University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Department of Psychological Science Ph.D. Dissertation Titles

Listed below are the academic year of graduation and dissertation title for Ph.D. recipients of the University of Vermont Department of Psychological Science, as well as their research advisor(s).

2014-15

Dundon Carolyn M.

Advisor: Alessandra Rellini
The Cortisol/DHEA Ratio and Sexual Function in Women With and Without Depression

Sitnikov Lilya

Advisor: Kelly Rohan
Emotion Regulation Strategies in Binge Eating Disorder: Rumination, Distress Tolerance, and Expectancies for Eating

2013-14

Albaugh Matthew D.

Advisor: James Hudziak
Mapping Relations Between Cortico-Limbic Structure and Anxious/Depressed Symptoms Across Development in a Longitudinal Sample of Healthy Youths

Brush Lauren N.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
Components of Conscience in Adolescents: Relations with Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathic Traits

Herrmann Evan S.

Advisor: Sarah Heil
Examining Delay Discounting of Condom-Protected Sex Among Opioid-Maintained Women and Non-Drug-Using Control Women

Langdon Kirsten A.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Anxiety Sensitivity and Relapse to Smoking: Evaluating the Mediating Role of Negative Affect and Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

Lipatova Olga

Advisor: Donna Toufexis
The Role of Estrogen in Hippocampus- and Striatum-Dependent Memory Systems: The Putitative Involvement of the Serotonin 6 Receptor

Mazzulla Emily C.

Advisor: Alexandra Potter
Investigating the Neural Correlates of Relational Aggression Using a Social Conditioning Task

McCuin Tara M.

Advisor: Sondra Solomon
The Relationship of Existential Isolation, Stigma and Loneliness to Depression and Anxiety Among People Living With HIV/AIDS

Selkirk Laura C.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Measuring College Students' Epistemological Beliefs

2012-13

Baer Julie R.

Advisor: Robert Althoff
Psychopathology and Functional Impairment in Children with Subsyndromal Autistic Traits

Bradstreet Matthew P.

Advisor: Stephen Higgins
A Human Laboratory Model of Initial Smoking Abstence and Relapse Risk

Garai Emily P.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
Moderators of 12-Month Outcomes of a Family Group Cognitive Behavior Intervention with Families of Depressed Parents

Kalisz Joanne

Advisor: Carol Miller
Teens' Experiences with Age-Based Discrimination and Stereotypes Are Related to Psychological Maladjustment and Behavioral Confirmation of Teen Stereotypes

Lekka Shamila K.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Pathways Explaining the Development of Parenting Attitudes in Fathers

Leyro Teresa M.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
The Interaction of Nicotine Withdrawl and Panic Disorder Status in the Prediction of Panic-Relevant Responding to a Biological Challenge

Lezak Kimberly M.

Advisor: Sayamwong (Jom) Hammack
Anxiety and Stress: Interactions Between Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Peptide and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

Marini Victoria A.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
Relations Among Emotional Reactivity, Emotion Management, and Motives for Cannabis Use in Juvenile Offenders

McQuade Julia D.

Advisor: Betsy Hoza & Dianna Murray-Close
Cognitive Mechanisms of Social Competence in School-Age Children: An Examination of Working Memory, Social Information Processing, and ADHD Symptoms

Nillni Yael I.

Advisor: Kelly Rohan
The Effect of Anxiety Sensitivity and Menstrual Cycle Phase on Panic-Relevant Responding to a Carbon Dioxide Challenge

Slock Ana V.

Advisor: Robert Althoff
Characterizing Oppositional Behavior in Children: Latent Class Structure, Associated Psychopathology, and Adult Outcomes

Todd Travis P.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
Mechanisms of Renewal After the Extinction of Instrumental Behavior

2011-12

Gonzalez Adam

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Understanding Anxiety and Worry About Bodily Sensations Among Adults with HIV/AIDS: Exploration of Anxiety Sensitivity and Mindful Attention

Johnson Leslie C.

Advisor: Elizabeth Pinel
In the "Eye" of the Beholder: Prejudice, the In-group Over-Exclusion Effect, and the Fat Threshold

Marshall Erin C.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Investigation of Anxiety Sensitivity as a Moderator of the Relation Between Nonclinical Panic Attacks and Panic-Relevant Responding to a Biological Challenge

Shoulberg Erin K.

Advisor: Dianna Murray-Close
The Contextual Nature of Popularity Goals: Associations with Math Engagement and Achievement During the Transition to Adolescence

Thomas Jamila N.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
Eye-Gaze Instruction as a Mechanism for Learning to Recognize Fear Amoung Youths with Callous-Unemotional Traits

Tomb Meghan F.

Advisor: Betsy Hoza
The Relation Among ADHD Subtypes, Cognitive Deficits, and Self-Perceptions of Competence

2010-11

Ayer Lynsay A.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
Temperament Profiles as Predictors of Risk and Resilience to Alcohol Use in Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Cassidy Daniel G.

Advisor: Sondra Solomon
Buffering the Stress of HIV/AIDS: The Interactive Effects of Stigma, Psychological Distress, and Mindfulness in Reference to Serostatus Disclosure

Colletti Christina J.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
The Association of Parental Depressive Symptoms and Child Anxiety Symptoms: The Role of Specific Parenting Behaviors

Fox James H.

Advisor: William Falls
Behavioral, Pharmacological, and Molecular Correlates of the Anxiolytic Effect of Voluntary Exercise in Male C57BL/6J Mice

Rakow Aaron V.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
The Mediational Role of Parental Guilt Induction in the Development of Internalizing Problems Among Offspring of Parents with a History of Depression

Ryan Katherine K.

Advisor: Alexandra Potter
Effects of Acute Nicotine on Risk Taking in Individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Age-Matched Controls

2009-10

Bryne Ciara

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Clients at a University Counseling Center: A Multi Site Clinical Trial

Davis Melinda M.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Primary Care Clinician Expectations Regarding Aging and their Intended Preventive Health Counseling for Middle-Aged and Elder Patients

Dunn Kelly E.

Advisor: Stacey Sigmon
A Contingency-Management Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation among Opiod-Maintained Patients

Gregor Kristin L.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Anxiety Sensitivity and Perceived Control Over Anxiety-Related Events: Evaluating the Singular and Interactive Effects in the Prediction of Anxious and Fearful Responding to Bodily Sensations

Peters Erica N.

Advisor: John Hughes
Stopping Marijuana Increases Alcohol Use: An Experimental Validation of Drug Substitution

Richardson Susan E.

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Effects of Emplicit and Ixplicit HIV/AIDS Prejudice on Juridic Decision Making

Roland Erin B.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
Does Mindfulness Mediate the Relationship Between Parental Depression and Negative Parenting Behaviors?

Thanellou Alexandra

Advisor: John Green
Timing the Conditioned Eyeblink responses in Wistar-Kyoto Hyperactive Rats: Implications for the Develiopment of Inhibition of Delay in the Conditioned Eyeblink Preparation

Turkoglu Ozgur Dicle

Advisor: Stephanie McConaughy
Reliability of Test Session Observations and Cross-Informant Agreement on Children's Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Vaughn Aaron J.

Advisor: Betsy Hoza
The Incremental Utility of Behavioral Rating Scales and a Structured Diagnostic Interview in the Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Vujanovic Anka A.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Anxiety Sensitivity as Moderator of the Association Between Nicotine Withdrawal and Panic-Relevant Responding to a Carbon Dioxide-Enriched Air Laboratory Challenge

Weibust Kristin S.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Effects of Mortality Salience and Perceived Vulnerability on Risky and Preventative Behaviors Related to HIV Infection

2008-09

Barrig-Jo Patricia S.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Maternal Sensitivity as a Mediator of Maternal History of Care and Children's Emotion Regulation and Attachment at Years of Age

Bonn-Miller Marcel O.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Frequency of Marijuana Use and Anxious and Fearful Responding to Bodily Sensations: A Laboratory Test

Calhoun James A.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Facilitating Social Emotional Skills in Preschool Children

Fikkan Janna L.

Advisor: Karen Fondacaro
Does Experimental Avoidance Mediate the Relationship Between Negative Affect and Dietary Restraint?

McKee Laura G.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
Parenting Specificity: An Examination of the Relation between Parental Hostility, Warmth, and Behavioral Control and Child Psychopathology in the Context of Caregiver Depression

2007-08

Bernstein Amit

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Taxometric and Factor Analytic Models of Anxiety Sensitivity Among Youth: Exploring the Latent Structure of Anxiety Psychopathology Vulnerability

Burstein Marcy E.

Advisor: Catherine Stanger
Predictors of Child Psychopathology and Substance Use in Substance-Abusing Families

Coffelt Nicole L.

Advisor: Rex Forehand
Parental Depression in Remission: Associations of a Past Episode and Residual Symptoms With Youth Externalizing Behavior and the Role of Parenting

Kaufman Laurie B.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
Empathic and Socio-Cognitive Deficits of Adjudicated Adolescents: Differences by Gender and Callous-Unemotional Traits

Kirkpatrick Neil M.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
The Role of Emotional Reactivity in Adolescent Girls' Aggressive Behaviors

Krukowski Rebecca A.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
Physiological and Psychological Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Exercise in the Maintenance of Weight Loss

Leverentz-Brady Kristen M.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
Relationship Between Service Intensity, Care Coordination, and Child Outcomes: Evidence from Three System of Care Sites

Nelson Stephanie A.

Advisor: Stephanie McConaughy
Associations Between Intelligence Test Scores and Test Session Behavior in Children with ADHD, LD, and EBD

2006-07

Krulewitz Julianne

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Influence of Interpersonal Goals on Women's Reactions to Sexism

McConnell Melanie C.

Advisor: Rex Forehand & Lynne Bond
Does Coparenting Mediate the Link Between Relationship Quality and Parenting Experiences Among Lesbian Mothers?

McLeish Alison C.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Evaluating the Moderating Role of Anxiety Sensitivity on Smoking in Terms of Panic Psychopathology: A Prospective Test Among Daily Smokers

2005-06

Brigidi Bartholomew D.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum& Paul Newhouse
Initial Validation of the Older Adult Behavior Checklist with Individuals with Dementia

Factor Rhonda J.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
Exploring Gender Diversity: A Comparison of Transgender Adults and Their Non-Transgender Siblings

Feldner Matthew T.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
Panic Prevention Among Anxiety Sensitive Smokers: A Randomized Control Trial

Force Michelle M.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Assessing Service-Learning Quality and its Effects on Social Responsibility and Problem Solving

Gorman Mark J.

Advisor: James Rosen
Predictors and Efficacy of Weight Control Advice from Physicians to Overweight and Obese Primary Care Patients

Grossman Cynthia I.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Mother-Daugher Communication about Breast Cancer Risk: The Moderating Effect of Communication on Daughers Cancer Beliefs, Knowledge and Health Behaviors

Henehan David S.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Parenting, Sexual Orientation, and Gender: Demographics, Social Support, and Sexual Identity Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Adults

Holmes Tabitha R..

Advisor: Lynne Bond
The Relationship Between Mothers' Beliefs and Knowledge and how Mothers and Adolescents Communicate, Interact, and Experience Conflict

Jernigan Lindsay A.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Mutuality, Depression, Anxiety, and Self-Esteem in Female and Male College Students

Nair Vanitha G.

Advisor: Sondra Solomon
The Effects of Disease Stage and HIV/AIDS Stigma Perception on Behaviors that Risk the Transmission of HIV

Suter Jesse C.

Advisor: Timothy Stickle
The Wraparound Puzzle: Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Wraparound Fidelity Index

Todosijevic Jelica

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Relationship Satisfaction, Coping, and Stress In Same-Sex Couples with Civil Unions

Vandrey Ryan G.

Advisor: Alan Budney
The Clinical Significance of Cannabis Withdrawal: Comparison with Tobacco Withdrawal, Contribution to Relapse, and a Novel Assessment of Simultaneous Cannabis and Tobacco Abstinence Effects

2004-05

Beckjord Ellen I.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
The Relationship Between Coping and Control in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Burrous C. Emma

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Stability and Change in Maternal Sensitivity from Infancy to Toddlerhood: Developmental History of Care and Control, Depression, and Anger

Carpenter Matthew J.

Advisor: John Hughes
Targeting Unmotivated Smokers: Effects of Smoking Reduction on Future Cessation

Carmola-Hauf Amy

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Experiences of Coparenting and Parenting Alliance Among Couples Raising Young Children

Copeland William E.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Neuropsychological Correlates of Coping: The Role of Executive Inhibition

Johnson Matthew W.

Advisor: Warren Bickel
Replacing Relative Reinforcing Efficacy with Behavioral Economic Demand Curves: Congruence and Parsimony Despite Manipulation of Reinforcer Magnitude

Knolls Michelle L.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
The Road to Romance: Early Family and Peer Predictors of Dating Relationship Quality in Late Adolescence

Leen-Feldner Ellen W.

Advisor: Michael Zvolensky
A Test of a Cognitive Diathesis-Stress Model of Panic Vulnerability in Adolescence

Lussier Jennifer G.

Advisor: Stephen Higgins
Experimental Analysis of the Influence of Prior Abstinence Duration on Relapse Risk in Cigarette Smokers

McConnell Melanie C.

Advisor: Rex Forehand & Lynne Bond
Does Coparenting Mediate the Link Between Relationship Quality and Parenting Experiences Among Lesbian Mothers?

Morrow Sara B.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
The Role of Parent-Child Interaction in Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Reiser Jessica A.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Children and Adolescents with Asthma and Their Mothers: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Pediatric Asthma

Roy Robin E.

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Social Costs of Identifying as a Feminist and Confronting Sexism

Sunsay Ceyhun

Advisor: Mark Bouton
A Theoretical Investigation of the Trial Spacing Effect in Appetitive Pavlovian Conditioning

Waddell Jaylyn

Advisor: William Falls
Antagonism of Central CRF Receptors Blocks Reinstatement of Extinguished Fear

2003-04

Balsam Kimberly F.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Traumatic Victimization: A Comparison of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults and their Heterosexual Siblings

Benson Molly A.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Post-War Psychological Adjustment to Traumatic Stress in Bosnian Adolescents: Coping with Reminders and Secondary Stressors

Boyer Margaret C.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Cognitive Biases in Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Coe Mariah E.

Advisor: John Burchard
The Role of Strengths in the Adjustment of EBD Youth in Therapeutic Case Management

Herrera Ingrid S.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Domestic Abuse in the Lives of Women: Types of Abuse, Effects, and Coping Strategies

Hicks Thomas V.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Role of Catastrophic Cognitions in Panic Disorder Treatment Outcome

Kamon-Jensen Jody L.

Advisor: Catherine Stanger
Predictors of Overt and Covert Externalizing Behaviors Among Children of Drug Dependent Parents

Konik Brian S.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Stress Hurts: Stress-Induced Hyperalgesia in Children and Adolescents with Recurrent Abdominal Pain

2002-03

Dausch Barbara M.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Adolescent Girls and Young Adult Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer: Psychological Adjustment and Mother Daughter Communication

Ermold Jenna M.

Advisor: James Rosen
Frequency and Desirability of Weight Control Advice from Physicians to Overweight and Obese Primary Care Patients

Farnsworth L. Annie

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Social Injustice Stress: Racism and Sexism as Correlates of Adolescent Depression and Suicidality

McGrath William A.

Advisor: John Burchard
A Process Evaluation of the Chittenden County Pilot Court

Oppedisano Geraldine

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Suicidality in Youth: Effects Of Discrepancy Between Parents' and Youths' Affective Distress on Youths' Suicidal Outcomes

Pistell Paul J.

Advisor: William Falls
The Role of the Amygdala in the Acquisition of Conditioned Fear Acquired Over Several Days of Training

Potter Alexandra S.

Advisor: Richard Musty
The Effects of Acute Nicotine Administration on Behavioral Inhibition in Adolescents Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Reid Richard R.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Partnerships for Early School Success (PESS)

Welch Amy S.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
The Provision and Receipt of Social Support Among Cancer Patients and Their Families

2001-02

Cain Mary E.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Amygdaloid Contributions to the Conditioned Arousal-Related Responses in the Dorsal Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

Leerkes Esther M.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Correlates of Maternal Sensitivity to Distress: Childhood History, Maternal Emotional Competencies, and Childhood History

Mishkind Matthew C.

Advisor: Robert Lawson
An Assessment of Organizational Culture

Picard Christy L.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
The Female Athlete Triad: Predicting Menstrual Dysfunction From Psychological and Behavioral Factors

Sigmon Stacey C.

Advisor: Stephen Higgins
Influence of Psychomotor Stimulant Use on the Reinforcing Effects of Cigarette Smoking and Money

2000-01

Burns Catherine E.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Supporting Parents: The Influence of Pre-Course Maternal Characteristics upon Expectations for, Engagement with, and Outcomes from Community Parent Education

Ducker Amy F.

Advisor: Kathleen Gorman
Child, Parental and Contexual Factors Contributing to the Development of Children's Social Problem Solving Skills

Frohardt Russell J.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
The Role of the Hippocampal Formation, Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Nucleus Accumbens in Contextual Fear Conditioning and Reinstatement

Gibson Laura E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: Do They Reduce the Occurrence of Child Sexual Abuse?

Glinder Judith G.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Voluntary and Involuntary Responses in Adjustment to Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Holt John C.

Advisor: Karen Fondacaro
Psychological Symptoms and Criminality as Long-Term Effects of Childhood Victimization: A Comparison Between Women Inmates and Women in the Community

Kaiser Cheryl R.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Seeing versus Saying: The Interpersonal Costs of Claiming Discrimination

Lillich Susan E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Psychological Adjustment and Methods of Coping of Non-Offending Mothers Whose Children have Experienced Sexual Abuse: Comparisons to Mothers Seeking Mental Health or Medical Treatment for Non-Abused Children

Novy Pamela L.

Advisor: John Hughes
The Efficacy of the Nicotine Patch in Recovering Alcoholic Smokers

Prail Darin J.

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Computer Frustration: Causes, Incidence, and Coping Strategies

Riggs Raine L.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Neuropsychological Sequelae of Systemic Treatments for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Saucier Donald A.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Preaching Beyond the Choir: Evaluating the Effects of a Bias Awareness Program on Student Audiences

Sepinwall Deborah R.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Dispostional Optimism and Metabolic Control in Adolescents with Type I Diabetes: Mediation Through Self-Efficacy, Belief in the Benefits of Adherence, and Adherence Behavior

Wadsworth Martha E.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Adolescents' Experiences with Economic Strain and Family Conflict: Stress, Coping, and Psychological Adjustment

1999-2000

Downey-Sargent Kathryn T.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
College Faculty's Epistemic Assumptions, Perceptions of Students' Epistemologies, and Endorsed Teaching Strategies

Fox Barbara J.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Pathways to Self-Silencing and Depression in Late Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study

Liu Peter M.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Gender Role Nonconformity, Harassment, and Adjustment in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Heterosexual and Questioning Youths

Myers Anna M.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Coping with Fat Stigma: Relation to Mental Health Symptoms, Body Image, and Self-Esteem

O'Rourke Deborah A.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
The Role of Experience in Promoting Illness Understanding in Children with Arthritis

Saltzman Heidi F.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Sexual Revictimization of Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Survivors: A Prospective Study

Scharoun Gina M.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
The Effect of Nicotine Patches With and Without Proactive Telephone Peer Support to Help Women of Lower-Income Stop Smoking

Taub Jennifer B.

Advisor: John Burchard
The Effects of Parent Empowerment on Adjustment for Children Receiving Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Thomsen Alexandra H.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Individual Differences in Coping and Temperament: Associations with Emotional, Somatic, and Pain Outcomes in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Wong Conrad J.

Advisor: Stephen Higgins
Situational-Confidence and Behavioral Treatment for Cocaine Dependence

1998-99

Bramley Janet A.

Advisor: John Burchard
Measuring Wraparound in Practice: How Closely it Adheres to Wraparound Principles and How it Differs from Traditional Approaches to Serving Youth with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

Brooks Teresa M.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
The Impact of Availability of Condoms on College Students' Use of Condoms During Sexual Intercourse

Choudhury Naseem

Advisor: Kathleen Gorman
Mechanisms of Cognitive Continuity: The Role of Attention in Infant Information Processing

Clauson JoAnn

Advisor: Marc Kessler
Dissociation and its Relation to Sexual Abuse

Connor-Smith Jennifer K.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Associations of Temperament, Stress Reactivity, and Coping with Health Status and Emotional Distress

Guarraci Fay A.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Amygdaloid D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptor Involvement in Pavlovian Fear Conditioning

Henriques Gregg R.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Role of Negative and Positive Cognitive Errors in the Development of Depression

Jankowski Mary K.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Parents' Fear of Hypoglycemia, Methods of Coping, and Children's Metabolic Control

Marsch Lisa A.

Advisor: Warren Bickel
Efficacy of Buprenorphine Treatment in Reducing Drug- and Sex-Related HIV Risk Behavior Among Opioid-Dependent Individuals

Nathan Jane

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Coping and Optimism in Children: Parental Influences

Ojerholm Amy J.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
The Relationship of Weight and Body Image, Feminism, and Sexual Orientation in College Women: Inside and Out

Primo-Liddy Kari-Anne

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Managing the Intrusive Thoughts of Breast Cancer Patients

Tang Tricia S.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
Cultural Barriers to Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese-American Women 60 and Older

1997-98

Christensen Judith A.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg & Lawrence Gordon
Evaluation of a Parent Education Intervention for Divorcing Parents: The ""Helping Children Cope With Divorce"" Program in Vermont

Culbert Susan L.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
A Reliability and Validity Study of the Self-Perceived Satisfaction Scale

Descamps Monica J.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Mental Health Impact of Child Sexual Abuse, Rape, Intimate Partner Violence, and Hate Crimes in a National Sample of Lesbians

Hinden Beth R.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Does Comorbidity Matter? Effects of Comorbid Anxiety/Depression and Conduct Problems on Clinical Outcomes Among a Longitudinal, Nationally-Representative Sample of Children and Youth

Jones Adele J.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Trauma, Dissociation, and Beliefs among Psychiatrically-Hospitalized Patients

Kennedy Kathleen B.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Trauma and Public Psychiatric Inpatients: Beliefs, Dissociation, Comorbidity, & Hospital Course

Osowiecki Dana M.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
A Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Intervention for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Rosen L.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Mothers' Working Models of Attachment, Maternal Conflict Behavior, and Children's Psychological Adjustment

Rudiger Lawrence P.

Advisor: Dharam Yadav
Resisting Stigma: Stereotype Compensation and Women's Math Performance

Smith Brandi J.

Advisor: Warren Bickel
Characterization of Flumazenil's Discriminative Stimulus and Self-Reported Effects in Humans

Yuan Susan J.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
As Families Would Have It: Effective Support for Families Caring for Members with Disabilities at Home

1996-97

Briones Maria B.

Advisor: Kathleen Gorman
The Role of Social Support Networks in the Adjustment of Vietnamese Refugee Women

Bruns Eric J.

Advisor: John Burchard
Impact of Respite Care Services on Children Experiencing Emotional and Behavioral Problems and their Families

Carro Michelle G.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Depressive Symptoms During the Pre- and Postpartum: Interpersonal Models for Wives and Husbands

Gerhardt Cynthia A.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Testing a Sequential Model of Depression: Understanding Developmental Trajectories and Risk in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Johannesen Jennie C.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon & Richard Musty
A Behavioral and Neurochemical Assessment of the Validity of L-Pyroglutamic Acid as a Model of Huntington's Disease

Lourie Andrea E.

Advisor: Kathleen Gorman
Birth Weight, Mother-Infant Interaction and Behavioral Development: A Short Term Longitudinal Assessment from Birth to 6 Months

Morris Jessica F.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Set Free: Lesbian Mental Health and the Coming Out Process

Nelson James B.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
The Context Specificity of Second Learned Information

Ramirez Elena M.

Advisor: James Rosen
A Comparison of Weight Control and Weight Control Plus Body Image Therapy in the Treatment of Negative Body Image in Obese Individuals

Shantinath Shachi D.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
A Psychological and Behavioral Model of Early Childhood Caries

Silvestri Amy J.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Amygdaloid Modulation of Mesopontine Peribrachial Neuronal Activity: Implications for Arousal

Stith Adrienne Y.

Advisor: Kathleen Gorman
The Relationship Between Economic Hardship and Self-Perceptions in First Year College Students: The Role of Social Support

Stoll Miriam F.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Breast Cancer in the Family: An Investigation of the Psychological Distress of Daughters and Sisters of Recently Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients

Whitney-Hockman Carolyn A.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Spirituality in the Workplace and Individual and Organizational Performances

1995-96

Arce-Quinones Wanda M.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Social Roles and Role Quality as Moderators of Alcohol Consumption among Men and Women

Bennett Robert T.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Gender Differences in the Adult Outcome of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Donnelly John W.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
A Comparison of Professionals' Understanding of Factors Associated with Child Sexual Abuse

Inatsuka Linda T.

Advisor: Ruth Hamilton
The Effectiveness of a Self-Management Skills Training Program for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

Jackson Shelly L.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Suggestibility in Four-Year-Old Girls in Response to Parental Misinformation

O'Boyle Elizabeth A.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
Context-Specific Extinction of a Simulated Race-Behavior Stereotype

Oetjen Helen A.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
When Lesbians Aren't Gay: An Epidemiological Study of Depression Among Lesbians

Pandina Nancy G.

Advisor: John Burchard
A Case Study Evaluation of the Effect of Chemical Balancing Therapy on Violent/Aggressive Behavior

Reiter Jeffrey T.

Advisor: James Rosen
Development of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Examination Interview and Self-Report

Tighe Theodore A.

Advisor: Karen Fondacaro
An Evaluation of Intensive Family Based Services in Vermont

Van Etten Michelle L.

Advisor: Stephen Higgins
Assessment of the Frequency and Enjoyability of Pleasant Events in Cocaine Abusers Versus Control Groups

1994-95

Bolton Douglas A.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Social Support in Families: Examining the Provision and Receipt of Social Support in Families When a Parent Has Cancer

Brooks Douglas C.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
Mechanisms by which Retrieval Cues for Extinction Reduce Response-Recovery

Concepcion Diana M.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
Social Anxiety, Coping Strategies, and Academic Performance on High and Low Fear of Failure College Students

Danielski Casimir J.

Advisor: Robert Lawson
Efficacy, Optimism, and Team Performance

Epping-Jordan Joanne E.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Dispositional Characteristics and Situational Appraisals Associated with Psychological Distress in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Epping-Jordan Mark P.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Contributions of the Dopaminergic Innervation of the Amygdaloid Central Nucleus & the Nucleus Accumbens to the Rewarding Effects of Electrical Stimulation of the Medial Forebrain Bundle in the Rabbit

Grant Kathryn E.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
In Search of Specificity and Processes in the Relationship Between Stress and Symptoms During Adolescence

Hagelston Mark P.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi & Bruce Compas
The Relationship Between Coping and Attributional Processes and Aggression and Depression in Young Adolescents

Harrington John J.

Advisor: Warren Bickel
Cigarettes Versus Opioid Drugs: A Comparison of Users' Reports about Dependence and Withdrawal

Harrington Nicole T.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Association Between Victims' Alcohol Consumption and Factors Before, During, and After Sexual Assault by an Acquaintance

Henning Kris R.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Long-Term Psychological Adjustment to Witnessing Interparental Physical Conflict During Childhood

Leandro Carol P.

Advisor: John Burchard
Appraised Meanings and Ways of Coping: Their Relationships to the Psychological Adjustment of Homeless Young Adults

Levy Caroline F.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Factors That May Contribute to Perceived Social Support for Immigrants in Their New Neighborhoods

Milne Mavis E.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Gender Differences in Toddlers' Play: Potential Precursors to Gender Segregation

Murphy Patricia L.

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Commodified Self in Consumer Culture: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

Orosan-Weine Pamela G.

Advisor: James Rosen
Treatment of Negative Body Image in Women with Obesity

Peck Charles A.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
Context-Specificity of Pavlovian Conditioned Inhibition

Rowley Mary Susan B.

Advisor: John Burchard
Is There a Right Touch of the Law? Adult and Juvenile Perceptions of Sentence Severity and the Relationship Between Sentence Severity and Recidivism in First Offenders

1993-94

Coffey Patricia M.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Methods of Coping and Perceptions of Stigma, Betrayal, Powerlessness, and Self-Blame Associated with a History of Child Sexual Abuse: The Relationship with Adult Psychological Adjustment

Frawley Patrick J.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Factors Associated with the Mental Health Status of Recently Deinstitutionalized Adults with Mental Retardation

Hutchins-Fuhr Moira W.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Comparison of Characteristics of Social Support and Personal Satisfaction over 3 Years of Adults Living in Community Settings

Larson Charlene A.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Early Adolescent Gender Differences in Psychological Adjustment: Associations with Peer Relations

Ma Zhenhua

Advisor: Robert Lawson
The Effect of Spectral Energy on Brightness Enhancement and Subjective Contour Clarity and the Role of Spatial Frequency Filtering in the Perception of Subjective Contours

Murphy Debra M.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
An Interdependent and Reciprocal Model for the Followership-Leadership Exchange

Santarcangelo Suzanne

Advisor: John Burchard
Consumer Satisfaction: What Children Tell Us About Therapeutic Case Management and Wraparound Services

Solomon Sondra E.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Sometimes I Feel Like I'm on an Island All by Myself: Ethnic Minority Women with Facial Distinctions

Sutton Lynn M.

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Effects of an Author's Sex and Race on Students' Evaluations of Different Essays

Thorn Robert S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
The Relationship of Alexithymia Characteristics to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Tshikororo Lufuno M.

Advisor: Robert Lawson
The Promotion/Advancement Process and Characteristics of Black Managers in South Africa

Turner Tonia L.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adult Interpersonal Relationships

Vecchione Elia L.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Treatment Services for Persons with Dual Diagnoses of Mental Retardation and Mental Illness: Description and Evaluation

Velez-Blasini Carlos J.

Advisor: Herbert Leff & Dharam Yadav
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Alcohol Expectancies and Self-Reported Drinking Patterns: A Puerto Rican and a U.S. Sample

Williams Rebecca A.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Factors Associated with Adolescents' Behavior Problems: Parental Alcohol Abuse, Psychological Symptoms and Marital Discord

1992-93

Abrams Craig L.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Parenting Behavior, Children's Behavior Problems at School, and Children's Social Status: A Longitudinal Study Spanning the Transition to Middle School

Aoki Melanie F.

Advisor: Sylvia Canetto & Esther Rothblum
Clinicians' Perceptions of Gender and Aging

Atkins Mary E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Cognitive Orientation, Methods of Coping, Social Support and Adjustment in Osteoarthritis Patients

Berman Janice S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Postpartum Depression: Predictors and Correlates of Maternal Emotional Functioning at Two-Weeks and Four-Months Postpartum

Calvillo Jr. Gilbert M.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Family Adjustment to Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Investigation

Chen Zenglo

Advisor: Robert Lawson
The Effects of Leadership Style and the Prevention Strategy of Devil's Advocacy upon Groupthink - A Diagnosed Problem in Collective Decision-Making Process

Cogan Jeanine C.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Assessing the Community Support Needs of Women with Psychiatric Disabilities Regarding Relationships

Ey Sydney S.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Cancer Patients' Coping and Psychological Adjustment Within the Family Context

Fitz Sally J.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
The Effect of a Clinic-Based Intervention on Condom Use Barriers, Intentions and Behavior in a Sample of Female Planned Parenthood Clients

Heckman Timothy G.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
Evaluating a Political Candidate Through Quantitative Performance-Oriented Data and Qualitative Personal History Information

Monsey Toni V.

Advisor: Susan Crockenberg
Improving School Performance Among Girls at Risk for Dropping Out: The Role of Perceived Control and Autonomy Across Two Interventions

Powell Thomas A.

Advisor: Karen Fondacaro
The Prevalence of Mental Disorders Among Rural Prisoners

Schaefer Mark C.

Advisor: John Burchard
A Multi-Dimensional Measure of the Restrictiveness of Educational Environments

Voss W. Jay

Advisor: John Burchard
Background Experiences, Current Adjustment and Future Goals: A Study of Homeless Young Adults

Weinstock Jacqueline S.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
College Women's Conceptions of Close Friendship, Conceptions of Conflicts with Close Friends, and Epistemological Perspectives

Welkowitz Julie A.

Advisor: John Burchard
The Role of Cultural Factors in the Use of Human Services By Abenaki Families

Whalen Paul J.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
The Relationship Between Neuronal Activity Within the Nucleus Basalis and Conditioned Neocortical Electroencephalographic Arousal

1991-92

Brand Pamela A.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Behavioral, Affective, and Cognitive Responses to Upward and Downward Social Comparisons of Performance

Dean Cheryl D.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
The Impact of Prior Pregnancy Loss on Maternal-Fetal Attachment in a Subsequent Pregnancy With Consideration of the Relationship Between Maternal Fetal Attachment and Maternal-Child Attachment

DeGrandpre Richard J.

Advisor: Warren Bickel
Effects of Income Manipulations on Drug Self-Administration in Human Cigarette Smokers

Detzer Mark J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Resting Metabolic Rate in Women with Bulimia Nervosa: Comparison to Controls Before and After Treatment

Downs Murna G.

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Effects of Mechanical Restraint Removal on Resident and Staff Behavior in a Nursing Home Setting

Giunta Carole T.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Fear of Intimacy in Adult Daughters of Alcohol Abusing And/Or Psychiatrically Distressed Mothers and Fathers

Gutmann Lily M.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Predicting the Utilization of Pediatric Services in Infancy

Mireault Gina C.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Coping and Adjustment Following the Death of a Parent: A Prospective Study

Rush Craig R.

Advisor: Stephen Higgins
Human Behavioral Pharmacology of Triazolam and Other Commonly Used Benzodiazepines: A Within-Subject Analysis of Effects on Measures of Learning, Performance, and Self-Reports

Santello Mark D.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Sexual Aggression by an Acquaintance: Methods of Coping and Later Psychological Adjustment

Srebnik Debra S.

Advisor: Paul Carling & Lawrence Gordon
Perceived Choice and Success in Community Living for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Sunderland Patricia L.

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Cultural Meanings and Identity: Women of the African-American Art World of Jazz

Worsham Nancy L.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Coping, Perceptions of Control, and Adjustment in Children of Cancer Patients: A Developmental Perspective

1990-91

Angstman Lisa A.

Advisor: John Burchard
The Prediction of Serious and Persistent Crime in Early Adulthood Based on Official and Self-Report Data Collected at the Point of Juvenile Adjudication

Butler William M.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Hostage Taking and Barricade Incidents in the United States: A Nationwide Survey and Analysis

Hunt Connie M.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Parental Shaming: Implications for Children's Psychological and Social Adjustment

Rogers Jackie A.

Advisor: John Burchard
The Service System's Ability to Meet the Needs of One Multistressed Family: A Qualitative Case Study

Yoe James T.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
The Effects of Staffing and Workload Patterns on Employee Performance and Well-Being in a Health Care Environment

1989-90

Agell Gladys L.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
The Effects of Clients' Obesity and Gender on the Judgments of Clinical Psychologists

Banez Gerard A.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Evaluation of a School-Based Stress and Coping Preventive Intervention for Children

Barbour Linda S.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Violence Against Women: Blaming the Victim

Felicio Diane M.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Social Comparison and its Implications for Women in Medical School

Forgays Deborah K.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Type A Behavior Pattern in Mothers with Young Children

Ginsburg Golda S.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Familial Influences on Children's intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivational Orientation and Academic Performance

Gulliver Suzy B.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
Psychosocial Predictors of Very Early, Early and Late Relapse to Smoking in Self-Initiated Quitters

Johnson Matthew E.

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Management Development Planning: Impact on Managerial Effectiveness

Penta Joyce A.

Advisor: David Howell
The Impact of Increasing Levels of Employee Involvement, Recognition and Reward on Productivity, Quality of Service, Employment and Union Management Cooperation in a Service Setting: A Field Study

Phares Victoria S.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Adolescents' Emotional/Behavioral Problems: Parents' Reports of Occurrence and Adolescents' Reports of Occurrence and Subjective Distress

Piirak Ene P.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Variations in the Expression of Self-Reflection in Adult Women

Quintiliani Anthony R.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi & Herbert Leff
Effects of Support Group Interventions on Adolescent Self-Esteem and Substance Abuse

Silberg Nancy T.

Advisor: James Rosen
Weight-Reducing Beliefs and Practices of Female Adolescents

Sobrero Andrea L.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Oral Self-Administration of Fentanyl and the Effects of Drug-Associated Stimuli: Support for a Compensatory Response Model of Drug Dependence

Tarran Matthew J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Changes in Guilt Feelings Following ""Cheating"" on a Non-Marital Sexual Partner

Vara Linda S.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Dietary Restraint in Women with Bulimia Nervosa

White-Scaccia Adele M.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
The Effect of a Process Writing Course on Intellectual Growth in College Freshman

Wilson Amy

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
The Contribution of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray to Cardiovascular Responses in the Rabbit

1988-89

Cado Suzana

Advisor: James Rosen
Cognitive Behavior Therapy With and Without Size Perception Training for Women with Negative Body Image

Clarke Richard T.

Advisor: John Burchard
Child Behavior Adjustment and Maternal Self-Reported Stress, Social Support, and Irritability

Diblasio Christine M.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
A Longitudinal Study of Temperament: Its Categorization and Implications for Health and Behavior Problems

Donnelly Gosha

Advisor: Bruce Compas & James Rosen
The Effects of Psychosocial Stress on Genital Herpes Recurrences in Women

Franco Oscar R.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
The Relationship Between Child-Rearing Practices and Pre-Adolescent Self-Concept

Hunt William K.

Advisor: John Hughes
Effects of Dose on the Reinforcing Effects of Caffeine Via Coffee

Kelly Kim M.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
The Least Restrictive Alternative and the Intrusiveness of the Treatment Literature: A Chronological Analysis of Controversies and Practices in Behaviorism and Developmental Disabilities

Lamon Stacy S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Interaction in Psychotherapy: The Effect of Patient Personality Upon Therapist Response

Malcarne Vanessa L.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Adjusting to the Diagnosis of Cancer: The Role of Self-Blame, Perceptions of Control, and Coping

McDougal David S.

Advisor: James Rosen
Social Performance and Social Anxiety in the Chronic Phase of Severe Head Injury

McKenna Carol A.

Advisor: James Rosen
An Intervention to Promote Psychological Adjustment in Families of Stroke Patients

Pfennig Joyce L.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
Induced Mood and Depressive Cognition: The Effects of Experimental Demand

Rushford Carolyn J.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
The Relationship Between Attributions for Abuse Attributional Style, and Emotional Functioning in Clinically-Referred Sexually Abused and Non-Abused Girls

Stein Eden C.

Advisor: Janice Peyser
Tactile Extinctions in Patients with Right Hemisphere, Left Hemisphere, and Diffuse Brain Lesions

Swartzentruber Dale E.

Advisor: Mark Bouton
Blocking Between Occasion Setters and Contextual Stimuli

Weedon Jeremy C.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
Reduction of Bias in an ROC Curve When Using Linear Discriminant Analysis: An Application of the Bootstrap Technique

Widrick Gary C.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
The Social and Community Integration of Persons Labeled Mentally Retarded: An Examination of the Role of Citizen Advocacy

1987-88

Candido Paul L.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Positive and Negative Cognitive Errors in Children With and Without Self-Reported Symptoms of Depression

Fondacaro Karen M.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Stress and Coping Associated with the Maltreatment of Children

Jacobson John W.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Impact of Staff Turnover on Group Homes for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Kessler Rodger S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Variables Associated with Clinician Rating of Client Functioning in a Community Mental Health Setting

Loew Dorene E.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
Modification of Fear of Failure-Based Academic Procrastination: A Comparison of Flooding and Study Skills Training

Nudelman Sheila L.

Advisor: James Rosen
A Comparison of Psychological Characteristics Between High Intensity Male Exercisers and Female Eating Disorder Patients

Pieniadz Jean M.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Sex Differences and the Role of Pubertal Status in Preadolescents' Interactions with their Parents

Pine Douglas E.

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Effects of Performance Expectations on Subsequent Evaluations: A Process Approach

Rosen Julie W.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Community Adjustment and Integration of Mentally Retarded Adults: Relationships Among Residential Setting, Community-Based Activity, Social Support, Residential Satisfaction & Psychological Well-Being

Tacy Barbara B.

Advisor: James Rosen
Relation of Stress, Psychopathology, and Attempted Weight Reduction in Adolescent Girls

Toro Haydee

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Relaxation Training; A Therapeutic Intervention for Severe Behavior Problems in Institutional Settings

1986-87

Carlson Ellen I.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Concepts of Illness and Perceived Vulnerability Among Healthy Siblings of Chronically Ill Children

Cioffari Annamarie T.

Advisor: Sara Burchard
Nonhandicapped Children's Attitudes and Actions Towards Severely Handicapped Children in Their School

Greenwald Evan R.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Long-Term Effects of Preadolescent Sibling and Nonsibling Childhood Sexual Experiences

Leavitt Darrell G.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
Job Involvement and Alienation: A Test of the Kanungo Model

Markgraf Carrie G.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Neurobehavioral Contributions to Emotionally Induced Cardiac Arrhythmias During Digitalis Administration in the Rabbit

McKenna John J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Self-Enhancing and Self-Deprecatory Cognitive Errors in Relation to Self-Reported Esteem and Depression

McNeil William E.

Advisor: George Albee
Clinical Lifestyle Psychotherapy

Murakami Janice S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Early Childhood Otitis Media and Later Behavior Adjustment in Six and Seven Year Old Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Wagner Barry M.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Gender, Masculinity and Femininity: Moderators of Adjustment to Life Stress During Adolescence

Willmuth Mary E.

Advisor: James Rosen
Bulimia: A Comparison of Dieters and Purgers

1985-86

Bastien Samuel A.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
Smoking Cessation Aided by Hypnosis: Comparison of Kroger's and Spiegal's Suggestions and the Use of Self-Hypnosis

Besio Susan F.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon & Richard Musty
An Analysis of the Mental Health Ex-Patient Movement in Vermont

Blanch Andrea K.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
Community Mental Health Ideology and Administration of State Mental Health Services: Changes in State Mental Health Agencies from 1960-

Conti Lisa H.

Advisor: Richard Musty
The Role of Norepinephrine in Latent Inhibition

Creedon Stephanie N.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
The Effects of Social Competency Training with Second Grade Children

Drudge Owen W.

Advisor: Janice Peyser
The Effects of Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Factors on Adaptive Functioning in Multiple Sclerosis

Freeman William B.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
A Comparison of the Utilization and Social Learning Based Approaches in the Modification of Hypnotic Responsiveness

Hamilton Ruth W.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Acquisition of Mobility Skills by Adults with Multiple Handicapping Conditions Using Instructional Feedback, Selective Repeated Practice, and Appropriate Reinforcement

Kester Barbara L.

Advisor: Esther Rothblum
Long-Term Spouse Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury

King David A.

Advisor: Mark Bouton & Richard Musty
Associative Control of Tolerance to the Sedative Effects of a Short-Acting Benzodiazepine

Klein Michael S.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
The Criminally Insane in Vermont

Petrie Lucy B.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
The Effect of the Hypnotist's Hypnotizability on the Subject's Experience

Reilly Thomas P.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Prenatal and Postnatal Environmental Influences on Infant Temperament

Riesenberg Robert D.

Advisor: Herbert Leff & Donald Forgays
Measuring Environmental Experience

Semple William E.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Behavioral and Cardiac Effects of Marihuana in Chronic Users

Whitman Patricia B.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Toward an Integrative Approach to Learning Disabilities: An Analysis of Subgroups

Wilson Marilyn C.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Negative Cognitive Errors in Children: Normative Data and a Comparison Between High and Low Evaluation Anxiety Children

Young Sally S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Resilient Children in Vermont

1984-85

Davis Glen E.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Assessment of Lie Events in Adolescence: Examination of Major and Daily Life Experiences and the Subjective Appraisal of Events

Fortini Mary-Ellen

Advisor: Carol Miller
Attitudes, Intentions, and Behavior Towards Students with Handicaps by Their Nonhandicapped Peers

Gross Janet S.

Advisor: James Rosen
Weight Modification and Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls and Boys

Johnson Christine E.

Advisor: James Rosen
Social Information Processing in Chronic and Severe Head Injury and its Relationship to Social Adjustment

Klemchuk Helen P.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Egocentrism and Inference: A Developmental Analysis of Role-Taking Constructs and Methodology

Slavin Lesley A.

Advisor: Bruce Compas
Convergent and Discriminant Validation of a Measure of Social Support by a Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix

Strauss Lynn M.

Advisor: Laura Solomon
Breast Self-Examination Practices and Attitudes in Women With and Without a History of Breast Cancer

Teti Douglas M.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Sibling-Created Experiences in Two-Child Families: Relationships with Age-Spacing, Sex-Composition, Sex of Firstborn, and the Cognitive Level of Infants in the Second Year

Thousand Jacqueline S.

Advisor: Carol Miller
Social Integration and Parent Involvement: Special Education Teacher Attitudes and Behaviors

1983-84

Cruz Maria C.

Advisor: Phyllis Bronstein
Development and Standardization of a Self-Concept Scale for Mexican Adolescents

Fielstein Elliot M.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Self-Esteem and Attributional Responses in Children

Fischer Mariellen

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Follow-Up of a Preschool Epidemiological Sample: Developmental Continuities in Internalizing and Externalizing Dimensions of Behavior

Gibbs Elizabeth D.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
The Development of Communication Between Infants and their Older Siblings: A Longitudinal Examination of Age-Spacing Effects

Grubman James A.

Advisor: James Rosen
A Cluster Analysis of MMPI Profiles of Low Back Pain Patients

Hanan Cheryl L.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Self-Consciousness and the Relation of Self-Consciousness to Self-Esteem in Children

Harding Courtenay M.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Long-term Outcome Functioning of Subjects Rediagnosed as Meeting the DSM III Criteria for Schizophrenia

Johnson Jeannette L.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Developmental Changes in the Cortical Topography of the Event Related Potential in Normal Children

Laurence Linda D.

Advisor: George Albee
Primary Prevention Ideology: An Examination of the Attitudes and Activities of Mental Health Professionals

Pachter Wendy S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
An Investigation of Variables Related to Client Evaluation of the Lawyer-Client Relationship in Divorce Cases

Pascoe Jeffrey P.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Spontaneous, Sensory-Evoked and Differentially Conditioned Response Characteristics of Amygdaloid Central Nucleus Neurons in the Awake Rabbit

Schneider Mary J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Comparison of Aggressive and Withdrawn Children

Seider Dori

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Colonized Psyche, Colonized Self

Torres Robert A.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Association Between Self-Reported Gay Male Identity, Personal/Interpersonal Characteristics, and Duration of Intimate Gay Relationships

Tutin Judith

Advisor: Carol Miller
The Role of Explanation in the Persistence of Initial Impressions in an Analogue Clinical Judgment Task

Worcester Patricia S.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
Carelessness: Its Relationship to Cognitive Style and Problem-Solving Strategies

1982-83

Lane Theodore W.

Advisor: John Burchard
An Evaluation of the Relative Efficacy of Group Verses Individual Contingencies in Reducing Peer Conflict Among Predelinquent and Delinquent Adolescents

Levine Shellie-helane H.

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Consiousness as Logical Form

Livingston Judith A.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Children After Divorce: A Psychosocial Analysis of the Effects of Custody on Self-Esteem

Pine Joan

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
Behavioral Observations of Activity as a Measure of Quality of Life In Group Homes

Robertson Iris

Advisor: Ina Fitzhenry-Coor
The Effects of Stress and Social Support on Illness and Ego Development in a Group of College Freshman Women

Sutton Jr. Robert G.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
A National Study of the Effects of Clients' SES on Clinical Psychologists' Professional Judgments

Williams J. Michael

Advisor: Janice Peyser
The Vermont Memory Scale: Initial Studies of Reliability and Validity

Yost Leonard W.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Relationship of Cognitive Distortion to Depression and Self-Esteem in Children

1981-82

Chalmer Bruce J.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
A Simulation Study of Factor Analysis Using Small Samples

Hurley Edward D.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Role of Multiple Trainers and Schedule Thinning in Promoting Transfer of Behavior Change Across Settings in an Institutionalized Population

Livingston Joy A.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
A Theory of the Sexual Harassment Dynamic in the Workplace: Resources, Actions, and Outcomes

Peterson Janis L.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
The Relationship of Family Structure to the Psychological Adjustment of Children

Sheehan Edward F.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
An Evaluation of the Meichenbaum and Goodman (1971) Self Instruction Procedure, With Consideration of Subjects' Attributional Set

Stoner Linda H.

Advisor: John Burchard
A Comparison of a Truant Population and a Nontruant Population on Measures of School, Family, Peer and Behavioral Characteristics

1980-81

Al-Bayati Khalil I.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Effects of Cannabinoids and Clonidine on Alcohol Withdrawal in Mice

Applegate Craig D.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
A Characterization of the Multiple Unit Activity of the Amygdala Central Nucleus During Aversive Pavlovian Heart Rate Conditioning in Rabbit

Frysinger Robert C.

Advisor: Bruce Kapp
Unit Activity in the Basolateral Nucleus of the Amygdala During Acquisition of a Classically Conditioned Bradycardia Response in the Rabbit

Kendziorski Gary D.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Training in Problem Solving Skills with Aggressive Boys

LeBlanc Rene J.

Advisor: Justin Joffe
Effects on Neonatal Testosterone on Response to Dexamethasone in the Adult Female Rat

Ribeiro Antonio F.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Children's Self-Report Behavior: A Study of Correspondence Between Verbal and Nonverbal Behavior and the Self-Description

Rogers Jr. Samuel B.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Comparison of Progressive Relaxation Training and Benson's Relaxation Technique and a Review of the Pertinent Literature

Saxby William R.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Alcohol and/or Marihuana Influences on Human Behavior

1979-80

Crowther Janis H.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Stress Management Training and Relaxation Imagery in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension

Fazzano Catalina

Advisor: Marc Kessler
Effectiveness of Hypnosis in the Treatment of Migraine: The Role of Hypnotizability

Gates Kathleen L.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Comparison of Self Instructional Training and Token Reinforcement in the Treatment of Delusional Speech in Chronic Schizophrenics

Lee Herbert M.

Advisor: Richard Musty
EEG in Multiple Limbic Sites During a Visual Discrimination Task in Monkeys

Lefebvre Mark F.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Cognitive Distortion in Depressed Psychiatric and Low Back Pain Patients

Litynsky Mark E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Rapid Smoking and Self-Control on the Control of Cigarette Smoking

McConaughy Stephanie H.

Advisor: David Howell & Robert Lawson
Cognitive Structures for Reading Comprehension: Judging the Relative Importance of Ideas in Short Stories

Teri Linda

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Depression in Adolescence: An Investigation of Depression in Adolescence and its Relationship to Social Skills, Assertion, and Various Aspects of Self-Image

Toomey Mary F.

Advisor: Lynne Bond
Variables Affecting Memory Performance of Kindergarten Children

1978-79

Billings Andrew G.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
Conflict Resolution Communications of Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Couples During Sobriety and Experimental Drinking

Kaplan Dorothy A.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Behavioral, Cognitive, and Behavioral-Cognitive Approaches to Group Assertion Training

Nettleton Nancy

Advisor: Justin Joffe
Effects of Immature Thermoregulation and Behavioral Dynamics on the Survival of Early-Weaned Rats

Payne Catherine M.

Advisor: James Rosen
Biofeedback Training in Digital Vasomotor Control in Migraineurs and Normal Subjects

Pekar John J.

Advisor: Samuel Dietzel
Therapeutic Trust, Self-Disclosure and the Core Facilitative Conditions: An Exploratory Study

Petho Frank C.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
Circadian Variability in Body Temperature and the Psychophysical Function

Rubin Robert M.

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Social Information and the Structure of Groups: An Exploration in Simulated Societies and Institutional Observation

1977-78

Dowdall Susanne G.

Advisor: Marc Kessler & Sheldon Wiener
Communication Therapy for Alcoholic Couples: A Preliminary Study

Karpman Karen E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Development of a Self-Report Questionnaire Designed to Measure the Ability to Directly Express Feelings Interpersonally

Kirk Raymond S.

Advisor: David Damkot
Drug Use Patterns and Correlates Among High School Students in Rural Vermont

Oxhorn Richard S.

Advisor: Samuel Dietzel
An Interpersonal Analysis of Certain Correlates of Client Behavior Change During Brief Psychotherapy

Wakefield Janet R.

Advisor: George Albee
A Simulated Home Approach vs. Locked Ward Therapy for Chronic Emotional Disability

1976-77

Braun-Glazer Lisa S.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Group Assertiveness Training: A Comparison of Behavioral and Relationship-Interpersonal Approaches

Burchard Sara N.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
A Developmental Study of Information Processing in the Visual and Tactual Modalities

Cobb Eloise J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Communication Skills Training Program for Foster Parents of School-Aged Foster Children

Gallagher Michela

Advisor: Bruce Kapp & Richard Musty
The Effects of Norepinephrine Manipulations in the Amygdala on Time-Dependent Memory Processes

Kay Connie

Advisor: George Albee
Relationship Between Dominance and Sexuality in College Women

Lubin Robert A.

Advisor: David Damkot
The Influences of Alcohol, Drinking Experience, and Interpersonal Feedback Upon Performance, Awareness of Performance, and Awareness of Intoxication

Perry Jr. John D.

Advisor: Herbert Leff
Interpersonal Biofeedback

Stableford William K.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Behavioral Contracting in Family Intervention

Steinberg Jakob J.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
Individuation, Deindividuation, and Persuasion

Winkler William H.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Comparison of Reality Orientation and Reinforcement Therapy in a Geriatric Unit of a State Hospital

Zunder Phillip M.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
The Use of Goal Attainment and Subjective Utility in the Evaluation of Instruction

1975-76

Allen Robert B.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Bladder Capacity and Awakening Behavior as Outcome Variables in the Treatment of Enuresis

Frey William F.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Generalization Between Areas of Assertiveness: Assertion Training and Depression

Ginsburg Arlene B.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
A Systems Approach to School Consultation and Teacher Training in a Rural County

Miller Ronald B.

Advisor: Jon Rolf
Assessment of Child Behavior Problems: Comparison of Behavioral Observation & Trait Rating

Peyser Janis M.

Advisor: Marc Kessler
The Psychological Presentation of Multiple Sclerosis: A Descriptive Study

Schumacher Timothy G.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
An Evaluation of the Psychiatric Technician Program at Vermont State Hospital

1974-75

Brown Reed H.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
The Psychological Reaction and Adjustment of Cardiac Patients During and Following Hospitalization and the Effect of Group Discussions on the Psychological Adjustment of Cardiac Outpatients

Clayman David A.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon & Marc Kessler
The Relationship Between Marital Adjustment and Self and Spouse Perceived MMPI Profiles

Cox Cecelia O.

Advisor: Samuel Dietzel
Congruence of Client and Counselor Preferences for and Perceptions of Each Other as a Predictor of Length of Therapy Relationships

Edwards Joyce A.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Comparison of Covert Sensitization and Systematic Desensitization when Administered to Groups of Hospitalized Alcoholics

Farrell III William H.

Advisor: George Albee
The Relationship of Age, Education, Full Scale I.Q. and Category Test Performance in a Brain-Damaged Sample

Filskov Susan B.

Advisor: George Albee
Prediction of Cerebral Impairment and Lateralization from Figure Copying

Gentner Ellen L.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Adult Versus Peer Modeling Combined with Positive Reinforcement in Imitation Training

Herman Bruce S.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
A Combined Behavioral and Interpersonal Approach to the Treatment of Obesity

Isenberg David P.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Automated Pre-Therapy Preparation for Individual Psychotherapy Clients: Relation to Client Social Competence and Therapist Directiveness

Lysaght Thomas V.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Instrumental Conditioning of Covert Behavior: Diagnostic Implications

Martin Edward G.

Advisor: George Albee
Prediction of Diagnosis Through Discriminant Function Analysis of Neuropsychological Test Battery Data

Mulick James A.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Use of Positive Reinforcement Contingencies to Suppress Behavior During Extinction

Stahl Jr. John R.

Advisor: John Burchard
The Comparative Effects of Behavioral Contracting, Behavior Rehearsal and Self-Evaluation Training on the Classroom Behavior of Problem Youth

Wood Ann S.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
The Winooski Workshop: A Field Study: Citizen Involvement in a Vermont River Basin

Yutzler F. Donald

Advisor: Samuel Dietzel
The Interactional Correlates of Vocal-Content Dissonance: A Descriptive Analysis of Dyadic Communication in Early Psychotherapy

1973-74

Butz Jr. Robert A.

Advisor: Joseph Hasazi
Modifications of Children's Imitative Behavior Through the Use of Reinforcement and Discrimination Training

Celani David P.

Advisor: Samuel Dietzel
The Complementarity Hypothesis: An Exploratory Study

Copeland Bruce A.

Advisor: Jon Rolf
The Local Validation of Actuarial Systems for Personality Description

Godek Cynthia L.

Advisor: Robert Lawson
Human Stereopsis: The Effects of Disparity, Contour, and Temporal Factors upon Human Stereoscopic Depth Perception

Harig Paul T.

Advisor: John Burchard
A Secondary School Intervention Model for Students with Moderate to Severe Learning and Behavioral Handicaps

Rawson Richard A.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Suppression and Recovery from Suppression Produced by the Reinforcement of an Alternative Response During Extinction and Punishment

Whitmore David G.

Advisor: Lawrence Gordon
Conservatism in Regression Information Processing

Zheutlin L. Steven

Advisor: Steven Goldstein
The Prediction of Adjustment Subsequent to Myocardial Infarct

1972-73

Bowes Peter W.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Effects of Hippocamal Deafferentation and Deeferentation on Behavior in the Rat

Butynski William

Advisor: Mervyn Perrine
An Attempt to Measure and Change Drivers' Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Seatbelt Use

Coppage Edwin W.

Advisor: David Howell
A Cognitive Model for Free Recall

Melzer Ronald

Advisor: David Howell
Components of the Risky Shift Phenomenon: Experimental Analysis and Critical Evaluation

Pandina Robert J.

Advisor: Richard Musty
Effects of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol on the Active and Passive Avoidance Behaviors of Normal Rats and Rats with Lesions of the Basolateral Amygdala

1971-72

Callahan Edward J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Aversion Therapy for Sexual Deviation: A Series of Within-Ss Examinations

Cheng Barbara D.

Advisor: Mervyn Perrine
Influences of Alcohol and Congeners Upon Suggestibility: Autokinetic Movement and Primary Suggestibility

Chronister Robert B.

Advisor: Richard Musty
The Input-Output System of the Hippocampus. A Behavioral Analysis

Greene Ronald T.

Advisor: Robert Lawson
The Ponzo Illusion in Stereoscopic Space

Levy Marvin M.

Advisor: Robert Lawson
Binocular Rivalry and Stereoscopic Depth Perception with Opposite Contrast Contours

Parchem Allen L.

Advisor: James Ferguson & Herbert Leff
Effects of Third Party Role on Programmed Cooperative Strategies

Richardson John S.

Advisor: Richard Musty
The Disruption of Timing Behavior of Rats by Injections of Synapse Blocking Drugs into the Basolateral Amygdala

Sullivan Patrick F.

Advisor: Steven Goldstein
Intrafamilial and Interfamilial Interaction in Multiple Family Therapy: A Descriptive Study

Trzasko Joseph A.

Advisor: David Howell
Comparison of Yngve's Depth and Transformational Complexity in Predicting Sentence Recall

1970-71

McClure Gary N.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
Behavioral and Physiological Responding under Conditions of Sensory Deprivation as a Function of Deprivation Interval and Age

Shiverick David D.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Conditioning Analysis and Theoretical Reformulation of Imprinting

Thomson Jr. Laurence E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Factors Affecting Learned Helplessness in Humans

1969-70

Bertsch Gregory J.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
An Experimental Comparison of the Effects of Punishment on Licking and Bar Pressing in Rats

Coughlin Jr. Richard C.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
Escape from a Stimulus Correlated with Nonreinforcement in a Multiple Schedule

Huntley Jr. M. Stephen

Advisor: Mervyn Perrine
Effects of Alcohol and Fixation-Task Demands upon Human Reaction Time to Achromatic Targets in the Horizontal Meridian of the Visual Field

Moore Robert C.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Effects of Feedback of Progress on the Tolerance of a Stressful Situation

Smith Susan S.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
Effects of Complexity of Visual and Auditory Stimuli as Reinforcers of Lever-Pushing by Young Children

Wincze John P.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A Sequential Analysis of the Effects of Token Reinforcement and Instructions on the Delusional Verbal Behavior of Chronic Paranoid Schizophrenics

Wright Dale E.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
The Effects of Selective Positive Social Reinforcement and in vivo Practice on the Systematic Desensitization of Snake Phobias

1968-69

Barlow David H.

Advisor: Harold Leitenberg
A comparison of Systematic Desensitization and Positive Reinforcement of Graded Approach Behavior in the Treatment of Maladaptive Avoidance Behavior

Levin James M.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
Arousal and Sensation Seeking

1967-68

Marum Kenneth D.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
The Perception of Time Under Conditions of Sensory Isolation

Stone Patricia A.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
The Development and Validation of a Differential Drawing Scale of Personality Based on Adler's Concept of Social Interests

1966-67

Lavallee Robert J.

Advisor: Donald Forgays
The Effects of Visual Form and Distance Experience Before Maturity on Adult Problem-Solving Ability in the Rat

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