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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Posterior Predictive Model Checking of Local Misfit for Bayesian Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Chi Hang Au

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Contributory Factors of Well-Being in New Mothers; An Exploratory Study, Molly Bowman

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The Application of the Specific Learning Disability Exclusionary Clause as Practiced by Virginia School Psychologists, Kaitlynn Carter

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A New Paradigm for Improvement: Student-Faculty partnership in Learning Outcomes Assessment, Nicholas A. Curtis

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Gratitude in Relationships: A Study on Gratitude, Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction, Brittany D. Dioszeghy

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Mental Toughness, Well-Being, and Coach-Created Motivational Climate within Collegiate Athletics, Chad Doerr

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Evaluating the Benefits of Art Therapy Interventions with Grieving Children, Meagan Dye

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Applied Behavior Analysis Function Based Procedures Contribute to Parent Child Interaction Therapy Child Outcomes, Melissa Grant

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Beyond Motivation: Differences in Score Meaning between Assessment Conditions, Nikole Gregg

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Seminar in Paraphilic Disorders, Kim E. Hall

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The Kids Are (Going to Be) Alright: Authorship of a Post-Divorce Narrative, Caroline Hamby

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The Influence of Covariate Measurement Error on Treatment Effect Estimates and Numeric Balance Diagnostics Following Several Common Methods of Propensity Score Matching: A Simulation Study, Heather D. Harris

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Hell on Earth: An Exploration Into What Drives Evil, Samuel Taylor Hogan

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Envisioning a future for professional counseling: A qualitative study of counselor educator perspectives on professional distinction, Michael Horst

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Understanding Truancy as a Precursor to Dropout in a Rural Environment, Katelyn Hughes

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Student Engagement and Learning Gains: Self-reports, Direct Measures, and Instrument Specificity, Christopher Kerr

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The School Psychologist’s Role in the Problem Solving Process: How Assessment Can Inform Intervention, Rachel Larkin

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Diverse Students’ Perceptions of the Proactive Circle Process in a Restorative Practice Intervention, Shana M. Little

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Rapport During the Assessment Process: A Survey of School Psychologists, Ebony Mason

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Screening for Dementia: An Examination of Subscale Relative Importance, Emily F. Matusz

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Mental Health Literacy: Investigating Adolescents’ Knowledge of Depression and Professional Sources of Help, Jessica A. Meeks

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Hear me when I’m well: a convergent parallel mixed methods study of Psychiatric Advance Directives in Virginia, Anne Metz

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The Power of One: How Promoting Positive Student-Teacher Relationships in the Classroom Can Impact Teacher Wellness and Burnout, Alexis Morse

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Neuro-Cognitive Factors in Adolescent Psychotherapy, Jean F. Ndzana

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The Effects of Alcohol Priming and Alcohol-Related Cues on Subsequent Alcohol Preferences, Kathleen R. Owens

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Constant Connection: College Students’ Smartphones Attachment and Close Relationship Attachments across Domains, Angela M. Pezzella

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From Critical to CALM: The Development and Implementation of a Brief Unified Mindfulness Workshop for College Students, Mandi Eggenberger Quay and Mandi Quay

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Mental health care for the homeless, John D. Rogers

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Attentional Processing: Replication and Extension of Selection BIas as a Predictor of Intertemporal Choice Behavior, Dylan Rutter

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An exploration of the collegiate coach-athlete relationship and its impact on female athlete attitudes and behaviors toward disordered eating and body image, Bridget E. Smith

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In Search of Equality: Developing an Equal Interval Likert Response Scale, Elisabeth M. Spratto

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The Cost of Caring: Emergency Department Nurses, Compassion Fatigue, and the Need for Resilience Training, Amelia Walton

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A Growth Mindset Intervention in Female Collegiate Athletes, Cierra LaTrice Williams

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Discounting in the Pigeon: Food-Specified Conditioned Reinforcers, Matthew Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A mixed methods study of a psychoeducational attachment-based intervention for families experiencing separation and loss, Kelly C. Atwood

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Building social support: A mixed methods study exploring how college students self-disclose emotions with others in order to build social support, Aimee Brickner

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The effect of in vivo coaching on therapist behavior management skills, Leslie E. Brittain

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Exploring students' perceptions of academic strengths and weaknesses, John S. Brookbank IV

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Inventory of legal knowledge: An examination of psychometric properties in an inpatient psychiatric setting, Kristen T. Campbell

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The effect of journey around the world curriculum on prosocial behavior in elementary school children: A pilot study, Jae Seung Cha

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Incorporating visual communication desensitization in the treatment of depression in women with sexual trauma histories, Nino Chkhaidze

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Children's understanding of kindness, Elizabeth R. Coalter

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Sleep deprivation and voluntary alcohol consumption in adult rats, Charles M. Cowan II

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Exploring rehabilitation adherence and the motivational climate created by athletic trainers: A mixed methods approach, Kaleb W. Cusack

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The influences of musical training and spectral centroid on perceptual interactions of pitch and timbre, Heather Daly

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Views toward mental health: An adolescents' perspective, Breonna L. Davis

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Using multiple imputation to mitigate the effects of low examinee motivation on estimates of student learning, Kelly J. Foelber

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MEPI, BEVI, and EI leadership: Implications and applications for global leadership assessment and development, Whitney Giesing

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The effect of educational modules on attitudes towards disabilities, Hunter W. Greer

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Explaining unintended consequences of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior procedures using behavioral momentum theory, Meghan C. Herr

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Color-grapheme synesthesia: A study of population prevalence, Christopher Hill

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Evaluating the performance of propensity score matching methods: A simulation study, Jessica N. Jacovidis

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The dialogical principle in counseling and psychotherapy: An exploration of Martin Buber's "I and Thou", Matthew Martin

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Student learning gains in higher education: A longitudinal analysis with faculty discussion, Catherine E. Mathers

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Dreams: A unified theory approach, Chance McDermott

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I Can Thrive!: Fostering Well-Being in Adolescent Girls via the Unified Approach, Jennifer L. Mills

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Retrospective versus prospective measurement of examinee motivation in low-stakes testing contexts: A moderated mediation model, Aaron J. Myers

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The impact of fertility cues on intrasexual competition and threat perception, Grant Ostrander

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Bites: Psychoeducational handouts on nutrition for students in a depression group, Caitlin P. Powell

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The effect of a font intervention for 4th and 5th graders with dyslexia, Steven L. Powell

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Student engagement and post-college outcomes: A comparison of formative and reflective models, Courtney Sanders

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A Novel Approach: Fictional Prose as Imagined Contact for Counselors-in-Training working with Cultural Others, Bryant Logan Satterlee

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Examining the type I error and power of 18 common post-hoc comparison tests, Derek Sauder

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Bridging the gap between current special education practices and models of best practice in addressing the needs of students with emotional disabilities, Mandi Simmers

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Integrating implementation fidelity and learning improvement to enhance students’ ethical reasoning abilities, Kristen L. Smith

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You only live up to the standards you set: An evaluation of different approaches to standard setting, Scott N. Strickman

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Mentalization in counseling processes, Matthew J. Swartzentruber

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Feedback delivery timing & behavior skills training: Training university students to perform DTT, Matthew Taylor

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The effect of font type on sight word reading performance of 4th and 5th grade students with reading disabilities, Denton S. Warburton

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Fostering hope in alternative education students through goal setting, Ginger Wayland

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Being and beholding: Comparative analysis of joy and awe in four cultures, Daria B. White

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Effects of executive function skills instruction on classroom behavior, Michelle Whitham

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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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 Descent in the United States, Jennifer Semaan

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