Psychology Master's Theses
 
This 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 2022

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The Limits of Healthy Habits: Exploring the Relationship between Disordered Eating, Body Image, Mindfulness, Social Media, and Dysfunctional Exercise, Taylor A. Dinkel

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The Effects of Social Media on Anxiety, Reward Sensitivity, and Risk-Taking on Emerging Adults, Victoria Medrano

Theses from 2021

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What Influences Suffering in Silence: Examining Mental Health Stigma, Social-Cognitive Factors, and Age as Predictors of the Willingness to Seek Professional Psychological Help, Bobbie Call

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Examining How Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Underlying Processes of Trait and State Impulsivity Influence Suicidal Behavior, Julia K. Duran

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Acquitted or Confined: The impact of jury instruction, biological sex of mock-juror, and defendant mental illness on insanity defense attitudes and verdict outcomes, Haley Moon

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Mortality salience and moral dilemmas: The impact of stress on regret in trolley problem decision-making, Nicolas Perdomo

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Observer Reaction to Physical and Verbal Abuse in Relation to Gender and Sexual Orientation of Abuser and Victim, Rachel Stritt

Theses from 2020

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Uncovering the Depression Treatment Gap: The Role of Motivation to Change, God Image, and Religious Affiliation, Cyrus Chiasson

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Dear mama, these cops don’t understand me: The influence of mental health stigma on youth incarceration, Ashley Lockwood

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The impact of socio-economic status, life history, and biological sex on affective empathy in adults, Shadow R. Love

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Understanding Resilience: Investigating the Relationship between Risk Factors, Resilience, and Psychological Well-Being, Paulyna Schulz

Theses from 2019

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Victim Blaming and Natural Reactions to Trauma in Cases of Sexual Assault and Natural Disaster, Ashley Nielsen

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This Is America: Examining the Influence of White Privilege and the Propensity to Make Attributions to Prejudice on the Acceptability of Racial Microaggressions, Jordan A. Sparrow

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 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