Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Thesis: Validation and Measurement Invariance of a First-Generation College Student Identity Scale, Kelsie K. Allison

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Dissertation: The Association of Objectification and Discrimination with Partner Gender and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Bisexual Women, Rachel A. Amerson

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Dissertation: Racial Differences in Tobacco Use and Risk Factors Among Young Adults: Roles of Expectancies and Emotion Regulation, Laurel Brockenberry

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Dissertation: What is the Meaning in This? Teachers' Propensity to Search for Meaning in Life During COVID-19 and the Role of Meaningful Work, Seterra D. Burleson

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Thesis: Investigating Psychological Capital as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Incivility and STEM Students' Major Embeddedness, Kristen Denae Eggler

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Dissertation: Contextual Factors of Harsh Parenting: Investigating the Role of Impulsivity and Parent Attribution Bias Under Conditions of Household Chaos, Kelsey T. Ellis

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Thesis: The Effects of Flood Warning Information on Driver Decisions in a Driving Simulator Scenario, Katherine Rose Garcia

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Dissertation: Reevaluating the Factor Structure of the Family Resilience Assessment Scale for African American College Students, Quandrea Rachelle Harper

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Dissertation: Testing a Contextual Framework of Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adults, Phoebe Tabb Hitson

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Thesis: Effects of Income Disparity on Relationships, B. Lynn McElyea

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Dissertation: The Impact of First-Person Perspective Text and Images on Drivers’ Comprehension, Learning Judgments, Attitudes, and Intentions Related to Safe Road-Sharing Behaviors, Alexandra Bryson Proaps

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Dissertation: Patient-Targeted Googling: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Psychologists’ Perceptions and Practices, Emily L. Putnam

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Dissertation: Implementing an Online, Integrative, Multi-Component, Group-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for the Reduction of Caregiver Burden in Primary Familial Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: A Preliminary Test of Feasibility, Daniel Robert Schaffer

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Thesis: Simultaneous Alcohol and Cannabis Use in College Students: Examining Context, Route of Administration, Cognitive Factors, and Consequences via Daily Diary, Jennifer Lynn Shipley

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Dissertation: What We Learn From Each Other: Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth Among Non-Helping Professionals Following Exposure to Peer Trauma Experiences, Tiphanie Gayle Sutton

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Dissertation: Guilty as Not (Re)Charged: Calling, Work-Recovery Guilt, and Their Effects on Recovery Experiences, Jeffrey Drake Terry

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Thesis: Negative Appraisals and Experiences of Thriving and Burnout at Work and School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Moderating Effect of Embeddedness, Kate Noel Warnock

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Thesis: Burnout, Self-Efficacy, and Coping Strategies Among College Faculty, Jordan M. Ball

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Thesis: An Experimental Investigation into the Impact of Acute Stress on Alcohol Craving through Implicit Coping Motives, Douglas J. Glenn

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Thesis: The Effects of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress on College Students: Examining the Role of Mental Health Self-Efficacy on Willingness to Engage in Mental Health Services, Leeanna L. Golembiewski

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Thesis: A Leader, a Follower, and Some Humor Walk into a Meta-Analysis: A Review of Positive and Negative Leader Humor, Richard Hayes

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Dissertation: Investigating the Role of Denial in Interpersonal Formulations of Binge Eating Among Black and White College Women: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study, Lindsay Marie Howard

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Thesis: Intention-Behavior Discrepancies for Alcohol Consumption Among College Students, Emily Kaye Junkin

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Thesis: Emotion Regulation Variability and Relationship Functioning in Emerging Adulthood, Laura B. Kenneally

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Dissertation: Predicting Inattentional Blindness with Pupillary Response in a Simulated Flight Task, Kellie D. Kennedy

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Dissertation: Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Among College Women’s Social Networks: An Investigation of Perceived Changes Following a Dissonance-Based Body Image Intervention, Rachel I. MacIntyre

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Thesis: Authentication Schemes' Impact on Working Memory, Janine D. Mator

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Thesis: The Influence of Emotion Regulation and Neural Cognitive Control on Distress Tolerance, Alicia L. Milam

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Thesis: Campus Gatekeeper Trainings: An Analysis of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and SafeTALK, Gabrielle M. Ramsey-Wilson

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Dissertation: Sleeping with the Enemy: Examining the Relationship Between Sleep and Pain in Post-9/11 Veterans, John L. Schwartz Jr.

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Thesis: How Leader and Follower Mindfulness Relate to Performance and OCB through Conversation Quality and Empathy: A Moderated Mediation Model, Arianna White-Levatich

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Thesis: The Role of Athletic Identity in General Mental Health and Alcohol-Related Help-Seeking Intentions of College Students, Michael Grant Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: Morally Injurious Experiences, Trauma-Related Guilt, and Substance Use among Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veterans, Allison T. Battles

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Dissertation: The 23: Racial and Other Demographic Differences in the Assignment of Risk Factors for Individuals Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Virginia, Dominique Raquel Blanchette

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Thesis: Understanding the Association Between Social Networks, College Student Alcohol Use, and Protective Behavioral Strategy Use and Beliefs, Melissa Roberts Colangelo

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Thesis: The Effects of Military Sexual Trauma and Depressive Symptoms on Reintegration, Rachel L. Davies

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Thesis: A Model of Individual, Relationship, and Societal Factors and Mental Health and Well-Being in Partnered Sexual Minority Women: The Central Role of Relationship Satisfaction, Charlotte A. Dawson

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Dissertation: A Daily Diary Examination of Microaggressions and Alcohol Use Among Emerging Adult Bisexual Women: The Role of Alcohol Demand, Sarah J. Ehlke

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Dissertation: Investigating a Multimodal Approach to Clinical Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, Sean M. Flannery

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Dissertation: The Effects of Interruption Relevance and Complexity on Primary Task Resumption and Mental Demand, Brandon Allan Fluegel

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Dissertation: Mindfulness and Its Impact on Adaptive Coping and Psychological Well-Being: An Intervention for Undergraduate Students, Charles Bradley Freligh

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Dissertation: Helping Employees Help the Environment: An Intervention to Increase Environmental Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB-E) Via a Subtle Stimulus, Rebecca C. Garden

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Thesis: The Effects of Optimism, Transformational Leadership, and Work Engagement on Work Outcomes: A Moderated Mediation Model, Chad Kenneally

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Thesis: Effects of Transparency and Haze on Trust and Performance During a Full Motion Video Analysis Task, Sarah C. Leibner

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Thesis: Popular Television’s Health and Safety Message: What Has Changed in the Past Generation?, Heather Ann Leon

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Thesis: Coping Self-Efficacy as a Potential Moderator of the Relationship Between Sexual Orientation and Negative Mental Health Outcomes, James M. Macchia

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Dissertation: Predicting the Likelihood of Dating Violence Perpetration in a Sample of Women: Unidirectional Versus Bidirectional Violence, Elaine Mae Murphy

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Thesis: The Effects of Security Framing, Time Pressure, and Brand Familiarity on Risky Mobile Application Downloads, Cody Parker

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Dissertation: Alcohol Use and Drinking-Related Eating Restriction Behaviors Among College Students, Peter Preonas

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Dissertation: Testing a Model of Sexual Minority Orientation in Individuals With And Without the Broad Autism Phenotype, Lydia Ruth Qualls

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Thesis: Racial Socialization in Non-Hispanic White American Families: An Exploration of the Role of Parental Racial-Ethnic Socialization, Julia C. Rodil

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Thesis: Personal Beliefs About the Effectiveness of a Primary Seat Belt Law in Virginia Versus North Carolina, Rochelle A. Rushlow

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Thesis: Exploring the Effects of Task Priority on Attention Allocation and Trust Towards Imperfect Automation: A Flight Simulator Study, Tetsuya Sato

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Dissertation: A Multi-Dimensional Model of Sexual Stigma and Relationship Satisfaction Among Female Same-Sex Couples: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Rejection Sensitivity, Alexander Thomas Shappie

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Thesis: Account Recovery Methods for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): An Exploratory Study, Lauren Nicole Tiller

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Thesis: Attentional Control in Young Drivers: Does Training Help or Hinder Bottom-Up Processing in a Dynamic Driving Environment?, Sarah Elizabeth Yahoodik

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Thesis: Anticipated vs Experienced Work-Family Conflict: Newcomer Expectations and Early Socialization Outcomes, Seterra D. Burleson

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Dissertation: Identifying the Strengths and Weaknesses of Over-the-Shoulder Attack Resistant Prototypical Graphical Authentication Schemes, Ashley Allison Cain

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Thesis: Comparing the Effects of Mental Workload Between Visual and Auditory Secondary Tasks During Laparoscopy, James P. Corcoran

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Thesis: Estimation of Correlation Confidence Intervals via the Bootstrap: Non-Normal Distributions, John Mart V. DelosReyes

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Thesis: The Influence of Neural Reward Processing on Memory in Depression, Nathan M. Hager

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Thesis: Who Receives More Family Related Support in the Workplace? A Meta-Analysis of Gender Differences in Family Related Support, Daroon M. Jalil

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Dissertation: Improving the Sensitivity of the VRIN-r Scale on the MMPI-A-RF, Stefan E. LaTulip

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Thesis: The Effects of Automation Transparency and Reliability on Task Shedding and Operator Trust, William Everett Lehman

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Dissertation: The Effect of Differing Degrees of Automation and Reliability on Simulated Luggage Screening Performance, Molly M. Liechty

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Thesis: Effects of Control Device and Task Complexity on Performance and Task Shedding During a Robotic Arm Task, Shelby K. Long

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Thesis: The Effects of Vehicle Automation Level and Warning Type on Responses to Vehicle Hacking, Wyatt D. McManus

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Thesis: Whose Drive Is It Anyway? Using Multiple Sequential Drives to Establish Patterns of Learned Trust, Error Cost, and Non-Active Trust Repair While Considering Daytime and Nighttime Differences as a Proxy for Difficulty, Scott Mishler

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Dissertation: The Impact of Diet And Psychosocial Factors Post Bariatric Surgery, Eva Rani Panigrahi

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Dissertation: Harsh Parenting in Military Versus Civilian Families: Does Military Culture Moderate the Influence of Socioeconomic Status and Race?, Tiren Antinette Parker

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Thesis: The Effect of Task Interruptions and Reliable Cues on Detection Changes Within Dynamic Scenes, Kimberly N. Perry

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Thesis: Examining the Effect of Interruptions at Different Breakpoints and Frequencies Within a Task, Sarah Anastazia Powers

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Thesis: Examining Trait Mindfulness as a Moderator of the Mediating Relationship Between Social Anxiety, Coping Motives, and Substance-Related Consequences, Cody A. Raeder

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Thesis: Examining Validity of Aha! Ratings as a Construct of Insight, Ekaterina Y. Shurkova

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Dissertation: The Bidirectionality of Impulsivity and Alcohol Use: An Ecological Momentary Examination Among Emerging Adults, Amy L. Stamates

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Dissertation: Conceptualization of Faculty Work Motivation: Overcoming the Impasse, Julie Nikolaeva Thompson

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Thesis: Associations Between Drinking, Condom Use Resistance, and Condom Use Among College Students, Caitlin B. Turner

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Thesis: Effects of Focal on Driver Calibration of Attention Maintenance Performance Using Normalized Difference and Brier Scores, James Richard Unverricht

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Word Counts in Response to Cognitively Demanding Essay Prompts as Reflections of General Cognitive Ability and Broad Cognitive Abilities, Michael Beaumont Armstrong

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Thesis: Detecting Deceptive Impression Management Behaviors in Interviews Using Natural Language Processing, Elena Margaret Lawrence Auer

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Dissertation: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Comorbid Anxiety/Depression in Adults: Impacts on Neuropsychological Functioning, Cristina Valdivieso Bain

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Dissertation: Risk of Unintended Pregnancy in Latina Young Adults: The Effect of Gender Role Beliefs, Acculturation, and Depression, Jessica Block

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Thesis: The Association Between Emotional Competencies and E-Cigarette Susceptibility, Laurel Brockenberry

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Dissertation: Race, Rejection Sensitivity, and Identity Centrality Among Young Sexual Minority Women, Denise M. Calhoun

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Dissertation: The Effects of Selection System Characteristics and Privacy Needs on Procedural Justice Perceptions: An Investigation of Social Networking Data in Employee Selection, Rachel C. Callan

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Dissertation: Predicting Score Change: An Empirical Investigation of Cheating on Unproctored Employment Tests, Katelyn J. Cavanaugh

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Thesis: The Effects of Rating Source, Rating Target, and Job Position on Ratings of Perceived Training Needs, Phillip Joseph Dillulio

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Thesis: Examining the Role of Behavioral Inhibition in Harsh Parenting Preferences: An Analog Study, Kelsey T. Ellis

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Thesis: The Effects of Automation Transparency and Ethical Outcomes on User Trust and Blame Towards Fully Autonomous Vehicles, Nathan Andrew Hatfield

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Dissertation: A Single Campus Study of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program, Brittany F. Hollis

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Thesis: Grateful Beneficiaries and Proud Benefactors: A Moderated Mediation Model Relating Supervisors' Gratitude Expression to Employees' Organizational Citizenship Behavior, William Peter Jimenez

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Dissertation: Latent Class Analysis of Malingering Classifications Using Performance and Symptom Validity Measures in a Civil Forensic Setting, Willie Floyd McBride III

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Dissertation: Testing a Model of Servant Leadership's Influence on Follower Outcomes: Exploring Mediation Effects of Follower Trust and Prosocial Identity, Dante P. Myers

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Dissertation: Examining the Measurement Invariance of the MMPI-A-RF Externalizing Scales Across Korean and American Adolescent Normative Samples, Kristoffer Yong Park

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Thesis: Incivility as a Barrier to Embeddedness Among Engineering Students: Does Gender Matter?, Katelyn R. Reynoldson

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Dissertation: Bisexuality and Motherhood: An Investigation of Psychological Distress, Parenting Efficacy, and Self Esteem Through Identity Theory, Laurin B. Roberts

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Thesis: Testing the Efficacy of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Treating Depression in Patients with Cognitive Impairment, Daniel Robert Schaffer

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Thesis: The Effects of Risky Alcohol Use and Type of Hook Up Behaviors on the Relationship Between Hooking Up to Cope and Negative Affect, Leah E. Stevens

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Threat or Challenge? Intensified Job Demands and the Moderating Effect of Differentiated Transformational Leadership, Benjamin Bass

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Dissertation: The Effects of Delay and Probabilistic Discounting on Green Consumerism, Blake J. Bent