This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The roles of anxious rearing, negative affect, and effortful control in a model of risk for child perfectionism., Nicholas William Affrunti

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The relationship between trauma and health-related quality of life in lung cancer patients : the potential protective role of mindfulness., Rene Bayley-Veloso

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Preparing for racial discrimination : the role of cognition and emotion in the proactive coping process of African American college students., Ryan Christopher Tyler DeLapp

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Exploring a multifactorial, clinical model of thought disorder : application of a dimensional, transdiagnostic approach., Mara Ann Hart

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Interaction style of mothers of young children with Williams syndrome and relations with child expressive vocabulary., Danielle R. Henderson

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Psychophysical analysis of three separate anisotropic patterns in vision : putting visual reference frames in conflict to study the class 1 and 2 oblique effects and the horizontal effect., Eleanor O'Keefe

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Cumulative trauma, emotion reactivity and salivary cytokine response following acute stress among healthy women., Yvette Z. Szabo

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Patterns of early lexical and gestural development in children with Williams syndrome., Angela M. Becerra

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Learning from science lectures : students remember more and make better inferences when they complete skeletal outlines compared to other guided notes., David Bradley Bellinger

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Impact of luminance and spatial parameters on the generation of the human pattern electroretinogram., Kate A. Godwin

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Mechanisms responsible for the development of causal perception in infancy., Nicholas A. Holt

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Social comparison processes as contributors to consistent physical activity., Holly M. Knight

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Nurses' intentions to initiate an antipsychotic or behavioral intervention with nursing home residents : the role of norms, being evaluated, self-efficacy, time pressures, and staffing., Brian M. Ludwin

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Distress, circadian rhythms, immunity, and survival in presurgical breast cancer patients., Whitney Nicole Rebholz

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A culturally-sensitive cognitive model of worry in African American youth., Allyn Elizabeth Richards

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of amplitude modulation on sound localization in reverberant environments., Paul W. Anderson

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Awareness of executive functioning as a diagnostic tool for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease., Jeremy Stark Carmasin

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Temporal information processing across primary visual cortical layers in normal and red light reared tree shrews., Wenhao Dang

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Intimate partner psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms : the role of shame during recall of psychological abuse memories., Kimberly N. Fleming

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Testing the chronic care model for depression in homebound older adults., Brittney Rose Getz

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A culturally-sensitive model of the development of child anxiety., Jenny Marie Petrie

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What we see changes how we see : analyzing the plasticity of the horizontal effect., April Marie Schweinhart

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The neuropsychological profile of older adult musicians and non-musicians : implications for cognitive reserve in late life., Jessica Vemich Strong, 1986-

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Measuring mindful interoception : development of the mindful interoception sampling task (MIST)., Samuel J. Dreeben 1983-

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Unnatural pedagogy : a computational analysis of children's learning to learn from other people., Baxter S. Eaves 1984-

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Retinal synaptic function in the absence of the on pathway., Kathryn Marie Heath Fransen

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Taking clinical judgment out of the equation : a call for the standardization of MCI diagnostic criteria and construction of a model to predict conversion to dementia., Adam Tyler Gerstenecker

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Putting the person first : an examination of thought disorder and personality heterogeneity in schizophrenia., Catherine Rose Robertson

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Boundary contour based surface representation., Yong Su

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Dispositional mindfulness and working memory in the context of acute stress., Lauren M. Vines 1985-

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Self-regulation theory and self-monitoring of blood glucose behavior in type 2 diabetes mellitus., Jennifer E. F. Ward

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Anxiety in children with Williams syndrome : association with negative reactivity, self-regulation, and sensory modulation., Nicole A. Crawford-Zelli

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Deconstructing saccades : identifying the components of saccades that produce saccade-induced retrieval enhancement., James Matthew Edlin

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Testing location memory for threatening and nonthreatening stimuli : implications for evolutionary psychological theorizing., Ryan Patrick Hacklander

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Exploring the potential relationship between mindfulness and ratings of perceived exertion., Scott Michael Hanneman, 1986-

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The development of word-object associations in typically developing infants and infants and toddlers with Williams syndrome., Oh Ryeong Ha

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The relationship between dispositional mindfulness and eating : an analysis of self-reported and in vivo eating behaviors in undergraduate females., Megan E. Jablonski

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Behavioral rhythm, sleep, and mood disturbances in newly admitted nursing home residents., Irene M. Kostiwa

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Relations between nonverbal cognitive ability and spoken language development : implications for deaf toddlers who use cochlear implants., Carissa Lynn Shafto

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Resilience in late-life bereavement : disentangling the relationship between resilience and cumulative lifetime loss., Shruti N. Shah

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Understanding thought disorder in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders : exploring the relation and implications of affect., Rachel Nicole Waford

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Modeling risk for the development of child anxiety : the role of parent emotion socialization practices, children's emotional competence, and physiological responsiveness., Sarah Ramsey Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Factors affecting speech intelligibility improvement with exposure to reverberant room listening environments., Eugene Brandewie

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Grief and lost potential in the parents of adult children with severe mental illness., Karen Eisenmenger

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Anxiety in older adults with dementia residing in long-term care facilities., Lauren Summer Hess

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Self-efficacy in the context of psychological abuse: a model of efficacy erosion., Kristen E. Hosey

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Metacognitive processes in social anxiety : a path analysis., Ryan Patrick Hosey

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Learning from graphically integrated 2D and 3D representations improves retention of neuroanatomy., Farah Naaz

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Individual and developmental differences in susceptibility to the irrelevant speech effect., Amanda Frances O'Bryan

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A model of resilience in children at risk for the development of anxiety., Matthew David Hartman Schrock

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Motor observation, motor performance, and motor imagery : an ERP study., Eric Brian

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Achievement motivation and self-evaluative emotions in preschool children from low-income families., Crystal A. Day

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Social-emotional behaviors in African-American toddlers : the role of risk and protective factors., Paulette Flores 1970-

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The regulatory function of social referencing in preschoolers with Down syndrome or Williams syndrome., Angela E. John

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Worry in children : proposal and test of a cognitive model., Sarah Jane Kertz

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The nature of anisotropy in gain control pools., Yeon Jin Kim

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Theory of mind, social functioning, and awareness of ability in older adults., Sarah Vedrody Rowe

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Algebra knowledge in early elementary school supporting later mathematics ability., Scott A. Strother 1979-

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Narrative comprehension abilities of children from low-income families : role of temperament, attention skills, and cognitive engagement., Tara N. Weatherholt

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Perceptual learning of binocular interactions., Jingping Xu

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Health disparities and depression in rural and urban older adults., Jennifer Ann Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Social-cognitive predictors of physical activity initiation in type 2 diabetes following diabetes self-management education : application of the health action process approach., Jason E. Bonner

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Glycine receptor subunits -a2 and a3 participate in different inhibitory circuits that alter the receptive field organization of on- and off-center retinal ganglion cells., Regina D. Nobles

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Emotional distress as a key construct in the personal model of diabetes management : associations of fatigue, diabetes-specific distress, and depressive symptomatology with quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus., Chelsea L. Rothschild

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Daily emotional experiences, stress, and PTSD symptoms among midlife women exposed to intimate partner violence : an experience sampling study., Rebecca Ann Weigel

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Anticipatory grief in the context of dementia caregiving., Caitlin Holley

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Integration of the avoidance cycle with the schema enmeshment model of pain : relationships with quality of life and disability in chronic, nonmalignant pain., Jeffrey A. Meyer

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Speech perception and the McGurk effect : a cross cultural study using event-related potentials., Jia Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Disappointment domains, quality of life, and the impact of mental illness : an evaluation of demographic differences., Christina Lynn Adkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Young children's use of causal connections during storytelling : The role of context and individual differences in attention., Danielle D. Brown

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Circadian disruption in women with breast cancer., Eric Dedert

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Anxiety disorders in children with Williams syndrome, their mothers, and their siblings : implications for the etiology of anxiety disorders., Ovsanna Leyfer

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Anxiety and control in African American families., L. Kevin Chapman

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Using auditory evoked brain responses to detect anxious vulnerabilities in neonates., Kyle William Harvison

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Psychopathy factors and degree of forcefulness in sex-offenders : implications for current risk-assessment practices., Luciano Tristan

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Mindfulness as a moderator of coping response and the Abstinence Violation Effect : a test of the role of mindfulness in the Relapse Prevention Model for exercise., Christi S. Ulmer 1964-

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Psycholinguistic coherence of emotion states., Jim A. Yockey

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Interpersonal change as an outcome of time-limited interpersonal therapy., Nicholas Lawrence Salsman 1978-

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Human visual processing of orientation in broad stimuli., Bruce C. Hansen

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Psychosocial antecedents of sex offender criminality and violence., Sonia Marie Perry Mills 1965-

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"My partner wasn't so disgusting when we first started dating, what happened?" : an exploration of change processes in close relationships and their causes., Stephen R. Shamblen

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The visual perception of distance in action space., Bing Wu 1973-

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Unconventional therapies : individual factors associated with use, perceptions of function and efficacy., Kenneth George Lombart 1954-

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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A comparison of two smoking reduction treatments under conditions designed to be interfering or not interfering with the smoking habit., Gary Clive Salk 1944-

Theses/Dissertations from 1951

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An experimental study of the effect of five variables on the rate of reversal of reversible figures., Clarence Howard Amster

Theses/Dissertations from 1949

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A proposed study of the affect of group counseling upon students on academic probation at the University of Louisville., Morrison L. Cooke

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A proposed study of the effect of non-directive play therapy upon the verbal and performance I.Q.'s of mentally deficient boys., George C. Hall

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A proposed design for the evaluation of change in a small reference group., Irene Perry

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A proposed study of verbal employment references., Bernard M. Smith