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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Development of a Psychological Check-up: Assessing Character and Well-being via the Unified Approach, Lindsay Michele Anmuth

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Interteaching: Types of Prep Guide Questions and Their Effect on Student Quiz Performance, Verena S. Bethke

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A Change of Heart: Understanding Spirituality Following a Shift in Values or Beliefs in Young Adults, Aaron Boggs

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Relationship between Attachment, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Post-Traumatic Growth among United States Service Members, Chauncy T. Brinton

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Informed by Applied Behavior Analysis for Developmental Delay: Parent and Sibling Coaching with Setting Generalization, Mariel S. Cannady

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Creative Counseling Techniques for Elementary-Aged Children, Brian C. Caperton

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911 Calls in Homicide Cases: What does the verbal behavior of the caller reveal?, Jon D. Cromer

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Management of Problem Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement, Anna Leigh Cruise

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More Than Meets the Eye: Taking a Look at EMDR in Trauma-Focused Therapy, Karen M. Engelhard

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The Development of a School Psychology Relevant Parent Survey, Alexa Futcher

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Protecting the Protectors: Enhancing Emotional Well-Being in Law Enforcement, Olivia Gillies

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Primer on Perspectives and Practices of Trauma, Trevor P. Haase

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Cultivating empathy in middle school students through narrative fiction, Kane M. Hamilton

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Are There Bad Wins and Good Losses? Outcome Effects in Sport, Richard Erik Inglis

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Training Future Teachers to Promote Emotion Regulation in the Classroom, Marie E. Johnson

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Applying Solution Behavior Thresholds to a Noncognitive Measure to Identify Rapid Responders: An Empirical Investigation, Mary M. Johnston

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Parents’ Perceptions of School Multidisciplinary Team Meetings and Collaboration, Brittany R. Jones

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Finding the Resilient Teacher Within: A Workshop to Address K-12 Teacher Well-Being, Laura Jones

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Analysis of African American and White American Cognitive Profiles for Language and Cultural Influences, Nicole Jones

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An Examination of the Feasibility and Impact of a Mindfulness and Nature Based Intervention For At-Risk Middle School Students, Nahal L. Khalatbari

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Exploring the Effects of Positive Behavioral Supports on Disciplinary Practices in Schools and it's Potential to Mitigate Disproportionality in Disciplinary Outcomes for African American Students, E'Lexus Emily King

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The Effect of Anchoring Vignettes on Factor Structures: Student Effort as an Example, Carolyn A. Miesen

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Healing Body, Healing Mind, Hayley O'Brien

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Examining Latent Change Classes: An Application of Factor Mixture Modeling to Change Scores, Thai Q. Ong

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The Effects of Chronic Partial Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Voluntary Alcohol Consumption on ΔFos B Accumulation, Kristian Ponder

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Generalization of joint attention: Using Parent Child Interaction Therapy to program social skills in children with developmental disorders, Thomas E. Rigg

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The Effects of Virtual Coaching on Olympic Lift Performance, Julia M. Santos

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Counseling Refugees of Middle Eastern in the United States, Jennifer Semaan

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The Evaluation of Family-School Collaboration with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families, Samantha Silver

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The Experience of Reading: What Elementary Children Think of Reading, Francesca Simpson

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The Alliant Intercultural Competency Scale: An Examination of Psychometric Properties and Validity Evidence, Elizabeth L. Smith

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Inter-Professional Collaboration: The Impact of Serial Versus Merged Treatment on the Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Robyn Starry

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Examining Well-being Among College Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Co-Morbid Diagnoses: An Integrative Approach to Understanding Mental Health, Michael T. Strand

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High Risk Drinking Concerns across College Campuses And a Look at JMU Programming, Rachel C. Tysinger

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A Dissonance Intervention to Reduce Implicit Prejudice Against Arab Muslims, Cheryl Alyssa Welch

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Context Effects of False Remember Responses in Older and Younger Adults, Casey M. Williamson

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Effect of Distance Caregiver Coaching on Functional Skills of a Child with Traumatic Brain Injury, Michelle R. Witt

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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International Distance Coaching of Therapists to Improve Verbal Behavior by Children with Autism, Ana Barkaia

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Examining the Performance of the Metropolis-Hastings Robbins-Monro Algorithm in the Estimation of Multilevel Multidimensional IRT Models, Bozhidar M. Bashkov

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Prescription for Critical Thinking: A Discussion of Psychotropic Medication and Counseling, Barton W. Biggs

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The Nature and Etiology of Religious Certitude: Implications of the EI Framework and Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory, Timothy W. Brearly

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Academic Advising: Helping Promote the Success of College Students with College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities, Jamie P. Claytor

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Digital Natives: The Nature of Technology on College Student Mental Health, Nicole Crump

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The Effects of Mindfulness Techniques on Empathy and Emotional Control, Courtney M. Dameron

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Being Left Behind, Not Staying Behind: A Look at College-Aged African American Males, Lauren Fortune

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Addressing Serial-Order and Negative-Keying Effects: A Mixed-Methods Study, Jerusha J. Gerstner

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Transition Services in the Public School System for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Krista M. Gieseke-Smith

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The Use of Differential Reinforcement to Increase Participation/Engagement in Children with Autism in an Inclusion Setting, Kayla Gionti

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The Evaluation of a Dual Language Reading Club for English Language Learner Students, Sandra M. Gonzalez

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Improving Student Learning in Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Study, Megan R. Good

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Enhancing psychology majors’ meta-cognitive understanding of desirable workplace skills using a short discussion-based in-class activity, Alena S. Gordienko

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Military Families’ Reintegration and Resiliency: An Examination of Programs and Civilian Counselor Training., Jaime Grove

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Propensity Score Matching in Higher Education Assessment, Heather D. Harris

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Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Women in Rural Communities: A Women’s Wellness Group, Andriana Hench

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Myside Bias in Probabilistic Ethical Decision Making, Richard E. Hohn

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Predicting Bystander Attitudes Using Rape Myth Acceptance and Adherence to the Commodity Model of Sex, Kimberly J. Johnson

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The Evolution of Disney Princesses and their Effect on Body Image, Gender Roles, and the Portrayal of Love, Rachael Michelle Johnson

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Satisfaction of Students with Visual Impairment within Different School Settings, Jeremiah Jordan

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A Meta-Analytic Tutorial and a Narrative Review on Motivation Interventions in Education, Rory A. Lazowski

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Advocacy in Action: A Framework for Implementation of the American Counselors Association Advocacy Competencies on a Local Level, Jeffrey M. Lown

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The Development of Character Adaptation SysTem (CAST) Intervention, Lauren Mays

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How Does Perfectionism Influence Anxiety in Gifted Middle School Students?, Kelsey Owens

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Detecting changes in auditory events, Rachael B. Peck

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The Effects of Ordinal Data on Coefficient Alpha, Kathryn E. Pinder

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Training Graduate Clinicians to Implement Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis Goals in Their Treatment Sessions, Courtney E. Powers

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Persons Can Speak Louder than Variables: Person-Centered Analyses and the Prediction of Student Success, Elisabeth M. Pyburn

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Investigating School Psychologists' Role in Informing Students about Their Learning Disabilities, Caitlin J. Reddy

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Traumatic Experiences and Cognition: How Do Static and Dynamic Variables Contribute to Current Functioning?, Cathryn Richmond

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Establishing Conditioned Reinforcers in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kristen Rollman

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Teacher Child Interaction Training as a Universal Prevention Program in Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms, Jessica Rossi

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Sleep Deprivation and Voluntary Alcohol Consumption in Adolescent Rats, Sancho N. Sequeira

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Impacts of Mindfulness on Disruptive Behaviors Associated with Characteristics of ADHD, Joseph L. Sims

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A Detailed Analysis of Coaching in Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), Krystal M. Studivant

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The Effects of a Planned Missingness Design on Examinee Motivation and Psychometric Quality, Matthew S. Swain

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Extending an IRT Mixture Model to Detect Random Responders on Non-Cognitive Polytomously Scored Assessments, Mandalyn R. Swanson

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Emerging Adulthood: Defining the Life Stage and its Developmental Tasks, Hannah B. Trible

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After-school Programming as Intervention for Students with Disabilities, Edward D. Tynan

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Suicidal Behavior Among Elementary School Students and Current Needs in Prevention Practices: A Survey of Virginia School Counselors, Maranda K. D. VanDyke

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Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices Related to Student Self-Regulation in The Classroom, Marlana L. Webster

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Delay Discounting: Are Magnitude Effects Moderated by Domain Effects?, David A. Williams Jr.

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The Effect of Examinee Motivation on Value-Added Estimates, Laura M. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Self-Reported Practices of and Attitudes Toward Reading Among Elementary-Aged English Language Learners, Sarah M. Akers

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Cracking Invisible Barriers: A Focus on Mental Health Service Use among Immigrant Latinos in the United States, Evenor Alfonso Aleman

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Effect of temporal parameters on the perception of foreign accent in synthesized speech, Ashley Assgari

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Sense of Belonging Among Middle School Students, Alexis Carson

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The Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI): Implications and Applications for Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention, Jared Cozen

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An Exploration of the Experience of In-Home Counseling Services, Greg Czyszczon

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Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT) Creates a Positive Classroom Environment: Improving Attachment and Management of Child Behavior Problems, Kara Devers

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Towards Construct Validity: Investigating the Structure of the Mental Toughness in Sport Questionnaire (MTSQ-32), Kelly Jane Foelber

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Weighing In: Therapeutic Benefits of Online Communities for Individuals with Eating Disorders, Cheri L. Greenfield

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The Effects of a Social-Emotional Skills Training Program on Optimism in Elementary Students, Jessica Sheree Harris

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Serving Those Who Served: Understanding the Needs of Student Veterans, Jessica Catherine Hayden

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Using Mindfulness to Explore Worldview Perspective and Enhance Intercultural Development, Rebecca J. Heselmeyer

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Identifying Academic Protective Factors in Gifted Minority Students, Janei Kimberly Jackson

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How Multiculturalism or Egalitarian Beliefs of Teachers Influence the Type of Cultural Information Gathered about English Language Learners, Anna C. Kim

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The Interaction of Patience and Resistance to Miserly Information Processing on Life Outcomes, Tristan Kirkman

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The Treatment of Missing Data when Estimating Student Growth with Pre-Post Educational Accountability Data, Jason P. Kopp

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Embracing Counseling and Psychotherapy in Kenya, Faith Mueni Masambia

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Back to Nature: The Impact of Nature Relatedness on Empathy and Narcissism in the Millennial Generation, Anne Loyer Metz

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Auditory masking in spontaneously hypertensive rat: An examination of the continuum of impulsivity, John Joseph O'Malley