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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Freesurfer Vs. Manual Tracing: Detecting Future Cognitive Decline In Healthy Older Adults At-Risk For Alzheimer's Disease, Alissa Butts

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Neural Correlates Of The Extreme Male Brain Theory In Adolescents With And Without Autism Spectrum Disorders, Audrey Meyer Carson

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Spiritual Questioning And Its Impact On The Therapeutic Alliance: A Preliminary Study, Cody Carson

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Understanding African American Male Inmates’ Decisions to Seek Mental Health Treatment While Incarcerated, Darnell A. Durrah Jr.

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The Impact of Personal Therapy on Graduate Training in Psychology: A Consensual Qualitative Research Study, Eric Everson

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An Examination Of The Role Of Neurocognitive Functioning In Illness Management Among Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes, Christopher James Fitzgerald

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Revising The Body Esteem Scale For The Next Quarter Century, Katherine Frost

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Understanding and Measuring Functional Impairment in Diverse Children with ADHD: Development and Validation, Lauren Marie Haack

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Supervisees' Experiences Of Ruptures In Multicultural Supervision: A Qualitative Study, Laura Lubbers

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Parent Attributional Style And Early Termination From Child And Parent Therapy, Ryan James Mattek

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Treating Family Members: The Effectiveness Of A Family-Oriented Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, Melissa Lynn Miller

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Supervisee Experiences of Corrective Feedback in Clinical Supervision: A Consensual Qualitative Research Study, David Lyle Phelps

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Executive Functioning in an Incarcerated Sample, Abigail A. Bernett

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Treatment of Dual Diagnosis Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders: A Meta-Analysis, Joshua Dolan

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Cognitive Training With Healthy Older Adults: Investigating the Effectiveness of the Brain Age Software for Nintendo DS, Shaun Michael English

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Impression Management and Psychological Reactions of Living Kidney Donors, Lee Hildebrand

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Development of the Self-efficacy for Medication Adherence for Buprenorphine (SEMA-B) Assessment, Matthew Krug

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The Mental Health Implications of Experiencing Racial/Ethnic Microaggressions Among Latina/os: Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Components, Kelly M. Moore

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Taking a Cultural Perspective on Intimate Partner Violence, Claire Oxtoby

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ADHD Problem Recognition for Latino Parents: The Role of Cultural Factors and Parental Cognitions, Brian W. Schneider

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Terror Management Theory: Interplay between Mortality Salience, Death-Thoughts, and Overall Worldview Defense, Sharon R. Shatil

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Traumatic Injury and Identity: Incorporating Traumatic Episodes into the Life Story, Abbey K. Valvano

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Current Practices and Optimal Futures for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Through Client-Treatment Matching: A Delphi Study, Noah Elijah Adrians

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The Impact of Latino Family Variables on the Sexual Activity of Latino Adolescents: A Mixed-Methods Study, Brittany Nicole Barber

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Military Mental Health: Problem Recognition, Treatment-Seeking, and Barriers, Laura Bein

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Long Term Effects of Chronic Variable Stress Administered during Different Developmental Stages in Mice, Henry Boeh

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OCD as a Dynamical Disease and the Familial Context of Ritual Rigidity: A Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective, Robert W. Bond

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Children's Understanding of Intimate Partner Violence, Renee Lynn DeBoard-Lucas

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Stress-Generation Processes in Latinos: The Roles of Acculturation, Acculturative Stress, and Intercultural Competence, Mark W. Driscoll

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

Submissions from 2005

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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

Submissions from 2004

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

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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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Dementia detection using visual memory performance, Trevor F Hyde

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