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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Effects of Implementing Restorative Justice in an In-School Suspension Program, Nikki Brown-Kersey

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Using Environmental Sounds to Initiate Receptive Language Training for Children with Autism, Woan Tian Chow

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Evaluating the Effects of Camera Perspective in Video Modelingfor Children with Autism: Point of View Versus Scene Modeling, Courtney Cotter

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Valued Living Questionnaire: Comparing Distressed and Normative Samples, David D. Cotter

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Testing the Effectiveness of an Interactive Multimedia System to Train Clinicians in Behavioral Activation, Suzanne E. Decker

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Evaluating the Impact of Small-Group Discussion on Learning in anOrganizational Psychology Class Utilizing a Classroom Response System, Thorhallur Orn Flosason

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Evaluation of Verbal Behavior in Older Adults, Amy Gross

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Evaluating the Effects of a Job-Aid for Teaching Visual Inspection Skills to University Students, Candice M. Jostad

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Evaluating the Impact of a Performance Based Methodology on Transfer of Training, Richard Rashid Kazbour

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Psychometric Properties of Diagnostic Assessment Instrumentsfor Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Community Sample Aged 2 Through 17 Years, Sheryl Lozowski-Sullivan

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The Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) onMotorists' Yielding, Exit Lane Encroachment and Conflicts at Fire Station Exits, Erick K. Marmolejo

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Preference Assessments for Older Adults with Dementia: Utility of the MSWO Procedure and Assessment of the Stability of Preference, Paige B. Raetz

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Evaluation of the Impact of a Large Corporate Leadership Development Course, Anna A. Rice

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Short-Term Nicotine Abstinence and Decision Making, Gabriel D. Searcy

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Dosed Versus Prolonged Exposures: A Direct Comparison of One-Session Treatments for Animal Phobias, Richard William Seim

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Examination of Anxiety and Substance Use Symptoms in Trauma Exposed Versus Environmentally Stressed College Students, Theresa M. Souza

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Assessing the Effects of a Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon on Vehicle Speeds along a Four-Lane Divided Highway, Michelle Van Wagner

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Effectiveness of a Motivational Enhancement Group Treatment in a Community Treatment Program with a Substance Abusing Population, Matthew S. Willerick

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Predictive Power of Therapeutic Alliance on Treatment Retention, James B. Anderson

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Experimental Analysis of Gambling Using a Concurrent-Schedules Procedure, Andrew Ellis Brandt

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Trial and Error, Delayed Prompting, and Reinforcement of Prompted Responses in Teaching Receptive Identification of Pictures, Kristen Lynn Gaisford

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Evaluation of Medication Effects on Academic Performance, Sleep, and Core ADHD Symptoms in Children, Tina K. Head

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Testing the Efficacy of a Computerized Behavioral Activation Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Alyssa H. Kalata

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Neurochemical Effects of Amyloid-Beta Oligomers in Rats, John J. Panos

The Effects of Brief Visual Stimuli on the Anxious Arousal Associated with Public Speaking, Dayanthi Nishani Samaraweera

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Examining the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Delivery Models to Teach Children Abduction Prevention Skills, Kimberly E. Seckinger-Bancroft

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A Sequential Analysis of Staff Training Procedures to Efficiently Teach Novice Instructors to Implement Errorless Discrete-Trial Teaching Procedures, Jamie M. Severtson

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Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons and Novel Lane Markings on Motorists’ Yielding, Speed, and Headway at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks, Jimmy Wayne Shurbutt

School-Based Delivery of Combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus Caregiver Sessions for Youth Depression, Sarah VerLee

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The Effects of Chlordiazepoxide on Resurgence in Male Rats: A Preliminary Investigation, Marc Alden Weeden

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Improving Reading Fluency and Comprehension in Elementary Students Using Read Naturally, Rebecca Arvans

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Acceptability of Interventions to Staff in Long-Term Care Settings for Older Adults: Comparing Ratings and Hierarchical Selection, Jonathan C. Baker

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A Comparison of Methods for Teaching Auditory-Visual Conditional Discriminations to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Laura Lee Grow

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A Molecular Analysis of Training Multiple versus Single Manipulations to Establish a Generalized Manipulative Imitation Repertoire, Breanne K. Hartley

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An Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Education Program, Angela P. Hatcher

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When Self-Pacing Goes Wrong: A Comparison of Two Methods for Reducing Computer-Based Racing, Douglas A. Johnson

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Investigating the Effects of Observer Presence and Feedback on Individuals' Work-Related Behavior, Angela R. Lebbon

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The Effects of Multiple Exemplar Instruction on Generating Functional Interdependence between Listener and Intraverbal Categorization Repertoires, Sarah A. Lechago

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Training the Execution of Single-Case Research Methodology Skills in an Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention Setting, Jessa R. Love

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Comparing the Accuracy of Performing Digital and Paper Checklists Using a Feedback Package during Normal Workload Conditions in Simulated Flight, William Gene Rantz

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The Comparative Efficacy of Dosed, Enhanced Dosed, Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness in the Reduction of Anxiety, Sophie Rubin

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Implementing a Mastery Model through Self Quizzing in an Online Learning Environment, Amy E. Scrima

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Curriculum-Based Measures in Writing: A School-Based Evaluation of Predictive Validity, Christina M. Terenzi

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Mindfulness in Childbirth: An Investigation of the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Maternal Satisfaction with Childbirth and Obstetric Outcomes, Brenda L. Bratton

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Unwanted Sexual Experiences: Preliminary Development and Validation of a Behavioral Analog Measure for Risk Perception, Response Appraisal, and Response, Robin M. Carter-Visscher

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Emotion Recognition and the Propensity to Engage in Sexually Coercive Behaviors: A Study with College Males, Beth J. Dietzel

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Combined Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Plus Caregiver Sessions for Childhood Depression, Dikla Eckshtain

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A Comparison of Three Training Methods on the Acquisition and Retention of Automotive Product Knowledge, Rhiannon M. Fante

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Using Virtual Reality Enhanced Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Street-Crossing Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tina R. Goldsmith

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An Evaluation of the Efficacy of the Consultant Workshop Model in a Human Service Setting, Nicole E. Gravina

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Evaluation of a Progressive Model for Identifying Preferred Stimuli for Children with Developmental Disabilities, Amanda M. Karsten

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Disruptive Effects of Aβ Oligomers to the Radial-Arm Maze Performance of Rats, Kineta Lynn Morgan-Paisley

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Self-Solicited Feedback: Effects of Hourly Pay and Individual Monetary Incentive Pay, Julie M. Slowiak

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A Comparison of Maintenance-Training Methods for Children Diagnosed with Autism, Nicholas L. Weatherly