This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Psychology. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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INVESTIGATING THE UTILITY OF VIDEO MODELING INTERVENTIONS FOR GENERALIZATION OF SOCIAL SKILLS, Laura Ambrose

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Do Negative Expectations Affect Self-Reported Cognitive Functioning and Treatment Satisfaction after Chemotherapy Treatment for Cancer?, Brook Elizabeth Clark

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ASSESSING BICYCLE HELMET USE IN COLLEGE-AGED INDIVIDUALS USING THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE, Julia Anne Hammond

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ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT OF DAILY MICROAGGRESSIONS AND STIGMA-BASED SUBSTANCE USE AMONG LESBIAN, GAY, AND BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS, Nicholas Alexander Livingston

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TESTING THE EFFECTS OF DEPRESSION LABEL AVOIDANCE AND DESCRIPTIONS OF DEPRESSION ETIOLOGY ON TREATMENT INTENTION, William Jonathan Meyer

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THE IMPACT OF FUNCTIONAL ANALYTICALLY INFORMED EVOKING BEHAVIORS ON EMOTIONAL CONNECTION: AN ANALOGUE STUDY, Sarah Lynn Schwarz

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EXPLORING PRENATAL AND PERINATAL PREDICTORS OF DISORGANIZED ATTACHMENT AT 16-MONTHS IN A LOW-RISK SAMPLE, Laurel Anne Teaford Standiford

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An Investigation of the Relations Between Stress and Prospective Memory, Brandon T. Stewart

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FURTHER INVESTIGATING THE UNDERLYING ATTENTIONAL PROCESSES OF BRIEF MINDFULNESS-BASED INTERVENTIONS, Erin Rachelle Yosai

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Living with HIV: A Potential Source of Trauma in Children and Adolescents, Kaitlyn P. Ahlers

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INDIVIDUALS’ PERCEPTIONS OF DISORDERED EATING PATHOLOGY: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE INVENTORY FOR DISORDERED EATING ATTRIBUTIONS (IDEA), Lindsay Katherine Crosby

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PAVLOVIAN TO INSTRUMENTAL TRANSFER IN THE PEAK PROCEDURE: INSIGHTS INTO TIME, Benjamin Robert Eisenreich

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A Phenomenological Analysis of the White Therapist and American Indian Client Dyad: Common Factors, Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, and Microaggressions, Jennie Marie Fretts

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Improving Mental Health Care for Transgender Consumers: Providers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, and Resources, Hillary Gleason

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Examining the Feasibility of a Rural School-Family Initiative, Heather M. Halko

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CONFIDENCE JUDGMENTS IN A SIMULTANEOUS TASK USING SPRAGUE DAWLEY RATS (RATTUS NORVEGICUS), Jessica K. Kumm

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SCHOOL SUPPORTS FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS: COUNTERACTING THE DANGERS OF THE CLOSET, Lauri Mae Lindquist

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SMOKING CESSATION FOR PATIENTS IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY PAIN TREATMENT SETTINGS: A PRELIMINARY TEST OF ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY, Anayansi Lombardero

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THE ACCEPTABILITY OF USING MOODGYM TO TREAT DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTS: A PILOT STUDY, Jaime Rebekah Long

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GENDER NONCONFORMITY, PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS, AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: LOOKING BEYOND SEXUAL ORIENTATION, Kathryn M. Oost

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The Effect of Terminology Relating to mTBI on Symptom and Recovery Expectations, Meredith K. Reynolds

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Exploring Barriers to the Generalization of Social Skills Interventions for Children Diagnosed with ASD: A Qualitative Analysis of ‘Youth Engagement Through Intervention’, Zachary Shindorf

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THE EFFECTS OF LABELS AND GENDER ON PEER ATTITUDES OF INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED STUDENTS, Ian Knowlton Pattison Stephens

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PURPOSE AND SATISFACTION OF ACTIVITIES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES USING ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT, Jennifer Lauren Wong

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Schemas and Romantic Attachment as Potential Mediators in the Relationship between Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence, Aryn Ziehnert

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of a psychoeducational intervention on college mental health treatment engagement, Laura Ann Boucher

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Trait Hope as a Moderator of the Effects of Hassles and Uplifts on Depressive Symtpoms in College Students, Leslie C. Croot

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The Temporal Dynamics of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Negative Emotions, Daniel Dewey

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Behavioral Effects of Fluoxetine on Aggression and Associative Learning in Betta splendens, Benjamin Eisenreich

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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Transgender Inmates, Robert Enoch

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Resilience Through Adversity and Aging: Historical Loss and Resilience in Adults From a Northern Plains Tribe, Desiree L. Fox

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STAGES OF CHANGE THEORY APPLIED TO SELF-CRITICAL THINKING AND FEAR OF COMPASSION: A BRIEF PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION, Meghan Theresa Gill

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Victims' Perspectives of Their Roles in Unwanted Sexual Experiences When Alcohol is Consumed, Lindsey C. Grove

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The Tower of Hanoi in Dynamic Creative Problem Solving, Lia Harrington

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An Empirical Investigation of the Buddhist Concept of "Not-Self", Christian Herwitz

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The Cognitive Dissonance Theory of Torture Perceptions, Shannon Houck

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Insight Dialogue: Investigation of a Relational Meditation Practice, Zed David Kramer

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Self-Compassion as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Emotion Dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms, Priya Loess

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A Measure Development Study for Youth Trauma Exposure and Developmental Trauma Disorder, Molly Kathleen McDonald

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Social impact of traumatic brain injury in adolescents: a mixed methods study with a focus on rural adolescents, Brandon Jared Rennie

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Politicized climate change communication: An integrative complexity analysis, Meredith A. Repke

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Effectiveness of Mary Ainsworth's Maternal Sensitivity Scale with Four-week-old Infants, Laurel Anne T. Yorgason

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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THE VALIDITY OF SELF- VERSUS OTHER REPORTS OF ADHD SYMPTOMS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS: COGNITIVE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OUTCOMES, Eric Aune

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PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE AS A PREDICTOR OF TRAUMA IN WOMEN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, Marie Baca Villa

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Stigma Perceptions of Adolescents with Emotional and/or Behavioral Difficulties, Camille Barraclough

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Remembering together: The relationships of historical loss, social support, depression, and resilience, Matthew Croxton

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Spiritual Practices among Northern Plains Tribal Members as a Protective Factor in the Relationship between Unexpected Deaths and Traumatic Grief, Ciara D. Hansen

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Simulation of Brain Injury: Preparation Outside the Lab, Tory Kimpton

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The effect of fluoxetine on self-control in betta splendens, Kathryn Gwen Lamp

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Childhood trauma-related nightmares: The impact of exposure, relaxation, and rescripting therapy on cognitive functioning, Susan E. Ocean

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Examining the effectiveness of the circle of security parenting DVD program, Whitney Rostad

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SCHOOL-BASED DBT SKILLS GROUPS FOR ADOLESCENT EATING DISORDERS AND BODY IMAGE CONCERNS: A PILOT STUDY, Jordan Fiorillo Scotti

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An attributional analysis of observers helping the bully in bullying episodes, Christopher James Bushard

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A Longitudinal Exploration of Factors Impacting Outcomes for Native American Students Participating in CBITS: Looking Beyond Quantitative Analysis, Kathrine Irene Butler Hepler

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND EATING PATHOLOGY, Lindsay Katherine Crosby

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The Lived Experience of American Indian Teen Parents from a Northern Plains Tribe, Ann Marie Douglas

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I HAVE AN ENEMY AND I AM GLAD: AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS ENEMYSHIP HAS ON THE INDIVIDUAL, Laura Janelle Gornick

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EXPANDING, REFINING, AND REPLICATING RESEARCH ON HIGH SCHOOL GAY-STRAIGHT STUDENT ALLIANCES AND SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH, Nicholas Christopher Heck

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Cueing Complex Thought, Shannon Houck

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The Role of Personality in Predicting Problematic Substance Use Among Sexual Minorities, Nicholas Alexander Livingston

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Diagnosis Threat in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Renee Madathil

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Comparing responses to a mindful-breathing practice across traumatized and non-traumatized populations, Sarah Lynn Schwarz

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A culture specific grief intervention and its affects upon coping behavior and perceived social support among American Indians: A treatment development study, William Henry Shunkamolah

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Chronic trauma effects on personality trait trajectory in police officers, Jennifer Leigh Wills

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Influence of Positive Expectancies and Adaptive Goal Investment on Relationship Abuse, Geniel H. Armstrong

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Integrating Mindfulness: A qualitative study with therapists practicing mindfulness meditation, Meghan T. Gill

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An Experiential Perspective on the Buddhist Not-Self: Implications for Western Psychology, Christian Herwitz

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The Effect of Photocycle on Self-Control in Betta splendens, Kathryn Gwen Lamp

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Explanatory Style as a Protective Factor for Victimized LGBT Adolescents, Lauri Mae Lindquist

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Prevalence and Correlates of Smoking Status Among Depressed Individuals in Veterans Affairs Primary Care, Anayansi Lombardero

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Relationship of Self-Concept, Depression, Academic Estimation, and Online Social Networking in Adolescents, Jaime Rebekah Long

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Measuring Trauma: A Pilot Application for Children and Adolescents, Molly Kathleen McDonald

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The Influence of Dad: An Investigation of Adolescent Females' Perceived Closeness with Fathers and Risky Behaviors, Whitney Rostad

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An Effectiveness Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing as an Addition to an Internet-Based Health Promotion Program for Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers, Casey Nicole Ruggiero

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Emotional Availability and Touch among Deaf and Hearing Mother-Infant Dyads, Grace Silvia

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Diagnosis Threat in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Population, Haley Gail Trontel

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College Dating Couples' use of Conflict Management during a Prisoner's Dilemma Task: An Exploratory Study, Kristen E. Waldemayer

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COPING AS A MEDIATOR BETWEEN CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND CURRENT TRAUMA SYMPTOMS IN FEMALE SURVIVORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, Aryn Violet Ziehnert

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A Qualitative Investigation of the Strategies used by a Sample of Native American Older Adults to Cope with Race-Related Stressors, Rita Haidle Billow

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Depression is a brain disease: An examination of the impact of biological explanations of mental illness, Laura Ann Boucher

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Communal Empathy in Native American Older Adults, Heather Lynn Dorlando

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Effects of Stereotype Activation on Self-Concepts: Differences Between Native American & Caucasian College Students, Laura R. John

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Teaching Mindfulness to Individuals with Schizophrenia, Jennifer Leah Miller

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Peer Attitudes Toward Giftedness, Ian Stephens

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Uncertainty Monitoring in Sprague-Dawley Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Leslie Anne Angel

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Shame, Guilt, Anger, And Seeking Psychological Treatment Among A Trauma Exposed Population, Katrina L. Bratton

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Expanding the Role of Criterion A2 in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Daniel Evan Dewey

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Predictors of Posttraumatic Growth, Shame, and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: The Roles of Social Support and Coping, Nancy-Jane Kimberly Doane

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UNDERSTANDING CYNICISM: USING A DISCREPANCY MODEL AS EVIDENCE FOR DOMAIN-SPECIFIC CYNICISM, L. Janelle Gornick

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SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF PARTICIPATING IN ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY, Abby Marie Kiklevich

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Burnout In Psychiatric Nursing: Possible Protective Factors, Renee Madathil

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The Effects of Brief Psychoeducation on Adolescents' Depressive Symptoms and Perceptions of Parenting, Mallory McBride

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Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Mood Management Intervention for Depressed College Smokers, Holly E. Schleicher

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Factors Influencing the Face Validity of Effort Tests: Timing of Warning and Feedback, Haley Gail Trontel

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Tobacco Use among Alaska Native and American Indian College Students, Sarah Angstman

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Minfulness-based Treatment Options for Anxiety as a Function of Described Etiology and Psychological Characteristics, Noah Baker

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The role of the CB1 receptor in learning, memory and anxiety-like behaviors, Loretta Lynn Bolyard

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Examination of the Sensitivity and Specificity of the MMPI-2 and PAI: An analog Study of Brain Injury and Test Effort, Cameron Craig Brewer

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An Analysis of Identity, Gender, Religion and Spirituality, and Current Endorsement of Depressive Symptoms by American Indians Living Off-Reservation, Georgie Victoria Ferguson

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Mindfulness and Health Behaviors, Desleigh D. Gilbert