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Titles of Dissertations Completed in the Psychology Department    

Dissertations can be viewed in Digital Commons.

Title

Student (Advisor)

Year

The Window to the Bilingual Mind: Eye Movements Reveal Psycholinguistic Grain Sizes of Bilingual Spoken Word Recognition Yu-Cheng Lin
(Schwartz)
2015
A Pilot Study Examining the Impact of a Brief Health Education Intervention on Food Choice and Exercise in a Hispanic College Student Sample Julie Blow
(Cooper)
2014
Psychographic Characteristics and Health Behaviors in Young Adults Jose Cabriales
(Cooper)
2014
The Relative Impact of Statistical and Anecdotal Evidence in the Evaluation of Risk of Using Emerging Drugs of Abuse Kevin Gutiérrez
(Cohn)
2014
The Effects of Religious References on Identity Salience and Social Behaviors Jessica Shenberger
(Zárate)
2014
The Development of the Rapport Scales for Investigative Interviews and Interrogations Misty Duke
(Wood)
2013
Strengthening Cognitive Development in Minority Populations: A Study of the Beneficial Effects of Bilingualism Marisela Gutiérrez
(Sobin)
2013
An Intra-Individual Event-Related Potential (ERP)-Based Concealed Attitude Test David Herring
(Crites)
2013
The Antecedents and Consequences of Trust in Authorities for Protection against Cartel Violence and Terrorism Threat  Nishad Jabeen
(Crites)
2013
The Effect of Co-Witness Information and Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities on the Suggestibility of Preschool Children Rachell Jones
(Scullin)
2013
Strategic Approaches to Lying: Understanding their Impact on Psychological Processes, Cues to Deception, and Perceptions of Observers Stephen W. Michael
(Meissner)
2013
Changing the Face of American Culture: A New Perspective on Immigration Stephanie A. Quezada
(Zárate)
2013
A Diathesis-Stress Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symtoms Associated with an HIV Diagnosis: Implications for Medication Non-Adherence John A. Sauceda
(Wiebe)
2013
Evaluative and Associative Priming in the Categorization of Ethnicity and Language Eva M. de la Riva López
(Francis)
2012
Adult Witness Credibility: Evidence for a Two-Factor Model Abigail E. Moore
(Scullin)
2012
Examination of the Neurochemical Mechanisms that Mediate Nicotine Withdrawal in Adolescent and Adult Rats Luis A. Natividad
(O'Dell)
2012
Identifying the Antecedents of Moral Conviction Katherine R. White
(Crites)
2012
Examination of Investigative Interviewing Techniques for Use in Secondary Screening for Malintent Allyson J. Horgan
(Meissner)
2011
The Role of Perceptual Processes in the Use of and Willingness to Use Professional Health Care Services Luis Omar Rivera
(Zárate)
2011
Studying Rape Through a Theoretical Lens: The Development of a Serial Rape Model Using FBI Data Brooke A. Smith
(Hosch)
2011
Children's Reinforcement-Induced Suggestibility: Its Developmental Trajectory and Relation to Individual Differences Elizabeth R. Uhl
(Wood)
2011
The Role of Cross-Language Activation in Syntactic Ambiguity Li-Hao Yeh
(Schwartz)
2011
An investigation of the individual differences in cognitive factors that contribute to bilingual lexical disambiguation
Ana B. Areas da Luz Fontes (Schwartz) 2010
Now that we're married, does that change anything?": The role of change in romantic relationships and the implications for alibi research
Kevin W. Jolly
(Hosch)
2010
The impact of cartel related violence on ongoing traumatic stress and self-medication in young adults living along the U.S./Mexico border Thomas J. Taylor
(Cooper)
2010
Examination of the Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Evaluative and Semantic Priming Effects by Varying Task Instructions: An ERP Study Jennifer H. Taylor
(Crites)
2010
Intelligent Tutoring for Interviewing to Detect Deception: Can Investigators be Trained to Elicit and Detect Accurate Cues to Deception? Justin Albrechtsen
(Meissner)
2010
Social Understanding and the Effect of Social Pressure on Children's Suggestibility Catherine Camilletti
(Scullin)
2010
The Sunk Cost Fallacy and Individual Differences in Health Decisions Norma P. Fernandez
(Morera)
2010
Alcohol Use in College Students as a Function of Reinforcement Sensitivity, Life Events, and Affect Hyoung Suk Lee
(Wiebe)
2010
Prejudice with a Conscience: How a Strong Moral Identity Relates to Greater Prejudice Moira P. Shaw
(Zárate)
2010
The Role of Generation and Monitoring Processes in Governing the Paradoxical Effects of Retrieval on Memory for Faces Kyle Susa
(Meissner)
2010
Effects of Concurrent Task Performance on Object Processing Gabriela Durán
(Francis)
2009
Does Type of Stimulus Influence Task-Irrelevant Evaluative Categorization Processes? Guadalupe Corral
(Crites)
2009
Getting to Know You: The Effects of Familiarity and Time on Social Perception Clarissa J. Arms-Chavez (Zarate) 2009
Project L.E.A.N.: A Randomized Trial of an After-School Health and Exercise Program for Elementary School Children in El Paso, Texas
Hendrik de Heer
(Morera)
2009
An Assessment of Fingerprint Typicality, Perceptual Identification, and Observer Effects Leading to Misidentification
Jessica L. Marcon
(Meissner)
2009
The Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Correlates of Club Drug Use among Hispanic College Students Brenda S. Hanson
(Cooper)
2008
Evaluation of a Nutrition Program Targeting Child Care Centers
Kendra Witt
(Cohn)
2008
The Effects of Using a Scripted or Unscripted Interview in Forensic Interviews with Interpreters
Nicole Pruss
(Wood)
2008
Development of a Multidimensional Fatalism Measure
Oscar A. Esparza
(Wiebe)
2008
Effects of Language Priming on Timed Scholastic Tests Administered to Spanish-English Bilinguals
Eugenia C. González
(Cohn)
2008
The Cross-Cultural Variation of Probability Judgment Accuracy: The Influence of Reasoning Style
Julia Lechuga
(Wiebe)
2008
Processing Facial Similarity: Using Denotative and Connotative Information to Understand Facial Similarity Judgments
Stephen J. Ross
(Malpass)
2008
An Evaluation of Eyewitness Decision Making Strategies for Simultaneous and Sequential Lineups
Lisa Topp
(Malpass)
2008
The Application of Federal and Texas State Sentence Ranges in a Consider-the-Opposite Paradigm: Can the Magnitude of Bias in Sentencing Decisions Be Reduced?
Jessica L. Wildermuth
(Hosch)
2008
An Exploration of the Stereotype Inconsistent Memory Advantage
Colby J. Stoever
(Francis)
2007
Relation of Family History to Stress Reactions During Appetitive and Aversive Challenges
Rebecca L. Palacios
(Tomaka)
2006
Stereotypic Threat and Math Performance of Undergraduate Females
Cathe Lester
(Cohn)
2006
The Measurement of Mindfulness
Christopher Johnson
(Wiebe)
2006
UTEP Women Kick Butt!: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Web-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention Targeted to Hispanic Female College Students
Monica C. Skewes
(Morera)
2006
A Social Relations Investigation of Mock Jurors' Perceptions of Influence
Keli S. Holloway
(Hosch)
2006
Law Enforcement Decision Making During Critical Incidents: A Three-Pronged Approach to Understanding and Enhancing Law Enforcement Decision Processes Laura Zimmerman
(Malpass)
2006
An Investigation of the Effects of Attorney Characteristics on Jurors' Decisions in a Medical Malpractice Trial
Tanya S. Taylor
(Hosch)
2006
Changing Your Alibi: Current Law Enforcement, Future Law Enforcement, and Laypersons Beliefs and Behaviors
Scott Culhane
(Hosch)
2005

Psychopathy and the Ability to Deceive

F. James Billings (Wood)

2004

Individual, Social, and Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in El Paso, TX

Candace Dawn Rutt
(Coleman/Cohn)

2003

Validation of Physical Activity Self-Efficacy In Mexican and American Children: Cross-Cultural Instrument Development

Imelda G. Alcala
(Coleman)

2003

Verbal and Visual Processes in Face Recall: Assessing the Role of Perceptual Expertise

Dawn E. McQuiston
(Malpass)

2003

How do Motivational States Change Attitude Reports?  The Influence of Hunger on the Informational Bases of Food Attitudes

Shelley N. Aikman
(Crites)

2003

An Examination and Proposed Extension of a Model of Sexual Harassment

Armando X. Estrada
(Morera)

2003

A Theoretical Approach to Ethnic Differences in Perceptions and Reactions to Multicultural and Assimilation Strategies of Prejudice Reduction

Azenett A. Garza
(Zárate)

2003

The Effects of Language-Based Exclusion on Mood, Psychological Threat, Work-Related Attitudes, and Intergroup Relations

Robert T. Hitlan
(Zárate)

2002

Measurement Equivalence of English and Spanish Versions of the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey

Gabriela Guerrero
(Goggin)

2002

Psychometric Properties of the Spanish Beck Depression Inventory-II in a Medical and a Student Sample

Julie A. Penley
(Wiebe)

2001

The Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised: Data from an Hispanic Federal-Inmate Sample

V. Anne Tubb
(Hosch)

2001

The Effects of Melatonin on D-2 Dopaminergic Function: Implications for Motor Behavior and Gene Expression

Isabel C. Sumaya
(Moss)

2001

The Effect of Co-Witness Information on Witnesses' Memory Reports in Investigative Interviews

Debra L. Corey
(Wood)

2000

Patterns of Emotion-Specific Appraisals, Coping, and Physiological Reactivity During an Ongoing Emotional Episode

Mary Herrald
(Tomaka)

2000

Prediction of Psychiatric Rehospitalization Among a Predominantly Hispanic Population Receiving Services at a Community Mental Health Center

Jorge I. Ramirez
(Wood)

2000

The Effects of Task Irrelevant Categories on the P3 Component

Dora I. Lozano
(Crites)

2000

Cerebral Hemispheric Asymmetrics in Visual Processing: How Visual Processing Strategies Influence Person Perception

James D. Sanders
(Zárate)

1999

The Use of Drawings and Descriptions as Practice for a Facial Recognition Task: Implications for Eyewitness Identifications

Kimberley A. McClure
(Shaw)

1998

The Effect of Hypothalamic Peptide YY on Hippocampal Acetylcholine Release in Vivo: Implications for Limbic Activation in Binge-Eating Behavior

Mary M. Hagan
(Moss)

1998

Gender Differences in Mock Jurors' Verdicts: Evidence from a Recovered Memory Paradigm

James W. Schutte
(Hosch)

1996