Psychological Science Dissertations and Theses

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Parental Well-being and Children’s Internalizing Symptoms During the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, Diana Duran

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Latino Men’s Barriers and Obstacles Towards Treatment Seeking Attitudes, Rebecca Gonzalez

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Self-Perceived Stigma of Caregivers With Children on the Autism Spectrum in Latin America, Leah Michelle Jara

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Small Wolf Eats a Large Apple: An Experimental Investigation of the Temporal Processing of Conceptual Magnitudes, Carolina Alvarez

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Associative Learning in the Monodelphis domestica Utilizing the CPA Paradigm, Joseph Caleb Cantu

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Emotion Identification Ability and Perspective-Taking in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ana Lucia Garrido Huerta

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The Mediating Role of Gun Attitudes in the Association Between DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Clusters, and Gun Ownership in Young Hispanic Adults with Exposure to Interpersonal Trauma, Vanessa Gonzalez

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An Analysis of Mental Health, Psychosocial Stressors, and Social Support Among Latinx Students Who Relocate for College, Lisa A. Lozano

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The Role of Facial Emotion Recognition Abilities in Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration, Margot Martinez

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Biological Sex Differences in the Monodelphis Domestica: Investigating Behavioral Responses in Environmental Enrichment and Conditioned Place Preference Paradigms, Katelynn M. Renteria

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Relationship between Mindfulness, Social Anxiety Traits, and Emotions, Maria Jackeline Diaz

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Effects of Victim Gendering and Humanness on People’s Responses to the Physical Abuse of Humanlike Agents, Hideki Garcia Goo

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Attachment and Intimate Partner Violence in Predominantly Hispanic Young Adult Couples, Deanna Pollard

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Examining the Mental Health of Older Hispanic/Latino Adults: Relationship between Psycho-Social-Cultural Factors and Depressive Symptomatology, Anna Prado

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Exploring the Relationship Between Emotion Recognition, Autistic Traits, and Alexithymia Traits in College Students, Luis E. Sanchez

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Theory of Mind Performance Among College Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Mauricio Alejandro Yanez

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Cyber Intimate Partner Victimization and Its Association with Depression and Alcohol Use Among Hispanic Emerging Adults: Identifying Protective Factors, Jorge I. Cantu

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A Systematic Review of Mood Disorders and the Working Alliance in Latino Populations, Ricardo Contreras

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The Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation in the Association Between Intimate Partner Victimization Types and Symptoms of Depression in Young Hispanic Women, Maria Gabriela Copeiro de Lestarpe

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Introducing a Silverback to an Established Group of Adult Female Western Gorillas (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla), Claudia Martinez

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Characterization and Quantification of Dopamine Neurons in the Ventral Midbrain: Implications for Neurological Disorders, Magaly Vargas

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Social Anxiety and Sexual Victimization in a Latina Sample: A Moderated Mediation, Andrew E. Dials

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Association Between Lifetime Adverse Events, Emotion Dysregulation, Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Acculturation, and Chronic Pain: A Moderated Mediation Model, Miriam El-Haj

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Teen Dating Violence in a Sample of High School Students in the Rio Grande Valley, Gabriela Ontiveros

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Degree of Bilingualism, Age, Income and Teacher Ratings of Giftedness as Potential Predictors of Dichotic Listening Performance, Francisco J. Sierra

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How Chess Relates to Theory of Mind, Noemi Trevino

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Reanalyzing the Activity Anorexia Protocol Using an Addiction Theory, Rolando Alfredo Botello

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Roller Derby as a Form of Self-Empowerment: An Examination of Female Athletes' Resilience to Intimate Partner Violence, Esmeralda Castillo

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The Relationship between Brooding, Cognitive Anxiety Sensitivity, Physical Anxiety Sensitivity, and Suicide Behaviors in Latino/a College Students, Eric E. Escamilla

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Predicting Academic Success among Mexican American Learners, Kattie A. Guerrero

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Underrepresentation of Hispanic Bilingual Students in Gifted and Talented Programs: The Role of Teacher Expectations, Melissa I. Leon Leal

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Assessing the Grey Short-Tailed Opossum (Monodelphis domestica) as a Potential Animal Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Creation of an Ethogram and Description of Developmental Changes in Social Behavior, Angela M. Mar

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Associative and Non-associative Learning in the Monodelphis Domestica, Ana C. Ramirez

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Predictors of Attitudes Towards Law Enforcement Among Hispanics Living in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region, Ivan Avila

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Examining Culture and Gender Roles in Latina Undergraduate Participation in STEM at UTRGV, Stephanie Garza

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The Development of Theory of Mind and Inhibitory Processing Among 7-11 Year Old Mexican and Mexican American Children, Daniela Kuri

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Investigating the Relationships of Attitude Clarity and Correctness with Political Identification Strength and Evaluations of an Ideological Group, Gustavo Martinez

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Numerical Cognition in Action: Hand Trajectories Reveal Effects of Early Musical Training on Numerical Processing in Spanish-English Bilingual Musicians, Daniel Arturo Pizaña

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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False positives on neuropsychological measures of effort among bilingual neurologically intact Mexican Americans, Arnoldo Amador Jr.

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A study on the effect of higher education branding on student's college decision, David E. Garcia

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The relationship between entity beliefs and socioeconomic status-based rejection sensitivity: Academic achievement in a predominantly Hispanic sample, Anna Kushner

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Hispanic bilingual learners' perceptions and educational experiences of Spanish-speaking in South Texas, Isela B. Stephens

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The indelible power of the intraverbal: Expanding the intraverbal repertoire and utilizing conditioned praise words to decrease problem behaviors of typically developing students in schools, Jose A. Zamudio

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Explaining the contact caveat: The role of social identity and intergroup threat, Jesse Acosta

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Gratitude and Kindness: Just What the Doctor Ordered, Kathleen E. Glynn

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Don't Bring Me Down: A Study of the Perceived Emotional Impact of Positive, Negative, and Neutral Content on Facebook, Isis Lopez

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Physical activity as a behavioral treatment in SHR rats: An animal model of ADHD, Jessica A. Martinez

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Theory of mind and inhibitory processing among bilingual Mexican American young children, Sarah E. Stegall

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Assessment and Treatment of Elopement in Young Children with Autism, Ivette Andrade

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An evaluation of alternative methods for online survey recruitment: the equivalency of data collected through amazon mechanical turk and second life to traditional undergraduate student samples, Elizabeth M. Briones

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Premenstrual experiences: The simultaneous examination of the association of self-perceived stress, college-related stress, and sleep quality, Sara Julia Gonzalez

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Bilingualism and age of onset of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in Hispanic Americans, Deborah M. Lawton

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Anxiety symptoms among Mexican and Mexican American groups based on acculturation, Yolanda Rodriguez

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Examining The Association Between Personality and Alcohol Use Among Mexican Americans: Acculturation and Gender as Moderators, Miguel A. Reyes

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Analyzing The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Marital Satisfaction Among The Veteran Latino Population of South Texas, Iris J. Segundo

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Sex As A Moderator of The Association Between Childhood Trauma, Impulsivity, and Primary Psychopathy in A Hispanic Undergraduate Sample, Judy D. Sifonte

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Will a confederate's initial decline of assistance influence people's willingness to help others?, Israel Vela

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Comparisons of Emotional Reactivity in Two Variations of Schedules of Reinforcement, Mayra A. Aguillon

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Mental Health Factors That May Contribute to Sexual Functioning, Monique Tenay Cano

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Awareness of Individual Daily Caloric Requirements and Food Energy Content and its Relation to Calorie Intake: A Multiple Baseline Design, Frances Rachel Morales

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Evidence of Olfactory and Visual Learning in The Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Dara G. Stockton

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The Relation Between Gender Role Socialization, Work-School-Family Conflict And Mexican-American College Students' Academic Performance, Alma D. Trevino

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Perceived Anxiety Control and The Contribution of Gender in Social Anxiety Symptoms Within Latinos, Delia Yazmin Villarreal

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Effects of Physical Activity on Self-Injurious Behavior, Lynnette D. Aguilar

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Spanish/English language definitions for Applied Behavior Analysis terminology, Claudia Arteaga

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Variation in Parenting Style in a Captive Group of Western Lowlands Gorillas, Ana E. Fernandez

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In-group implicit prejudice against Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley, Christelle Fabiola Garza

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History of Childhood Sexual Abuse in Mexican Origin Undergraduate Students and Its Relationship to Impulsivity, Jessica Lee Graham

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Are Progressive Ratio and Fixed Interval Schedules of Reinforcement Related Measures of Impulsivity?, Christine Guiterrez

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Binge Drinking in Undergraduate Mexican-Origin Students and Its' Relation to Impulsivity, Rosalva M. Longoria

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Enriched vs Impoverished Housing: Food Choice and Consumption, Berenice Martinez

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Parenting Strategies as Predictors of Cognitive Development Among Children, Nydia E. Martinez

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The Use of Debit Cards in Promoting On-Time Payment Behavior in A Daycare Center in The Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas, Ruben James Nieto

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Positive Emotions and Suicide Intervention Response, Crystal Rodriguez

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Social Skills as Predictors of Theory of Mind Development Among Children, Lucia A. Salinas

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Does Responding on Progressive Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement Vary as A Function of Phase in Estrous Cycle?, Armandina M. Sanchez

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Gender Differences in Advanced Theory of Mind and Social Competence Among School-Age Children, Cheryl A. Barton

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Parenting Stress on Mothers of Children with Autism, Janett Cantu

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The Occurrence of Child Maltreatment and Revictimization Among Hispanic Women, Eleni Isis Escorza

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Impact of Workplace Stress on Job Satisfaction Moderated by Religious Coping, Celina A. Esparza

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False positive rates in the neuropsychological assessment of neurologically intact bilingual Hispanic American adults, Cassandra Dayanira Gonzalez

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Digit ratio and sexually dimorphic psychopathology, Miriam Sarahi Izaguirre

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Predicting college student classroom performance with a simple metacomprehension scale, Amber Lee Klein

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Context versus rote learning in the martial arts, Pearson F. Klein

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Emotion Understanding and Social Competence in Balanced Bilinguals and Language-Dominant Children, Katrina Meza

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Predictors of Pap Smear Utilization Among Female Mexican American College Students, Sylvia M. Morales

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Sibling Stress in Families of Children with Autism, Valerie N. Moreno

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Sociocultural Attitudes and Expectations As A Result of Media Internalization: An Exploration of Potential Cultural Resiliency Factors Among Mexican-American College Women, Natalie Marie Perez

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Does Tactile Stimulation Attenuate The Adverse Effects of Maternal Separations in Rats?, Nancy I. Salinas

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The effects of SSRIs on sexual function in college students, Adriana Ivette Sanchez

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Sequelae of childhood sexual abuse and chronic headache pain in women, Kathy L. Theiss

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Patterns of Attachment and Factors from The NEO PI-R as Predictors of Deviant Sexuality, Michelle L. Varon

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Attitudinal measures of college students' punitiveness toward sex offenders, Antonio Zamorano

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Does The Manipulation of Tail Position Facilitate Extinction of Canine Phobic Behavior?, Rebecca A. Zarate

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Adult sexual adjustment after experiencing sexual abuse in childhood, Liliana G. Moyers-Ruiz

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Racial Discrimination, Skin Tone, Locus of Control, and Acculturation Among Mennonite Latino/as of The Rio Grande Valley, Nancy Rivera

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The relationship between darkness of skin tone and mediators of elevated blood pressure, Brandy Trevino

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The Relationship Between Quality of Maternal Care and The Development of Infant Sociability in A Captive Group of Western Lowland Gorillas, Liza Veliz

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The importance of context in learning martial arts, Mario A. Tovar

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The effects of ethnicity, gender, and urgency of a message on prosocial behavior, Orlando Rodriguez