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 2024

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATION BETWEEN MEMORY SELF-EFFICACY AND WORKING MEMORY WITHIN THE COGNITIVE RESERVE FRAMEWORK, Genna Marie Mashinchi MA

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Emerging Adults and Identity Development in the Time of COVID-19, Kaetlyn J. Cordingley

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Humanitarian Workers' Perspectives on Mental Health and Resilience of Refugee Youth: Implications for School Psychology, Diana Maria Diaków

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MAKE NO MISTAKE: THE BENEFITS OF AN ERRORLESS LEARNING PROCEDURE IN A DEPRESSED POPULATION, Bethany G. Gorter

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TRAINING AND UTILITY OF MINDFULNESS AMONG SCHOOL PSYSCHOLOGISTS, Emily Ann Hattouni

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EPISTEMOLIGICAL UNCERTAINTY AND POLITICAL IDEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEMPORAL THREATS AND IDEOLOGY, James Donald McFarland

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MY PARTNER DIDN’T HIT ME, SO IT’S NOT ABUSE: EXPLORING FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO LABELING PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE EXPERIENCES & HELP-SEEKING, Jessica Jean Peatee

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THE ROLE OF ACCULTURATION ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELFCOMPASSION AND DEPRESSION WITHIN NATIVE AMERICANS, Kristen Kaylie Pyke-Pierce

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Examining the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in a Sample of Individuals with Psychosis, Jennifer Villa

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A Qualitative Examination of Teacher's Perspectives of Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality in the Public School Setting, Amy E. Violante

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MARK MY WORDS: THE LINGUISTIC COMPLEXITY OF THE JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY ABSTRACTS AND SUBSEQUENT CITATIONS, Alivia Lauren Zubrod

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Effect of Test Difficulty on Perceived Memory Performance, Phoebe S. Bean

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TOOL TO ASSESS REASONS FOR TREATMENT NONADHERENCE IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS, Jacob Harrison Bloch

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Social Influences and Social Desirability on Recollections of Childhood Bullying, Jaynee L. Bohart

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HIDING THE AUTHENTIC SELF: CONCEALMENT OF GENDER AND SEXUAL IDENTITY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR AUTHENTICITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING, James Michael Brennan

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Developing the Label Avoidance Measure of Stigma: A preliminary psychometric review, Julia J. Cameron

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BIOBEHAVIORAL PREDICTORS OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DECLINE IN MID- AND LATE LIFE ADULTS, Cali Anne Caughie

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THE BACKFIRING EFFECTS OF FORCED POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE IN THE ONLINE WORLD: THE CASE OF PREFERRED PRONOUNS ON TWITTER, Yin Lok Linus Chan

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Gender and Sexuality Alliance Advisors' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy and Social Emotional Competency: An Exploratory Study, Kelly Marie Davis

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INTEGRATED PRIMARY CARE IS ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER JOB SATISFACTION AND LESS BURNOUT AMONG MONTANA’S MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, C. Ivie English

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2020 LGBTQ Specific Substance Use Service Survey: A Study on the Availability and Perceived Helpfulness of Treatment Programs, Chonghui (Gabriella) Ji

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Resilience, Childhood Trauma History, and Foster Care Experience in College Students, Ashlyn M. Kincaid and Ashlyn M. Kincaid

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Handicraft Art Leisure Activities and Cognitive Reserve, Genna Mashinchi

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EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A TRANSGENDER-AFFIRMATIVE CARE TRAINING ON HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ AND TRAINEES’ ATTITUDES TOWARD AND KNOWLEDGE OF ROUTINE CARE AND TRANSITION SUPPORT FOR TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS, Oakleigh Marshall Reed

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School Mental Health Professionals' Perceived Efficacy of Violence Prevention Programs and School Climate in Rural Schools, Jennifer Rotzal

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ADULT PERSPECTIVES OF KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT: A SOCIAL EMOTIONAL PROGRAM AIMED AT PROMOTING RESILIENCE AMONG YOUTH, Samantha Cody Russell

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SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, AND HEALTH, Ari B. Silverman

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Toward a Child-Friendly Worldview Measure, Shailee Rose Woodard

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Self-Compassion as a Protective Factor Against Minority Stress for LGBT Individuals, Morgan Christine Bowlen

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DETECTING SIMULATED MEMORY IMPAIRMENT IN COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH THE PROGRESSIVE VISUAL MEMORY TEST (PVMT): VALIDATION OF A NEW TEST OF PERFORMANCE VALIDITY, Brook Elizabeth Clark

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Binegative Minority Stress, Psychological Processes, and Disordered Alcohol Use: Disparities Among Sexual Minority Womxn, Kinsie Jean Dunham

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2890-FISH ON FLUOXETINE: BEFORE DURING AND AFTER BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS, Susan Marie Greene

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SCHOOL-BASED RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS AND SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AMONG NATIVE AMERICAN YOUNG ADULTS, Olivia Grace Bridges Holter

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College Students' Social Media Uses and Affective Correlates, Jennifer L. Lippold

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ENHANCING THE IMPACT OF BEHAVIORAL ACTIVATION VIA PROSPECTION, Chelsey M. Maxson

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PERCEIVED THREAT AND LEFT-WING AUTHORITARIANISM: THE EFFECT OF FRAMING ON PERSUASIVE MESSAGES, James Donald McFarland

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FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND ATTACHMENT IN RELATION TO COMPLEX TRAUMA AND C-PTSD, Susan Elizabeth Ocean

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MEASURING MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCIES WITH SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITIES: A STUDY OF THERAPY DYADS, Hillary Anne Powell

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THE ROLE OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN DEVELOPING MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCE, Kaoru Allison Powell

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Who Did You Tell? College Women’s Perceived Helpfulness of Formal and Informal Support Sources After Victimization: Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking, Nora G. Uhrich

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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CONSIDERING TRAUMA IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS IN CHILDREN: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY, Kaitlyn Page Ahlers

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Navigating the Closet: A Mixed Methods Approach to Assessing the Impact of Concealment on Psychological Outcomes for Sexual and Gender Minorities, James Michael M. Brennan

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Pressure to Support Meritocracy vs. Nepotism, Linus Chan

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MEASURING RECIDIVISM RISK OUTCOMES: A PILOT PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION REENTRY PROGRAM, Desiree Lacy Fox

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MANAGING JUST WORLD BELIEFS IN AN UNJUST WORLD FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, Lindsey Chatfield Grove

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TREATING TRAUMA WITHIN RURAL SCHOOLS: AN IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE, Heather Marie Halko

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Mindfulness Training for Pre-Service Teachers Using Ecological Momentary Assessment, Emily A. Hattouni

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SELF-COMPASSION AND FEAR OF COMPASSION AS MEDIATORS IN THE RELATIONSHIPS OF CHILDHOOD INVALIDATION WITH EMOTION DYSREGULATION AND WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER CHARACTERISTICS, Priyadarshani Florence Loess

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AN EXAMINATION OF TYPE D PERSONALITY, DEPRESSION, AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS, Patricia Anne O'Brien

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A Qualitative Study of Native American Older Adults and Elderly Depressive Symptoms and Protective Factors, Kristen K. Pyke

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THE ALPHABACK: A NOVEL PROCESSING SPEED TEST, Meredith Kathleen Reynolds

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The Impact of Bullying Participant Role on the Relationship Between School Climate and Attitudes Towards Interpersonal Peer Violence, Miriam Rose Baker Reynolds

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Investigating the Effectiveness of Parent-Implemented Interventions in Improving the Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Zachary R. Shindorf

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DISENTANGLING THE RELATIONS BETWEEN ACUTE STRESS, CHRONIC STRESS, AND PROSPECTIVE MEMORY, Brandon Taylor Stewart

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Toward a Comprehensive Worldview Measure, Shailee R. Woodard

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Self-Compassion, Social Connectedness, and Interpersonal Competence, Jacob H. Bloch

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ON INTERNALIZED OPPRESSION AND SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE IN COLLEGE WOMEN, Marina Leigh Costanzo

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD: PERCEIVED COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND PARENTING SATISFACTION AND EFFICACYAMONG AMERICAN INDIAN YOUNG MOTHERS, Ann Marie Douglas

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The effect of female priming on male Betta splendens, Susan Greene

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RISK AND RESILIENCY FACTORS IN PREDICTING RECIDIVISM AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS ON A MONTANA RESERVATION, Ciara Dawn Hansen

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Cultivating Perspective: A Qualitative Inquiry Examining School History Textbooks for Microaggressions Against Native Americans, Olivia G. Holter

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CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING THE MMPI-2 WITH TRANSGENDER CLIENTS, Kathryn Marie Oost

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Psychological Abuse in Romantic Relationships and Associated Mental Health Outcomes, Jessica J. Peatee

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Measuring Contact with Transgender Individuals: An Evaluation of Factors Associated with Anti-Transgender Prejudice, Oak Reed

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TESTING A SERIAL MEDIATION MODEL OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF NATURE EXPOSURE, Meredith A. Repke

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Well-being, meaningful activity, and social closeness for persons with disabilities: Findings from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), Ari B. Silverman

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PERSONALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT EFFECTS ON OCCUPATIONAL TRAUMA AND POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH IN POLICE OFFICERS, Jennifer Leigh Wills

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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UNIVERSAL DEPRESSION SCREENING IN STUDENT HEALTH CENTERS ACROSS U.S. COLLEGE CAMPUSES: PREVALENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS ASSOCIATED WITH USE, Ivie English

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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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SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF EMPATHY IN SCHIZOTYPY ELICITED BY LITERARY FICTIONAL NARRATIVE, Christa "Anahata" Neuman

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VALIDITY OF CLINICIANS’ SELF-REPORTED TREATMENT TARGETS ON THE MONTHLY TREATMENT PROGRESS SUMMARY, Allison K. Powell

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An Investigation of the Effects of Depressive-Rumination on Prospective Memory, Mark Primosch

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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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The Effects of Depression Treatment Type on Public Stigma, Kali Diane Strickland

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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