Category Archives: 2005

February 20, 2015

Jose Martinez

Martinez
Major and Classification
Political Science
Faculty Mentor

Ricardo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Department

Political Science

McNair Project
“Cultural to Substantive: The Evolvement of Spanish-language Television Advertisements by the Republican and Democratic Presidential Campaigns of 2000 and 2004”
This study asked in what ways did the Spanish-language television advertisements by the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns of 2004 differ from the Spanish-language television advertisements aired during the 2000 presidential election. The

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February 20, 2015

Danyel Madrid

Major and Classification
Art History
Faculty Mentor

Gloria Orenstein, Ph.D.

Department

Comparitive Literature

McNair Project
“Moving in the Magnetic Field: Joan Miro and the Perforated Line in his Surrealist Paintings”
Joan Mir�, a Catalonian artist, had a full and exceedingly rich artistic career. He produced some of the most recognized and cherished works in modern art. Mir� is renowned for his oil paintings created 1923 to 1927, which coincided with his affiliation with the French Surrealists. At this time, Mir� depicted perforated lines in a large number of

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February 20, 2015

Vallery Lomas

Lomas
Major and Classification
French
Faculty Mentor

Brad Zebrack, Ph.D.

Department

Social Work

McNair Project
Advertisements for Psychiatric Medication: Targeting European American Audiences Differently than African American Audiences
Advertisements expose audiences to psychiatric medication. This study counted the number of advertisements for psychotropic drugs. Magazines with high percentages of European American readership and magazines with high percentages of African American readership were evaluated to determine if advertisements for psychotropic drugs were more numerous

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February 20, 2015

Virginia Jativa

Jativa
Major and Classification
Music Industry
Faculty Mentor

Rakesh Niraj, Ph.D.

Department

Marketing

McNair Project
“What’s Behind a Name?: The Branding of Contemporary Christian Music Artists”
This case study explores Contemporary Christian Music artists’ loss of brand value as they target the secular market. Three Contemporary Christian Music artists–Amy Grant, DC Talk, and Jars of Clay– are studied through the eyes of the branding theory to examine how they

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February 20, 2015

Laura Gutierrez

Gutierrez
Major and Classification
American Studies and Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor

Roberto Lint Sagarena, Ph.D.

Department

Religion

McNair Project
Self-Segregation: The Latino Floors and Their Effect on the Formation of Ethnic Identity among Latino Students at USC
Freshmen students have always faced many hurdles in their path to success and graduation, but it has been shown that minority students face even more troubles, and in fact, often view their ethnicity as another stressor. They often associate with other students of a similar

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February 20, 2015

Ebony Cunningham

Cunningham
Major and Classification
Music
Faculty Mentors

Professor David Fick

Department

Music Theory

McNair Project
God Cannot Survive Without Music: The Indispensable Role Music Plays in Sustaining the Institution of the Black Church
Since the invisible institution of the Black church became a visible entity, the central role of Black sacred music has beckoned for scholarly attention. From the spirituals to 21st century gospel music, the musical component of

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February 20, 2015

Angie Cerezo

Cerezo
Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Linda Serra Hagedorn, Ph.D.

Department

Education

McNair Project
Exploring the Motivations, Aspirations, and Scholastic Engagement of Latino and African American Participants of the Fulfillment Fund in South Los Angeles
The motivations, educational and occupational aspirations as well as the scholastic engagement of ten Latino and African American at-risk high school students who are participants of the Fulfillment Fund in South Los Angeles were explored through in-depth interviews and school transcripts. Using a content analysis

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February 20, 2015

Tommy Cavanagh

Cavanagh
Major and Classification
English
Faculty Mentor

Michael Dawson, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
“The Effect of Skin Conductance Levels on Participant Awareness in a Classical Conditioning Experiment”
This study is a secondary data analysis of an experiment that measured awareness in a classical conditioning paradigm. Participants were college students of both sexes, and were measured for physiological arousal before conditioning took place. It was found that, contrary to

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February 20, 2015

Shareea Butler

BUtler
Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Shannon Daley, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
“An Examination of the Coverage of Suicide in Essence Magazine: Discovering the Relationship Between Increased Rates of Suicide in the African American Community and Rates of Coverage in Essence Magazine”
This study examined the frequency and content of Essence Magazine articles containing the word suicide, published between 1988 and 2004. Essence Magazine was selected for

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February 20, 2015

Dominique Amis

Amis
Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Thomas Lyon, J.D., Ph.D.

Department

Law, Psychology

McNair Project
“Child Witness Responses Reviewed: An Examination of the Difficulties Children Display when Questioned in Cour”
Research concerning child witness testimony is important in determining how reliable and accurate children are when responding to questions during court testimony. In order to explore how child witness testimony can be further improved, lawyers’ questioning and witness responses were examined in

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