College of Psychology Theses and Dissertations

 

This is a select list of works produced by the students of the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) at Nova Southeastern University

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Neurocognitive Implications of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Athletes Over-Time, Evan Lee Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Clergy Sexual Abuse, Robert P. Allred

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Dissertation: Factor Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Torture Survivors, Ginger V. Armas

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Dissertation: Examing Positive Psychological Constructs in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Danielle Bietra

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Dissertation: The Effects of Ongoing Assessment During a Psychoeducational Evaluation, Joseph Elliot

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Dissertation: Applying Attachment Theory and the Wounded Healer Hypothesis to Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Counseling Graduate Students, Alison Levine

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Dissertation: Cardiovascular Reactivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression, Lydia R. Malcolm

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Dissertation: Mindfulness In Parenting Questionnaire (MIPQ): Development and validation of a measure of mindful parenting, Stacey McCaffrey

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Dissertation: Effects of Foster Care Placements on the Mental Health of Abused Children in Florida, Sarah M. Nelson

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Dissertation: Factors Predicting Return to Play in Sports-Related Concussion: An Empirical Evaluation, Douglas R. Polster

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Dissertation: Exploring the item difficulty and other psychometric properties of the core perceptual, verbal, and working memory subtests of the WAIS-IV using item response theory, Sara Ann Schleicher-Dilks

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition and Measures of Executive Function Combined Components Model, Isaac Tourgeman

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Attachment Style and Psychological Sense of Community in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Amy Elizabeth Ellis

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Dissertation: Predictors of Post Foster Care Functioning: Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Foster Alumni, Nicole Englebert

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Dissertation: Assessing Clinical Competency: The Simulated Patient Assessment and Research Collaboration, Jessica Ketterer

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Dissertation: Do Parent and Teacher Ratings of Behavior Measure What They Are Intended to Measure?, Phillip Martin

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Dissertation: Ethnic Minority Endorsement of Rape Myths, Bianca Oney

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Dissertation: The Effects of Mental Illness on Trust Between Military Veterans, Kristina Marie Reihl

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Dissertation: The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III, Jessica Robbins

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Time, Altruism, and Hope: Factors that Increase the Consistency of Pro-environmental Behaviors, Lauren Christina Alexander

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD): Developmental Implications and Clinical Correlates, Christopher Ryan Boddy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Beyond PTSD: Predictors of Psychological Comorbidities in Sexually Abused Children, Micah S. Brosbe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Risk and resilience in law enforcement stress: contributions of the Law Enforcement Officer Stress Survey (LEOSS), Samuel Lee Browning

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Among Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Subtypes, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Parenting Stress, Megan Cannon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Alexithymia and PTSD Symptoms in Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse: The Mediating Effects of Attachment and Depression, Yenys Castillo

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Dissertation: Physiological And Psychological Responses To 911 Emergency Tapes, Jackie Hammelman

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Dissertation: AN EXAMINATION OF DISGUST, ITS MEASURES, AND GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE EXPERIENCE OF DISGUST SENSITIVITY, Diane M. Kedzierski

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Rates of Apparently Abnormal MMPI-2 Profiles in the Normal Population, Anthony Paul Odland

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Gay Identity Development and Well-Being in Same Sex Attracted Older Adults, Maya Pignatore

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Client Engagement in Treatment: The Role of Stress and Social Support, Sasha Naomi Stok

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors That Predict Preoperative Psychological Evaluation Recommendations for Bariatric Surgery Candidates, Kimberly Wisotzke

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: 12-step recovery for substance use disorders: E-training for future clinicians, Brandon G. Bergman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teachers' Judgments of Emergent Literacy Skills among Preschoolers, Jill Driest

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Drug Attitude and Time to Relapse Following Discharge from Residential Treatment, Lyndsay Madalena Henry

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Dissertation: LATINO PARENTAL ACCEPTABILITY TOWARDS THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS VACCINE, Linda M. Kondilis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding Obesity, Related Health Risks and Barriers to Weight Management in Women Veterans, Laura Kupperman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Resiliency and Domestic Violence: Social Support as a Moderator of Posttraumatic Stress, Alison Mulcahy

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Dissertation: How Successful is Homework Success for Children with ADHD?, Alexis Resnick

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURES OF ATTENTION IN A CLINICAL POPULATION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS, Eric Edward Silk

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationships between psychological distress and immune function in women with a history of childhood maltreatment, Mischa Tursich

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Depression and Anxiety in Children on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Laura Bruder Weinberg

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Cognitive Abilities and Functional Decline in Older Adults Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Sarah West

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of Psychotropic Medication Use among Individuals Deferred into Felony Mental Health Court, Jeannine K. Baca

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: GET READY TO READ!: ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF AN EMERGENT LITERACY SCREENING TOOL, Eva Benmeleh

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Dissertation: Home Literacy Factors Affecting Emergent Literacy Skills, Robyn Valerie Cassel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: General Practitioners' Attitudes and Referral Behaviors, Heather Jo Crabtree

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Mother-Child Perceptions of Family Environment and Sexually Abused Children's Adjustment, Janine Furdella

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Co-occurrence of Substance Abuse and Trauma Between Community and Incarcerated Samples of Female Victims of Domestic Violence, Kelley Anne Gill

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Dissertation: Using the Timeline Followback to Identify Time Windows Representative of Annual Posttreatment Drinking, Christopher J. Gioia

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Subliminal Priming of Implicit Associations of Social Anxiety, Jeffrey Mandelkorn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Findings in Mildly to Severely Traumatic Brain Injured Patients, Allison Myers

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Power of Love: Attachment Style in the Battered Woman Syndrome, Aleah Leann Nathan

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Dissertation: Attitudes Toward Psychological Tele-Health: Current and Future Psychologists' Opinions of Internet-Based Interventions, Jonathan Perle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: RECIDIVISM AND PARTICIPATION IN COURT DIVERSION PROGRAMS BY MENTALLY ILL OFFENDERS, Maria Rosario Tate

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Examining Coping as a Mediator Between Perceived Stress and Alcohol Consumption in Older Adults, Andrew Craig Voluse

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Sensitivity and Specificity of the Static-2002 in a Diverse Population, LeighAnn S. Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Firefighter stress: Association between work stress, posttraumatic stress symptoms and cardiovascular disease risk, Amy J. Angleman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effect of PTSD on weight and metabolic factors among an overweight and obese veteran population, Greta Sachs Apterbach

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation into the Interaction of Psychopathology, Personality, and Sleep Disturbances in Clients from a Community Mental Health Center, Allison Lynn Bates

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Validity of the Medical Symptom Validity Test in a Mixed Clinical Population, William Howard Buddin Jr.

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Dissertation: Identification of effective strategies to promote language in deaf children with cochlear implants, Ivette Cruz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiences and Their Correlates Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, Susan Etkind

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery: Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Study, Maritza Jeannette Figueroa

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Lateralized and Overall Olfactory Identification Ability in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Daniel Heyanka

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Dissertation: Assessing Burnout in Mental Health Providers of Chronic Clients: An Exploration of Predictors, Jessica Karle

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Dissertation: ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE, PRESENTING SYMPTOMS, AND READINESS TO CHANGE IN FEMALE CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS, Eric Ford Kebker

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE EFFECT OF EATING RATE ON FOOD CONSUMPTION, Michael Joseph Kellen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Executive Function In Pediatric Patients With Intractable Epilepsy Following Hemispherectomy, Jennifer Lundmark

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Trail Making Test Quotient (Trails B/ Trails A): A comparison with measures of executive functioning, Stephanie Lei Renfrow

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: PARENT-CHILD ESTRANGEMENT IN HIGH -CONFLICT DIVORCE, Sara Salter

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition and the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities in a Clinically Referred Pediatric Population, Lindsay Anne Shaw

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery: A Pilot Study, Michelle Elena Stack

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Abuse Severity, Family Environment, and Caregiver Distress as Predictors of Adjustment Among Sexually Abused Youth, Lindsay McKenna Stewart

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN EXAMINATION OF COMPETENCY RESTORATION IN A SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY-BASED SETTING, Josephine Jessica Tang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Performance Analysis on the WISC-IV Working Memory and Processing Speed Index Among ADHD subtypes, Stephen Francis Zieman

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Analyzing the Relationship between Non-clinical Narcissism and Creativity, and the Development of Two Creativity Measures, Blake Bazel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Psychological factors in weight loss following bariatric surgery, Jessica Biren-Caverly

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Program for Correctional Officers, Brandi Booth

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy to Change Cerebral Metabolism Rates in Patients with Chronic Brain Damage, Michael J. Collins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Parents Activate Literacy Skills Program, Amii Corbisiero

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Barring the Mentally Ill from the Death Penalty: A National Survey, Ronald Joseph Dahl

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE INFLUENCE OF EDUCATION AND AGE ON NEUROCOGNITIVE TEST PERFORMANCE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND VASCULAR DEMENTIA, Nicholas Paul DenBesten

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Dissertation: A LONGITUDINAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AFFECTING THE DRINKING BEHAVIOR CHANGE PROCESS, Mariam Dum

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: "POST-MORTUM" ANALYSIS OF A MULTIPLE BASELINE ACROSS SUBJECTS ASSESSMENT OF CONTEXTUAL THERAPY FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE, Robert Cory Fanto

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship of Reproductive Hormone Levels and Menstrual Distress With Indices of Stress, Kristie DeBlasio Feehely

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Neuropsychological Constructs Assessed by the Family Pictures Subtests, Kristen M. Harris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING AND ATTENTION IN A CLINICALLY REFERRED PEDIATRIC SAMPLE, Lindsay June Hines

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Dissertation: Teaching Problem-Solving to Improve Family Functioning and Decrease Suicidality, Erin Shae Johns

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Culture on the MCMI-III Scores of African American and Caribbean Blacks, Althea Marjorie Lloyd

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE EFFICACY OF FELONY MENTAL HEALTH COURT COMBINED WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBATION, Gretchen Michelle Moy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Parenting, Ana M. Rodriguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Domestic Violence Within Asian-Indian Communities: Does Acculturation Affect The Rate of Reported Domestic Violence?, Tarmeen K. Sahni

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationships of Locus of Control, Service Connection, and Time Since Injury with Depression and Quality of Life for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, Silvia Patricia Bermudez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: ILLNESS INTRUSIVENESS IN VETERANS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, Ashley Walton LeMaire

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Personality Characteristics of Stockbrokers: Implications for Job Success, Stress, and Burnout, Jessica Martineau

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Dissertation: Differences Between Male Perpetrators of Child Homicide, Isabel Perez-Morina

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: Role of Trauma in Social-Cognitive Adjustment Strategies and Moral Disengagement among African-American Urban Youth, Kendell Lamonte Coker

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Dissertation: THE ROLES OF EXERCISE HABITS, GENDER STEREOTYPE OF EXERCISE, AND SELF-ESTEEM IN SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION, Nicole Rene Harder

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation: The Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III: Diagnostic Validity of the Alcohol Dependence and Drug Dependence Scales, Cristina Lilian Magalhaes

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Dissertation: A study of the effectiveness of the planetarium and the classroom in the teaching of constellations, Theodore V. Smith