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 2012

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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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PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATIONS OF AN ACCULTURATION SCALE AND AN ACCULTURATION STRESS SCALE WITH AMERICAN INDIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, Michael Brian Trahan

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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

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School-Based Gay-Straight Alliances as a Protective Factor for Sexual Minority Youth, Nicholas Christopher Heck

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THE INFLUENCE OF MOTHERS’ CONCERNS FOR THEIR CHILDREN ON STAY-LEAVE DECISION MAKING FOR WOMEN EXPERIENCING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: A COMPARISON OF WOMEN WITH CHILDREN AND WOMEN WITHOUT CHILDREN, Geniel Amelia Hernandez Armstrong

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An Exploration of Hope in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Tory Ann Kimpton

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Examining the role of grief in the etiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in American Indian adolescents, Aaron Morsette

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Crossing the threshold: What motivates individuals who are actively abusing substances to enter treatment?, Katherine Michelle Peavy

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DISORDERED EATING, ANTIFAT ATTITUDES, AND BARRIERS TO TREATMENT IN COLLEGE WOMEN FROM URBAN AND RURAL AREAS, Alison Christine Pepper

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Enhancing Motivation to Change in Clients with Alcohol Use Disorders: Video Feedback as a Brief Intervention, Wendy M. Rothman

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Coping With the Death of a Family Member: An Exploration of American Indian People's Experience, William Henry Shunkamolah

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMATOLOGY AMONG NATIVE AMERICAN OLDER ADULTS, Rita Haidle Billow

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Cyber Bullying and Victimization: Psychosocial Characteristics of Bullies, Victims, and Bully/Victims, Delia Carroll Campfield

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Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) show self-control for access to a mirror, Christopher Matthew Collins

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Attachment, Personality, and Conflict Behaviors in Romantic Couples: Examining Vulnerability to Depression, Elizabeth Anne Harwood

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DIVORCED FAMILIES AND FAMILIES UTILIZING SUPERVISED VISITATION SERVICES: CHILD BEHAVIOR, INTERPARENTAL CONFLICT, PARENTING ATTITUDES AND PARENTAL STRESS, Diana Eleonora Maria Marchetti

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Maternal Depression and Child Maladjustment: The Role of Parental Style, Mallory Casey McBride

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Adolescent Mothers: The Space Between What They Know and What They Do, Nicole Catherine McCray

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Development of the Secondary Conditions Among Adolescents with Disabilities (SCAAD) Instrument: An Exploratory Study, Marie Middleton

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Change and Recovery from Substance Misuse: Native American Perspectives, Stacy Miller

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Exploring the Benefits of an Outdoor Adventure Program for Improving Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy and Reducing Problem Behaviors in Adolescent Girls, Kristen O'Shea

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An Outcomes Assessment of Two Therapeutic Group Homes Serving Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder in a Rural Community, Brooke Rose Spangler

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Mindfulness as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology in an Experiential Avoidance Model, Brian Lantz Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Resiliency and Risk in Native American Communities: A Culturally Informed Investigation, Annjeanette Elise Belcourt-Dittloff

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Self-report Measures of Psychopathic and Schizotypal Personality Characteristics: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Characteristics of Antisocial Behavior and Hypothetical Psychosis-Proneness in a College Sample, Amber Nicole Bonogofsky

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Self-Control Choices Using Running Reinforcement, Jennifer Lynn Brinegar

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Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort, John W. DenBoer

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Expression and Regulation of Emotions in Romantic Relationships, Makon Fardis

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The Relationship Between Level of Empathy and Stress Contagion, Heather Lynn Kirby

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The Experience of Rural Battered Women: Overcoming Challenges, Joanna Legerski

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Neuropsychological Correlates of Borderline Personality Disorder, Christopher S. Miller

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Changing Attitudes: Congressional Rhetoric, Race, and Education Inequalities, Jennifer Kathleen Richert

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DISTANCE FROM FAMILY, YEARS OF LIFE ON RESERVATION/VILLAGE, LEVEL OF ACCULTURATION, GENDER, AND ACCULTURATION STRESS OF AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Michael Brian Trahan

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Examining the variability in the long term adjustment of child sexual abuse victims, Heather Marie Ulrich

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Finding Meaning in the Aftermath of Trauma: Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth in Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, Melissa Dawn Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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"Such sweet sorrow": The therapeutic relationship upon termination, Alison M. Cobb

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Detecting simulated cognitive impairment with MMPI-2 neurocorrection scales, Paul D. Dukarm

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Risk-sensitive decision-making in humans budgeting time correlated with real-world financial situation, Stephanie Carsten Kucera

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Risk-Sensitive Foraging in Humans Budgeting Time: Correlated with Real-World Financial Situation, Stephanie Carsten Kucera

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Parental Responsiveness and Sensory Stimulation in Social Toy Play with Infants, Nicole McCray

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Coming to the table : peacemaking and truancy rates in schools with a high enrollment of American Indian students, D. Abigail Rivenbark

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The family environment alexithymia and adolescent substance abuse, Donna J. Ryngala

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Effects of Different Types of Drinking and Driving PSAs on Persons with Varying Levels of Drinking and Driving Experience, Annesa Flentje Santa

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Social Competence, Social Support, and Attachment During Middle Childhood, Brooke Rose Spangler

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External correlates of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical Scales in an American Indian outpatient sample, Jera L. Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Why change now? Motivational interviewing as a brief intervention for type -2 diabetes among the eastern Shoshone and northern Arapaho, Darren Calhoun

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Perceived experience of abuse and shelter stay : battered women and their children, Delia C. Campfield

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The effects of delay in the aggressive display of male Siamese fighting fish: Betta splendens Missoula Montana USA, Baine B. Craft

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Intuitive parenting repertoire utilization by Caucasian-American and Mandarin Chinese mothers with two- and four-month-old infants, Candace M. Crosby

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Anna Thompson's starving children: Emotion regulation and verbal memory in borderline personality disorder, Ellen M. Crouse

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Emotion regulation and the quality of romantic relationship, Makon Fardis

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Attachment and depressive symptoms in romantic relationships: The mediating role of excessive reassurance seeking and dysfunctional attitudes, Elizabeth A. Harwood

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The experience of malingering: Test performance coaching personal knowledge strategies and face validity, Melody L. Huskey

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Crystalized versus fluid intelligence in American Indian children referred to developmental clinics: An examination of multiple measures and indicators, Billie Jo Kipp

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Witnessing interparental violence as a child and adulthood attitudes toward aggression and violence, Diana E. Marchetti

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Rational-emotive instruction as support for individual growth towards multicultural competence, Stacy Miller

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Non-directive female-pejorative language (NDFPL): The effects of indirect pejorative language on females' perception and thought, J. Leah Morris

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Female survivors of intimate partner violence : Interactions with the legal system, Kristen M. O'Shea

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Positive growth following a traumatic life event: An analysis of cognitive responses coping and social support, Jayde Pryzgoda

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Everyday Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation: Overlapping Constructs or Not?, Brian L. Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Risk-sensitivity in male Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens, Baine B. Craft

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Intersubjective relatedness and internal working models: Developing an observational measure of interactive attunement and assessing its relationship with attachment in school -aged children, Linda M. Frey

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Aspects of cognitive vulnerability as predictive of general and specific themes of delusional ideation in individuals at risk for psychosis, Jennifer D. Gottlieb

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Development of externalizing and internalizing behavior problems during middle childhood: Risk and protective factors, Katarina Guttmannova

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Effects of hearing status on maternal sensitivity and infant response during the first two years of life, Marie Middleton

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Self-efficacy as a predictor of skills use and as a treatment outcome measure for Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training modules, Christopher S. Miller

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How individuals perceive problem drinkers and personalities of problem drinkers| Contributions to sustained patterns of usage, Wendy Michele Rothman

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A novel multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic pain, Erica L. Shertzer

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Native American depression : a cognitive vulnerability analysis, Annie Belcourt-Dittloff

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"And I never looked back": Adolescent girls and women who end a dating relationship after a single violent assault, Alison M. Cobb

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Risk -sensitivity and predictors of choice preference: Parenting addiction and dispositional variables, Heide K. Deditius-Island