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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Self-Management as a Class-Wide Intervention: An Evaluation of the “Self & Match” System Embedded within a Dependent Group Contingency, Andrew J. Bulla

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Assessing a Punching Bag Feedback Performance Device, Neil Deochand

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An Examination of Behavior Analysts' Treatment Selection Behavior for Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior, Rebecca Eldridge

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Evaluating the Effects of a Self-Management Program with a Peer-Mediated Praise Procedure, Sean P. Field

Predictors of Change in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans in a Residential PTSD Treatment Program, Andrew C. Hale

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Effects of Early Adolescent Exposure to d-Amphetamine in a Rodent Model of Nicotine Reward, Eric Louis Harvey

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Sex Differences in Serotonergic and Dopaminergic Mediation of LSD Discrimination in Rats, Keli A. Herr

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Examination of the Effects of Computer Assisted Mindfulness Strategies with Adolescents in an Alternative High School Setting, Justin A. Moore

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Teaching Students who have Difficulty Mastering lmitation, Jennifer Mrljak

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Implementing the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model in a Pediatric Setting: Description, Satisfaction, and Potential Economic Outcomes, Rachel A. Petts

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Frequency and Nature of Elementary School Teacher-Student Interactions, Thomas Ratkos

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Race and Sexual Orientation lssues in Graduate Classrooms: How Faculty in Psychology Experience them Emerging Alongside One Another, Raymond L. Sheets Jr.

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Investigation of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention with Survivors of Interpersonal Violence, Laura Elise Stayton

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The Influence of Training Procedures on Generalization Performance in Scent-Detection Rats, Erin Watkins

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Discriminative and Reinforcing Effects of Cocaine-Levamisole Combinations, Zachary J. Zimmermann

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Discriminative Stimulus Effects of 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone and 4-Methylmethcathinone, Michael D. Berquist

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A Transdiagnostic Approach to Emotion Regulation: The Development and Validation of Two Scales of Emotion Regulation, Lauren M. Borges

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The Influence of Feedback on Implicit Bias in a Sample of Primarily Caucasian Women Counselors-in-Training, Branson L. Boykins

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Yoga as an Ancillary Treatment to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression, Jeralee M. Briggs

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A Prospective Investigation of Behavioral Risk Factors and Sexual Victimization Outcome in College Females, Tara E. Casady

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Using Postfeedback Delays to Reduce Racing in Online Learning, Anna L. Conard

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adolescent Difficulties with Emotion Regulation: An Open Trial, Julissa A. Duenas

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Transitioning Children with Autism from One-on-One Discrete-Trial Settings to Special Education Classrooms, Jennifer L. Freeman

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Comparison of the Effectiveness of Different Observation Methods and an Exploratory Analysis of the Importance of Accuracy of Various Observations on Safety Performance, Marlies Hagge

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Session-By-Session Feedback from Psychotherapy Outcome Assessment: An Analysis of Treatment Utility, Lynn Hallberg Hall

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Human Behavior and Safety Auditing: The Effects of Altering Response Effort on Data Collection Behaviors of Internal and External Auditors, Krista L. Hinz

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Understanding Factors Related to Negative Mental Health Outcomes Following Childhood Unintentional Injuries, Jennifer T. Kuhn

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Teaching Children Who Have Difficulty Mastering Auditory Discriminations, Sarah Lichtenberger

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The Effects of Punishment on Resistance to Change and Reinstatement, Tomesha A. Manora

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An Evaluation of the Acceptability and Effects of a Computer-Delivered Values-Based Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression Among Older Adults, Kellie Reynolds

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Piloting a Screening Tool for Eating and Eating-Related Behavior, Michael N. Reynolds

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Counselor Preparation and Adolescent Youth: A Study of Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Brian R. Russ

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Establishing and Testing Conditioned Reinforcers: Evaluating the Effects of the Discriminative Stimulus Procedure Using Intermittency with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Yannick A. Schenk

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Increasing Vocal Behavior and Establishing Echoic Stimulus Control in Children with Autism, Joseph Shane

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Assessing the Effects of Interactive Video Modeling on the Fidelity of Implementation of Skill-Acquisition Procedures, Steven Sparks

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Increasing Caregiver Supervision of Young Children: Teaching Scanning, Predicting Behavior, and Modifying for Safety, Natalie Truba

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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An Examination of Several Variables Influencing the Efficacy of the Gateway in Street Sign Configuration on Motorist Yielding Behavior, Miles Bennett

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Functional Analysis of Gambling, Mack S. Costello

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Evaluation of an Abbreviated Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Intervention in a Pediatric Primary Care Setting, Colleen C. Cullinan

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Preferences for Evidence-Based Depression Treatments: An Emphasis on Patient-Focused Care, Lauren A. Frye

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Saliva Cotinine as a Measure of Abstinence in a Lottery-Based Contingency Management Treatment for Smoking Cessation, Catherine M. Gayman

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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Picture Exchange Communication System on Increasing Manding and Vocal Speech in Identical Twin Adults with Autism, Laura C. Hilton

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Assessing the Interpersonal Effectiveness of the Dear-Man Skill Using a Social Psychology Paradigm, Matthew T. Jameson

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The Effects of Schedule Density of Reinforcement for Alternative Behavior on Resurgence, Kathryn M. Kestner

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Implementation of a Staff Management System to Increase Consumer Engagement in Group Homes, Jeana L. Koerber

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Increasing Physical Activity in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Katherine B. LaLonde

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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Compared to Watchful Waiting for Enhancing Social Connectedness: A Randomized Clinical Trial with a Diagnosed Sample, Daniel W. M. Maitland

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Behavior Analysis Program to Improve Habits of Physical Activity, Eating, and Sleeping, Ivan Noe Martinez Salazar

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Evaluating Sexual Assault Prevention Training Programs for College Women, Eliza S. McManus

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Learning to Learn and Naming through Receptive and Expressive Identification, Kelli Perry

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The Effects of Incentive Pay Systems with Tiered Goals on Performance, Daniel B. Sundberg

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The Effects of Tiered Goals and Bonus Pay on Performance, Jessica L. Urschel

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Memory Deficits in Older Adults: Evaluating Spaced Retrieval with Multiple Probe Techniques, Christopher Walmsley

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Effects of D-Galactose Treatment and Moderate Exercise on Spatial Memory in Rats, Amanda R. Austin

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A Behavioral Approach to Modus Operandi: Incident Form Completion and its Effect on Predictive Analysis, Sarah Elizabeth Casella

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Teaching Language to Children with Developmental Disabilities Using Combined Direct Reinforcement and Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing, Brighid Helene Fronapfel-Sonderegger

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Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Descriptive Study, Erica Jex Gergely

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Comparing the Effects of Simulated, Intelligent Audible, Checklists and Analog Checklists in Simulated Flight, Bryan Hilton

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Randomized Technique Evaluation Trial, Marchion J. Hinton

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Mine Detection Rats: Effects of Repeated Extinction on Detection Rates, Amanda M. Mahoney

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Child Parent Relationship Therapy for Parents of Children with Disruptive Behavior, Alison Moses

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The Effects of Repeated Resurgence Conditions on the Magnitude of Resurgence, Ryan Nathaniel Redner

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Identifying Mechanisms of Change: Utilizing Single-Participant Methodology to Better Understand Behavior Therapy for Youth Depression, Andrew R. Riley

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Behavior Based Sales: A Study of Behavioral Techniques for Sales Performance Improvement, Peder Henrik Seglund

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The Effects of Rule Specificity and Contingency Delivery Follow-Through on the Performance of an Analog Office Task, James Squires

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Performance on a Data Entry Task When Participants Receive Three Different Types of Graphic Feedback, Sarah E. VanStelle

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Social Separation in the Rat: The Investigation of a Proposed Model of Depression, Lori A. Watson