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 2020

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Identifying School Climate Predictors of School Absenteeism, Victoria Bacon

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Network Analysis of Cognitive Symptom Domains in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Abigail Rose Baily

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The Factor Structures of Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligences Relative to General Intelligence and Personality, Nicholas Carfagno

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Functional Capacity Profiles in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, Ashley Sara Emami

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Anxious and Oppositional Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Andrew Gerthoffer

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Examination of the Relationship Between Sport-Specific Thoughts and Emotions and Anxiety and Depression in College Athletes, Marina Elizabeth Harris

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Examining the Factor Structures of the A-Des and PTCI to Identify Unique Predictors of PTSD Symptom Clusters in Maltreated Youth, Amanda Howard

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The Relation between Positive Stereotypes, Negative Stereotypes, and Discriminatory Behavior toward Hispanic and White Populations, Aileen Ynez Lovitt

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Investigating the Inner Experience of Individuals Attending Psychotherapy at a Community Mental Health Center, Stefanie A. Moynihan

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Musical Meter: Examining Hierarchical Temporal Perception in Complex Musical Stimuli Across Human Development, Sensory Modalities, and Expertise, Jessica Erin Nave-Blodgett

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Addressing Disparities in Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment, Alicia Nuñez

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Examination of the Influence of Consumer Preferences for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Components and Consumer Effort during Treatment Sessions on Child Welfare Outcomes, Christopher Philip Plant

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Eyewitness Recall and Identification Accuracy: Effects of Stress in an Extreme Haunt and a Haunted House, William Blake Ridgway

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Depressive Symptoms as a Moderator of Diurnal Trends in Reward Seeking, Erick Albert William Rogers

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Examination of Factors Reported by Athletes to Interfere with Their Lives Outside of Sports, Jesse Scott

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Menstrual Cycle Changes in Dysregulated Eating Symptoms, Kimberly S. Stevens

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Tales of Thriving: Identifying the Underpinnings of Women's Success in STEM Careers, Sarah E. Thoman

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Memory and Stereotypes for Lesbian/Gay Characters, Amber Rose Williams

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Dark Tetrad Responses to Moral Dilemmas, Kayli Wrenn

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphic Concerns in Asian American Women: Sociocultural and Culture-Specific Predictors, Liya Akoury

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Restructuring of the Axon Initial Segment in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Rachel Ali Rodriguez

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The Symbolism of Play Behavior in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Kaitlin Andrewjeski

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Face Affect Perception in Schizophrenia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Lisa Beckman

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Reduced GABAergic Signaling at the Axon Initial Segment Decreases Vigilance State Transitioning, Austin John Boren

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Identifying Risk Factors for Youth Hospitalization in Crisis Settings: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Yen-Ling Chen

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The Effects of Sex Role Stereotype Endorsement and Work-Family Conflict on Emerging Adult Aspirations, Andrea Fink-Armold

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Empirical Justification for Supportive Other Involvement in Collegiate Athletes’ Mental Health Intervention, Elena Gavrilova

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A Controlled Examination of Motivational Strategies: Reviewing Positive Consequences for Goal Achievement, Negative Consequences for Undesired Behavior, and a Relaxation Exercise, Yulia Gavrilova

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Consequences of Math Anxiety and Stereotype Threat: An Intersectional Perspective, Jennifer E. John Buck

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Reconsolidation: Unique Cognitive Process or State Dependent Learning?, Chris Kiley

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Exploring the Pristine Inner Experience of Individuals in Psychotherapy, Alek Emily Krumm

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The Effects of Problems Attributed to Culture on the Mental Health of Athletes, Corey Rae Kuhn

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Multimethod Investigation of Pristine Inner Experience, Leiszle Rae Lapping-Carr

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Visual Attention and Emotion Regulation in Schizophrenia, Bern Lee

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Multi-Polygenic Risk Score Prediction Model for Bipolar Disorder, Travis Mize

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Validating Empathy as Captured by the Meanness in Psychopathy-Self Report, Stephanie Marie Molina

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Trends in the Rate of Inpatient Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis between 1996 and 2015, Samantha Sherwood

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Elucidating the Lasting Influence of Early Pubertal Timing on Disordered Eating Symptoms, Megan Marie Shope

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Assessing Factors of Physical Risk-Taking in a Novel Behavioral Measure, Edward A. Smith

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Forgetting Distractors: Inhibition or Decay?, Laura Werner

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Changes in Hippocampal-Anterior Cingulate Cortex Interactions During Remote Memory Recall, Ryan A. Wirt

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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Defining Problematic School Absenteeism Using Nonparametric Modeling, Kyleigh Kay Skedgell

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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