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 2018

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Dissertation: Assessing Instructed Feigner's Response to the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, Stephen Scott Grabner

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Dissertation: Alcohol Misuse Among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Healthcare Professionals, Brian Letourneau

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Dissertation: An Examination of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Older Adults, Morgan Levy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the ‘Little Engine’ Effect: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Approaching Contamination, Lori Francesca Merling

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: The Influence of Trauma, Locus of Control, And Health-Related Quality Of Life on a Child’s Self-Worth, Anita Alexander

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Dissertation: Predicting Cardiovascular Fitness in Ethnic Minority Youth: A Comparison of Demographic, Body Composition, and Physical Activity Variables, Steven Arcidiacono

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Dissertation: PTSD Subtypes, Depressive Presentation, Dissociation, and Cognitive Appraisals and Their Impact on Cardiovascular Reactivity Responses to Stress, Dyona Augustin

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Dissertation: "Youn Ede Lòt”: Help-Seeking Among Haitians, Josie A. Augustin

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Ideology and Disgust Sensitivity, Shaina C. Fieldstone

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Dissertation: Effect of Negotiator Active Listening Skills on Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations, Karen Guszkowski

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Dissertation: The Assessment of Burnout and Resilience in Correctional Officers, Vera A. Klinoff

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Dissertation: Moral Reasoning and Moral Emotions Linking Hoarding and Scrupulosity, Keith Lit

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Dissertation: Exploring mediators and moderators in the relationship of acculturative stress and internalizing symptoms in Hispanic youth, Victoria A. Schlaudt

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery (NMNB), Annelly Bure-Reyes

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Dissertation: Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Resiliency in Incarcerated Women: Attachment as a PTSD Moderator, Cassandra Groth

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Dissertation: Toward a Model of 12-Step Engagement: Predicting Recovery Involvement in Narcotics Anonymous, Hillary L. Howrey

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Dissertation: Memory Performance in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Neocortical vs. Dual Pathologies, Brandon M. Korman

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Dissertation: Impact of Parental Interference on Children in High Conflict Divorce, Kelly D. Painter

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

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Dissertation: The Impact of Drop-in Centers on the Long Term Mentally Ill, Marissa Snell

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