Dissertations & Theses

  1. Dissertations—Chair

Tolman, Ryan (2016). Do birds of a feather play sports together? Moderators of the similarity-attraction relationship in the context of sports and physical activities. Dissertation.

Love, Allison (2014). A multilevel longitudinal analysis of the relationship between therapist use of practices derived from the evidence base and outcomes for youth with mood disturbance in community-based mental health. Dissertation.

Orimoto, Trina (2014). Predicting progress ratings on disruptive behavior targets with practices derived from the evidence-base. Dissertation.

Zhang, Yiling. (2012). Perfectionism, coping flexibility, and psychological distress in college students. Dissertation.

Mathis, Gloria. (2010). The effect of childhood sibling aggression on adult emotional difficulties and aggressive behavior. Dissertation.

Martel, Lise. (2007). The influence of service interruption perception on natural disaster preparedness intentions. Dissertation.

Wallach, Vicki. (2002). Psychological empowerment among paraprofessionals within human service organizations. Dissertation.

Ka’opua, Lana. (2000). Beliefs, support and adherence to antiretroviral regimens among Hawaiians living with HIV. Dissertation.

Okamoto, Scott. (2000). Development and validation of the Youth Practitioner Fear Survey (YPFS). Dissertation.

  1. Theses—Chair

Wilkie, Daniel (2016). Disruptive behavior treatment progress as a function of youth diagnosis. Thesis.

Okado, Izumi (2014). Positive affect and ADHD. Happy but troubled adolescents. Thesis.

Milette-Winfree, Matthew (2014). Does the squeaky wheel get the grease? Therapy targets for youth with comorbid internalizing and externalizing diagnoses. Thesis.

Teh, Lisa (2014). Consumer Attitudes towards Evidence Based Mental Health Services among American Mental Health Consumers. Thesis.

Ku, Jarrett. (2013). Predictors and motivational taxonomy of youth elopement from out-of-home mental health placement. Thesis.

Stalk, Henri-Lee. (2011). The relationship between conduct disorder, age of onset, and comorbid internalizing disorders. Thesis.

Orimoto, Trina. (2011). Popping the hood: disruptive behavior disorders, comorbidity, and therapeutic practices in community mental health. Thesis.

Denenny, Danielle. (2011). Do empirically-supported packages or their practices predict superior therapy outcomes for youth with conduct problems? Thesis.

Love, Allison. (2010). Youth outcomes on therapist-identified treatment targets in a system of care. Thesis.

Tolman, Ryan T. (2008). Sex differences in mate preference for athletic prowess. Thesis.

Mathis, Gloria. (2006). Parent and child outcomes in a community-based treatment program for children exposed to domestic violence: An exploratory study. Thesis.

Wilson, Diane. (2005). Reliability and validity evidence for the Dual-Disorder Treatment Fidelity Scale. Thesis.

Martel, Lise. (2003). Assessing and predicting HIV/AIDS teaching behaviors of educators in Haiti. Thesis.

Ofahengaue, Halaevalu. (1993). Intensive educational program aimed at reducing adolescents’ risk for HIV. Thesis.

  1. Dissertations, Member

Chang, Jaime (2016). A psychometric evaluation of the parent engagement in evidence-based services questionnaire. Dissertation.

Okamoto, Kelsie (2016). Therapists’ knowledge of evidence-based practice: Differential definitions, measurement, and impact on self-reported practice. Dissertation.

Izmirian, Sonia (2016). Predicting youth improvement in community-based residential settings with practices derived from the evidence-base. Dissertation.

Pestle, Sarah. (2011). Alliance after evidence: The impact of youth-therapist alliance on treatment outcome for internalizing youth, over and above protocol effects. Dissertation. (On site advisor)

Young, Danielle (2011). Explicit and implicit stereotype content: The case of gender in academia. Dissertation.

Roxanna E. Lynch. (2011). Assessing stability between treatment plans and reported practices in a system of care. Dissertation. (On site advisor)

Shana Golembo-Smith. (2011). Multivariate prediction of schizophrenia in adulthood utilizing childhood neurological data. Dissertation. (On site advisor)

Suarez, Norma. (2011). Exploring healthy lifestyle behaviors, deployment factors, and adjustment among military spouses. Dissertation. (Outside member)

Fast, Katherine. (2010). The relationship between sleep, age and psychomotor performance in older adults with HIV. Dissertation.

Palmer, Cal. (2010). Parenting style and self-control skills. Dissertation.

Wilson, Diane (2010). Innovation attributes, workplace climate, and organizational facilitators as predictors of integrated dual disorder treatment implementation. Dissertation.

Greene, Farrah. (2009). The interrelations among suicidal ideation, negative affect, and anxiety and depressive symptoms. Dissertation. (On site advisor)

Smith, Rita L. (2009). Repetitive thought in anxiety and depression: A measure to evaluate worry and rumination in a child clinical sample. Dissertation.

Hawk, Skyler. (2008). Stay out of my business! Predicting adolescents’ perceptions of parental privacy invasion and related reactions. Dissertation.

Nakamura, Brad J. (2007). Differential sequencing of cognitive-behavioral techniques for reducing child and adolescent anxiety. Dissertation.

Nussbaum, Robin E. (2006). Sexual orientation and homophobia in the elaboration likelihood model. Dissertation.

Watson, Susan. (2005). Clinical utility and incremental validity of brief screening for traumatic event exposure in female university health service patients. Dissertation.

Lee, Grace W. (2004). The subjective well-being of beginning vs. advanced hatha yoga practitioners. Dissertation.

Leake, Anne. (2003). Self-management by uninsured Filipino immigrants with type 2 diabetes. Dissertation.

Leake, David. (2000). Cultural models relevant to the problem of anger for youngster perceived as troubled and troubling in ‘tough’ community in Hawai’i. Dissertation

Orimoto, Lisa. (1996). Schematic processing of body weight-shape and self-refrent attributes in the eating. Dissertation.

Meyer, Kim. (1996). Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior exhibited by children in elementary. Dissertation.

  1. Theses, Member

McLennan, Priya (2017). Effects of workshop trainings on practice element utilization among therapists in a youth public mental health system. Thesis.

Charlot, Nicolyn (2016). Effects of masculinity priming on jealousy in mate poaching scenarios. (Undergraduate Honors Thesis)

Izmirian, S. (2013). Evidence-based practices in youth mental health: Knowledge, attitudes, and organizational characteristics. Thesis.

Chang, Jaime P. (2012). Assessing consumer attitudes towards evidence based practice in parents of youth with mental health disorders. Thesis.

Okamura, Kelsie (2011). Assessing knowledge in community youth mental health therapists: A psychometric evaluation of the knowledge of evidence based services questionnaire. Thesis.

Mo, Yu Ming (2011). Judging a book by its cover: Physical attractiveness as a predictor of hope and optimism. Thesis.

Selbo-Bruns, Alexandra. (2010). A multi-informant multi-measure approach to the tripartite model of emotion. Thesis.

Smith, Shana. (2009). Markers of neurodevelopmental disruption and prodromal schizophrenia symptomatology. Thesis.
Ciao, Anna. (2008). Reducing obesity stigma: The effectiveness of cognitive dissonance and social consensus interventions. Thesis.

Ebesutani, Chad K. (2008). A psychometric analysis of the parent version of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale in a clinical sample. Thesis.

Pinson, Catherine C. (2008). Predictors of psychiatric hospitalization among mobile crisis clients. Thesis.

Oum, Robert E. (2006). Cognitive mechanisms governing social categorization: Kinship as another primitive. Thesis.

Kimhan, Cassian. (2004). The association between the quality of family relationships and child psychopathology. Thesis.

Le, Yen-Chi L. (2004). Social power and long term mate preferences. Thesis.

Delva, Jorge (1992). Aikido principles of breathing, harmonious movements, and philosophy: an eastern approach to reducing children’s aggressive behavior. Thesis.

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