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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Exploring the Relationship Between Religiousness and Video Game Addiction, Joseph Barnet

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We All Need Somebody to Lean on: Social Support as a Protective Factor for Individuals with Childhood Adversity, Rachel Clingensmith

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Associations between Multidimensional Spirituality and Mental Health: Positive Psychological Traits as Mediators, Trever Dangel

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An Integrated Model of Eating Disorder Risk and Protective Factors: Implications for Research and Treatment, Leslie Alison Davis-Waddle

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Pocket ACE: Neglect of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors in the ACEs Study Questionnaire, Robyn Dolson

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An Investigation into the Structure of Self-Control, Parker A. Dreves

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A Tactful Conceptualization of Joint Attention: Joint Haptic Attention and Language Development, Lauren P. Driggers-Jones

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adolescents Who Have Engaged in Sexually Abusive Behavior: The Impact of Polyvictimization on Relevant Outcomes, Rebecca Gilley

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Introducing a New Prevention of True Self and Cognitive Dissonance Intervention to Improve Help-Seeking for Female College Students with a Risk of an Eating Disorder, Margaret A. Hance

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Resilience Among Survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Appalachia, Bridget Jeter

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Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Mental Health Outcomes and Related Prescription Practices in a Psychiatric Inpatient Sample, Carrie LeMay

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Self-Compassion and Suicide Risk in Veterans: Serial Effects of Shame, Guilt, and PTSD, Jessica McKinney

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Familial Emotion Socialization, and Adult Emotion Regulation: A Moderation Model, Rebecca Otwell-Dove

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Religious Attendance, Surrender to God, and Suicide Risk: Mediating Pathways of Feeling Forgiven by God and Psychopathology, Kelley Pugh

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Pathways to Delinquent and Sex Offending Behavior: The Role of Childhood Adversity and Environmental Context in a Treatment Sample of Male Adolescents, Kelcey Puszkiewicz

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Exploring the Moderating Effect of Maternal Scaffolding on The Temperament - Language Development Relationship, Chelsea L. Robertson

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Homeless Chronicity, and Age at Onset of Homelessness, Joseph T. Tucciarone Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Examining the Associative Learning and Accumbal Dopaminergic Mechanisms of Caffeine Reinforcement, Curtis Bradley

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Gaming Behaviors in Day-to-Day Life: Exploring a Problematic Gaming Behavior Scale, Christin Collie

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Proximal Minority Stress, Drinking Motives, and Alcohol Use in Appalachian Sexual Minority Women, Sarah Job

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Interprofessional Relationships in Rural Offender Re-Entry and Management: Mental Health Treatment Providers and Community Supervision Professionals, Michael Lasher

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Do Healthcare Students Endorsing Stigma of Mental Illness Screen for Suicidal Ideation? An Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Dannel K. Petgrave

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Self-Compassion and Suicidal Behavior: Indirect Effects of Depression, Anxiety, and Hopelessness across Increasingly Vulnerable Samples, Jessica K. Rabon

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Assessing Readiness for Group Therapy in Primary Care: An Initial Survey Exploring Need, Philip Randall

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Self-Compassion and Physical Health-Related Quality of Life in Cancer: Mediating Effects of Control Beliefs and Treatment Adherence, Morgan Treaster

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Early Childhood Adversity and Chronic Illness: An Examination of a High Risk- Forensic Inpatient Population, Courtney L. Cook

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Predicting and Promoting Health-Related Quality of Life for Parents of Children with Autism: A Mixed-Methods Approach, Laura DeLustro

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Neuroticism and Ego Depletion Patterns, Parker A. Dreves

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Exploring the Relationship between Physical Activity and Executive Function in Early Childhood Populations: An Investigation of Maternal Encouragement of Activity, Lauren P. Driggers-Jones

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Development and Validation of the Bisexual Microaggressions Scale, Emma G. Fredrick

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Spirituality and Suicidal Behavior: The Mediating Role of Self-Forgiveness and Psychache, Benjamin B. Hall

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Conceptualization and Measurement of Spirituality: Towards the Development of a Nontheistic Spirituality Measure for Use in Health-Related Fields, Valerie M. Hoots

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Faces, Locations, and Tools: A Proposed Two-Stimulus P300 Brain Computer Interface, Marissa R. Jones

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Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and Suicidal Behavior in College Students: Conditional Indirect Effects of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Self-Compassion, Andrea R. Kaniuka

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Mindfulness and Alcohol-Related Problems among Individuals with Fibromyalgia: Chronic Pain and Depressive Symptoms as Mediators, Julie I. Morrissey

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Social Problem Solving and Health-Related Quality of Life in Primary Care Patients: Serial Mediating Effects of Thwarted Interpersonal Needs and Depressive Symptoms, Catherine Rowe

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Evaluating a Stepped Care Protocol for Postpartum Depression in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, Sarah C. Smith

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Examining the Effects of Trait Rumination on Hostile Attribution Bias, Kyle A. Suhr

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Emotion Regulation and Eating: An Evaluation of the Relationship Between Difficulties in Emotion Regulation and Eating Patterns in Obese Patients Seeking Bariatric Surgery, Brittany V. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Forgiveness and Suicidal Behavior in College Students: Cynicism and Psychache as Serial Mediators, Trever Dangel

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Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention on the Intimate Partner Violence Screening Behaviors of College-Based Health Care Providers, Sarah K. Hill

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Spirituality and Psychological Well-Being Among ALS Caregivers: Hope and Perceived Stress as Mediators, Bridget R. Jeter

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Investigating Barriers to Mental Health Care in Law Enforcement Officers, Samantha F. Johnson

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Exploring Protective Factors among Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: A Framework for Psychological Well-Being and Relative Influence, Sheri LaDuke

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The Effects of Nicotine in the Neonatal Quinpirole Rodent Model of Schizophrenia: Neural Plasticity Mechanisms, Daniel Peterson

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Improving the P300-Based Brain-Computer Interface by Examining the Role of Psychological Factors on Performance, Samantha A. Sprague

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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Executives’ Intentions to Hire Psychologists in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Robert M. Tolliver

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Anger Rumination, Stress, and Dangerous Driving Behaviors as Mediators of the Relationship between Multiple Dimensions of Forgiveness and Adverse Driving Outcomes, David J. Bumgarner

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Shifts in Ritual Response to Loss due to Death: An Assessment of Funeral Service Mourning Trends over Time, Lawrence D. Childress

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Identity as a Buffer Against Negative Outcomes of Public Stigma Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals, Emma G. Fredrick

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An Analysis of the Interaction of Methylphenidate and Nicotine in Adolescent Rats: Effects on BDNF, Elizabeth D. Freeman

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Risk and Protective Factors of Internalized Mental Illness Stigma, Kathleen Klik

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Differences in Utilization of Levels of Integrated Primary Care in Patients with High and Low Behavioral and Physical Health Demands, Laura E. Maphis

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ADHD Management in Pediatric Primary Care: Time is Not on Our Side, Dannel K. Petgrave

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Exploring the Relationship Between Early Childhood Attentional Control and Language Ability, Jaima S. Price

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Self-Compassion and Self-Forgiveness as Mediated by Rumination, Shame-Proneness, and Experiential Avoidance: Implications for Mental and Physical Health, Elizabeth Conway Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Explaining Combat Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrated Mental Illness and Military Process Model, Mandi F. Deitz

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Collaborative Models of Care in the Appalachian Region of Tennessee: Examining Relationships Between Level of Collaboration, Clinic Characteristics, and Barriers to Collaboration, Jeffrey Ellison

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Prevalence, Types, Risk Factors, and Course of Intimate Partner Violence in Appalachian Pregnant Women, Tifani Fletcher

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Traumatic Life Events and Symptoms of Anxiety: Moderating Effects of Adaptive Versus Maladaptive Coping Strategies, Alishia Foster

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Impulsivity, Venturesomeness, and Pride: Potential Moderators of the Relationship Between Childhood Trauma, Substance Use, and Physical Aggression, Joshua P. Hatfield

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The Mediating and Moderating Effects of Coping Mechanisms Following High School Victimization, Kevin D. Hyatt

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Mental Health Referral in Primary Care: Influence of a Screening Instrument and a Brief Educational Intervention, Michael T. Miesner

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The Effect of Romantic Jealousy on Self-Control: An Examination of Trait Constructs and Sex Differences Based on Survey and Experimental Data, Lyndsay A. Nelson

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Attitudes Toward Suicide, Mental Health, and Help-Seeking Behavior Among African Immigrants: An Ecological Perspective, Sheri A. Nsamenang

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Health-Related Quality of Life and Suicidal Behaviors in Primary Care Patients: Conditional Indirect Effects via Interpersonal Needs and Depressive Symptoms, Catherine Rowe

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Utilizing Visual Attention and Inclination to Facilitate Brain-Computer Interface Design in an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Sample, David B. Ryan

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Role of the Ventral Tegmental Area and Ventral Tegmental Area Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Incentive Amplifying Effect of Nicotine, Ashley B. Sheppard

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The Effects of Working Memory on Brain-Computer Interface Performance, Samantha A. Sprague

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An Examination of Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidal Behavior in a Low-Income, Underserved Primary Care Sample, Kristin L. Walker

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Assessing the Relationship Between Problem Eating Behavior and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation in a College Sample, Brittany V. Williams

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Addressing Self-Reported Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in College Students via Web-Based Self-Compassionate Journaling, Jessica Rose Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Unpacking the Temperament Weight Relationship: The Mediating Role of Food Preferences, Sarah A. Berry

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Can Self-Compassion Be Induced to Reduce Sexual Minority Stigma and Protect Psychological Functioning?, Sheri Chandler

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Methylphenidate Conditioned Place Preference in Juvenile and Adolescent Male and Female Rats, Elizabeth D. Freeman

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An Economic Evaluation of Primary Care Behavioral Health in Pediatrics: A Case Study, Natasha B. Gouge

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Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Mental and Behavioral Health Screening and Treatment in Primary Care for Women in Northeast Tennessee, Sarah K. Hill

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Technology Use in Rural Appalachia: A Pilot Study of the Implications for Pediatric Behavioral Health, Courtney E. Lilly

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Comparison of Temperamental Rating Bilingually in Ukraine using Child Behavioral Questionnaire (CBQ): Short Form, Nelly Ostrovsky

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The EIIOS Task: Executive Function and Word Learning at 18-months, Leslie A. Patton

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Actively Caring About the Actively Caring Survey: Evaluating the Reliability and Validity of a Measure of Dispositional Altruism, Philip Randall

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Who Done It? Rurality vs. SES as Critical Factors in Evaluating the Prevalence of Child Psychosocial Concerns in Primary Care, Robert M. Tolliver

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Empathy and Threatened Egotism in Men’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships, Jessica H. Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Further Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Sex Offender Attitude Scale, Brandon C. Bogle

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Weight Concerns, Body Image, and Smoking Cessation in Pregnant Women in Rural Appalachia, Jennifer Aileen Correll

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Examining Differences in Stress Symptoms Based on Sexual Orientation, Ashley Danielle Dickson

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Narcissism and Intimate Partner Violence: An Establishment of the Link and Investigation of Multiple Potential Mediators, Samantha K. Fields

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Examining Attention, Impulsiveness, and Cognitive Failures in Driving Behaviors, Russell Thomas Fox

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Withstanding Cruel Teasing: Does Dispositional Mindfulness Fortify Target Immunity?, Ruth Catherine Lewis

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Identity Discrepancy, Male Role Norms, and Mental and Physical Health, Daniel Kevin McKelvey

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Psychological Distress as Mediator Between Perceived Stigma and Relationship Satisfaction Among Sexual Minorities, Desta Amber Alyse Taylor

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Rural Appalachian Health Care Providers' Perceived Barriers to Intimate Partner Violence Screening in Primary Care, Jamie Tedder

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Health-Related Quality of Life in the Working Uninsured: Conditional Indirect Effects Of Perceived Stigma via Vitality and Interpersonal Needs, Preston Lee Visser

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Manipulating Paradigm and Attention via a Mindfulness Meditation Training Program Improves P300-Based BCI., Daniel Ryan Berry

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Forgiveness Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Locus of Control in a College Sample., Elizabeth Conway-Williams

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Rural Parents Mental Health Service Delivery Preferences: Overcoming Barriers to Care., Jeffrey H. Ellison

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Religious Commitment as a Predictor of Lower Blood Pressure in High-Risk Pregnancies of Southern Appalachia., Anna Vadimovna Ermakova

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Do Adult Romantic Attachment Empathy and Social Skills Influence Mate Poaching Infidelity?., James Stephen Gorniewicz

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Temperament-Language Relationships during the First Formal Year of School., Natasha Benfield Gouge

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Improving Brain-Computer Interface Performance: Giving the P300 Speller Some Color., David B. Ryan