The Psychology Department Dissertations and Theses Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's Psychology Department doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Is Institutional Sexual Misconduct Predictive of Sexual Recidivism Amongst Male Sex Offenders?, Angela Marie Fleck

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Predicting Graduation in High School Seniors from Protective and Other Factors, Ana Cristina Garcia

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Parents' Influence on Child Social Self-Efficacy and Social Cognition, Denise Marie Gardner

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An Examination of the Combined Influences of Maternal Cognitions, Affect, and Behavior on Child Outcomes: A Model Comparison Approach, Elizabeth A. Heideman

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Language Outcome After Left Temporal Lobectomy in Patients with Discordant fMRI and Sodium Amobarbital Testing Results, Julie K. Janecek

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The Influences of Acculturation, Marianismo and Ethnic Identity on Sexual Activity Among Latina Adolescents, Keyona M. Jarrett

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Acculturation, Cultural Values, and Latino Parental Beliefs About the Etiology of ADHD, Kathryn E. Lawton

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The Therapeutic Relationship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Longitudinal Investigation in a Naturalistic Setting, Sara Elizabeth Little

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Influences on Father Involvement: Testing for Unique Contributions of Religion and Spirituality, Mark Lynn

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African American Men Facing Homelessness and Co-occurring Disorders: A Qualitative Investigation of Multiple Stigmas, Rebecca C. Mayor

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Emotional Responses to Gender-Based Inequality: Justifications and Consequences, Erin Quasney

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Content Development of the Relationships with Alcohol Scale for Late-Adolescents, Rose Lucey Schroedl

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Relationship between Psychiatric Diagnosis and Functional Outcome in Physical Therapy, Marc A. Silva

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Effects of Chronic Variable Stress Across Developmental Stages in Mice, Sheryl Jayne Stevens

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Racial Identity Development and Psychological Adjustment in Biracial Individuals of Minority/Minority Racial Group Descent, Kizzie Paule Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Neuropsychological Functioning and Attrition Rates in Outpatient Substance Dependence Treatment, Sandra M. Adams

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Functional Resting State Connectivity in Individuals At-Risk for Alzheimer's Disease, Alissa M. Butts

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The Impact of Treatment Intensity on a Parent and Child Therapy Program, Jennifer Carrasco

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The Effect of Victim Status and System Threat on Rape Myth Acceptance, Kristine M. Chapleau

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Predictors of Treatment Retention among Homeless Men With Substance Use Disorders, Walter Matthew Drymalski

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Neural Dedifferentiation in Relation to Risk for Alzheimer's Disease, Nathan C. Hantke

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The neuropsychological functioning of men residing in a homeless shelter, Sara Murray Hegerty

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Child and Caregiver Social Behavior and Joint Attention Change following P.L.A.Y. Project Intervention, Jeffrey Scott Karst

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Assessment of Life Satisfaction in Apostolic Women Religious: The Development of a New Instrument, Maria Clara Kreis

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The Influence of Family Factors on Neuropsychological Outcome in a Clincal Sample of Preschool Children, Kara Leiser

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Impact of Parenting Factors and Personal Ego Development on Risk for Eating Disorders Among College Women, Valerie J. Lucas

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The Clinical Utility of the Conners' Continuous Performance Test in the Evaluation of Youth with Conduct Disorder, Stephanie Raszkiewicz

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Therapist Self-Disclosure with Adolescents: A Consensual Qualitative Research Study, Jacquelyn Julie Smith

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Religious Coping and Social Support as Mediators and/or Moderators and Acculturative Stress in a Latino Community Sample, Priscilla Vasquez

Submissions from 2009

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Individual difference variables in habitual susceptibility to misinformation, Benjamin R Bock

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Treatment Attrition and Relapse Readmission in Psychiatric Inpatients: Predictors of Treatment Engagement and Psychiatric Relapse, Nicholas W. Bowersox

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Effects of Individual Secularity, Institutional Secularity and Campus Activity Involvement on College Student Suicidal Ideation and Attempts, Christopher Daood

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The primary prevention of sexual violence against adolescents in Racine County and the Community Readiness Model, Theresa A DeWalt

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The Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Against Adolescents in Racine County and the Community Readiness Model, Theresa A. DeWalt

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Pretreatment Client Characteristics and Treatment Retention in an Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Shauna Elizabeth Fuller

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Forgiveness in Romantic Relationships: Transgression Resolution and the Role of the Offender, Patrick R. Gunderson

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The Neuropsychological Functioning of Men Residing in a Homeless Shelter, Sara Murray Hegerty

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Barriers to treatment completion in low-income families of young children with behavior problems, Kathryn M Keller

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Examining the effectiveness of a multiple antecedent intervention for increasing secure infant attachment, Margaret J Klopfer

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Depression Among the Oneida: Case Studies of the Interface Between Modern and Traditional, Mark R. Powless

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Effectiveness of a treatment program for toddlers with behavior problems and developmental delays in low-income families, April M Schaack

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Lesbian lives: Personal ideology, mental health and self identity, Beth Shaw

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Client characteristics and treatment retention in an outpatient drug-free chemical dependency program, Jessica A Thull

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Client Characteristics and Treatment Retention in an Outpatient Drug-Free Chemical Dependency Program, Jessica A. Thull

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Spiritual coping, distress, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder following traumatic injury, Stephanie C Zanowski

Submissions from 2008

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The influence of meaning making on distress and well-being following spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional examination with military veterans, Terri A deRoon-Cassini

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Beyond the parent-child dyad: Testing family systems influences on children's emotion regulation, Gregory M Fosco

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Differentiating parental psychological control from autonomy granting and examining their relations with family dynamics, Jennifer K Hauser Kunz

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After breast cancer diagnosis: Meaning processes, quality of life, and health in the context of online intervention, Colleen M Heinkel

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Women's decisions to seek specialty substance abuse treatment: A focused ethnography, Mary Bruno Maddocks

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Determinants of seeking treatment for substance use problems among Hispanics versus non-Hispanic whites, Carolina Mendez

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An empirical test of the sanctification and social support hypotheses of religious influences on parenting, Darlene E Piekarek

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Romantic attachment formation, satisfaction, commitment, and social support in early adult dating relationships, Diana M Robbins

Submissions from 2007

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Consenting to unwanted sexual activity in heterosexual relationships: A sociocultural examination, Brianna Bartels

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Mental self-government and marital communication, Jodi L. Rusch Blahnik

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Investigating processes of positive adaptation in children living in violent homes, Renee L. DeBoard

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Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Functioning of Liver Tranplant Candidates and Recipients, Karla M. Felske

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Predictors of behavior during mother-child interactions, Elizabeth A. Heideman

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Assessing the reliability and validity of scores from a revised version of the Inventory of Drug Use Consequences, Julie A Jackson

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Outcome evaluation of a treatment program for first-time adolescent offenders, Sue C Radtke

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Conflict and emotions in marital functioning: An attachment perspective, Sarah R Raynor

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Resilience in victims of intimate partner abuse, Sharon R. Shatil

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An investigation of romantic and sexual satisfaction within gay, straight, and lesbian couples, Gregory James Simons

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Pragmatic language skills of adolescents with ADHD, Peggy Duggan von Briesen

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The therapeutic alliance: Predicting outcome, determining pretreatment correlates, and assessing a feedback intervention, Karen M Zygowicz

Submissions from 2006

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Self-concept of married women in South India: A grounded theory approach, Emmanuel Arockiam

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Psychotherapy process in Jungian analysis: Analysts' views of what is happening in early analysis, Lynn A Catlin

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The role of an implicit power/sex association in the confluence model of sexual aggression, Kristine M. Chapleau

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Personal ideology and victim-centered attributions in instances of sexual assault: A personological approach, Catherine M Coppolillo

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Personal ideology: A unifying framework for relating religiosity, religious coping, and well-being, Peter John Graskamp

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The relationship between exposure to interparental conflict and social cognitive processes in children's peer relations, Kara L. Lindstedt

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Cognitive style patterns among those at high risk for eating disorders, Valerie J. Lucas

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The effect of a small unexpected extrinsic reward on memory performance in humans, Mark R. Powless

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Lesbian Lives: An Exploration of Faith, Quality of Life and Personal Ideology, Beth Shaw

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Lesbian self development in context: Cohort analysis at two points in history, Kimberly R Skerven

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The role of body-concept in selecting dating partners: Is there a self-verfication motive?, Ajay R Wadhwa

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Minority mental health: Barriers to help-seeking and treatment attrition in a low-income sample, Angelique West

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Witnessing Parental Violence: A Retrospective Analysis of the Effects on Partner Violence in a Sample of Ethnically Diverse Women, Terri A. deRoon

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Age-related asymmetry reduction indicative of functional recruitment and plasticity : an FMRI study of inhibitory control, Veronica M. Dixon

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Emotional Processes in the Family: Context for Interparental Conflict, Gregory M. Fosco

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The role of attunement in relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution, Patrick R. Gunderson

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Interparental Conflict and Children's Internalizing Psychopathology: Examining the Role of Children's Appraisals and Emotions, Jennifer K. Hauser

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Mindfulness meditation for college students: A study of its utility and promotion of its practice post treatment, Amy Catherine Hoffmann Gurka

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A cusp catastrophe model of college student alcohol use, Kelly E Kulkoski

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Predictors of poor mental health following injury: A prospective study, Shannon C Lee

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Influences on female counseling psychology associate professors' decisions regarding pursuit of full-professorship, Nathan T Pruitt

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An ecological-transactional examination of child maltreatment, family conflict, and community violence, Ronald Pupp

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Factors related to attrition from a comprehensive continuum-of-care program: Implications for the service utilization model, Ann M Rolling

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Non-visual flashbacks: In vivo versus imaginal exposure, Carolyn J Salyards

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The relationship between alexithymia, coping, and distress, Linda Ann Stone

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Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes Following Anterior Temporal Lobectomy for Intractable Medical Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Tiffany Warren

Submissions from 2004

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Case formulation quality as a predictor of psychotherapy treatment response, Sheila McCabe Baer

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The state-trait empathy model of helping : does state empathy moderate the relationship between trait empathy and helping?, Robert W. Bond

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An evaluation of a harm reduction based outpatient substance abuse treatment program for chronic recidivists, Benjamin R D'Angelo

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ADHD symptoms and creative vocational and recreations interests, Karla M. Felske

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Dementia detection using visual memory performance, Trevor F Hyde

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Goal setting by women in battered women's shelters, Kathleen McHugh

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Attitudes and beliefs lawyers have about seeking professional mental health services, Joan Ravanelli Miller

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Evaluating the diagnostic utility of attention-deficit/hyperactivity measures using discriminant function analysis, Andrea R Schwarte

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Four components of lesbian community, Gregory J. Simons