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Yvette Aguilar Baca,
M.A. 2011



 

   
Masters Theses Completed in the Psychology Department    

Theses can be viewed in Digital Commons.

Title of Thesis      
Student (Advisor)
 Year
Electrical stimulation uses sodium channel dependent depolarization to produce exocytotic-like dopamine release and rotational behavior in vivo Alice E. Hernandez
(Castañeda)
2015
Sexual self-esteem and its relation to substance use and sexual risk in a sample of Latino men who have sex with men and who are living with HIV Miriam Pando
(Wiebe)
2015
Developing and testing an implicit measure of moral foundation accessibility Scott D. Frankowski
(Zárate)
2014
What makes it moral? Measuring differences between moral and non-moral attitudes Ciara K. Kidder
(Crites)
2014
Investigating bilingual non-selective lexical access within a reading comprehension framework Justin G. Lauro
(Schwartz)
2014
The effects of word frequency and language proficiency on repetition priming and picture naming Renee M. Penalver
(Francis)
2014
Si se puede: The effects of collective angst and identity on group activism during the national immigration debate Corin Ramos
(Zárate)
2014
Cross-validation of the El Paso Risk Assessment of Juveniles at Intake Scale (El Paso RAJI) Dilata Ranadive
(Wood)
2014
Multicultural study of psychopathy: An examination of Latin-American differences Chelsea D. Spraberry
(Eno Louden)
2014
Investigating the efficacy of traffic-light labeling for nutrition label presentation Mosi Staudt Dane'el
(Morera)
2014
Predictors of resilience among Hispanic adults: Stepwise analyses from late adolescence to adulthood Katherine M. Aguirre
(Castro)
2013
Guilty by association: Time-dependent memory consolidation and the generalization of person-specific traits to other social group members Luke R. Enge
(Zárate)
2013
Behavioral markers of chronic low-level lead exposure in young mice Mayra G. Flores Montoya
(Sobin)
2013
Motivations for a source to resist an interrogation: Consequences to the self versus consequences to an other Julie R. LaBianca
(Meissner)
2013
Mental health and medication adherence as a function of early life physical and sexual trauma in HIV+ Latino men who have sex with men Carolina Lara
(Wiebe)
2013
Effects of positive distortion instructions on the factor structure of socially desirable responding scales Corina Mendoza
(Wood)
2013
Assessing naturalistic decision making by experienced and inexperienced interrogators in high stakes interviews Amy B. Ross
(Meissner)
2013
The effect of religious imagery on following suggestions for risk taking Jessica Shenberger
(Zárate)
2013
Individual predictors of hindsight bias: A longitudinal study Sonya M. Stokes
(Morera)
2013
Between-language repetition priming in antonym generation: Examining conceptual encoding and representation of adjectives Randolph S. Taylor
(Francis)
2013
Eyewitness memory in adults Carlos M. Vargas
(Scullin)
2013
The influence of case-specific expert testimony on juror sensitivity to confession evidence Skye Woestehoff
(Meissner)
2013
Correlates of overweight and obesity in a Hispanic community sample Julie A. Blow
(Cooper)
2012
Correlates of marijuana use in a Hispanic college sample Joseph E. Charter 2012
Cultural correlates of condom use Cecilia Brooke Cholka
(Cooper)
2012
The effects of defendant and juror language use on sentencing recommendations Victoria Estrada
(Hosch)
2012
Implicit and explicit memory performance in bilinguals: Implications for transfer-appropriate processing and vocabulary learning Elva Natalia Strobach
(Francis)
2012
Bilingual homonym disambiguation at the discourse level Yvette Aguilar Baca
(Schwartz)
2011
The effect of the reciprocity norm and guided imagery on the development of implanted memories in children Misty C. Duke
(Wood)
2011
Hemispheric asymmetry of the affective priming effect David R. Herring
(Crites)
2011
The effect of dichotomous versus Likert response format on the measurement of Socially Desirable Response bias Celia Medrano
(Wood)
2011
Assessing the measurement invariance of the modern homonegativity scale Daniel H. Romero
(Wiebe)
2011
Craving effect of unintentional smoking cues in antismoking images in light smokers Francisco I. Salgado-Garcia (Cooper) 2011
Predictors of recidivism in a predominantly Hispanic sample of first-time juvenile offenders Yvette Valenzuela
(Wood)
2011
Smoking cessation, reduction and motivation change in a predominantly Hispanic sample Jose A. Cabriales
(Cooper)
2010
The effect of crime severity and confidence on mock jurors' verdicts Abigail E. Moore
(Scullin)
2010
Training to detect deception: The role of intelligent tutoring systems and impression-based cues Stephen W. Michael
(Meissner)
2010
Two sides of the same coin: Biculturalism, cultural ideologies, and perceptions of cultural change Stephanie A. Quezada
(Zarate)
2010
Is alexithymia a predictor of college student alcohol abuse? Diane Arms
(Morera)
 2009
A study of possible pre-cognitive advantages of bilingualism Marisela Gutiérrez
(Sobin)
 2009
Development of the Suggestibility Scale for Children -- Spanish language version Claudia Ornelas
(Scullin)
 2009
Manipulation of task and the variability of the stereotype priming effect Katherine R. White
(Crites)
 2009
The effect of facial resemblance on alibi credibility and final verdicts Claudia Ochoa
(Hosch)
 2009
Intermittent and light smoking cessation in a predominantly Hispanic college sample Natasha K. Naylor
(Cooper)
 2009
Should I just confess? The influence of perceived consequences associated with confessing on the likelihood of true vs. false confessions Allyson J. Horgan
(Meissner)
 2009
The effects of psychopathy and Machiavellianism on cognitive dissonance Ashley A. Murray
(Wood)
 2009
Characterization of the behavioral and neurochemical effects of nicotine withdrawal in adolescent and adult rats Luis A. Natividad
(O'Dell)
 2009
Pre-existing attitudes about the legal system: The thirteenth juror? Larissa A. Schmersal  2009
Developing lexical competition resolution mechanisms through reading experience
Ana B. Arêas da Luz Fontes
(Schwartz)
 2008
Attorneys' and jurors' perceptions of juvenile offenders' culpability Catherine R. Camilletti  2008
I'd be helping if we weren't so committed: The application of the investment model to the study of alibis Kevin W. Jolly
(Hosch)
 2008
The correlation between social desirability and endorsement rate of test items using the SNAP and NEO-FFI Cynthia A. Pedregon
(Wood)
 2008
Social recognition memory and the cross-race effect Brooke A. Smith
(Hosch)
 2008
The N400 ERP: Semantic vs. evaluative incongruities Jennifer H. Taylor
(Crites)
 2008
Prosecutorial perseveration: A reaction to public commitment? Elizabeth R. Uhl
(Wood)
 2008
Are intuitive responses more accurate at detecting deception than deliberative responses? Justin S. Albrechtson
(Meissner)
 2007
Let's play... in-group vs. out-group: Game playing and ostracism in an immersive environment Kimberly A. Carrillo
(Zárate)
 2007
Effects of personalization and social desirability on acceptance of Barnum reports
Roberta Farley Icard
(Wood)
 2007
Social recognition memory and the cross-race effect
Jessica Marcon
(Meissner)
 2007
Although my brain says I hate you, I will say I like you: Misreporting negative attitudes using idiosyncratic stimuli in a P300 paradigm  Andrew Mojica
(Crites)
 2007
The impact of interpreters on the forensic interview
Nicole Pruss
(Wood)
 2007
Is it time for a revolutionary movement in the interrogation room? Empirically validating the influence of inquisitorial techniques on true and false confessions  Mary Rigoni
(Meissner)
 2007
Tobacco use and persistent smoking characteristics in a Hispanic sample
Denise Rodríguez
(Cooper)
 2007
Examining the cross-race effect in face recognition from a temporal perspective Kyle J. Susa
(Meissner)
 2007
Examination of the rewarding effects of nicotine during the adolescent period of development Oscar V. Torres
(O'Dell)
 2007
Potential cultural predictors of heavy episodic drinking in Hispanic college students
Jennifer Venegas
(Cooper)
 2007
Do they see me as a person or just a woman? The effects of abstract or specific visual form on stereotyping
Clarissa Arms Chávez
(Zárate)
 2006
Measuring social problem solving in Spanish-dominant Hispanics using the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R)
Monica de la Torre
(Morera)
 2006
How much information is too much? A comparison of decompositional and holistic strategies
Norma P. Fernández
(Morera)
 2006
Black sheep effect among athletes: When does one bad apple spoil the whole bunch?
Leslie Hawley
(Hosch)
 2006
Alcohol use and the intercollegiate athlete: The influence of type of sport
Keitha Moseley
(Wiebe)
 2006
The factor structure of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory and prediction of alcohol consumption in a Hispanic college sample
Jesus Arturo Orona
(Blume)
 2006
Exploring composite production and its effects on eyewitness memory
Lisa D. Topp
(Malpass)
 2006
Predictors of alcohol consumption in Mexican-American graduate students
Noah V. Clayton
(Cooper)
 2005
A new look at an old phenomenon: The characteristics of Barnum statements
Alison J. Davis
(Wood)
 2005
Repetition priming in Spanish-English bilinguals and monolinguals using a verb generation task
Eva M. de la Riva
(Francis)
 2005
Hearing and reading two languages at the same time
Gabriela Durán
(Francis)
 2005
Factors derived from fatalism scales and their relationship to health-related variables
Oscar A. Esparza
(Wiebe)
 2005
Coping with stressful life events: Psychometric characteristics of a new coping measure
Ernesto Marín
(Wiebe)
 2005
The impact of English-Spanish bilingualism and biculturalism on problem drinking reporting from a college student sample on the US-Mexico border
Solanja Pérez
(Blume)
 2005
An investigation of the 5-methoxytriptamine and the valproic acid rat models of autism
Berenice García
(Moss)
 2004
An investigation of the effects of language dominance on polygraph results
Andrea Aimee Pizana
(Hosch)
 2004
The influence of guided memory and structured interview techniques on eyewitness verbal descriptions after short and long delays
Laura A. Zimmerman
(Malpass)
 2004
Eyewitness identification: Arousal and accuracy comparing victims versus bystanders.
Kim Gaitens
(Malpass)
 2003
Disclosure of HIV serostatus in HIV-positive Hispanics and implications for health status
Dolores Hernández
(Wiebe)
 2003
Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in timed tests as sources of bias in culturally and linguistically diverse test settings
Julia Lechuga
(Tanzer)
 2003
The development and validation of a bilingual measure of HIV and AIDS-related knowledge in people living with HIV
Virginia Longoria
(Wiebe)
 2003
Eyewitness suggestibility: The effects of co-witness information, accuracy feedback and source monitoring
Bianca Moehlmann
(Wood)
 2003
Paradoxical gender categorization
Colby J. Stoever
(Zárate)
 2003
Rehabilitation from stroke: The effect of depression on functional improvement
Marla P. Whipple
(Wiebe)
 2003
The transtheoretical model for behavior change and prostate cancer screening
Priya Chakola
(Morera)
 2002
The role of cholinesterase inhibitors in abnormal brain development
Celeste Delgado Favela
(Moss)
 2002
An investigation of differential item functioning on two MMPI-2 scales with a prison population
Sandra Martínez
(Morera)
 2002
Measuring stage of readiness for HIV testing
Monica Skewes
(Morera)
 2002
Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Expectations Test
Shanan Theus
(Wood)
 2002
Effect of reinforcement on children's accuracy during interviews: A test-retest study
James H. Burns
(Wood)
 2001
Exploring the role of emotion and arousal in terror management theory
Amanda Y. Medina
(Tomaka)
 2001
Effects of similarity and dissimilarity in intra-group vs. inter-group relations on expressions of prejudice
Azenett A. Garza
(Zárate)
 2000
Self-reported sexual risk-taking behaviors in Hispanics as a function of acculturation, sex, sensation seeking, and openness
Christopher J. Johnson
(Wiebe)
 2000
Improving women's body image by increasing their knowledge of media influence
Candace D. Rutt
(Coleman)
 2000






   
   


Carolina Lara, M.A. 2013

Brooke Cholka, M.A. 2012

Francisco Salgado, M.A. 2011

Celia Medrano, M.A., 2011

Daniel Romero, M.A. 2011

Denise Rodríguez, M.A. 2007

Mary Rigoni, M.A. 2007

Jennifer Venegas, M.A. 2007