All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology and Parasitism of a Mesopelagic Fish Assemblage, Matthew Woodstock

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Thesis: Genomic Analysis of Acropora cervicornis Mucus and Sediments in the Florida Keys Tavernier Nursery, Rachel Zimmerman

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Dissertation: Brother’s Keeper: Self-Discovery, Social Support, and Rehabilitation through In-Prison Peer Mentorship, Rebekah Zwick

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Declining Student Persistence in Distance Learning on American College Completion Goals, Francine Adams

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Dissertation: "Hakuna Matata” (No More Worries) - Integrating Indigenous Systems of Conflict Resolution into the Formal System of Government Administration in Cameroon: Case Study of the Ekpe Society of Manyu Division, Stephen O. Agbor

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Dissertation: The Influence of Trauma, Locus of Control, And Health-Related Quality Of Life on a Child’s Self-Worth, Anita Alexander

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Dissertation: Transformations in United States Policy toward Syria Under Bashar Al Assad A Unique Case Study of Three Presidential Administrations and a Projection of Future Policy Directions, Mohammad Alkahtani

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Dissertation: Painting our conflicts: A Thematic Analysis Study on The role of artists in peacemaking and conflict resolution, Kumail M. Almusaly

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Thesis: Reef Fish Assemblage Biogeography Along the Florida Reef Tract, Cory Ames

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Dissertation: The Efficacy of Perceived Big Data Security, Trust, Perceived Leadership Competency, Information Sensitivity, Privacy Concern and Job Reward on Disclosing Personal Security Information Online, Iqbal Amiri

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Dissertation: Church Hurt: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Survivors, Raquel Anderson

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Dissertation: I am Human, Too! An Analysis of Conflict Resolution Theories and Their Applicability to the LGBTQ Community, Jaime Anzalotta

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Dissertation: Predicting Cardiovascular Fitness in Ethnic Minority Youth: A Comparison of Demographic, Body Composition, and Physical Activity Variables, Steven Arcidiacono

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Dissertation: Enhanced Prediction of Network Attacks Using Incomplete Data, Jacob D. Arthur

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Dissertation: Data Masking, Encryption, and their Effect on Classification Performance: Trade-offs Between Data Security and Utility, Juan C. Asenjo

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Dissertation: PTSD Subtypes, Depressive Presentation, Dissociation, and Cognitive Appraisals and Their Impact on Cardiovascular Reactivity Responses to Stress, Dyona Augustin

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Dissertation: "Youn Ede Lòt”: Help-Seeking Among Haitians, Josie A. Augustin

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Complexities and Interpersonal Conflict Faced by Project Managers in Multicultural Software Development Project Teams, Hilary T. Aza

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Thesis: Emerging Hotspot Analysis of Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Mortality (1974-2012), Crystal Ann Bass

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis A Social Revolution: International Yogi PeaceBuilders, Jodie M. Berman

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Dissertation: Behavioral Intention and Use Behavior of Social Networking Websites among Senior Adults, Andrew M. Berry

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Thesis: Environmental Factors Affecting Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nesting, Hatching, and Incubation Patterns in Broward County, Florida, Zoey Ellen Best

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Dissertation: PERSONAL POWER AND TRUST AS MEDIATORS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND AFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, George D. Bingham

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Dissertation: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Persistent Use: A Technical Plan to Achieve Semantic Interoperability within Electronic Health Record Systems, Shellon Blackman-Lees

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Dissertation: Effect of Slant Boards in Combination with Handwriting Practice, Kristen N. Brevoort

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Dissertation: Cyber Bullying: A Quantitative Study on the Perceptions and Experiences of Female Emirati University Students, Michael R. Brochu

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Thesis: Mapping the Spatial-Temporal Variation in Ras Ghanada Seagrass Meadows and Sand Shoals between 1996, 2006 & 2012, Ryan Brookbank

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of Strategic Fundraising Practices for Divisions of Student Affairs at 4-year Public Flagship Institutions, DeShanna K. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Next Disaster… Will Be Televised: An Exploratory Qualitative Media Analysis of Hurricane Preparedness in Television Newscasts, Tyra L. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Computer-Assisted Writing on Improving Writing Scores for Urban Eighth-Grade Students, Latilya W. Butler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of Training Needs for Providers of Transition Services for the Deaf/Blind, Kelly M. Castino

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Dissertation: Contextualizing Secure Information System Design: A Socio-Technical Approach, Abdul Rahim Charif

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Dissertation: Conflict, Clergy and Culture: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Identities and Conflict Resolution Approaches of Jamaican Church Leaders Residing in South Florida, Davina Clarke

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Leadership Development Between Students Attending Community Colleges Versus 4-Year Colleges, Christopher L. Clonzen

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Thesis: Evaluating the Ecological Status of the Introduced Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) in Florida: Forecasting Presence and Population Expansion Using Computational Geographic Information Systems, Noah G. Cohen

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Thesis: The Relationship between Near Shore Hardbottom Exposure and Benthic Community Composition and Distribution in Palm Beach County, FL, Kristen A. Cumming

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: All Students Are Not Equal: A Case Study of Geometry Teachers’ Instructional Strategies When Trained in Multiple-Intelligence-Based Practices in Secondary Classrooms, Cassandre Davis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Experiences and Effects of International School Changes of ‘Third Culture Kids’, Ryan Dellos

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Thesis: "The Effects of Ocean Warming and Sedimentation on the Survival and Growth of Acropora cervicornis" and "Differential Prevalence of Chimerism during Embryogenesis in Corals", Hayley De Marchis

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Dissertation: The Impact of Small Group Intervention Focusing on Operations With Rational Numbers on Students’ Performance in the Florida Algebra I End-of-Course Examination, Evelyn Dopico

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors in the Admissions Process Influencing Persistence in a Master’s of Science Program in Marine Science, Melissa L. Dore

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Dissertation: Exploring Identity and Negotiation among Women Military Interrogators through Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, James Dorough-Lewis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International School Leadership and the Diffusion of Distance Education in East Asian International Schools, Jeffrey Dungan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International School Leadership and the Diffusion of Distance Education in East Asian International Schools, Jeffrey Dungan

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Thesis: Investigating the Effect of Mechanical Beach Cleaning on Nesting, Hatching and Emergence Success of Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles in Broward County, Florida, Megan A. Earney

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Capstone: Correctional Nurses: Adult Opioid Dependence Referral Process, Christine Hilary Edmund

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Thesis: Differential Use of Two Warm-Water Effluents by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and Temporal Distributions throughout Broward County, Florida, Laura F. Eldredge

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Dissertation: Trends in the Match of Early Intervention to Student Need: A Grounded Theory Study in Student Support within One Florida School District, Amanda K. Ellzey

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Dissertation: A Novel Approach to Determining Real-Time Risk Probabilities in Critical Infrastructure Industrial Control Systems, Michael Elrod

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Dissertation: The Effect of Domain and Technical Expertise on the Training Outcomes for Case Management Systems in High Domain Expertise Fields, Steven L. Epstein

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Dissertation: Impact of Leadership Strategies on Perceived Climate of Safety at the Construction Job Site, Joshua M. Estrin

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Dissertation: The Biannual Cycle and Reproductive Morphology of the Yellow Stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis (Cuvier, 1817), with a Comparative Analysis from Batoid Reproductive Literature, Daniel P. Fahy

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Dissertation: Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Interprofessional Education: A Comparative Survey of Dental and Health Science/Nursing Faculty and Staff, Tabitha Nicole Fair

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Dissertation: Enhancing the Accuracy of Synthetic File System Benchmarks, Salam Farhat

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Ideology and Disgust Sensitivity, Shaina C. Fieldstone

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Third Side of the Hawaiian Kingdom Conflict, Yvonne Fischer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Content Analysis of the Theory Base Used in the Conference Proceedings of the Association of Educational Communications and Technologies, Peggy Flynt

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Thesis: Evidence of Intermittent Residency in the Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)., Megan Foley

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Dissertation: Pulsar Search Using Supervised Machine Learning, John M. Ford

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Dissertation: Improved Detection for Advanced Polymorphic Malware, James B. Fraley

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Dissertation: Defining usability heuristics for adoption and efficiency of an electronic workflow document management system, Steven Fuentes

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Thesis: Coral vs. Macroalgae: Relative Susceptibility to Sedimentation and Ocean Warming, Ashton J. Galarno

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Dissertation: Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Recreational Distance Runners, Jonathan Gallas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Representación de la Norma Para Egresados de las Escuelas Policiales que Laboran en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia, Martha L. Gallego-Betancourth

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Thesis: Variable Patterns in Spur and Groove Reef Morphology Explained by Physical Controls and their Relevance for Platform-Top Sedimentology, Robert C. Gardiner Jr

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Media Analysis of the Depiction of Workplace Bullying in Hollywood Films, Maria C. Georgo

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Various Inspiratory Times and Inflation Pressures During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation, Tim Gilmore

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Dissertation: The use of social media as a conduit to promote social justice in the Deaf Community, as a cultural and linguistic minority, through the visual language of American Sign Language: A movement against Audism, Sarah K. Glenn-Smith

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Dissertation: Immediate Effects of a Seated versus Supine Upper Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation Compared to Sham Manipulation in Individuals with Subacromial Pain Syndrome – A Randomized Clinical Trial, Jason Keith Grimes

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Dissertation: Effect of Negotiator Active Listening Skills on Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations, Karen Guszkowski

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Dissertation: LIVED EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF NURSES CARING FOR INDUCED HYPOTHERMIA PATIENTS, Marie Regina Hankinson

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Dissertation: A Study of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Learnability for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command and Control, Tom Haritos

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Thesis: Variation in Coral Recruitment and Juvenile Distribution Along the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Leah M. Harper

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Dissertation: Reducing the Download Time in Stochastic P2P Content Delivery Networks by Improving Peer Selection, Nicholas Hays

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Dissertation: Automated Feature Engineering for Deep Neural Networks with Genetic Programming, Jeff T. Heaton

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Dissertation: Effects of Moderate Pressure Massage on Self-Regulation and Play in Preterm Babies, Helene Chaya Hendel

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Dissertation: The Effect of Code Obfuscation on Authorship Attribution of Binary Computer Files, Steven Hendrikse

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Dissertation: Organizational Information Dissemination Within Collaborative Networks Using Digital Communication Tools, Cristelia Hinojosa

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Thesis: A Comparison of the Ichthyofaunal Trophic Ecology at Selected Limestone Artificial Reef Sites and Adjacent Natural Reef Sites, Joseph R. Hornbeck

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessing the Needs of Online Pedagogical Skill Development in Higher Education, Michelle N. Horton 9828594

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Thesis: DNA Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in a Natural Sea Slick in the Gulf of Mexico Observed by TerraSAR-X, Kathryn Howe

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Dissertation: Darfur Conflict: A Phenomenological Study of Female Victims’ Perception of Justice, Careen Hutchinson

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Dissertation: Conversation Analysis of Michael White’s Decentered and Influential Position, Dragana Ilic

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Supplemental Instruction on Student Achievement and Retention at a Minority-Serving, Private, Not-For-Profit University in Southeastern Florida, Annisah Ishmael

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Dissertation: Performance Envelopes of Adaptive Ensemble Data Stream Classifiers, Stefan Joe-Yen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescent Students’ Perspectives of Technology Use Both Inside and Outside the Classroom, Kendall P. Johnson

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Dissertation: Lives and The Effects on Workplace Productivity, Neisha S. Jones-Sewell

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Dissertation: Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Delaware Bullying Intervention Programs, Tracy Jones

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Dissertation: The Impact of Social Disclosures Within Fixed Rate Peer-to-Peer Lending Markets, Robert A. Jordan

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Validity: How Knowledge is Created, Transformed and Used in Bio-Agricultural Technology Safety Testing for the Development of Government Policies and Regulations, Jennifer Josephs

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Thesis: Microbial Community Richness Distinguishes Shark Species Microbiomes in South Florida, Rachael Cassandra Karns

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Dissertation: Revolutionary Action in the Arab Spring: A Typological Theory on Popular Revolution, Majed Kassem

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Dissertation: Exploring the Potential for Artificial Reefs in Coral Reef Restoration: Responses and Interactions of Associated Biota to Varying Experimental Treatments in the Mexican Caribbean, Audie Kirk Kilfoyle

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Dissertation: The Assessment of Burnout and Resilience in Correctional Officers, Vera A. Klinoff

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Dissertation: Pneumonia Readmissions in Older Adults with Dementia, Sara Knox

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictability of Identity Voting Behaviour, Perceived Exclusion and Neglect, and the Paradox of Loyalty: A Case Study of a Conflict Involving the Ewe Group in the Volta Region of Ghana and the NDC-led Administrations, Binamin Konlan

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Dissertation: THE IMPACT OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ON PERCEIVED BRAND EQUITY IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR – AN EXAMINATION OF THREE STAKEHOLDER SEGMENTS, John R. Lax

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Thesis: Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Fertilization Success and Early Larval Development in the Green Sea Urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, Brittney L. Lenz

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Thesis: Caecidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Broward County, Florida, Andres S. Lester-Coll

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Dissertation: Moral Reasoning and Moral Emotions Linking Hoarding and Scrupulosity, Keith Lit