Thesis Proposal Archive

Thesis Proposals Fall 2013

  • Exploring the debate on initial attraction:  Are similarities or dissimilarities more influencial for initial romantic attraction?
    Courtney Walsh
    11/1/2013
  • A Weight Off the Shoulders:  The Effects of Self-Compassion on Affect and Self-Stigma Following Negative Associations with Weight and Body-Image
    Deborah Ward
    11/22/2013
  • Attentional Capture by Biological Motion
    Michael Jackiewicz
    12/6/2013

 

Thesis Proposals Summer 2013

  • Marching to the Beat of Different Drums:  Processing Differences between Two Similar Reversible Figures
    Ashley L. Moore
    6/13/2013

 

Thesis Proposals Spring 2013

  • Effects of Self-Regulation and Engagement on 3- and 5-year-olds' Vocabulary Acquisition
    Chelsea R. Samples-Steele
    1/25/2013
  • Attentional Effects on the Perception of Stationary and Rotating Reversible Figures
    Jennifer F. Louie
    1/31/2013
  • Bilingualism and the Synonym Effect
    Elena Brown
    2/1/2013
  • Discriminating Self-Deceptive versus Other-Deceptive Positive Response Distortion in Structured Personality Assessment
    Caitlin Dresler
    2/8/2013
  • The Role of Relatedness in Attentional Capture by Category Relevant Images
    Alexander J. Berenato
    3/15/2013
  • It's About Time:  The Role of Future Thinking in the Age-Related Positivity Effect in Memory
    Shaina L. Garrison
    3/22/2013
  • Crawling and Stranger Anxiety:  Are Self-Locomotion and Fear of Strangers Functionally Related?
    Kelly Escobar
    4/8/2013
  • The Role of Prosodic Features in Infant-Directed Speech
    Danielle Steck
    4/10/2013
  • Effects of 5-HT1a Antagonism at Retrieval on Temporal Averaging
    Zvi R. Shapiro
    4/23/2013
  • Amphetamine's effect on interval timing:  Clock speed or memory sampling basis?
    Jung Kim
    4/24/2013
  • The Organization of the Moral Domain as Viewed Through Values:  Differentiating Individualizing and Binding Moralities
    Kelly McCusker
    5/3/2013
  • Control of Choice by Human Gestures in Domestic Dogs:  Use of a Compound Cue Test to Explore the Role of Experience
    Jennie Ruff
    5/3/2013

 

Thesis Proposals Fall 2012

  • From "We" to "Me":  The Effects of Group Centrality and Self-Construal on Group Membership Loss
    Nadya Soto Fernandez
    11/2/2012
  • The Complementarity of Interpersonal Styles Among Same Gender Friends
    Jason E. Strickhouser
    11/9/2012
  • Self-Monitoring and the Interpersonal Circumplex:  Predicting Spin and Complementarity
    Takakun Suzuki
    11/16/2012
  • Spatial Contingent Capture by Conceputally Defined Stimuli
    Nicholas Jones
    12/6/2012
  • The Effects of Valence on Suppressing Currently Irrelevant Memory Traces
    Christopher Pizzica
    12/14/2012

Thesis Proposals Spring 2012

  • Positive Bias in Confabulation:  Effects of Agent and Aging
    Lauren Nutile
    1/17/2012
  • That's Right!  Examining the Influence of Self-Regulation, Engagement, and Responsiveness on Preschoolers' Ability to Learn New Words from Stories
    Virginia C. Salo
    1/27/2012
  • The Role of the Mirror Neuron System in the Eye Gaze Cuing Effect
    Heather Lasslett
    1/31/2012
  • The Effect of Same-Sex Mate Value Comparisons on Mating Aspirations
    Brittany Jakubiak
    2/3/2012
  • Examining the Time Course for the Establishment of the Beneficial Effects
    Brian Kemppainen
    2/16/2012
  • Executive Functioning in Patients with Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia
    Mark V. Versella, Jr.
    2/24/2012
  • Mate Guarding in Romantic Couples
    Erica Sciulli
    2/27/2012
  • Relationship History and Current Romantic Satisfaction
    Elena Cucco
    3/12/2012
  • The Efficacy of Learners' Strategies in Scheduling Practice Tests
    Matthew Pagano
    4/4/2012
  • Follow the Leader:  The Influence of Social Information in a Spatial Search Task
    Teagan A. Bisbing
    4/24/2012
  • Leaving a Legacy:  Does Mortality Salience Prime Pedagogy
    Laura E. Spearot
    5/10/2012
  • Characterizing the Side-effect Effect:  Do Personality Judgments Influence Judgments on Intentionality?
    David Ezekiel Strober
    5/11/2012
  • The Role Of Strength of Opinion and Domain Type in the False Consenus Effect
    Joseph Leman
    7/10/2012
  • The Role of Personal Control in Hope and Optimism
    Matthew Shotts
    7/23/2012

Thesis Proposals Fall 2011

  • Is Single-Sex Schooling Associated with Smaller Gender Gaps in Math Attitudes?
    Oana Peterca
    7/29/2011
     
  • The Role of Mindfulness of Past Transgressions Within the Hypocrisy Paradigm
    Kyle Haney
    7/28/2011
  • Adolescent Ethnic Identity and Parental Socialization across Ethnic Groups
    Emily Morse
    7/29/2011
  • Lost Without Each Other:  The Influence of Group Identity Loss on the Self-Concept
    Laura Winger
    11/4/2011
  • Teacher Responsiveness During Shared Book Reading and Child Vocabulary Growth
    Nicholas Brown
    12/15/2011

Thesis Proposals Spring 2011

  • Attractiveness and Humor in Mixed Gender Interactions
    Rebecca J. D'Orazio
    1/27/2011
     
  • Five Factor Model Correlates of Internalizing and Externalizing Psychopathology in Young Adults
    Catherine A. Sanders
    2/9/2011
     
  • The Impact of Interval Time on Delaying Gratification
    Christine M. Harron
    3/7/2011
     
  • Adaptive Spatial Cognition: The Effect of Fitness Relevance on Performance in a Spatial Task
    Jared M. Batterman
    3/8/2011
  • The Role of Mindfulness of Past Transgressions Within the Hypocrisy Paradigm
    Kyle Haney
    7/28/2011
  • Is Single-sex Schooling Associated with Smailler Gender Gaps in Math Attitudes?
    Oana Peterca
    7/29/2011
  • Adolescent Ethnic Identity and Parental Socialization Across Ethnic Groups
    Emily Morse
    7/29/2011

Thesis Proposals Fall 2010

  • The Stability of Goal Self-Concordance as a Function of Self-Schema Status
    Patrick Morse
    9/02/2010
     
  • Creativity Training: The Impact of Self-Generated Feedback and Exercise Domain
    Katherine Eaton
    11/3/2010
     
  • Who is Sexier, a Comedian or a Sugar Daddy?  Ovulatory Cycle Effects on the Attractiveness of Humor
    Abbye Bonatsos
    11/10/2010
     
  • Differentiating between Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders Using the Four Factors of Impulsivity
    Hilary L. DeShong
    12/3/2010
     
  • The Role of Autobiographical Support in Semantic Memory Retrieval: Evidence from Semantic Dementia
    Maggie Place
    March 8, 2010
     
  • Are Narcissists Funny or Do They Just Think They are Funny?
    David P. Marino
    12/7/2010
     
  • Predicted Levels of Learning for Massed and Spaced Practice: Do People Appreciate the Benefits of Spacing?
    Matthew D. Litke
    12/8/2010
     
  • Smoking or Non-Smoking?  Effects of an Educational Intervention on Decreasing Lung Cancer Stigma
    Concetta Caterina Mineo
    12/8/2010
     
  • Stigmatization of Male and Female Sufferers of Anorexia Nervosa
    Nicole A. Cross
    12/8/2010
     
  • An Investigation of Same/Different Concept Learning in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens)
    Justin M. Sayde
    12/9/2010

Thesis Proposals Spring 2010

  • A Disease Stigma Scale Grounded in Weiner's Attribution Theory
    Tammy Stump
    January 13, 2010
     
  • The Moderating Effect of Personality Disorders on Violent Video Game Induced Hostility
    Rebecca M. DeMoor
    January 29, 2010
     
  • Comparing the Stability of Personality Traits and Coping Styles across Two Social Contexts
    Amanda M. Sizemore
    February 5, 2010
     
  • Reducing the Synonym Effect: The Impact of Increased Engagement on Children's Word Learning during Book Reading
    Ryan Langan
    February 15, 2010
     
  • The Role of Autobiographical Support in Semantic Memory Retrieval: Evidence from Semantic Dementia
    Maggie Place
    March 8, 2010
     
  • How to Not Remember Nonsense: Using Warning Conditions in the DRM Paradigm to Enhance Monitoring Processes in Confabulation
    Travis Nichols
    March 12, 2010
     
  • Can Parents' Use of Screen Media for Infants Be Changed?
    Shaina M. Hardesty
    March 15, 2010
     
  • A Moral Vocabulary?  Exploring the Link between Self-Conscious Emotion Word Knowledge and Moral Judgment
    Meredith A. Henry
    March 19, 2010
     
  • Impact of Motivation on Strength-Focus versus Problem-Focus Models in the Revision of Creative Ideas
    Elizabeth M. Hocker
    April 6, 2010
     
  • Choosing to Learn by Taking Tests: The Effects of Feedback, Spacing, and Successive Lists
    Melissa H. LaVan
    April 7, 2010
     
  • The Effect of Priming an Anxious Mood State on the Attentional Blink
    Jeffrey Shalda
    April 16, 2010

Thesis Proposals Fall 2009

  • Does Motionese Influence Motivation to Select an Object for Manipulation?
    Brittany McClure Jemmoua
    October 7, 2009
     
  • Evaluating the Relationship between Self-Concept Differentiation and Psychological Maladjustment using Self- and Informant-Ratings
    Amy Pastva
    October 19, 2009
     
  • An Investigation of the Potential Role of the Nucleus Accumbens in Interval Timing Processes
    Allie Kurti
    October 23, 2009
     
  • Just Say Om: Does Priming a Meditation-like Schema Reduce the Attentional Blink?
    Allison Todd
    November 11, 2009
     
  • Constant versus Risky Choice in an Eight-arm Radial Maze
    Robert D. Haddix
    December 16, 2009

Thesis Proposals Spring 2009

  • The Role of Dopamine in Temporal Memory Averaging
    Dale N. Swanton
    February 10, 2009
     
  • Exploring Social Class Differences in the Development of Elaborated Word Meanings
    Nicole Sorhagen
    February 25, 2009
     
  • Objects Lack Subjectivity:  A Mediational Model of Risky Sex in College-Aged Women
    Carlie M. Allison
    March 11 1009
     
  • Personality Trait Change in the Transition to College Life
    Amber L. Farrington
    March 13, 2009
     
  • The Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of Adjustment to College
    Meredith A. Puher
    March 13, 2009
     
  • Emotional Influences on Cross-Modal Attentional Capture
    Megan B. Roeder
    March 18, 2009
     
  • Effect of Spatial Context in Object Memory:  Evidence from Amnesia
    Meghan L. Davis
    March 27, 2009
     
  • Associations of Personality Pathology and Objective Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics
    Joshua L. Rutt
    April 15, 2009
     
  • Relating Interpersonal Behaviors to the Constructs of Dominance and Warmth
    Juliene Yvonne Musser
    April 15, 2009
     
  • Exploring the Benefits of Motionese
    Courtney Jeanne Casperson
    May 21, 2009
     
  • The Spacing Effect in Category Learning:  When is Spaced Practice Advantageous?
    Amy Catherine Moors
    June 11, 2009

Thesis Proposals Fall 2008

  • Explaining Variations in the Magnitude of Attentional Capture:  New Tests of a Two-Process Model
    Brian A. Anderson
    October 3, 2008
     
  • The Role of Self-Schema Status in Moderating Cognitive Dissonance
    Joseph Hafer
    October 28, 2008
     
  • Cursed by Knowledge in a Gambling Task:  A Perspective Taking Test
    Ryan J. Corser
    November 7, 2008
     
  • Stigmatization of HIV Positive Individuals:  The Effects of Onset-Controllability, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
    Tracy L. Jackson
    November 19, 2008
     
  • Effects of Time Constraints on Social Spatial Memory
    Matthew Keller
    December 11, 2008

Thesis Proposals Spring 2008

  • A Mediation Model to Predict Career Choice:  The importance of Self-Efficacy and Extrinsic versus Intrinsic Work-Related Motivations.
    Katherine L. Andriole
    January 17, 2008
     
  • The Effect of Stimulus Novelty on Saccade Trajectories.
    Rebecca R. Goldstein
    January 18, 2008
     
  • Mutual Exclusivity in Bilingual Word Learning.
    Joshua M. Feldblyum
    January 23, 2008
     
  • A Test of the Adaptation Theory of Figure Reversal:  Selective Adaptation as a Function of Physical Stimulus Variation.
    Michael J. Gillen
    January 23, 2008
     
  • What Type of Extra-Textual Input is Optimal for Preschoolers' Vocabulary Learning during Storybook Reading.
    Autumn B. Wyant
    January 24, 2008
     
  • Relationships and Social Context in Trait Judgments:  Self-Other Agreement in Siblings Versus Peers.
    Meghan J. Rose
    January 24, 2008
     
  • Common Arm Preferences in the Radial Arm Maze as an Alternate Explanation for Paired Rats' Attraction Tendencies.
    Toni-Moi N. Prince
    February 28, 2008
     
  • Impact of Strength-Versus Problem-Focus in the Revision of Creative Ideas.
    Matthew D. Wood
    March 13, 2008
     
  • Stigmatization of HIV/AIDS Positive Individuals.
    Erin Ann Brennan
    March 14, 2008
     
  • Effect of Implementation Intentions on Healthy Eating Behavior as a Function of Self-Schema Status
    Rebecca Leigh Ritter
    May 20, 2008
     
  • Investigation of an Anomalous Non-linear Decline in Tickle Sensitivity.
    Olufunsho K. Faseyitan
    July 31, 2008
     
  • Predicting Treatment Process Variables in Outpatient Psychotherapy.
    Thomas A. Kavanagh
    July 31, 2008

Thesis Proposals Fall 2007

  • Is it Better to be Right or Polite?  Sex Differences in Detecting Deception in the Contexts of Attraction and Friendship.
    Stephanie J. Ficiak
    July 27, 2007
     
  • Evaluating the ABC Model of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Theory:  An Analysis of the Relationship between Irrational Thinking and Guilt.
    Peter E. Jensen
    September 7, 2007
     
  • The Effects of Imagined and Experienced Regret on Risk Avoidance in a Gambling Task
    Jessica R. Landers
    October 1, 2007
     
  • Are Infants Attracted to the Larger Range of Motion in Motionese?
    Astrid S. D'Cunha
    October 26, 2007
     
  • The Effect of Age and Stimulus Novelty on Attentional Capture.
    Jennifer L. Fleming
    November 1, 2007
     
  • Relationship Quality and Goal Agreement among Emerging Adults and Their Parents.
    Lindsay C. Morton
    December 7, 2007
     
  • Relationship Quality and the Complementarity of Interpersonal Behaviors among Parent-Child Dyads.
    Wendy C. Eichler
    December 10, 2007
     
  • Dissociating Clock Speed and Attention in Modality Effect.
    Christopher M. Magaro
    December 14, 2007
     
  • A Test for the Configural Nature of Episodic-like Memory.
    Karen E. Doyle
    December 19, 2007

Thesis Proposals Spring 2007

  • How Do Subjects Use Judgments of Item Difficulty to Guide Study Strategies in Selection of Spaced or Massed Practice?:  A Comparison of Theories.
    Michael S. Cohen
    January 19, 2007
     
  • The Effect of Punishment on the Actor/Observer Asymmetry in Risky Decision Making.
    Timothy C. Wifall
    January 19, 2007
     
  • Global Operations Theory of the Interval Timing Clock:  Emergence of the Clock from Cortico-triatal-thalamic Loop Activity.
    Casey A. Murray
    January 26, 2007
     
  • Social Class Differences in Shared Book Reading Experiences.
    Megan Fedor
    February 2, 2007
     
  • The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Infant-directed Action:  An Exploration into Individual Differences.
    William Christiana
    February 2, 2007
     
  • The Moderating Role of the Five Factor Model of Personality on Anxiety following Computer Mediated Interaction.
    Lindsay Rice
    February 13, 2007
     
  • The Effects of Immediate and Delayed Feedback following Correct or Incorrect Responses on the Long Term Retention of Paired Associate Learning.
    Abby Costello
    February 16, 2007
     
  • Teaching Accuracy in Judgments of Conscientiousness.
    Sara Lowmaster
    March 29, 2007
     
  • Are Implicit Motives "Visible" to Well Acquainted Informant Peers?
    James R. Daugherty
    April 12, 2007
     
  • Investigating the Goal Bias Effect in Attention during the Processing of Action Scenes.
    Leah C. Rusinko
    April 20, 2007
     
  •  An Animal Model of the Migration Effect.
    Arlington G. Wilson
    May 10, 2007
     
  • Development of Traits and Motives across the Lifespan.
    John B. Phebus, Jr.
    May 11, 2007

Thesis Proposals Spring 2006

  • Enhanced Attention to Infant-directed Action:  Do Infants Prefer "Motionese?"
    Wendy L. Shallcross
    January 25, 2006
     
  • Fast Detection of Familiar Things:  Detecting the Soccer Ball in the Grass
    C. Josh Simpson
    January 25, 2006
     
  • Capturing Time:  How the Thalamus Checks Time and Switches
    Martin Wiener
    February 1, 2006
     
  • The Mutual Exclusivity Bias in Children's Word Learning:  The Role of Cognitively Demanding Circumstances and Speakers' Communicative Intent
    Amy Lee Burk
    February 1, 2006
     
  • Contrasting "Rich" and "Minimal" Models of Metacognition:  Exploring the Possible Role of Reversal Learning in Strategy Selection
    Mary Elizabeth L. Knight
    February 3, 2006
     
  • The Effect of Stimulus Type on Children's Spontaneous Inductions:  Using Recognition Memory as an Indicator of Categorization
    Maura G. Sabatos
    February 15, 2006
     
  • Uncovering the "Slow Mapping" Process of Word Learning Through Word Definition and Word Association Tasks
    Alexis Lynn Dolena
    February 17, 2006
     
  • Positive Self-Presentation Strategies in Structures Personality Assessment:  The Effects of Job Applicant and Child Custody Contexts
    Courtney Lee Posey
    February 22, 2006
     
  • Racial Categorization of Ethnically Ambiguous Faces and the Cross-Race Effect
    Shaun Baldwin
    April 21, 2006
     
  • The Effect of Tests on Learning:  The Role of the Opportunity to Retrieve
    Regina N. Coles
    June 5, 2006

Thesis Proposals Fall 2005

  • The Second-to-Fourth Digit Ratio and the Female Waist-to-Hip Ratio
    Martin Wasielewski
    June 8, 2005
     
  • The Role of the Supplementary Motor Area in Interval Timing:  Direct Pharmacological Manipulation and Its Effects on Temporally Based Behavior
    Jason T. Drott
    June 16, 2005
     
  • In the Dark about Light:  The Effects of Artificial Illumination in Impulsivity
    Kara Phaedra Massie
    September 29, 2005
     
  • Retrospective Complementarity and the Interpersonal Situation
    Aidan Wright
    October 28, 2005
     
  • Violent Video Games and Aggression:  The Moderating Role of Personality
    Gary Giumetti
    November 1, 2005
     
  • An Investigation of Sex Differences in Spatial Cognition Predicted by the Hunter Gatherer Hypothesis Using a Human Analog of the Pole-Box Task
    Edward Lorek
    November 16, 2005
     
  • The Role of Hope and Expectations in Performance Outcomes
    Sevie Shuman
    November 18, 2005
     
  • Spatial Capture Following Attentional Engagement:  Particular to Certain Classes of Stimuli
    Edward Ester
    November 22, 2005
     
  • The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Infidelity:  An Evolutionary Perspective
    Ana Mills
    November 22, 2005
     
  • The Associations of Universal Value Types With the Big 5 Personality Traits and Individualism-Collectivism in Lebanon and the United States
    Maya Mroue Boustani
    December 2, 2005
     
  • Interpersonal Dependency:  A Personality Trait or a Relationship Status Variable?
    Rachel Lauren Bachrach
    December 9, 2005

Thesis Proposals Spring 2005

  • The Comparative Stability of Personality Traits and Attachment Styles across Two Social Contexts
    Erin Bernadette Kornsey
    January 26, 2005
     
  • Effects of Quality Reading Styles on Children's Vocabulary Development in Two Socioeconomic Groups
    Stephanie Elaine Shealy
    February 4, 2005
     
  • Asking Questions during Shared Book Reading: The Effects of Demand Level on the Acquisition of Novel Vocabulary Words
    Samantha A. Cook
    February 9, 2005
     
  • An Investigation into the Relationship between Healthy Eating and Concern with Self-Presentation
    Laura O'Herron
    February 16, 2005
     
  • "Acoustic Packaging:" The Role of Infant Directed Speech in Segmenting Action Sequences
    Stephanie L. Tapscott
    March 15, 2005
     
  • The Role of Speech in Infants' Action Processing: Do Infants Recognize Temporal Synchrony Between Speech and Action?
    Jelena Stojanovic
    March 15, 2005

Thesis Proposals Fall 2004

  • The Effect of Spacing Repetitions in Children's Incidental Free Recall:  Semantic versus Non-Semantic Processing
    Amanda C. Terembula
    September 15, 2004
  • The Effect of Acoustic Noise on Contingent Attentional Capture Under Focused Attention Conditions
    Erica A. Byerly
    October 6, 2004
  • Top-down and Bottom-up Processes in Figural Reversal
    Cindy J. Moran
    October 8, 2004
  • The Effect of Noise and Age on the Useful Field of View
    Linda Maria Cylc
    November 5, 2004
  • The Face-ism Effect Applied to Personal Advertisements
    Audrey A. Cleary
    November 5, 2004
  • The Effect of Signal Duration on the Firing Rate of Striatal Neurons:  Temporal Modulation or Abstract Timing?
    George S. Portugal
    November 9, 2004
  • Patterns of Initial Liking in Unacquainted Female Dyads: A Test of Differing Models of Complementarity
    Elisabeth K. Cherry
    November 10, 2004
  • The Effects of Age on the Contingent Capture of Visual Attention in Space and Time
    Davina S. Rosen
    November 12, 2004
  • Assessing Productivity of Dyadic Interactions in Terms of Three Models of Complementarity
    Holly Serrao
    November 19, 2004
  • Spatial Memory for the Choices Made by another Rat in a Radial-Arm Maze
    Robert F. Farley
    December 20, 2004

Thesis Proposals - Spring 2004

  • Item Keying and the "Garden Path" Phenomenon: An Investigation into the Issue of Score Inflation in the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory
    Diane J. Gilman
    January 12, 2004
     
  • A Resource Conservation View of the Mutual Exclusivity Effect in Children's Word Learning
    Thomas Piccin
    January 13, 2004
     
  • The Effect of Questioning Style During Storybook Reading on Novel Vocabulary Acquisition: Long-term Intervention with Preschoolers from Two Socioeconomic Groups
    Bridget A. Walsh
    January 15, 2004
     
  • Development of Infant Action Processing Abilities: Does Infant-Directed Narration Help?
    Elisa N. Gonzalez
    January 16, 2004
     
  • Spatial Pattern Learning: Development of a Human Analog of the Pole Box Task
    Aaron D. Upton
    February 25, 2004
     
  • Anxiety Sensitivity as a Confounding Variable in the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory
    Susan Elizabeth Bennett
    February 25, 2004
     
  • Conformity, Conscientiousness, and the Place of Ego Development in the Five-Factor Model
    Sara B. Mayfield
    March 8, 2004
     
  • Motivational Orientation and Physical Activity Self-Definition
    Sean P. Mullen
    March 19, 2004
     
  • The Convergent Validity of Two Ego Based Measures of Psychological Maturity
    Rachel E. Schremp
    March 22, 2004
     
  • Detecting Attraction: Sex Differences in Decoding Deception
    Shelly Engelman
    May 7, 2004
     
  • The Effect of Gender on Tickle Sensitivity: A Test of the Interpersonal Theory of Tickle
    Amy E. Nowlin
    Mary 7, 2004
     
  • Irrational Thinking and Neuroticism: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and the Five Factor Model
    Jacqueline Jean Gruber
    May 7, 2004
     
  • Psychological Correlates of Detection and Utilization Processes in Accurate Personality Judgment
    Christina M. Bianco
    May 27, 2004

Thesis Proposals - Fall 2003

  • Emotions:  Can they bias attention allocation?
    Cynthia Elizabeth Kaschub
    Dec. 5, 2003 at 12:30 in 216 T.
     
  • Use of an Abstract Representation of a Spatial Pattern in a Radial-Arm Maze
    Urmo Jaanimagi
    Dec. 11, 2003 at 12:45 in 215 T.

Thesis Proposals - Spring 2003

  • The Effect of Lighting on Bulimic Behavior
    Rebecca Ann Wagner
    Jan. 31, 2003 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • "Engaging" Attention: Does it Have Implications for Spatial Capture?
    Kristof Troemel
    Feb. 13, 2003 1:00, 216 T.
     
  • Social Dominance Orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism: Comparing Relationships Among Values Types and Relational Models
    Justin Lehmiller
    Feb. 14, 2003 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • Gender Differences in the Accuracy of Interpersonal Trait Judgments at Zero-Acquaintance
    Sarah J. Tarquini
    Feb. 14, 2003 1:30, 216 T.
     
  • Do Social/Pragmatic Cues Affect Object Label Extensions in Young Children?
    Emily A. Iobst
    Feb. 19, 2003 4:15, 215 T.
     
  • Preschoolers' Novel Vocabulary Acquisition from Shared Book Reading: The Effect of Commentary Placement and Demand-Level
    Keiran M. Rump
    Feb. 26, 2003 4:15, 215 T.
     
  • Social/Pragmatic Cue Effects on Children's Mutual Exclusivity Responses in Label Extensions
    Lisa Ann Hirth
    Feb. 28, 2003 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • On the Possibility that Underlying Medical Conditions Contribute to Reports of Social Anxiety on the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory: A Frequency Investigation
    Heather K. Johnson
    March 10, 2003 12:45, 102 Mendel
     
  • Transfer of Behavioral Control by a Spatial Pattern to a Novel Environment
    Jillian Wintersteen
    March 11, 2003 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • Physical Activity Self-Definitions: Comparing the Weights of the Determinants across Different Physical Activities
    Joshua A. Hicks
    March 13, 2003 2:20, 216 T.
     
  • Health Eating Self-Schema and Intention Stability among College Students
    Colleen A. Moors
    March 14, 2003 1:30, 216 T.
     
  • The Role of Expertise and Self-Monitoring in Prototype Content and Use of Self-to-Prototype Matching Strategy in Physical Activity Self-Definition
    Kara-Lynne Kerr
    March 21, 2003 12:45, 216 T.

Thesis Proposals - Fall 2002

  • A Confirmatory Analysis of the Structure of Fiske's Relational Models Theory in Japan and the United States
    Yoko Mor
    Nov 8, 2002 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • Evaluating the ABC Model of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Theory: An Analysis of the Relationship between Irrational Thinking and Anger
    Phillip N. Smith
    Dec 11, 2002 12:45, 216 T.

Thesis Proposals - Spring 2002

  • Spatial Pattern Discrimination Following Presentation of the Whole Stimulus
    Kelly A. DiGian
    January 16, 2002 12:30, 215 T.
     
  • The Effect of Book Reading Style on Children's Acquisition of New Vocabulary Words: The Impact of a Short-term Intervention Program on Two Socioeconomic Groups
    Erin E. Guthridge
    January 23, 2002 12:30, 215 T.
     
  • The Effect of Co-Narration Style on Children's Narrative Ability: The Impact of a Short-Term Intervention Program on Two Socioeconomic Groups
    Donna C. Hutchison Lang
    January 24, 2002 12:30, 215 T.
     
  • The Effect of Age on the Selective Processing of Multidimensional Objects
    Corinne R. Leach
    February 1, 2002 12:30, 215 T.
     
  • The Effects of Flutamide Exposure on Days 15 and 16, 17 and 18, or 19 and 20 of Gestation on Sexual Behaviors of Male Rats
    Melissa M. McClure
    February 5, 2002 4:00pm, 215 T.
     
  • How Does Distraction Affect the Perception of Reversible Figures?
    Christopher J. Lotis
    February 6, 2002 12:30, 215 T.
     
  • Re-Evaluating the Role of Domain-Specific Mental Sets in Producing the Stroop Effect
    Matthew M. Doran
    March 12, 2002 2:00pm, 215 T.
     
  • Do Violations in Expectations Capture Spatial Attention?
    Stefanie M. Yates
    March 19, 2002 2:00pm, 215 T.
     
  • Toward a Relational Sense of Fairness: The Moral Implications of Relational Self-Construal for Salary Demands in Negotiations
    Dumitrela A. Negru
    April 22, 2002 12:30pm, 215 T.

Thesis Proposals - Fall 2001

  • Self-Other Agreement for Personality Ratings by Parents Versus Peers: A Test of Code Switching in Trait Expression
    Christine A. DiGiacomo
    October 29, 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • Openness to Experience and Creativity as Dispositional Factors in Critical Thinking Performance
    Magdalen M. Boufal
    November 16, 12:30, 216T.
     
  • An Investigation of the Behavioral Inconsistencies of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory: Social Fear versus Social Blushing
    Regina C. Sims
    November 26, 12:30, 216T.

Thesis Proposals - Spring 2001

  • Irrational Thinking and Reactivity to Daily Stressors: Testing the ABC Model Underlying Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
    Yvonne Leslie
    January 18, 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • Gender Differences in the Consensus of Interpersonal Trait Judgements at Zero Acquaintance
    Tiara Szostak
    January 30, 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • An Investigation of the Behavioral Inconsistencies of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory
    Deana Nordstrom
    February 1, 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • The Effects of Stress and Alcohol on the Prenatal Testosterone Surge on Gestational Days 17 and 18 in Male Rats
    John D. Affuso
    February 8, 12:45, 216T.
     
  • The Effects of Prenatal Stress and/or Alcohol Exposure on the Prenatal Testosterone Surge in Male Rats on Days 19 and 20 of Gestation
    William D. Long III
    February 9, 12:30, 215T.
     
  • The Relationship between Gender and Tickle Sensitivity for the Interpersonal Theory of Tickle
    Andrea J. Lee
    February 15, 12:45, 216 T.
     
  • The Association between Fiske's Four Relational Models and the Universal Value Types in Poland and the United States
    Magdalena M. Klimkiewicz
    March 19, 12:30, 314B T.
     
  • The Roles of Temporal Spacing and Level of Processing in the Production of a Spacing Effect in Incidental Free Recall
    Greg P. Oakley
    April 5, 12:30, 216 T.
     
  • The Correspondence between Vertical and Horizontal Individualism and Collectivism and Fisk's Relational Models in Japan and the United States
    Yoko Hara
    April 27, 12:45, 314B
     
  • The Effect of Spacing Repetitions in Children's Intentional and Incidental Free Recall: An Investigation of a Level-of-Processing Approach
    Marissa H. Kiepert
    June 29, 10:30, 237 T.

Thesis Proposals - Fall 2000

  • Attentional Control Settings for Motion Stimuli
    Jessica Hackman
    November 14, 12:45, 216T
     
  • Aging and Attentional Resolution
    Clare Gideon
    December 14, 12:45, 216T

Thesis Proposals - Spring 2000

  • Negative information: Locating a pattern by determining where it is absent
    Elizabeth DiGello
    January 19, 12:45, T216
     
  • The effects of socioeconomic status on young children's vocabulary, narrative skills, and word defining abilities: A follow-up study
    Karen Prunner
    February 3, 12:45, T216
     
  • The effects of presentation rate and spacing repetitions in cued and free recall of paired-associates
    Karen Hanson
    March 10, 12:30, T216
     
  • Gender and interpersonal sensitivity as moderator variables in the association between complementarity and roomate relationship qualtity
    Kristopher Jones
    March 22, 2:30, T216
     
  • The effect of visual cues on spatial pattern learning: Cue facilitation or cue competition?
    Sue Yang
    March 23, 12:45, T216
     
  • Attentional capture and automatic attentional responses
    Adrienne Zegers
    March 31, 1:30, T216
     
  • Initial salary negotiations: The impact of negotiator gender on rate of negotiation and success of outcomes
    John Jenkins
    June 1, 1:30, T216
     
  • The Role of Perceived Ability in Physical Activity Self-Definition
    Michael Leggiadro
    June 29, 1:30, T215
     
  • Spatial Pattern Learning in the Pole Box: The Development of a General Measure
    Jason Huntington
    July 27, 10:00,T215

Thesis Proposals - Fall 1999

  • The influence of acculturation on self-concept and personality questionnaire response style in an Indian-American sample
    Ronak Chokshi
     
  • The effects of prenatal stress and alcohol on the prenatal testosterone surge on days 19 and 20 of gestation in fetal male rats
    Jin Ho Park
     
  • The effects of prenatal stress and/or alcohol exposure on the prenatal T surge on fetal days 17 and 18 of gestation in male rats
    Maria Schepise
     
  • Individual differences in personality and personal choice: A closer correspondence of theory and measurement
    Mark N. Bing
     
  • The influence of various stimulus types on young children's taxonomic label extensions
    Angela Maglio
     
  • An investigation in measurement mechanics for the social phobia and anxiety inventory: Concretizing the frequency scale
    Andrea Sharp
     
  • Relationship between morality codes and value types in U.S. and Turkish samples
    Ozge Gurel

Thesis Proposals - Spring 1999

  • "The effects of prenatal stress and alcohol on the postnatal testosterone surge in newborn male rats".
    John Denning
     
  • "Spatial Pattern Learning by Rats in the Pole Box: Pattern Representation or Response Sets?"
    Christine Zeiler
     
  • "The Development of Young Children's Narrative Skills: Links to Socio-economic Status and Maternal Style of Interaction"
    Amy Lutz
     
  • "Irrational Ideation and Pessimistic Explanatory Style: Strengthening the Existing Rational Emotive Behavior Theory of Personality"
    Janine Hawley
     
  • "Maternal Book Reading and Children's Vocabulary in Two SES Groups"
    Melanie Burns
     
  • "The effects of socioeconomic status and modeling on young children's word defining abilities"
    Nicole Lundgren
     
  • "Concentration ability and the efficacy of distraction and redefinition as pain"
    Jennifer Clifford
  • "An empirical investigation of the two-factor model of critical thinking"
    Sarah Ozol

Thesis Proposals - Fall 1998

  • "An investigation of seasonality and premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms in samples of students from USA and Finland".
    Johanna Schaaf
     
  • "A psychometric investigation of the validity of inconsistent responses in structured personality assessment"
    Catherine Parrish
     
  • "Gender differences in the effects of interpersonal styles on peer relationship quality"
    Emily Ansell
     
  • "Objective and perceived similarity in personality traits and the quality of peer relationships: A study of roommates"
    Jennifer Sherker

Thesis Proposals - Spring 1998

  • "Free testosterone and anger/irritability across the menstrual cycle: Implications for the pathophysiology of premenstrual dysphoric disorder".
    Anna Rusiewicz
     
  • "The performance of male and female rats on the standard and reference memory radial maze tasks"
    Michael Drew
     
  • "Effects of affective valence of stimuli and mood on recall and recognition"
    Patricia Lee
     
  • "An investigation of validity for the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory: The influence of socially desirable responding"
    Valerie Harwell
     
  • "The effect of social activation of self-relevant information on self-definition"
    Nicole Wright
     
  • "An investigation of the structure of premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms across student and community samples"
    Megan Storey
     
  • "The applicability of response latency theory in personality assessment: The effect of varying response format"
    Kurrie Wells