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Dissertations from 2020

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International, Remote Behavioral-Skills Training of Discrete-Trial Procedures for Teachers in Saudi Arabia, Bayan Alsubaie

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Establishing Auditory Discrimination and Echoic Stimulus Control with an Auditory Matching Procedure, Clare Christe

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A Parametric Analysis of the Sunk Cost Effect, Amanda F. Devoto

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An Evaluation of Different Measures of Social Problem-Solving: Using Ecological Momentary Assessment, Dana B. Goetz

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Mindfulness and Technology: Evaluating an Online Mindfulness Intervention for Symptoms Related to Sexual Assault, Erica Catherine Johnson

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The Effects of Low Dose Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Administration in a Rodent Model of Delay Discounting, Robert J. Kohler

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Training Practitioners on the Effects of Psychotropic Medication Via a Web-Based Platform, Anita Li

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Performance Management Training Evaluation in an Autism Treatment Facility, James D. Morrison

Examining the Effects of a Fitbit Treatment Package on the Physical Activity for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Kimberly M. Peck

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Using a Video Modeling Treatment Package to Teach Imitation to Children with Autism, Sofia F. Peters

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Can a Brief Online Intervention Change Low-Income Caregivers’ Reported Use of Spanking? A Randomized Controlled Trial, Hilary L. Richardson

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A Functional Analysis of Losses in a Risky Choice Procedure, David W. Sottile

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Teaching Receptive Identification to Children Who Were Unsuccessful with a Standard Training Program, Kaylee R. Tomak

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Teaching Children with Autism to Make Independent Requests Using an Echoic-To-Mand Procedure, Michael L. Tomak

Dissertations from 2019

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Comparing the Results of and Evaluating Preferences for Functional Analyses and Concurrent Operant Analyses, Marrisa B. Allen

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A Single Session of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Promote Health-Related Behavior Change: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Monica Barreto

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Measurement of Defusion: Further Validation of the Drexel Defusion Scale, Christopher A. Briggs

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From the Boots on the Ground: A Comparison of the Attitudes and Beliefs of Military Members and Mental Health Professionals Regarding the Moral Injury Construct, Karis L. Callaway

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An Experimental Comparison of Visual and Statistical Analyses, Stevie A. Collini

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Examining the Effects of Cell Phone Use on Caregiver Supervision and Child Injury Risk, McKenna Corlis

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An Examination of the Relationship between Adolescent Depression, Anhedonia, and Behavioral Therapy, Alison A. DeLizza

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The Effectiveness of Oral Retelling as a Reading Comprehension Strategy for Elementary Students with Reading Delays, Brandi Michelle Fontenot

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Sexual Coercion: The Role of Communication and Heteronormative Beliefs, Brianna Lindley Forbis

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Attempts to Reduce Elopement Using Blocking, a Time-Out Procedure, and Differential Reinforcement, Sydney M. Harbaugh

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Behavioral Skills Training and Literacy: Supporting Reading Instructors in Adult Education Centers, Mya L. Hernandez

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Functional Analysis of Excessive Crying in Infancy: Two Empirical Case Studies, Jamie L. Hirsh

Concurrent Operants Treatment of Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior using Random Reinforcement Schedules, Rebecca Kolb

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Serial and Concurrent Response Presentation: Their Effects on Resurgence, Michael P. Kranak

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Measuring Contextual Factors Associated with Experiential Avoidance Using a Behavior Analogue Paradigm, Meaghan M. Lewis

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The Effects of Self-Observation on Implementation of Direct Instruction Reading Curricula, Katherine Mahaffy

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The Effects of Energy Dashboards and Competition Programming on Cyclic Electricity Consumption on a College Campus, Katherine Jane-Binder Martini

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Functional Assessment and Treatment of Elopement Occasioned by Transitions, Denice Rios Mojica

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A Component Analysis of an Electronic Data Collection Package, Cody Morris

Reducing Problem Behaviors in a School Setting: A Practitioner Model Project, Kohei Togashi

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A Comparison of the Effects of Sustained Silent Reading and Reciprocal Reading on Reading Motivation for Middle School Students with Reading Delays, Margaret Uwayo

Dissertations from 2018

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Beta-Testing of an Interactive Multimedia Computer Program of Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Marie C. Barrett

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A Systematic Comparison of Functional Assessment Outcomes in Organizational Behavior Management, Nathan T. Bechtel

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Mixing Matching and Sabermetrics: Combining Advanced Analytics and the Generalized Matching Law in NFL Football Play-Calling, Jacob Bradley

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Training Pediatric Primary Care Providers in Behavior Management Strategies, Kate Burger

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Evaluating Recommendations Versus Utilization of Essential Components of a Functional Analysis Procedure, Alissa Conway

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Investigating Generalization of Motorist Yielding to the Gateway Prompt from the Treated Leg of the Intersection to the Untreated Adjacent Leg, Brian J. Crowley-Koch

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Web-Based Stimulus Preference Assessment and Reinforcer Assessments for Videos, Hugo Curiel

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Application of Response-to-Intervention in a Pre-Kindergarten Special Education Classroom, Justin J. Daigle

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Social Comparison Feedback and Goal-Setting under Fixed Pay and Incentive Pay, Yngvi Freyr Einarsson

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Effects of Multi-Day Music Enrichment on Salivary Cortisol and Cage Behavior in Shelter Dogs, Stacy D. Engerbretson

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Teaching Eye Contact and Responding to Name to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Amelia M. Fonger

(Don’t) Stand by Me: Social Regulation of Response to Threat in Interracial Dyads, Carmelita Sharonique Foster

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Further Development of a Supervision System for Behavior Analysts to Support Evidence-Based Supervision Practices, Katie Lynn Garza

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Primary Care Physician Delivered Brief Behavioral Intervention for Adult Obesity and Associated Health Conditions, Julia C. Huston

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The Effects of Decoding Instruction on Oral Reading Fluency for Older Students with Reading Delays, Gaige J. Johnson

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Demonstrating Functional Analytic Psychotherapy as an Independent Variable in Efficacy Research: A New Measure of Treatment Fidelity, Lindsey E. Knott

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Teaching Matching-to-Sample to Low-Performing Children with Autism, Blaire E. Michelin

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Preventing Sexual Victimization: An Assertiveness Training Program for Female Adolescents, Emily Morgan

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Effects of Generalized Imitation Training on Functional Speech Acquisition During Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training, Mindy K. Newhouse-Oisten

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Behavioral Contrast Using a Simulated Organizational Task, Brandon M. Ring

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Treatment Preference, Changes in Preference, and Quality of Life, Chelsea Sage-Germain

A Comparative Analysis of Preintervention Diagnostic Tools in Organizational Behavior Management, Rachael E. Tilka

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The Effects of Peer Observation on Teacher Intervention Integrity, Garrett D. Warrilow

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

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