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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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SPIRITUALITY, WELL-BEING, AND THE ROLE OF ONENESS, Kelly S. Erickson Albonico

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“FINDING THE POSITIVE” IN RECOVERY: PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF A MEASURE OF HUMAN FLOURISHING IN AN ALCOHOL USE DISORDER RECOVERY SAMPLE, Hannah A. Carlon

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Psychosocial and Neuroprediction of Criminal Recidivism in a Sample of Adult Female Offenders, Bethany G. Edwards

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Neurobiology of Human Navigation Strategies in the virtual Morris Water Task, Monica Goncalves-Garcia

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THE ROLE OF AFFECT AND THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM (ANS) IN VISUOSPATIAL LEARNING AND SET-SHIFTING: MODULATING CARDIAC VAGAL TONE THROUGH HEART RATE VARIABILITY (HRV) BIOFEEDBACK TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE, Breannan C. Howell

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Exploring Components for a Family-Focused Intervention for Families with a Child Diagnosed with Cancer and Other Chronic Illnesses, Nicole Kubinec

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A Meta-Analysis and Investigation of Attention Bias for Facial Expressions of Emotion, Joshua W. Maxwell

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Development of a Measure of Physical Distancing: The O'Sickey Distancing Test, Anthony J. O'Sickey

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Antagonizing Serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) Receptors Does Not Attenuate Methamphetamine-Induced Expression of Conditioned Place Preference in Female and Male Rats, Nicole C. Reyna

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Neuroanatomical and Environmental Correlates of Psychopathy Subtypes in Incarcerated Youth and Implications for Recidivism, Devin Marie Ulrich

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Measurement Invariance of Relationship Intimacy and Attachment Across Hispanic and non-Hispanic White College Women, Kristen N. Vitek

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Directional Integrity and Landmark Anchoring of the Head Direction Cell System in the TgF344-AD Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease, Laura E. Berkowitz

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EEG Features of Explore-Exploit Decision-Making in Alcohol Use Disorder, Ethan Campbell

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Changes in Pain During Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment among Patients with Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain, Karlyn A. Edwards

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The Trauma, Substance Use, and Crime Connection: Characteristics and Recidivism Outcomes of Adult Offenders, Kathryn F. Fokas

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Of Mindfulness and Men: Mindfulness and Quality of Life of Distressed Prostate Cancer Survivors, Christopher G. Ford

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Factors Contributing to Activism among Advantaged-Group and Disadvantaged-Group Undergraduate Students, Anne Guzman

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Hippocampal functional activity following prenatal alcohol exposure, ryan E. harvey

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Challenging the Empirical Utility of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale: Revisiting Factor Structure Across Race/Ethnicity and Gender Through Measurement Invariance, Alexandra Hernandez-Vallant

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CLOSING THE LOOP AND OPENING THE POSSIBILITIES: AUGMENTING SLEEP-DEPENDENT CONSOLIDATION TO IMPROVE LONG TERM MEMORY, Aaron Paul Jones

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Moderate Prenatal Ethanol Exposure, Sex, and Housing Modify Spatial Navigation Behavior and Hippocampal Cell Firing in Adult Rodents, Christy Magcalas

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Are Only the Unskilled Overconfident? Deconstructing the Dunning-Kruger Effect Through an Individual Differences Approach, Danielle N. Sanchez

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The Personal and Relational Impact of Varying Responses to Fat Talk in the Context of Female Friendship, Riley M. Sebastian

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THE EFFICACY OF BRIEF ATTITUDINAL FAMILISM AND BODY IMAGE INTERVENTIONS ON DIET AND EXERCISE SELF-MONITORING ADHERENCE IN HISPANIC/LATINX WOMEN, Kelsey Nicole Serier

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THE INTERACTION AND PROGRESSION OF ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE AND CO-OCCURRING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT: A LATENT GROWTH MODELING APPROACH, Jeremiah D. Simmons

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The Reward Positivity in Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder, Garima Singh

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Examination of Intuitive Eating at the Momentary Level, Jamie M. Smith

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Client Heart Rate Variability in Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol Use, Brigitte R. Stevens

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Relief and Reward Drinking Across Time in Community and Treatment-Seeking Samples, Julia E. Swan

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The Role of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in the Link between Physical Activity and Psychosocial Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder, Adam D. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN SEX/GENDER AND RACE/ETHNICITY ON COGNITIVE TRAJECTORIES AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, Justina Frances Avila-Rieger

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SOCIOECONOMIC AND NEUROANATOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE IN CHILDREN BORN VERY PRETERM AT PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE, Rebecca E. Avila-Rieger

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Predictors of Recovery in Advocacy-Based Refugee Treatment Outcome: The Role of Prior Traumatic Experiences and Current Chronic Stressors, Meredith A. Blackwell

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Effects of Chronic Stress on Anxiety-like Behavior and Fear Learning in the TgF344-AD Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease, Samuel James Bouquin

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Cultural Factors and Alcohol Use in American Indian Adults: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of Contingency Management, Jalene L. Herron

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SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION, MENTAL HEALTH, AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS AMONG WOMEN WITH MULTIPLE MARGINALIZED STATUSES, Gabriela López

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Antagonizing serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptors attenuates methamphetamine-induced reward and blocks methamphetamine-induced anxiety-like behaviors in adult male rats, John T. Madden

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Effects of Anodal tDCS on Neural Correlates of Cognitive Control in Mild-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury, Nickolas A. Mertens

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EFFECTS OF CLOSED LOOP TRANSCRANIAL ALTERNATING CURRENT STIMULATION TARGETING SLOW OSCILLATION SLEEP ON POST-SLEEP OBJECT LOCATION LEARNING, Bradley M. Robert

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MANIPULATION OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR BY SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED ORGANISMS: STO INFECTION STATUS AS A PREDICTOR OF LATER SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, Ruth Sarafin

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Subjective Cognitive Complaints, Affective Distress, and Objective Cognitive Performance in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Brandi Seaman

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Substance Use Treatment Accessibility for Pregnant and Postpartum Women, Adrienne Borders

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AN ERP INVESTIGATION OF REWARD SIGNALS FOR DIFFERING CLASSES OF REINFORCING STIMULI, Darin R. Brown

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The Impact of Persistent Sadness and Bullying Victimization on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Heterosexual-Identified Sexual Minority and LGBQ Adolescents, Amber L. Dukes

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HOW DO TRAINERS IN EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TREATMENTS DECIDE WHAT TO TRAIN?: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TRAINER’S ROLE IN THE SCIENCE-TO-SERVICE PATHWAY, David Pendleton Forman

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Understanding the Learning Benefits Associated with Transcranial Direct Current Simulation of the Right Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex, Benjamin C. Gibson

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ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS FOR PREPARING CONTROL IN TIME, Jacqueline Rosemary Janowich

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Effect of a Learned-Threat on Pain Perception and Behaviors, Eric Kruger

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Addressing Content, Convergent and Predictive Validity of Implicit Pain-Related Fear in Chronic Low Back Pain, Eric S. Kruger

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EFFECTS OF CHEMOGENETIC INHIBITION OF VENTRAL HIPPOCAMPAL GLUTAMATERGIC NEURONS ON ANXIETY-LIKE DEFENSIVITY IN MALE LONG-EVANS HOODED RATS, Carlos R. Maestas-Olguin

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Identifying error-related, response inhibition, and structural integrity deficits associated with youth with elevated psychopathic traits and predictive of future recidivism, James M. Maurer

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Bilingualism and executive functioning in children born very low birth weight and normal birth weight, Natalia Carr Moss, Sarah Erickson, Jean Lowe, Steven Verney, and Judy Ho

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PRESCRIPTION OF OPIOIDS TO YOUTH 2005-2016: AN EXAMINATION OF TRENDS, PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS, AND OUTCOMES THROUGH 12 MONTHS, Melissa Pielech

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THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BRAIN FUNCTION, BRAIN STRUCTURE, AND BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SPEECTRUM DISORDER, John Pinner

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PILOT RCT OF MBRP IN OUTPATIENT METHADONE CLINIC: A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICALLY-INFORMED APPROACH, Jessica Pommy

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CLEARING THE MUDDY WATERS: IS LACK OF MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING QUALITY ACCOUNTING FOR MIXED FINDINGS AND CAN MEASURING FIDELITY HELP?, Lauren N. Rowell

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A Functional Perspective on Everyday Sadism, Marley Russell

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Patient-Provider Communication in Community Mental Health: How Perceptions of Engagement in Decision-Making Influence Patient-Perceptions of Well-Being, Elizabeth R. Stein

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Cerebellar Vermis: Contributions to the Phenomenology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Moriah Eve Stern

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The Influence of Infant Temperament on Maternal Sensitivity in Preterm Infants, Suzanne Vaccaro

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Patterns of Polysubstance Use Among Those with Tranquilizer or Sedative Misuse: Predictors and Functional Consequences, Victoria R. Votaw

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE PAIN RESPONSE STYLE INVENTORY: A NEW MEASURE FOR EXAMINING AMBIVALENCE TOWARD ENGAGING IN BEHAVIORAL TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC PAIN, Robert Bailey

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Maternal sexuality during lactation: The influence of breastfeeding recency and relationship quality, Melissa A. Eaton

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The Role of Descriptive Social Norms in Opioid and Other Substance Use Among College Students, Karlyn A. Edwards

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Drinking Norms and College Student Alcohol Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Kylee Hagler

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EXPLORING CLINICALLY USEFUL DEFINITIONS OF TREATMENT SUCCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ALCOHOL USE DISORDER, Megan Kirouac

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Implicit and Explicit Attitudes toward Physical Appearance among Recurrent and Non-Binge Eating College Women, Mindy L. McEntee

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Analysis of Covariance with Heterogeneity of Regression and a Random Covariate, Christopher J. McLouth

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EVALUATING DIFFERENCES IN DRINK REFUSAL TRAINING AND POSTTREATMENT OUTCOMES IN WOMEN IN INDIVIDUAL ALCOHOL TREATMENT, Rosa Munoz

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DOES THE RELATIONSHIP MATTER?: EMPATHY, HOSTILITY, AND DRINKING OUTCOMES IN THE COMBINE STUDY, Anthony J. O'Sickey

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Ethnic and Racial Group Differences in Attitudes towards Undocumented Latino Immigrants, Juan M. Pena

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Neural and Behavioral Associations of Drinking and Empathic Processing, Charles Samuel Henry Robinson

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The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the resting state functional brain connectivity in a sample of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Carlos I. Rodriguez

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Psychological Factors And The Relation Between Neighborhood Conditions And Latino Health: A Mixed Methods Study, Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa

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EVALUATION OF A ROLLING MINDFULNESS-BASED RELAPSE PREVENTION GROUP IN A RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SETTING: SHORT-TERM EFFECTIVENESS AND PROCESSES OF CHANGE, Corey Roos

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Associations among Desirability of First Sexual Experience, Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors and Attitudes, and Substance Use in Justice-Involved Male Adolescents, Ryan S. Ross

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Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Impairs Performance in an Object-Place-Paired-Associate Task, Lilliana May Sanchez

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NEUROBEHAVIORAL SIGNATURES IN CHILDREN-VICTIM OF BULLYING, Isabel Solis

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ALTERATIONS IN RESTING STATE FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH ALCOHOL USE SEVERITY AND IMPULSIVITY IN A COMMUNITY SAMPLE, Elena R. Stein

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The Effect of Sublingual Testosterone on Ischemic Pain Sensitivity, Chance Strenth

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Gray Matter Correlates of Emotional Intelligence in Incarcerated Males, Devin Marie Ulrich

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Religiosity/Spirituality and Cancer Risk Assessment for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Latina and non-Latina women in New Mexico, Belinda Vicuna Tellez

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Women's Response Performance in Sexually Risky Situations: Associations with Sexual Victimization History, Alcohol Use, Psychopathology, and Sexual Attitudes, Kristen N. Vitek

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Improves Performance on Spelling and Word Detection Tasks, J. Kevin Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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An Investigation of the Neural Components and Saccade Sequences that Enable Direct Navigation through Virtual Space, Daniel R. Barto

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Understanding Behavioral Health and Treatment Engagement with Former Users of Prenatal Substances: A Strengths-Focused Mixed Methods Inquiry, Jennifer G. Benson, Peggy MacLean, Andrew Hsi, and Sarah J. Erickson

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SEX SPECIFIC SPATIAL NAVIGATION AND MEMORY IMPAIRMENT IN THE TGF344-AD RAT MODEL OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, Laura Elizabeth Berkowitz

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A Community Well-Being Model: Considering AUDIT Scores and Social Class in non-Hispanic White and American Indian College Students, Violette Marie Cloud

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THE MODULATION OF REWARD TO NICOTINE AND ETHANOL BY SEX AND STAGE OF EXPOSURE, Kyle L. Dixon

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Functional Neural Connectivity Associated with Moral Processing in Healthy and Antisocial Samples, Samantha Jean Fede

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Modeling the Trauma-Antisociality Relationship as Mediated by World Assumptions: Associations with Gender and Drinking Outcomes, Kathryn Fokas

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Alone in a Crowd: Perceived Social Relationships and Health Outcomes for Clergy, Christopher G. Ford

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The role of perceived stress in the relationship between purpose in life and mental health., Anne Guzman

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation as an Intervention for Chronic Pain Management, Elizabeth A. McCallion

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Seeking an Operational Definition of Dieting: A Daily Diary Study, Elizabeth Anne McLaughlin

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Defining High Functioning OCD (HFOCD), Samuel Meyer

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Social Risks as Costly Trait Signals, Ruth E. Sarafin

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The Effects of Comorbid Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Alcohol Use Disorder, Brandi Seaman

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Relationship Between Structure and Functional Connectivity Within the Default Mode Network, Andrei A. Vakhtin

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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EXAMINING COMMITTED ACTION IN CHRONIC PAIN: FURTHER VALIDATION AND CLINICAL UTILITY OF THE COMMITTED ACTION QUESTIONNAIRE, Robert Bailey