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ADOLESCENT DEVIANT BEHAVIOR EXAMINED FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE 

Radcliffe, William (2021-08-10)
Researchers have been trying to understand the causes of deviant behaviors for decades. While there is a solid foundation in the past work done in the fields of psychology and criminology, there is also significant work ...

The Association Between Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction: Mediated by Perceptions of Relational Power 

Smith, Mary (2021-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
The goal of the current study was to determine the influence of equitable power balance on relationship satisfaction for couples in therapy. The Relational Theory of Power emphasizes that power is held within one’s standing ...

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN SLEEP QUALITY, THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE, AND INEFFECTIVE ARGUING AMONG COUPLES IN THERAPY 

Robinson, Lindsey (2021-08-02)
Considering the far-reaching effects of short or poor-quality sleep on biopsychosocial functioning, little to no research has investigated the associations among sleep quality, therapeutic alliance and couple outcomes in ...

Biopsychosocial Mechanisms of Disease Progression in Black Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 

Martz, Connor (2022-04-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune condition that involves multiple organ systems and fluctuating disease activity which can lead to potentially debilitating symptoms, various morbidities, and ...

Context-Specific Aggression: Prevalence and Outcomes of Aggression in the Home and at School in Childhood and Early Adolescence 

VanDenBerg, Carlynn (2021-05-04)  ETD File Embargoed
Consistently elevated levels of aggression in childhood are problematic; however, the unique effects of aggression that occurs primarily at home or at school (i.e., context-specific aggression) are not well understood. The ...

Exploring Dyadic and Longitudinal Associations between Couple Relationship Skills, Perceived stress, and Sleep Quality among Couple Relationship Education Participants 

Wei, Menglin (2022-05-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Couple relationship education (CRE) has been used as one of the primary prevention methods targeting couples’ relationship functioning. Considerable evidence suggests that CRE programs are effective in improving couples’ ...

Harsh Parenting and Trajectories of Adjustment across Late Adolescence: Autonomic Nervous System Activity as a Moderator of Risk 

Saini, Ekjyot K. (2022-04-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Adjustment problems including internalizing symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression) and externalizing behaviors (e.g., rule-breaking, aggression, hostility) increase across earlier adolescence but little is known about their ...

Health Disparities within Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Theoretical Framework and Application 

Eugene, DaJuandra (2021-08-06)  ETD File Embargoed
In America 5.3 million men, women, and children are living with the often devastating and permanent long-term Traumatic Brain Injury-related disabilities. TBIs require thousands of dollars in resources for immediate and ...

The Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Age on Individual Mental Health and Couple Functioning in Couple Relationship Education Participants 

Youell, Taylor (2021-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are negative events experienced throughout childhood and are consistently linked with poorer physical and mental health in adulthood. Recent literature also finds robust links between ...

The Influence of Classmates on Gains following Relationship Education 

Morrison, Sandra (2022-04-26)  ETD File Embargoed
Using data from a statewide couple relationship education (CRE) program efficacy study, this implementation science study considered whether and how classmates influence gains from CRE exposure. We pursued a theoretically ...

Longitudinal Effects of Juvenile Recidivism and Justice Contact on Parent-Adolescent Relationships 

Norton, Jessica (2021-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Research consistently shows that parents play a significant role in the etiology and desistance of delinquent behaviors (Cottle et al., 2001; Flanagan et al., 2019; Hoeve et al., 2009). However, much research has not ...

A Longitudinal Examination of Popularity and Friendship Quality as Predictors of Depression in School Children from Fall to Spring 

Fawley, Maya (2021-07-16)
Although researchers have established the significant role children’s peer relationships have on their socioemotional functioning, missing from the literature is an understanding of the subsequent effects popularity has ...

Multi-Family Group Intervention: Affect Regulation to Improve Attachment for Adolescents Adjudicated of a Sex Offense and their Maternal Caregivers 

Lindsay, Takoma (2021-07-21)
Research suggests that insecure attachment and deficits in affect regulation are common characteristics in youth who have been adjudicated for a sexual offense. Family therapies are not a focus in adolescent treatment, but ...

Multiple Investigations into Gaming and Psychosocial Functioning in a Community Sample of Adult Gamers 

Burke, Benjamin (2021-07-19)  ETD File Embargoed
As one of the world’s most popular pastimes, video games have been a focus of study for several decades. Yet, there are still necessary areas of investigation, particularly those informed by human developmental perspectives ...

Reason for Referral and Treatment Focus as Moderators of Alliance and Individual Symptom Distress in Couple Therapy 

Herren, Catherine Claire (2021-05-03)
Therapeutic alliance is a significant predictor of positive treatment outcomes for individuals and couples undergoing therapy (Davis et al., 2012; Baldwin, Wampold, & Imel, 2008; Horvath, 2001; Flükiger et al., 2019; ...

The Relationship between Key Personality traits and Type I/II Alcoholism among College Students 

Ding, Rui (2021-07-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Alcohol use remains common among college students. This study used longitudinal data from a sample of 209 first-year students at a university located in the Southeastern United States to identify support for Cloninger’s ...

The Relationship between Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction: Moderated by Perceptions of Relational Power 

Benson, Matthew (2021-07-22)
Following the Relational Theory of Power, which states that relationship power is more fluid than static, this study hoped to show the mutual influence of sexual satisfaction and equitable relationship power dynamics on ...

Sexual Assault and Links to Sense of Control and Economic and Marital Stability 

Furlong, Courtney (2021-11-15)  ETD File Embargoed
This investigation utilized the Midlife in the United States Survey (N = 3,258) to assess the relations between experiences of sexual assault and sense of control, economic stability, and marital stability. For those who ...