Below are the theses and dissertations of graduates of the Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education, as well as the following Departments: Educational Research, Cognition, and Development (until 2012), Educational Leadership (until 2012), and Sports Education Leadership (until 2012).

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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Exploring Transitions Back and into College: Stories of Adult Women, Laura Bennett

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The Experience of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder During the Transition to Middle School, Hannah M. Berry

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My Voice Matters: A Telling Case Study of Student Voice in Institutional Governance, Eboni Monique Caridine

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Governance Practices of a Private Non-Profit System of Higher Education, Taylor Hough

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Beyond Right or Wrong: The Influences of Thinking Disposition And Item Difficulty on Student Behavior During High-Stakes Testing, Kristina Lindquist

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Motivation and Online Information Literacy Instruction: A Self-Determination Theory Approach, Francesca Marineo

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Improving Community College Students' Interest, Utility-Value, and Performance: How Does Future Time Persective Influence a Utility-Value Intervention?, Elsa Maria Mason

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The Effects of Background, Classroom Assessment Competence, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Perceived Assessment Skills on Classroom Assessment Practices of Teachers in India, Manognya Murukutla

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Effects of Creativity Instruction in Science on Creative Thinking and Science Achievement in Chinese Students, Yun Peng

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Motivation and Gesture in Foreign and Second Language Development: A Sociocultural Study of Chinese Learners of English, Lixian Tian

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Animal Assisted Therapy and Support Animals, What Mental Health Professionals Know and Understand, Alexandro H. Velez

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Exploring the Utility of Mindfulness in the Elementary School Classroom, Sarah M. Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Effect of Instructors Training on Technology Adoption, Course Design, and Student Experiences: A Multiple Case Study of Training Based on TPACK or Quality Matters, Yvette Aqui

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Personality Patterns of Students Who Make a Threat of Targeted School Violence, Tawnya Michelle Ayim

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The Roles of Biophilic Attitudes and Auditory Stimuli within Attention Restoration Theory, Jason B. Boggs

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Conversational Movement Dynamics and Nonverbal Indicators of Second Language Development: A Microgenetic Approach, Kristine Marie Bragg

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Developing and Measuring Faculty Motivation to Teach in Higher Education, Celeste M. Calkins

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The Effects of a Retrieval Practice Intervention on Undergraduates’ Monitoring and Control Processes Using Performance Feedback in a College Classroom, Meganclaire Cogliano

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Having or Serving: Perceptions of HSIs, Rebecca Gates

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Learning Communities and Early Student Success, Beth Gersten

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Malingering Undetected Successfully: Does Extrinsic Motivation and Coaching Have a Significant Impact?, Jennifer Golanics

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Exploring Relations Between Motivation, Metacognition, and Academic Achievement Through Variable-Centered, Person-Centered and Learning Analytic Methodologies, Wonjoon Hong

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Reimagining High School Writing: A Multi-Case Examination of the Impact of External Pressures on High School Writing Contexts, Nicole Elizabeth Klimow

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Mental Health Research Productivity of Nasp-Approved School Psychology Programs: 2010-2015, Mala Nash

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Community College Students’ Perceptions of Their Academic Workload, William Neff

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Epistemic Beliefs and the Innovation-Decision Process: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Faculty Classroom Assessment Practice, Sharon G. Peterson

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A Qualitative Study of School Psychologists' Perception and Interpretation of Their Professional Identity, Elizabeth A. Sanders