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 2003

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Sustained attention and processing speed in children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Jody Lynn Hagen

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Effects of inmate chemical dependency programs on recidivism rates, Shannon Elizabeth Mahoney

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Self -efficacy decisional balance and the stages of change for exercise behavior: Examination of the transtheoretical model in a sample of individuals with mobility impairments, William M. Musser

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The impact of written treatment plans on the effectiveness of psychotherapy in a university-based community clinic, Andrea C. Neal

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The role of hopelessness depression in women's decision to leave a violent relationship, Heather N. Paluso

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Social confidence and social anxiety: Differences in cognitive processing, Nicholas C. Rinehart

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Role of attachment: The relationship between domestic violence and children's behavior problems, Donna J. Ryngala

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Reliability generalizations of three alcohol screening measures: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test the CAGE Questionnaire and the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, Alan Laramie Shields

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American Indian college students' ratings for therapist-client racial homogeneity and therapy technique, Jera L. Stewart

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The relationship between shame and leave-taking behavior duration of violent relationship social support -seeking attributions emotional abuse sexual assault and PTSD symptoms in battered women, Laura A. Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Prolonged disaster and the effects of uncertainty: The Montana wildfires of 2000, Ellen Mahoney Crouse

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Are humans risk-sensitive foragers? An experimental model, Heide K. Deditius-Island

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Comparisons of maternal eye -gaze deprivation: Responses of 3 -month -old infants to three episodes of maternal unavailability, Linda EagleHeart-Thomas

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Functioning in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: Quality of life symptom presentation language production and neurocognitive abilities, Bridget M. Hegeman

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Portland Digit Recognition Test the Test of Memory Malingering and standard neuropsychological measures: Comparing efficacy the effects of coaching and face validity, Melody L. Huskey

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Inattentive and impulsive profiles of the CPT -II and their relationship with DSM -IV ADHD subtypes, Kristin A. Kirlin

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Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and the cognitive effects of being weighed in a restrained eating population, Suzanne M. Kodya

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Children exposed to domestic violence: Resiliency and the mother -child relationship, Katherine L. Lynch

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Self-reported physical activity and intention to exercise as predictors of health outcome in Native American populations across Montana, David William MacVicar

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Empathic understanding and attachment processes in adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their partners, Molly Caroline Millwood

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Focus of attention need to evaluate and self-monitoring in Social Anxiety Disorder, Stephanie M. Paidas

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The effects of parental divorce on marital optimism and attachment style in young adulthood: A path analytic model, Susan S. Roberts

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Effects of cumulative environmental risks and maternal risk and protective factors on infant and young children's developmental trajectories, Brenda K. Roche

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The use of a prospective longitudinal study to predict adaptive outcome in a middle school population, Jennifer A. Simon-Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Predicting cervical screening in college women: A test of the theory of reasoned action, Lori L. Armstrong

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Predicting sexual revictimization : An examination of dissociation alexithymia alcohol use and loneliness, Linda M. Frey

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Uncertain responses by five-year-olds in a memory monitoring task, Katarina Guttmannova

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Infant learning in the context of early social interaction: Contrast effects in infant eye gaze duration as an indicator of maternal availability and contingency, Teresa Kamman

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The effects of magnified effort demands on the response to resource variability, Ari P. Kirshenbaum

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The relationship of the Conners Continuous Performance Test and neuropsychological tests of attention in an adult population, Jeannine B. Mielke

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Delusional ideation perceived family environment and hypothetical psychosis-proneness in an undergraduate sample, Jennifer D. Sauber

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Predictors of depressive symptomatology: Cognitive theories of vulnerability and the relationship of interactional and cognitive styles, Erica L. Shertzer

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Pre-release me let me go: An examination of correlates of successful versus unsuccessful participants in the Montana Department of Corrections Pre-Release Center program, Paul G. Zohn

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The relationship of health beliefs knowledge of disease and social support to health-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, Michael T. Bach

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Characteristics associated with a range of self -harm behaviors in university undergraduates, Kristin L. Croyle

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Psychological aspects of native children in a Blackfeet language and culture program: The immersion paradigm, Billie Jo Kipp

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Attention deficits as measured by Conners' CPT and children's performance on neuropsychological measures of learning and exectutive function, Kristin A. Kirlin

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A Multidimensional tool for the evaluation of mental health services, Andrea Christine Neal

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Factors contributing to adjustment and quality of life in women diagnosed with cancer, Althea L. Noukki

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A longitudinal examination of factors that ameliorate risk among middle school children, Nicole Pray

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Reactivity and ecological momentary assessment using a sample of undergraduate problem drinkers, Alan L. Shields

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Life changes as possible predictors of secondary conditions, Meg Ann Traci

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Applications of cusp catastrophe models to the relapse process, Katie Witkiewitz

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Mechanisms involved in sexual assault revictimization, Heather Brick

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The Effect of fatalistic thinking on lifestyle choices : type-2 diabetes in Northern Plains Indian tribes of the United States, Darren Calhoun

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Effects of respectful parenting in early childhood on young adults' attachment style and approach to information processing: Implications for latent inhibition contingency perception and behavioral adjustment, Tami M. Eldridge

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Increasing the discriminability of schedules results in both negative and positive behavioral contrast in the running wheel, Lisa M. Fosbender

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Understanding versus regulation of emotion: Associations with externalizing and internalizing behaviors in a sample of middle school children, Teresa Kamman

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Battered women's dynamic change process: Examining self-efficacy trauma symptoms anger and coping in relationship status groups, Linda Thomas Kennedy

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Risk-sensitive foraging in rats : the effects of response-effort and reward-amount manipulations, Ari Kirshenbaum

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Levels of representation in the rhesus macaque: An examination of linear ordering mechanisms, Dustin J. Merritt

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Adult attachment communication and desire for intimacy in couple relationships, Molly C. Millwood

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The roles of appraisal and coping as mediators between hardiness and self-reported physical and psychological health outcomes, William M. Musser

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Adult romantic attachment: Emotion regulation strategies and relationship satisfaction, Edith A. Myers

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Transition from mixed-gender residential wards to single-gender wards in a Nebraska regional psychiatric hospital, G. Christopher Nadasi

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Influence of print media advertisements on women, Heather N. Paluso

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Personal characteristics that increase protection or vulnerability in people with serious mental disorders, Lovinia M. Plimpton

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Preadolescent Emotion Language Interview: An assessment of emotion regulation coping, Jennifer Anne Simon-Thomas

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Memory and clinical features in college students with high and low dissociative tendencies, Sofia Simotas

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Native American mother-infant interactions at nine months: A cross-cultural study of the still-face effect, Linda R. Thomas

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Verbal mediation of visual memory on the Continuous Visual Memory Test, Sean P. Whalen

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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The effect of sexual abuse characteristics and the assignment of meaning on the long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse: A path analytic model, David E. Brown

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The phenomenology of postunification in clients with dissociative identity disorder, Angel Marie Casey

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The assessment of communication deviance in the mothers of boys with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder with and without disturbances of conduct, Kevin R. Cesar

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Fat bias among psychologists: Impact of client weight on clinical judgments and treatment planning, Kristen Libra Davis

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Does the boot fit? An examination of psychological profiles of inmate participants at the Montana state Swan River Correctional Training Center, Sandra J. MacIntosh

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Practice effects and anxiety level differences among the paced auditory serial addition task aural sequential paced arithmetic test and visual sequential paced arithmetic test, Jeannine B. Mielke

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Dietary restraint and perfectionism, Pamela J. Morgan

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Attachment: A working-model approach to problem behaviors in middle school children, Nicole Pray

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Attachment styles in older women: Coping well-being and attitudes about assistance, Pamela S. Ridgway

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Assessing foster youth's readiness to prepare for adult community living, Brenda K. Roche

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Effects of witnessing parental violence on adult couples relationships, Susan S. Rose

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Body dissatisfaction and current dieting status, Linda J. Schrader

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Condom use in college students: The effects of personality and relationship variables on readiness for change, Mark A. Simpson

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Sex differences in social cognitive development: An exploration of mediating variables, Merna Heinrich Terry

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Fundamental frequency in speech directed to deaf or hearing infants by deaf or hearing mothers, Meg Ann Traci

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Effortful responding and behavioral contrast, Georgann Zachary

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Changing attitudes about suntans| The effects of persuasive communication on "healthiness" and "attractiveness", Lori Armstrong

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Emotions beliefs and genetic influences: Understanding the connection between affect and attitudes with differing heritability estimates, Charles H. Asp

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Emotional awareness and couples' relationship satisfaction, Kristin L. Croyle

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Assessing readiness for behavior change associated with type II diabetes in a Native American population, Brian Alan Daskivich

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The effect of effort and reinforcer magnitude on video foraging in rhesus monkeys, Lisa Fosbender

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An Analysis of patient case records: Montana State Hospital 1920 to 1940, Bridget M. Hegeman

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Factors affecting student perceptions of child sexual abuse, Mark D. Lessard

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The relationship of partners' intimacy behaviors to marital satisfaction and subclinical symptoms of depression in women, Anne Murtagh

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Relationship between creativity self-actualization and hypomania, Chris Nadasi

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Effects of therapeutic storytelling and behavioral parent training on the problem behaviors of children and on parental stress, Laura T. Painter

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The translation and manifestation of feminist principles in feminist therapy, Leanne R. Parker

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A program evaluation of the Mental Health Program Tribal Health and Human Services Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Gyda Swaney

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The effects of effort requirements on the behavioral impulsiveness of rats: A running wheel preparation, Andrew J. Velkey

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An outcome study of integrative couples therapy delivered in a group format, John David Wimberly

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Health promotion for older adults: Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral intervention, Quincy-Robyn Young

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Development of a neuropsychological assessment device: The Visual Sequential Paced Arithmetic Test (VSPAT), Guy Dean Bateman

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Rhesus monkey cognition: Can they use transitive inference to evaluate relationships?, Lisa R. Brooks

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An empirical test of the compensatory hypothesis of sexual fantasy, Stephen E. Cannon

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Preinteraction expectancy effects and stereotypes: Impacts in a clinical context, Angel Marie Casey

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Environmental pressures personality factors and their relationship to eating disorders in elite female athletes, Lisa Mitchell Franseen

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Self-efficacy and coping : Readiness for change in battered women, Linda Thomas Kennedy

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Weight suppression and its effects on the management of eating behaviors, Pamela J. Morgan

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Emotion regulation in couple relationships, Edith A. Myers