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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Examining the Influence of Executive Resources and Mathematical Abilities on Framing Biases, Gabriel Allred

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The Influence of Opponent Strategy and Psychopathic Traits on Point Gains and Cooperation in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma, Mary Baggio

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Identifying Youth at Risk for Problematic Absenteeism Using Nonparametric Modeling: The Impact of Youth Psychopathology and Family Environment Risk Factors, Mirae Fornander

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Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder within Clinically Referred Youth, Breanna Garcia

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Examination of Mental Health and Family Relationship in Collegiate Athletes, Julia Hussey

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Change Deafness: A Comprehensive Examinations, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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Novice versus Expert Algebraic Problem-Solving Strategies: An Eye Tracking Approach, Krystal Kamekona-Mendoza

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An Examination of Student-Athlete Stress and Risky Alcohol Use, Travis Albert Loughran

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How Instruction, Math Anxiety, and Math Achievement Affect Learning a Novel Math Task: Evidence for Better Instruction, Amy Jane Mcauley

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An Evaluation of Alzheimer's Disease-related Pathology in Two Different Models of Diabetes in Immune-challenged Mice, Andrew Scott Murtishaw

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Why Musical Groove Makes Us Move: An Electroencephalographic Investigation, Samantha Reina O'connell

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The Structure of Psychopathology and Its Relationship to Personality and EEG, Vincent Rozalski

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Evaluation of a Brief “Surf the Urge” Intervention, Kimberly N. Schubert

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Examination of a Screening Tool for Athletes’ Mental Health and its Direct Implications to Sport Training and Competition, Jesse Scott

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Beyond the Bench and the Bedside: Examining Women’s Success in STEM via Active Learning Projects, Sarah E. Thoman

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Predictors of Child and Adolescent Bias and Flexibility in the Attractiveness Domain, Stephanie Verba

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Purchase Behavior: The Moderating Role of Self-Presentation, Mandy May Walsh

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The Effects of Physical Attractiveness in the Health Care Industry, Richard Shane Westfall

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Development of the Emotional Verbal Learning Test - Spanish (EVLT-S), Davor Nicolas Zink

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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Temperament and Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Alexandra Diliberto

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of Broad Symptom Measures and ADHD Symptom Ratings for Identifying Individuals with ADHD Combined and ADHD Inattentive, Stacy Jean Graves

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Parents' Perceptions of Smartphone Use and Parenting Practices, David Jackson Johnson

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Same-Sex Focus in the Visual Attention of Heterosexual Women: An Investigation of Potential Explanations, Sarah C. Jones

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Reconsolidating: The Effect of Spatial Context and Expectations, Chris R. Kiley

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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Unfinished Business in Bereavement Scale, Kara Klingspon

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The Relationship Between Mood and Implicit Learning, Kathleen Larson

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Neurocognitive Correlates of the Comprehensive Trail Making Test (CTMT) in Brain Injured Children, Abigail Rose Mayfield

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Sexual Desire Trajectories: Heterosexual Individuals' Perceptions of the State and Trait Characteristics of Desire, Caroline Maykut

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Can Questionnaires Capture Inner Experience? A Validation Study of the Nevada Inner Experience Questionnaire, Stefanie Alison Moynihan

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Subjective Beat Perception in Musical Rhythms in Adult Listeners, Karli M. Nave

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An Examination of Accuracy and Elaborations for Character Traits in a Narrative, Michael Palena

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Social Cognition in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elyse Parke

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Athlete Mental Health, Corey Rae Phillips

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The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Social Support, Meghan E. Pierce

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Athlete Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences: The Role of Drinking Motives, Michelle Pitts

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The Development and Testing of Potential Music Piracy Warnings, Joanne Ullman

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Associations among Benevolent Sexism, Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem, and Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Heterosexual Women, Carrie Underwood

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Understanding Stress Reactivity in Schizophrenia, Mary Vertinski

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Neural Processes Underlying Auditory Context Effects, Breanne Yerkes

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Development and Validation of a Brief Assessment of Social Cognitive Abilities, Ryanna Zenisek

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