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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)
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 ...

Burnout Among Parents of Infants: Associations with Parental Self-Care Practices, Infant Negative Emotionality, and Couple Satisfaction 

Harvey, Tatum (2022-07-19)  ETD File Embargoed
While the phenomenon of parental burnout has gained more attention in research and popular media in recent years, missing from the literature is an understanding of the associations between parental burnout and characteristics ...

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 ...

A Dyadic Mediation Model Examining Associations Between Ineffective Arguing, Emotional Distress, and Violence Perpetration/Victimization in Couples Before Therapy 

Lowery, Dylann Faith (2022-07-28)
Previous research has studied the associations between ineffective arguing and emotional distress without the context of violence (Bowles, 2018; Overall & McNulty, 2017), as well as the associations between violence ...

An Ecological Perspective on Coparenting During Infancy: Exploring Associations among Social Support, Mental Health, and Parental Burnout 

Fenn, Haley (2022-07-25)  ETD File Embargoed
The months following the birth of a new child can be a stressful time for parents. The way in which partners work together to share parenting responsibilities (i.e., coparent) is especially important for navigating the ...

Experiences in Youth Relationship Education for Adoptive and Nonadoptive Youth in Alabama 

Braddock, Addison (2022-07-29)  ETD File Embargoed
While recent studies have explored effects of youth relationship education (YRE) (e.g., Adler-Baeder et al., 2007; McElwain et al., 2017; Simpson et al., 2018; Huntington et al., 2021), and differences between subgroups ...

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 ...

“I SEE You”: A Descriptive Analysis of Shared Emotional Experiences During Mother-Infant Interaction 

Sjolseth, Sheila (2022-07-16)  ETD File Embargoed
Extensive research and theory recognize the bidirectional contributions of parent and infant to the quality of early relationships. During mother-infant interaction, shared emotional experiences, defined as reciprocal and ...

Identifying the association between relationship hopelessness and relationship satisfaction and the moderating role of the therapeutic alliance 

Wiggins, Madison (2022-08-01)
Relationship satisfaction is a variable highly focused on in relationship literature through attempts to understand its influences and influencers. This study hoped to further contribute to that research by analyzing the ...

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)
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 ...