Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: Effects of Signal Ambiguity and Signal Location on Target Detection Under Varying Degrees of Time Constraint, Kimberly E. Culley

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Thesis: The Effects of Intent and Consequences on the Assignment of Penalties Related to HIV Non-Disclosure Situations, Yang Deng

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Thesis: Protective Behavioral Strategy Subtypes as Moderators of the Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol-Related Problems, Benjamin A. Kite

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Thesis: Depression, Social Anxiety, and Attachment as Predictors of the Use and Quality of Cyber Communication, Stefan E. LaTulip

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Dissertation: The Effect of Emotionally Arousing Negative Images on Judgments About News Stories, Martin Daniel Smith-Rodden

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation: The Effects of Personalized Boosters for a Computerized Intervention Targeting College Student Drinking, Abby L. Braitman

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Dissertation: Emotion Management Skills of School-Age Children in the Context of Risk: The Role of Parent Socialization Strategies, Carla Damiani Correia

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Dissertation: The Effects of Combat Exposure on Post-Deployment Coping Deficits in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans, Alex Emerson Dryden

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Dissertation: The Effects of an Online Sleep Hygiene Intervention on Students' Sleep Quality, Giuliana Farias

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Dissertation: Investigating the Roles of Time Perspective and Emerging Adulthood in Predicting Driving Behavior, Kristie L. Johnson

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Dissertation: The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation in the Relations of Between Somatization and Internalizing Disorders in Children, Priscilla A. Khuanghlawn

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Thesis: Caffeinated Alcohol Use and Anxiety Symptoms Among College Students, Ashley N. Linden

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Dissertation: The Impact of Sleepiness and Sleep Constructs on Driving Performance, Jennifer Freeman May

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Dissertation: The Hindsight Bias: Judgment Task Differentiation, Ross May

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Dissertation: The Association of Cognitive Function with Autonomic-Cardiovascular Reactivity to and Recovery From Stress, Sanjay Mehta

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Relaxation Techniques on Blood Pressure Reactivity and Recovery Assessing the Moderating Effect of Anger Coping Style, Catherine J. Mills

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Dissertation: When Cognitive Bias Masquerades as Intervention Efficacy: Drinking Norms as Anchors and Norm Interventions as Anchoring Effects, Matthew R. Pearson

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Dissertation: Psychometric Properties of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) FBS-r, Fs, and RBS Scales in a Neuropsychological Setting, Danielle M.E. Ransom

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Dissertation: Mood and Creativity: The Mediating Role of Attention, Viktoria Tidikis

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Thesis: The Role of Just Desserts, Deterrence, and an Apology in Recommending Punishment for Violations of HIV Non-Disclosure Laws, William Alexander Woody

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Relations of Self-Criticism and Dependency to Depressive Symptomatology: Tests of Blatt's and Greenberg and Watson's Theories, David B. Canose

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Dissertation: Testing of a Brief Internet Cyberbullying Prevention Program in College Students, Ashley Nicole Doane

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Dissertation: Relationships Between Religious Orientation and Academic Attitudes, Lauren Everitt

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Thesis: Stigmatization as a Barrier to Help-Seeking Among Individuals Who Engage in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Tatyana Kholodkov

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Dissertation: The Effects of Rumination, Hostility, and Distraction on Cardiovascular Reactivity and Recovery From Anger Recall in Healthy Women, Meghan K. McLain

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Dissertation: Stability and Change in Goal Orientation and Their Relationship with Performance: Testing Density Distributions Using Latent Trait-State Models, Michael Charles Mihalecz

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Dissertation: Coping with Customer Sexual Harassment: Examining Retaliation as a Coping Strategy and Testing a Contextual Model, Valerie J. Morganson

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Dissertation: Comics as a Cognitive Training Medium for Expert Decision Making, Amber Nalu

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Dissertation: The Effect of improvisations and Observations on Standardized Patient Encounters, Subjective Workload and Stress, Elizabeth T. Newlin-Canzone

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Dissertation: A Field Experiment to Test the Effects of Automated Feedback and Monetary Incentive on Speeding Behavior, Ian J. Reagan

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Dissertation: The Association Between Depressive Symptoms, Relationship Satisfaction, and Self- and Partner-Attributions, Amy Harrison Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Women's Compliance in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment: The Role of Children and Mental Health, Cathy Gertrude Cooke

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Dissertation: The Effective Use of Confrontation in Family Therapy: A Process Study, Timothy Michael DiGiacomo

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Dissertation: The Applicability of the Megargee Classification System for the MMPI-A, Joel Andrew Dillon

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Thesis: Understanding the Relationship Between Peer Mentoring and Undergraduate Capitalization, Jonathan M. Holland

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Thesis: American and Chinese Personality Traits and Task Load in Simulated Flight Crews: Individual and Team Level Effects, Matthew Edward Loesch

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Dissertation: Intergenerational Conflict Between Emerging Adults and Their Parents in Asian American Families, Kathy Nguyen

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Leader Behaviors and Subordinate Performance: Examining the Moderating Influence of Leader-Member Exchange, Kurt L. Oborn

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Dissertation: Fat Talk Between Friends: Co-Rumination About Physical Appearance, Jonathan A. Rudiger

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Dissertation: Experience and Regulation of Positive Emotions as Predictors of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents and Children, Ann Schlegelmilch

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Thesis: Trust Judgments and the Hindsight Bias Effect, Martin Daniel Smith-Rodden

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Dissertation: An Experimental Analysis of Couple Aggression Using a Response Choice Paradigm, Claudia R. Viggiano

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Dissertation: Comparative Validity of MMPI-A Scales Scores in African American and Caucasian Male Juvenile Delinquents, Stacy Natasha Wilson

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Dissertation: Psychometric Properties of the MMPI-A Harris-Lingoes and Si Subscales in a Forensic Sample, Ashley K. Winkleman

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation: Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument Long-Term Outcomes and Scale Stability, Elise Christina Simonds Bisbee

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Dissertation: Relationships Between Black Female College Students' Relationships with Their Fathers and Adult Romantic Attachment, Nicole A. Dock

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Dissertation: Development and Validation of the Cultural Competence of Program Evaluators (CCPE) Scale, Krystall Dunaway

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Dissertation: Organizational Justice Perceptions in China: Development of the Chinese Organizational Justice Scale, Katherine M. Fodchuk

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Dissertation: Effects of an Educational and Support Program for Family and Friends of a Substance Abuser, Amanda Jeffrey Platter

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Traditional and Nontraditional Students Attending Historically Black or Predominantly White Institutions, Courtney H. Podesta

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Dissertation: Test Anxiety and Other Factors as Predictors of Outcome For an Undergraduate University's Examination of Writing Competency, Carrie D. Smith

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Dissertation: The Effects of Automation Expertise, System Confidence, and Image Quality on Trust, Compliance, and Performance, Randall D. Spain

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Dissertation: Relationship Predictors of Unwanted Pursuit, Farrahdya Tassy

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Dissertation: A Model of Responses to Race-Based and Gender-Based Stereotype Threat in Computer Science, Lara Tedrow

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Dissertation: WISC-IV and IVA+Plus Pattern Analysis: Assessment of Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder, Kevin K. Tsang

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Dissertation: How do People React to Someone Who Has Recently Tested for HIV? An Experimental Study of the Effects of Sexual Orientation and HIV Status, Stacie A. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation: Effect of Household Structure on Family-Friendly Benefit Utilization: Implications for Organizational Attraction and Workplace Withdrawal Behaviors of Federal Government Employees, Sharyn J. Aufenanger

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Dissertation: Effects of Leader Relationship Quality (LMX), Supervisor Support, and Upward Influence in National Science Foundation Industry /University Cooperative Research Centers, Janet L. Bryant

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Dissertation: The Relationships Among Age, Physical Activity, and Working Memory, Ellen M. Carpenter

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Valuing Diversity and Implicit Racial Bias: A Construct Validation Study, Rebekka Althouse Gordon

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Thesis: The Line in the Sand: Understanding Customer Sexual Harassment Through a Psychological Contract Framework, Valerie J. Morganson

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Dissertation: Achievement Motivation in African American College Students, April Michelle Muldrow

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Dissertation: Examination of a Nomological Network of Team Leadership: A Construct Validation Study, Kari R. Strobel

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: The Importance of Gender and Readiness to Change in the Prediction of Drinking and Negative Consequences of First-Year Student Drinkers, Margot E. Ackermann

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Thesis: Authoritarianism, Hostility Toward Women, Attitudes Toward Violence, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Sexual Aggression, Gina M. Bondi

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Dissertation: Fatigue's Influence on Workload, Situation Awareness, and Performance in a Military Simulation of Combat, Carlotta M. Boone

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Dissertation: The A-B Signal Detection Theory Model, Ernesto A. Bustamante

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Dissertation: An Identity Approach to Understanding Diversity, Inclusion and the Work-Family Interface, Rebekah A. Cardenas

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Dissertation: Methods of Detecting Differential Item Functioning: A Comparison of Confirmatory Factor Analysis Methods, Jenny Chia Yi Kuang

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Dissertation: Motivation and Performance in Computer Science: Test of an Integrative Theory, Katherine A. Selgrade

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation: Understanding the Nature of Surgical Excellence Using a Competency Modeling Approach, Hope S. Hanner-Bailey

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Thesis: Teacher Factors That Influence Student Achievement: A Study of Third and Fifth Grade Teachers, Jewelle L. Harmon

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Dissertation: A Structural Model of Relationships Between Employee Characteristics, Supervisory Mentoring Behaviors and Job Satisfaction, Florence R. Jinadu

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Dissertation: Teamwork in Chinese Organizations: A New Concept and Framework, Ying Liu

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Thesis: Self-Reported Attitudes, Concerns, and Behaviors Related to Global Environmentalism: Can a Mandatory Class Make a Difference?, Erin Mehalic

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation: The Effects of Parcels and Latent Variable Scores on the Detection of Interactions in Structural Equation Modeling, Thomas D. Fletcher

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Thesis: What Is Positive Disclosure and to Whom Do We Disclose? The Role of Topics, Gender and Type of Relationship in Positive Self-Disclosure, Elizabeth Landers Ford

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Thesis: Corporal Punishment and Its Relation to Race, Psychological Well-Being, and Parental Relationship, Michelle P. Kravitz

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation: The Effects of Operator Trust, Complacency Potential, and Task Complexity on Monitoring a Highly Reliable Automated System, Nathan R. Bailey

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Dissertation: The Relationship Among Disclosure, Internalized Homophobia, Religiosity, and Psychological Well-Being in a Lesbian Population, Sharon Lyn Clayman

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Dissertation: Crisp and Fuzzy Signal Detection Theory and Pilot Weather Judgment: Implications for VFR Flights Into IMC, Joseph T. Coyne

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Dissertation: The Psychological Contract of Multiple Agency Relationships: Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviors of Contractors, Cynthia J. Maahs

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Dissertation: Acknowledgement Response and Interference Timing During the Processing of Voice and Datalink ATC Commands, Matthew R. Risser

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Dissertation: Creating Individual Behavior Change Through 360-Degree Feedback: A Development Pipeline Perspective, Victoria Cole Stage

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Dissertation: Pilot Performance and Eye Movement Activity with Varying Levels of Display Integration in a Synthetic Vision Cockpit, Julie Michele Stark

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Dissertation: Comparisons Among Parent Reports and Self-Reports of Sleep in ADHD and Normal School-Aged Children, Diana M. Turner-Eadie

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Dissertation: An Examination of Personality as a Predictor of Guard Behavior in a Virtual Environment, Jean M. Catanzaro

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Dissertation: The Contribution of Enactments to Structural Family Therapy: A Process Study, Stephanie Fellenberg

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Dissertation: Examining the Equivalence of Rater Groups in 360-Degree Feedback for Use in Leadership Development, Amy Fitzgibbons

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Dissertation: Identifying the Dimensions of Integrity: A Confirmatory and Discriminant Validity Analysis, Arlene Pace Green

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Dissertation: The Relationship of MMPI-A Item Effectiveness to Item Content, Diagnostic Category, and Classification Accuracy, Kathleen D. Lynch

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Dissertation: The Role of Alexithymia in Ethnic Groups on Eating-Related Attitudes and Behaviors, Lisa M. Newman

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Dissertation: Proactive Personality and the Big Five as Predictors of Motivation to Learn, Jonathan E. Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Time-Based Work-Family Conflict: Myth or Reality?, Karyn H. Bernas

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Dissertation: Creating Inclusive Organizations: Its Meaning and Measurement, Bryan Christopher Hayes

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Dissertation: Depression and Social Support as Moderators of Withon-Person Relationships Between Daily Events and Daily Adjustments During Adolescence, Rebecca M. Plesko

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Dissertation: Effects of Organizational Climate, Feedback-Seeking Environment and Innovation Characteristics on the Implementation of a 360-Degree Feedback System, Simon Alan Bartle

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Dissertation: Perceptual Cues and Subjective Organization in a Virtual Information Workspace, Todd M. Eischeid

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Dissertation: Stress and Coping Experiences of Women in Transition: From Welfare to Work, William Jesse Gill

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Workplace Absenteeism and Alcohol Use: A Day-to-Day Examination, Susan Kay McFarlin