Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Psychology Department.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Inner Experience while Reading Fiction: A Descriptive Experience Sampling Exploration, Vincent Peter Brouwers

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Objectification Theory and Eating Pathology in Latina College Students: Testing a Culture-Specific Model, Kimberly Claudat

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Examining Resilience In Relation to PTSD Symptomatology In Maltreated Youth, Timothy Day

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Who Is This About? An Exploratory Study of Erotic Self-Focus, Evan Fertel

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Assessing the Effect of Race Saliency in Measures of Children’s Implicit Bias, Veronica A. Glover

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Experience-Specific and Domain-General Effects on Simple and Complex Meter Processing, Sangeeta Gupta

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A Comparison of the Effects of Different Doses of GABAB Receptor Ligands on Spatial Learning and Memory and Memory Flexibility, Chelcie Heaney

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The Effect of Sleep on Perceptual Learning and Memory Consolidation, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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Examining the Inner Experience of Individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Johanah Yoosun Kang

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Examining the Dynamics of Infant Face Processing Using State Space Grids, Andrea Jane Kayl

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Integration of audio-~visual emotional information in schizophrneia, Bern Lee

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Factor Analysis of the Sport Interference Checklist with Collegiate Athletes, Travis Albert Loughran

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Retroactive interference in recognition memory: The effects of mental effort and similarity on recollection and familiarity, Caleb Jordan Picker

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The Neuroendocrine and Performance Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Males and Females, Meghan E. Pierce

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Ethnic and American Identity as Correlates of Eating Pathology in College Women, Liya Markovna Rakhkovskaya

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Objective Circumstances of the Death and Complicated Grief: Examining Indirect Associations Through Meaning Made of Loss, Vincent Rozalski

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What do we see: number line estimation with eye tracking, Sarah Ann Salas

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Differences in Absenteeism Severity among Community Youth, Kyleigh Kay Sheldon

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The Experience of Participating in DES, Dio Turner Ii

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Examining the role of supportive others in substance abuse treatment and child welfare, Jessica Marie Urgelles

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Functional capacity in schizophrenia: Relationship among effort, reinforcement learning and self-beliefs, Sally J. Vogel

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Effect of Contextual Speech Rate on Speech Comprehension, David Michael Weintraub

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Effects of Instructor Attractiveness on Classroom Learning, Richard Shane Westfall

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Performance or Processing? Effects of Levels of Processing and Divided Attention on Memory-Related Eye Movements, Wei An

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An Efficient Standardized Method of Maintaining Quality Assurance in Therapeutic Treatment Record Keeping, Kelsey Michael Bradshaw

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Oppositional and Anxiety Behavior Profiles in a Clinical Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Diliberto

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The Formation of Situation Models in Multimedia, Kris Gunawan

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School climate, absenteeism, and psychopathology among truant youth, Marisa Charlene Hendron

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The Effect of Early Life Stress on Methamphetamine Damage in the Striatum, Emily Hensleigh

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Maltreated Multiracial Youth, Harpreet Kaur

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Unfinished Business in Bereavement: A Mixed Methods Study, Kara Lee Klingspon

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The Mental Organization of People's Permanent and Situational Attributes, Kathleen Larson

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Family Environment and Severity of Absenteeism in Youth, Rachel Marie Loftis

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Who or What Should I Be Like? The Self-Assessment of Sexual Desire, Caroline Maykut

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Dual Task Interference in Low-~Level Abilities: The Role of Working Memory and Effects of Mathematics Anxiety, Alex Michael Moore

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The Effect of Acute LPS-Induced Immune Activation and Brain Insulin Signaling Disruption in a Diabetic Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Andrew Scott Murtishaw

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What's age got to do with it? Examining how the age of stimulus faces affects children's implicit racial bias, Erica Cheree Noles

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Sex in the Brain: The Relationship between Event Related Potentials and Subjective Sexual Arousal, Taylor Lynn Oliver

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WISC-IV Profiles in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbid Learning Disabilities, Elyse Parke

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Possible Benefits of Playing Music Video Games, Amanda Pasinski

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Development and Testing of the Home Safety and Beautification Checklist with Mothers Referred for Child Neglect and Substance Abuse, Michelle Pitts

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Exploring the Inner Experience of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stacy Reger

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Impaired Theory of Mind in Psychotic and Affective Disorders, Erik Nelson Ringdahl

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Hemispheric asymmetry in the perception of musical pitch structure, Matthew Adam Rosenthal

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Identifying Maltreated Youths at Heightened Risk for Posttraumatic Symptoms, Emma H. Ross

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Implicit Theories of Intelligence and Learning a Novel Mathematics Task, Nathan Oehme Rudig

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Weight-Based Microaggressions Experienced by Obese Women in Psychotherapy, Kerri Jo Schafer

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Relationship Between Child Behavior Problems, Parental Stress, Child Abuse Potential, and Substance Use Among Mothers in the Child Welfare System, Kendra Tracy

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Auditory Processing Deficits in Bipolar Disorder with and without a History of Psychotic Features, Ryanna Verbiest

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Factor Structure of the CPT-II, Mary Vertinski

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Emotional and Physical Infidelity: An Evolutionary Perspective, Alyson Kay Baker

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Examining the Testing Effect using the Dual-Process Signal Detection Model, Nicole Jessica Bies-Hernandez

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Alternations of NMDA and GABAB Receptor Function in Development: A Potential Animal Model of Schizophrenia, Monica Bolton

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Exploring the Relationships Between Rap and Hip-Hop Music Use and Objectified Body Consciousness, Body Dissatisfaction, and Gender Norms in Female Juvenile Delinquents, Nina Simone Brathwaite

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The Role of Body Surveillance, Body Shame, and Body Self-Consciousness during Sexual Activities in Women's Sexual Experience, Kimberly Claudat

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The Influence of Person Familiarity on Children's Social Information Processing, Andrew J. Cummings

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Investigating Potential Factors that Influence Recruitment for Parenting Skills Classes, Rachel Elizabeth Davis

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Resilience and Trauma in Maltreated Youth, Timothy Day

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Assessing the Conceptual Equivalence of Measure of Suppression in Culturally Diverse Samples, Amanda Louise Haboush

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The Impact of Sexual Arousal on the Category Specificity of Women's Visual Attention to Erotic Stimuli, Sarah Jones

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The Relationship Between Sex-Typing and Help-Seeking Behaviors in Adults, Joshua Juvrud

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Examining the Inner Experience of Four Individuals with Bipolar Disorder Using Descriptive Experience Sampling, Johanah Kang

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Eating Pathology, Supplement Use, and Nutrition Knowledge in Collegiate Athletes, Holly Beth Lapota

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Examining the Inner Experience of Three Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder and Three Individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Janell Marie Mihelic

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Examining the Inner Experience of Left-Handers Using Descriptive Experience Sampling, Aadee Mizrachi

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The effects of chronic calcium dysregulation on behavioral and pathological features of Alzheimer's disease, Jonathan Sabbagh

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The Role of Music-Specific Representations When Processing Speech: Using a Musical Illusion to Elucidate Domain-Specific and -General Processes, Christina M. Vanden Bosch Der Nederlanden

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An Empirically-Supported Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Maltreated Youth, Adrianna Wechsler

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The Role of Social Physique Anxiety and Social Appearance Anxiety in the Body Checking Behaviors of Male and Female College Students, Emily Katherine White