of High School Policy Debate in Oregon, Ameena AnnaMaria Amdahl-Mason

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Figurative Language in the Immigration Debate: Comparing Early 20th Century and Current U.S. Debate with the Contemporary European Debate, Ensieh Biria

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Are We Cool Yet?: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Nerd and Geek Representations in Popular Television, Christopher Louis Cardiel

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Crafting a Space: A Feminist Analysis of the Relationship Between Women, Craft, Business and Technology on Etsy.com, Elizabeth Gillette Offensend

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Examining the Portland Music Scene through Neo-localism, Tyler James Brain

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Who Gender-Bends and Why? A Qualitative Study of World of Warcraft, Clairellyn Rose Gregory

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Performing Marginal Identities: Understanding the Cultural Significance of Tawa'if and Rudali Through the Language of the Body in South Asian Cinema, Lise Danielle Hurlstone

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"You Can See it in Their Eyes:" A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society, Sara Victoria Kaufman

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Examining News Coverage and Framing in the Context of Environmental Reporting: Using the Sea Lion and Salmon Controversy at the Bonneville Dam as a Case Study, Tess McBride

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A comparative case study of newspaper coverage of the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot/Incinerator from 1994 to 1998., Rogue Elliott Robertson

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: How a Best-Seller Diffused Online, Melissa Ann Shavlik

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Impact of Humanitarian Photography on the Generation of Sympathy and on Donation Behavior, Marta Barberini

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Investing and Vesting International Students' Expressive Resources in Social Capital at Portland State University, Mami Kikuchi

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Public opinion and public engagement with genetically modified foods : a qualitative study, Celeste Laurana Moser

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Does the "news" come first? Social responsibility, infotainment, and local television newscasts in Portland, Oregon : a content analysis, Carey Lynne Higgins

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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International Students' Experiences in Higher Education: A Case Study Examining Uncertainty Reduction Theory in Communication Classrooms, Susan Kuhn

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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The Language of Transformation in a "Conversation for Possibility": A Metaphor Analysis, Deborah Jean Gabbert

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An Ethnography of Classroom Interaction in Hoshuko: A Case Study of the Japanese Supplementary School Classroom, Nobuko Higashi

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A Study of the Level of Knowledge of Adult Foster Care Home Providers in Multnomah County in the State of Oregon About Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Communication Strategies, Marsha Peters Johnson

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Temporal Characteristics of Fluent Speech in the Stuttered Utterances of Children, Dixon Ira Kirsch

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Oregon Survey of Initial Nursing Care for Infants with Cleft Lip ± Palate, Kirsten Joy Lindaas

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A Comparison of Parent Interview and Direct Assessment of Receptive Language in Preschool-aged Children with Cerebral Palsy, Susan Kathleen Livick

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A Lay Theory of Relational Satisfaction with Best Friends in Japan, Eriko Maeda

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Rethinking Appropriateness: A look at Hegemonic Ideals as Related to Perceived Communication Competence In Women, Kristi L. Meade

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Comparison of Intelligibility Estimation and Orthographic Transcription Methods by Preprofessional Speech-Language Pathologists, Kristi M. Mowe

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Effects of Lifestyle Change and Satisfaction with Voice on Psychosocial Adjustment of Laryngectomees, Susan M. Nicks

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Ethnography of Communication as on Organizational Communication Assessment Tool: A Test of the Method, Francisca Inez Trujillo-Dalbey

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Children with Early Language Delay: A Group Case Study of Outcomes in Intermediate Grades, Tracey Abild-Lane

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Using a Computer Program about Pediatric Hearing Evaluations to help Educate Parents, Jeanne E. Aleskus

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Parental Perceptions of the Efficacy of Clinical Intervention for Speech-Language Disorders at Portland State University's Speech and Language Clinic, Deborah Ellen Anderson

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Examining the Relationship between Three Speech Features and Intelligibility Ratings of Black English Preschoolers as Judged by Standard English Listeners, Britteny Sue Asher

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Intervention History of Children with Slow Expressive Language Development, Kathleen Belfiore

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Influence of Articulation and Phonology Intervention on Children's Social and Emotional Characteristics, Tracy Lynn Carlisle

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A Comparison of Speech Intelligibility Measures between Unsophisticated Listener Judgements and Orthographic Transcription, Carla J. Dukart

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Effects of Posttraining Maintenance Sessions on Aphasic Subjects' Verbal Labeling, Connie Allene Freed

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Speech Understanding in Noise as a Function of Microphone Placement in Hearing Aids, Erin Marlene Flowers Hand

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A Study of the Narrative Skills of 7-Year Olds with Normal, Impaired, and Late Developing Language, Rita F. Hernandez

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An Organizational Profile: Members' Understanding of Discrimination, Debra Cay Hornibrook

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Gender Differences in the Language Development of Late-talking Toddlers at Age 3, Nancy Ann Johnson

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Temperament Differences in Children with a History of Slow Expressive Language Development and Their Peers with Normal Language Development, Beth Ann Jones

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Temperament and Language Development in First Grade Children, Loretta Marcia Kellogg

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Comparison of Two Phonological Treatment Procedures for a Child with Phonological Deviations, Katherine Vaughan Kemper

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Temporal Characteristics of Words Surrounding a Moment of Stuttering in Preschool-age Children, Gregory Keith Lilly

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A Study of the Correlation between the Articulation Competence Index (ACI) and the Percentage of Words Understood in the Continuous Speech of 4- and 5-year-olds of Varying Phonological Competence, Susan Coll Mitchell

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Phonological Awareness Skills in Children with Highly Unintelligible Speech, Sheryl Mohwinkel

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Parental Perceptions of Articulation Intervention Services Received at Portland State University, Janet Ann Murphy

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Reading Abilities and Phonological Skills of Second Grade Children with Three Different Language Histories: Normal, Delayed, and Chronically Delayed, Candace Jane Murray

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Speech Recognition with Linear and Non-linear Amplification in the Presence of Industrial Noise, Marcia Ann Olson

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Gender Differences in Adaptive Behavior between Two-year-old Boys and Girls with Slow Expressive Language Development, Christine Lee Rusnak

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Relationship of Marital Types and Conflict Styles, Lynn Marie Stanek

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Understanding Pre-service Teachers' Conceptualizations of Diversity, Terrine Louise Borwn Vogt

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A Pilot Study: Normative Data on the Intelligibility of 3 1/2 Year Old Children, Karen Mary Ware

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The Effectiveness of a Self-directed Inservice Program to Educate Teachers about the Classroom Needs of Students with Hearing Impairment, Teresa Michelle Whiteley

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Adolescents and Sex on the Soaps: A Content Analysis, Jenelle Gay Winter

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Effects of Oral and Silent Reading on the Reading Comprehension Performance of Left Hemisphere-damaged Individuals, Paul K. Akers