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 fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Investigating the shared and unique mechanisms of the development of comorbid eating disorder-anxiety symptoms during adolescence., Leigh Cara Brosof

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Coping flexibility and academic resilience among low-SES college students., Benjamin J. Calebs

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Quality of life and end-of-life plans: the inclusion of sexual health., Jacinta Dickens

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The combined benefits of dispositional mindfulness and trait self-compassion as potential buffers of the effects of perceived stress on sleep quality in college-aged young adults., Jackie Ma

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The role of accuracy in children’s judgments of experts’ knowledge., Allison J. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Literacy abilities of children and adolescents with Williams Syndrome., Caroline Greiner De Magalhaes

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The effect of parent interactions on young infants’ visual attention in an object manipulation task., Nonah Marie Olesen

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Social cognition, impulsivity, and emotion regulation factors in aggressive behavior among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., Kelly E. Slaughter

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Manipulating mindful breathing versus mindful eating: examining the effect of specific mindfulness mechanisms on food intake and eating disorder symptoms., Irina Alexandrovna Vanzhula

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Language ability and concurrent predictors of pragmatic communication in children with williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Amanda G. Harmon

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Reactive and regulative temperament dimensions, emotion regulation, and concurrent internalizing and externalizing pathology among youth with ADHD., Kirsten D. Leaberry

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Fatalism as a cultural influence on correlates of anxiety and worry in Latino/a adolescents., Judy Mier-Chairez

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The intersection of mindfulness and gratitude: examining the roles of gratitude and mindfulness practices within a 4-week mindfulness-based intervention on depressive symptoms in undergraduates., Allison Rodgers

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Depressive symptoms and survival among lung cancer patients: biomarkers and potential benefits of an iPod- and mindfulness-based intervention., Chelsea J. Siwik

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Religious coping measurement in the context of long-term care., Nathaniel David Andrew

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Exploratory learning activities in the physics classroom: contrasting cases versus a rich dataset., Campbell Rightmyer Bego

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Understanding worry and mindfulness through psycholinguistics., Elena Maria Clara Geronimi Bortoleto

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Disentangling the negativity bias: 7-9-month-old crawling and non-crawling infants' responses to fearful and angry expressions., Katherine C. Dixon

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Emotion regulation is associated with peer victimization among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., Nicholas D. Fogleman

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Behavioral and cognitive correlates of intolerance of uncertainty in children with and without anxiety disorders., Colette Marie Gramszlo

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Speech articulation in children with Williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Myra Jean Fallon Huffman

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Developmental changes in reasoning about cross-classified individuals., Catherine H. McDermott

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Help-seeking for cognitive impairment by the patient : the role of self-compassion., Allison J. Midden

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Involuntary memories after stressor exposure: contribution of hormonal status and rumination in women., Samantha C. Patton

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Exploring individual and dyadic associations of dispositional mindfulness as an ameliorative factor of anxiety and roommate satisfaction among undergraduate roommates., Kala Phillips

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Emotion regulation and the experience of racial microaggressions., Broderick Sawyer

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Functional opponency in working memory capacity predicts cognitive flexibility in problem solving., Charles A. Van Stockum Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Cross-validation of the body compassion scale in a sample of women in perimenopause., Jennifer K. Altman

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Assessing the relationship between talker normalization and spectral contrast effects in speech perception., Ashley Atri Assgari

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Repetitive negative thinking styles and first-semester academic performance: psychological risk and resilience among low-income college students., Darlene M. Davis

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The effects of monaural and binaural cues on perceived reverberation by normal hearing and hearing-impaired listeners., Gregory Matthew Ellis

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Fostering positive emotion through self-compassion in individuals with chronic pain., Melissa E. Ellsworth

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Accuracy differences between interview formats : examining factors that may influence metamemory utilization., Robin F. Hopkins

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Effects of context and individual differences on memory for prior remembering., Marcus L. Leppanen

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Weight stigma and motivation to exercise : exploring associations and constructs from the basic needs theory., Stephanie R. McDonough

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Screening older adults for depression : the relationship among clinical discipline training, barriers, attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control., Ronald W. Smith

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Microaggressions in LGB individuals: the protective role of positive LGB identity., Ghazel Tellawi

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First semester academic functioning of college students : the role of stressful and traumatic life events., Ashlee J. Warnecke

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Understanding the relationship between positive affect and cortisol in lung cancer patients., Lauren Ann Zimmaro

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

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Emotion socialization and families of children with and without ADHD., Danielle M. Walerius

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,

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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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

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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

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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