Psychology Master's Theses
 
The Psychology Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students. Due to copyright restrictions some works are limited to on-campus access only. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2018

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Voice Pitch Influences on Teaching Evaluations and Student Learning, Thomas Augustin

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The Psychopath's Worldview: How Psychopathy Affects Attitudes Towards Others, Arianne Fisher

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Mobile Mindfulness: There's an App for That!, Katelyn J. Haschke

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Attitude Heuristics of Mental Illness Proneness and Sexual Orientation, Summer McDonald

Theses from 2017

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The Relationship Between Self-Perceived Gender Typicality, Self-Esteem and Psychological Distress In College Students, Godswill O. Chuku

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Academic Burnout In College Students: The Impact of Personality Characteristics and Academic Term on Burnout, Daphne Norez

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An Evolutionary Based Examination Of Sexting Behavior Among College Students, Scott Ploharz

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The Moderating Effects Of Stress On The Relationship Between Self-Control, and Desire For Control, On Impulsive Purchasing, Katelynn Reed

Theses from 2016

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Investigating The Lexical Support In Non-Native English Speakers Using The Phonemic Restoration Paradigm, Mohammed Saad Alsahli

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Harmful Inspiration: The Consequences Of Viewing Thinspiration And Fitspiration Images, LaNaya Anderson

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The Effects Of Life History On Expedited Shipping, Adam Jess Armijo

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Going For The Goal: The Effect Of Subjective Temporal Distance On Goal Selection, Megan M. Blackley

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Altruism and Popularity, Eda Egilmez

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Creating A More Ecologically Valid Decision Task, Kevin L. Kenney

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Perceptions Of Intimate Partner Violence Among Heterosexual, Gay, And Lesbian Couples, Shelby M. Staab

Theses from 2015

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The Differential Effects Of Peer Influence And Advertisement On Healthy Food Choices, Lindsey M. Gordon

Theses from 2014

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Negative Experiences in Physical Education Class and Avoidance of Exercise, Daphne Brown

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Coping Behaviors of Individuals with Autoimmune Disorders, Lyndsey M. Gilmore

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Social Media and Young Adult's Well-Being, Clayton Howard

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Child Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse: The Long-Term Impact of Child Abuse on Adult Interpersonal Functioning, Sarah Landry

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Online Shopping: The Influence of Body Image, Personality, and Social Anxiety, Brooke M. Mann

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Construct Validity of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) for the Purposes of Predicting Recidivism in Sex Offenders, Courtney McCue

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Gender-Based Stereotype Threat and Competitive Interactive Games, Phillip Paul Robbins

Theses from 2013

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Temperament, Attachment, and Co-parenting as Risk and Protective Factors of Depression in Young Adulthood, Whitney Giesing

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The Effects Of Authoritarianism On Moral Schema Development And Usage, Clinton Luth

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The Effects of Coping, Self-Esteem, and Social Support on Stress and Wellbeing, Emily Meyerhoffer-Kubalik

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Rape Education For A Busy World : Creating A Brief Rape Prevention Program, Jessica Nilson

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A Cross-Cultural Comparison of American and Chinese College Students' Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help and Expectations about Counseling and Counselors, Xiaowei Qiao

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Measuring Bonds in Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy, Carla K. Sloan-Brown

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Suicide Attempts among Emotionally and Behaviorally Disturbed Adolescents Removed from the Home, Faith M. Wanja

Theses from 2012

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Understanding The Relationship Between Perceived Levels Of Stress, Mindfulness, And Meditation Practices, Michael Gallagher

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Societal And Spiritual Orientation: How People Interpret Ambiguous Situations, Joshua Tanguay

Theses from 2011

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The Effects Of Creativity On Mood Enhancement Caused By Laughter Therapy, Jennifer Clark

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Motive Strength As A Predictor Of Goal Importance, Jeffrey Dohm

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The Social Perceptions Of The Highly Intelligent, Robert J. Fossum

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Grief Support Groups: Preference For Online Vs. Face To Face, Kris S. Fox

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Conflict And Satisfaction In Romantic Relationships, Meghan Moland

Theses from 2010

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Use of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test - Second Edition as an embedded measure of malingering in a college population, Jamie Lee Babutzke

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Mindfulness and test anxiety in college students, Jamey Brannon

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Foreign language acquisition, motivation and creativity, XiXi Du

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The relation between sensation seeking and life satisfaction, Stephanie Stegman

Theses from 2009

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Learning Our Lessons: A Proactive Approach to Bibliotherapy and Its Application to Children, Marleah Augustine

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Use of Emotional Intelligence in Accurate Decoding of Music Performance, Eric Brown

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The Relation Between Self-Esteem and Character Strengths, Traci Dent

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Positive Dimensions of Women's Sexual Experiences : Examining Motives for Engaging in Sex, Sexual Self-Concept, and Sexual Self Schema, Carmen Gnizak

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A Kansas Survey of Early Childhood/Preschool School Psychology Services, Brandi J. Hockman

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Personality and Sexual Motives in Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse, Jennifer Jordan

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The Links Between Body Dissatisfaction and the Perceptions of Eating Disorders, Amy Lauterbach

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The Relationship Between Religiosity and Beliefs About Effectiveness of Clinical Psychotherapy, Christopher Peavey

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Kansas Teachers' Perceptions of Their School's Bullying Prevention Program, Jessica Spears

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Investigation of the Relationships Between Co-Parenting, Marital Satisfaction, and Perceived Child Behavior, Tricia A. Travis

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Participation Or Non-Participation of Nontraditional College Students in Campus Activities and/or Organizations, Kathryn J. Wallert

Theses from 2008

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Integrating Touch and Bodywork with Psychotherapy, Melissa Rose Barb

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The Relation Between Sibling Closeness and Self-Efficacy Among Students at a Small Midwestern University, Christopher Gahagan

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Hope as an Indicator of Successful Treatment Completion for Individuals Admitted to an Inpatient Substance Dependence Treatment Center, Montica A. Leitner

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Imagination, Coping and Social Motivations as Factors in Online Video Game Usage, Thomas J. Toland

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Self Concept as a Predictor of Role Strain in Nontraditional Female Students : Integration and Compartmentalization in Multiple Role Women, Pamela Trantham

Theses from 2007

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I-D Orientation as a Predictor of Preference for Transitive Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Human Social Groups, David D. Egert

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Motivation, Perceptions of Discrepancies, and Emotional Factors : An Exploration of Body Image in Late Adolescence, Kristen L. Goodheart

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The Addictive Qualities of Self-Injurious Behaviors, Tawny L. Voyles

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Differences in Conflict, Trust and Jealousy Measures Among Adult Children of Divorced and Intact Families with High and Low Conflict Levels, Jenny Marie Wilkerson

Theses from 2006

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Interpersonal Conflict and Affect Styles in Relation to Engagement and Self Control, Desiree D. Pfortmiller

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Short term memory decay in children and adults, Manpreet K. Rai

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Intrinsic Vs. Extrinsic Motivation: An Analysis of Recovery from Substance Abuse, Benton A. St. Cyr

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Attachment, Self-Esteem, and Cigarette Smoking Habits in College Students, Kimberly Strahm

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Leaving an Abusive Relationship Is There Any Hope?, Christina Wolf

Theses from 2005

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Relational Aggression in Young Adolescent Females, Jeannine S. Bergsma

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A Comparison of Empathy and Moral Development in Child Molesters Within a Court-Mandated Outpatient Treatment Programs, Kimberly J. Brady

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Embodied Attraction : How Body Postures Can Influence Attraction, Darin J. Challacombe

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An Observational Study Examining the Academic and Social Interaction Behaviors of Students with Learning Disabilities in Three Different Educational Settings : Inclusive, Resource, and Regular Education Classrooms, Alisha L. Eickhoff

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An Assessment of the Relationship Between Character Development and Moral Leadership, Steven D. Keil

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The Academic Engagement and Social Skills Behaviors of Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities Within Resource, Inclusion, and General Education Classroom Settings, Jessica Lane Linenberger

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A Meta-Analysis of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Across Variable Populations and Settings, Katherine Miller

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The Effects of Lyrics of Selected Popular Music Forms on Body Image, Andrea J. Ring

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False Memory and the Drm Paradigm: The Relations of Recall and Recognition with Stress and State-Trait Anxiety, Yolanda Salinas

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An Examination of the Relations Among Body Image Distortion, Body Dissatisfaction, Unhealthy Body Mass Index, and Their Prediction of Drive for Thinness, Rebecca A. Streifel

Theses from 2004

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An Observational Study of How Elementary Non-Disabled Students Are Academically and Behaviorally Affected by the Inclusion of a Student with Mental Retardation in the General Education Classroom, Denise L. Boone

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Reading Comprehension Growth in Fourth Through Sixth Grade Students Utilizing Maze Procedures, Kirsten R. Jones

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Students Diagnosed with Adhd and the Effects They Have on the Behavior of Regular Education Middle School Students, Christina Robben

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The Relation of Personality Traits and Motives in College Athletes, Will J. Stutterheim

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Resilience, Optimism, and Meaning, Amanda William

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Aggression in Preschool Children: Gender and Cultural Differences, Angele M. Woydziak

Theses from 2003

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Life Satisfaction and Self-Worth of Parents with Behaviorally Disordered Children : The Effect of Parental Motives, Amy L. Duncan

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Antifat Attitudes and Body Image, Sara Runnion

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The Effects of Instructor Personality and Other Instructor and Course Characteristics on Student Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness, Jennifer L. Walter

Theses from 2002

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An Analysis of the Relations Between Personality Traits, Anxiety Sensitivity, and Screening, Brandie M. Bieker

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Relationship of Fundamental Motives to Psychological Needs, Well-Being, and Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation, Thomas Brad Chapin

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Cross Cultural Equivalency of the Defining Issues Test 2 : A Study of American and Greek Populations, Sofia Karamavrou

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The Role of Consciousness in Determining Etiological Factors of Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder : A Move Toward a Neurology of Consciousness in Determining Mental Illness, Steven T. Kindsvater-Novak

Theses from 2001

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The Brief Symptom Inventory and Juvenile Offenders: Is There a Difference?, Douglas L. Clore

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The Relation of Substance Use, Religion, and Gender to College Students' Premarital Sexual Attitudes and Behavior, Mandy D. Crile

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The Relationship Between the Self-Handicapping Scale of Self-Reported Anxiety Change, Monica J. Fellhoelter

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Integrated Processing : Melodic Temporal Pattern and Rhythmic Syllable Pattern of Song Title in Unfamiliar Music, Jeffery N. Howard

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Knowledge and Perceptions of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Adhd Children and Their Parents, Kristen F. Malloy

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Attributional Style Questionnaire and Life Orientation Test: From Explanations to Expectations, Gail Sullivan

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Relationships Between Rural/Urban Living, Family Environment, and Coping Strategies, Jennifer Voth

Theses from 2000

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Predicting Dui Recidivism : Utilizing Factors Available to a Rural Mental Health Center, Douglas C. Diel

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Analysis of the Relation Among Personality Traits, Motives, and Love, Gina M. Engel

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Coping with Betrayal, Paula R. Hickel

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Predictors of Decisions About Treatment Disposition : A Multivariate Analysis, Michelle D. Howe