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Current Honors Thesis Students

Hailey Grandy

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Advisor: Lee Raby 

Thesis Topic:

Examining associations between maternal intrusiveness and infant cognitive development. 

Brendan Hatch

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Advisor: Lisa Diamond 

Thesis Topic:

Examining the potential factors that contribute to a greater sense of social safety and how we can implement these factors more into the daily lives of marginalized individuals 

Azra Helac

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Advisor: Bert Uchino

Kathryn Howard

Kathryn Howard

Advisor: Lisa Diamond 

Marissa Larkin

Joshua Marchant

Advisor: Sheila Crowell

Thesis Topic:

The Relation Between Maternal Trauma History and Maternal Sleep Quality During Pregnancy with a Moderator of Prenatal Emotion Dysregulation

Julia Martin

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Advisor: Cynthia Berg

Bergen Meyer

Joshua Marchant

Advisor: Sheila Crowell 

Thesis Topic:

Examining the influence of prenatal maternal mindfulness on antenatal  
attachment. How do prenatal maternal mindfulness and antenatal attachment correlate with perceived social support, emotional regulation, and life stress?  

Inakhshmi Rashid

Inakhshmi Rashid

Advisor: Lisa Aspinwall 

Leah Ribble 

Joshua Marchant

Advisor: Lee Raby 

Aya Sadat

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Advisor: Katherine Baucom 

Zachary Tripp

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Advisor: Michele
Villalobos 

Wyatt Wilson

Wyatt Wilson

Advisor: Cory Inman

Thesis Topic:

Event Segmentation of naturalistic experiences from a first-person perspective 

Lin Woolford 

Lin Woolford

Advisor: Trafton Drew 

Shu Yang

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Advisor: Peter Fino

 

Honors Thesis Alumni

  • Mikaila Barker
    • Advisor: Annie Isabel Fukushima
  • Joshua Christensen
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
  • Joshua Marchant
    • Advisor: Parisa Kaliush
  • Kaylee Martin
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
  • Sophia Martinez
    • Advisor: Cecilia Wainryb
  • Mariah Montoya
    • Advisor: Bert Uchino
  • Brandon Nunley
    • Advisor: Jeanine Stefanucci
  • Angela Pham
    • Advisor: Brian Baucom
  • Lauren Thurgood
    • Advisor: Lisa Diamond
  • Haley Webber
    • Michael Himle

  • Ashley Anderson
    • Advisor: Matthew Euler
  • Emma Dean
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
  • Mariah Erickson
    • Adsivors: Brennan Payne & Jack Silcox
  • Tyla Meadows
    • Advisors: Monisha Pasupathi & Cecilia Wainryb
  • Rachel Morse
    • Advisors: David Strayer, Amy McDonnell, Sara LoTemplio
  • Jimena Murillo
    • Advisor: Zac Imel
  • Alyssa Phillips 
    • Advisors: Monisha Pasupathi & Cecilia Wainryb
  • Sammie Riley
    • Advisor: Frank Drews
  • Maia Southwick
    • Advisors: Monisha Pasupathi & Cecilia Wainryb
  • Mason Stephens
    • Advisor: David Strayer
  • John Stitt
    • Lee Raby
  • Will Tanguy
    • Patricia Kerig

  • Maxton Cline
    • Advisor: Paul White
  • Kaedyn Crabtree
    • Advisor: David Strayer
  • Kelli Geskes
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
  • Brittney Hayes
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
  • Miranda Jones
    • Advisor: Maija Holsti
  • Treasure Lundskog
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
  • Kyrah Naegle
    • Advisor: Lee Raby
  • Ali Palmer
    • Advisor: Lee Raby
  • Su Myat Phyu Sin
    • Advisor: Jacqueline Chen
  • Joshua Urry
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell
  • Debbie Vargas
    • Advisor: Patricia Kerig
  • Kathryn Wylie
    • Advisors: Monisha Pasupathi and Cecilia Wainryb

  • Jill Arndt
    • Advisor: Brian Baucom
    • Thesis Title: Communication behaviors and baseline suicidality in couples affiliated with the national guard 
  • Kelsey Barney
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
    • Thesis Title: Emotional regulation technique as the link between family background and emotional reactivity 
  • Barbara Camara
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
    • Thesis Title: Can more sensitive caregiving buffer the effects of maternal depression on child problem behavior? 
  • Rene Gilfillan
    • Advisor: Cindy Berg
    • Thesis Title: Shared Appraisal and Emotional Disclosure in Couple Discussions about Difficult Personal Topics for Type 1 Diabetics
  • Nour Jaatoul
    • Advisor(s): Paul White & Larry Parker
    • Thesis Title: Evaluating Students’ Perspectives of the University of Utah’s Campus Racial Climate via Critical Race Theory
  • Stephanie Laubacher
    • Advisor: Paul White
    • Thesis Title: Preemptive Disclosure
  • Kaul Lee
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: Anger co-rumination among same-sex adolescent peers 
  • Dylan Neff
    • Advisor(s): Sheila Crowell & Liz Conradt
    • Thesis Title: Fetal programming of the infant sympathetic nervous system 
  • Yasmin Peralta
    • Advisor: Patricia Kerig
    • Thesis Title: The Roles of Emotion Dysregulation and Hopelessness in the Delinquent and Aggressive Behavior of Justice-Involved Youth
  • Hayley Smihula
    • Advisor: Sara Weisenbach
    • Thesis Title: Late-life Depression Symptom Severity as a Predictor of Cognition and White Matter Microstructure
  • Vanessa Srivastava
    • Advisor: Brennan Payne
    • Thesis Title: The Effects of Text Captioning on Bilingual Non-Native English Speaker's English Language Comprehension and Memory 
  • Samantha Sueoka
    • Advisor: Lee Raby
    • Thesis Title: Secure base script and social competence among high and low risk children 
  • Kate Warnock
    • Advisor: Paul White
    • Thesis Title: The Effect of Stereotype Threat on Stereotype Activation

  • Taylor Adams
    • Advisor: David Sanbonmatsu
    • Thesis Title: Confidence and Change in Trait Impressions of Others and Self
  • Ashley Allen
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
    • Thesis Title: Do Physiologic Responses Mediate Maternal Borderline Personality Symptomatology and Infant Neurobehavioral Outcomes?
  • Molly Davis
    • Advisor: Carol Sansone
    • Thesis Title: The Role of First-Generation Status on Independent and Interdependent Language in Motivational Advice
  • Nicolle Eldredge  
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
    • Thesis Title: Maternal Stress and the Development of Infant Regulatory Processes
  • Jessica Isenhour
    • Advisor: Lee Raby
    • Thesis Title: Early Social Deprivation and the Diurnal Cortisol Regulation of Children Adopted Internationally
  • Eric Nhem
    • Advisor(s): Jacqueline Chen & Carol Sansone
    • Thesis Title: First Generation College Student Stressors (survey comparison to non-first gen)
  • Luciana Salmi
    • Advisor: Elisabeth Conradt
    • Thesis Title: Investigation of the Combined Effects of Social Support and Maternal Prenatal Mood on Newborn Neurobehavior
  • Hannah Samowitz
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: Place Attachment and Smog Salience Interacting with Donations to Environmental Organizations
  • Jessica Valdes
    • Advisor: Patricia Kerig
    • Thesis Title: Parental Influences on Recidivism for Youth with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms

  • Steven Carlson
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
  • Molly Davis
    • Advisor: Carol Sansone
  • William Hynes
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: Audience tailoring: Implications for narrative identity
  • Mark Lavalle
    • Advisor: Matthew Euler
    • Thesis Title: EEG Time-frequency dynamics associated with eye blink suppression
  • Marley Lebrecht
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell
    • Thesis Title: The effect of a close friendship on the number of suicide attempts executed by adolescent girls
  • Piper Meisinger
    • Advisor: Sarah Creem-Regehr
    • Thesis Title: Egocentric versus Allocentric: Finding a superior learning strategy in novel small-scale spatial learning
  • Jennifer Nielsen
    • Advisor: Adrienne Cachelin
  • Erin O'Connor
    • Advisor: Yana Suchy
    • Thesis Title: The use of speed-accuracy trade-off in the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System
  • Madeline Rencher
    • Advisor: Anne Kirby
    • Thesis Title: Transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities
  • Gry Wheaton
    • Advisor: Craig Bryan
    • Thesis Title: Relationship stress and postdeployment psychological distress among military personnel
  • Mitch Whitfield
    • Advisor: David Strayer
    • Thesis Title: Validating visual-manual detection response task measurements in simulated distracted driving

  • Micah Crapo
    • Advisor: Fran Friedrich
    • Thesis Title: Transitioning control: Examining the individual differences between automatic and controlled processes
  • Kristen Fine
    • Advisor: Sam Goldstein
  • Kelly Gardner
    • Advisor: Jason Watson
  • Kevin Greenberg
    • Advisor: Jason Watson
  • Emily Hansen
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell
  • Yotam Livnat
    • Advisor: Ray Kesner
    • Thesis Title: The connection between religious coping and PTSD/Major Depressive Disorder
  • Chaniece Pollock
    • Advisor: Julie Metos
  • Mira Reynolds
    • Advisor: Craig Bryan
    • Thesis Title: Guilt and shame among military personnel and veterans who have experience miltary sexual trauma
  • Katherine Roth
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell
    • Thesis Title: Mother's mental health and emotional validation towards their daughters
  • Christian Ruske
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
  • Madison Thomas
    • Advisor: Lisa Diamond
    • Thesis Title: Possible systems of female sexuality
  • Paige Victorine
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell

  • Julia Chandler
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell
    • Thesis Title: Dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia: A preliminary investigation into the effects of mindfulness practice in a transdiagnostic clinical population
  • Jessie du Pre
    • Advisor: Lisa Diamond
    • Thesis Title: Gender differences in recollected consistency or change in same sex sexuality across the lifespan: Measuring linkages between fleixibility in sexual attraction, behavior, and love propensity
  • Christina Ferguson
    • Advisor: Katherine Baucom
    • Thesis Title: Marital status and distress among low-income couples transitioning to parenthood
  • Alyssa Iacono
    • Advisor: Carol Sansone
    • Thesis Title: Context affects undergraduates' goals and engagement behaviors when learning online
  • Hye-ri Lee
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: Eliciting event type: Rumination and emotional complexity
  • Magdalen Memmott
    • Advisor: Jason Watson
  • Hannah Schryver
    • Advisor: Matthew Euler
    • Thesis Title: EEG and cognitive correlates of elementary task performance
  • Karen Stovall
    • Advisor: Lisa Diamond
    • Thesis Title: Reason for cohabitation on the outcome of relationship quality and satisfaction

  • Dylan Barton
    • Advisor: Patricia Kerig
    • Thesis Title: Friends in all the wrong places? Gang involvement and the relevance of attachment theory
  • Patricia Bernabe
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
    • Thesis Title: Facebook: Effects on cardiovascular health and self-conscious emotion
  • Douk Chon
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
    • Thesis Title: The role of trait neuroticism in stress processes and a possible link to cardiovascular disease
  • Mitchell Cox
    • Advisor: Maria Newton
    • Thesis Title: Exploring exercise adherence: The impact of exercise intensity and variability on affect during exercise
  • Angela Goodman
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
    • Thesis Title: The influence of interpersonal relationships and mindfulness on sleep quality
  • Grace Hanley
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: How engaging in mind-focused or body-focused Eastern practice affects the way people narrate challenging events
  • Clinton Hardy
    • Advisor: Jim Alexander
    • Thesis Title: Adolescent perception of negative pressures and admission reactions in outdoor behavioral healthcare
  • Danielle Long
    • Advisor: Carol Werner
    • Thesis Title: Diabetes risk, physical activity, and the physical environment
  • Joshua Matyi
    • Advisor: Matthew Euler
    • Thesis Title: Intelligence and neural activation: A test of the relationship between the neural efficiency hypothesis and repetition suppression
  • Lauren Rhodewalt
    • Advisor: Yana Suchy
    • Thesis Title: Personality and Emotion Regulation contributions to Executive Function
  • Michelle Silver
    • Advisor: Paula Williams
    • Thesis Title: Pre-sleep arousal in healthy adults reporting childhood trauma: Implications for the development of insomnia
  • Valerie Velarde
    • Advisor: Don Strassberg
    • Thesis Title: The exchange of sexually explicit cell phone pictures (sexting) among high school students
  • Brendan Willis
    • Advisor: Patricia Kerig
    • Thesis Title: Investigating the Mediational Role of Meaning Making in the Association Between Moral Injury and Well-Being
  • Danielle Zimmerman
    • Advisor: Frank Drews
    • Thesis Title: Adherence engineering in a central line dressing change

  • Susan Fink
    • Advisor: Cynthia Berg
  • Tyeson Huffaker
    • Advisor: Sheila Crowell
    • Thesis Title: Friends in all the wrong places? Gang involvement and the relevance of attachment theory
  • Morgan Mendenhall
    • Advisor: M. David Rudd
    • Thesis Title: The preparedness of college and University counseling centers in meeting the needs of student veterans
  • Zeljka Macura
    • Advisor: Jeanine Stefanucci
    • Thesis Title: The influence of virtual others on judgments of self passage
  • Victoria Rowe
    • Advisor: M. David Rudd
  • Hilary Smith
    • Advisor: Craig Bryan
    • Thesis Title: Levels of burnout among U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers

  • Michael Cazayoux 
    • Advisor: Timothy Smith
    • Thesis Title: Optimism, Health, and Well-Being: Implications for Intervention
  • Andrew Choi 
    • Advisor: Carol Sansone
    • Thesis Title: Examining Off-Task Behaviors as Regulatory Mediators of Long-Term Interest and Performance Online
  • Lauren Forrest  
    • Advisor: Jeanine Stefanucci
    • Thesis Title: The Role of Perception in Eating Disorders
  • Jennica Galloway 
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: Unforgivable: Examining Reasons for Not forgiving with Children and Adolescents
  • David Gerritsen
    • Advisor(s): Frank Drews & Jeanine Stefanucci
    • Thesis Title: Decision Making and Judgments with a computer
  • Haley Hoffman
    • Advisor: David Strayer
    • Thesis Title: The Effect of Technology Use on distraction and Safety in High School Student Pedestrians
  • Stefan Huynh
    • Advisor(s): Jeanine Stefanucci & Lisa Aspinwall
    • Thesis Title: Self-Affirmation Counteracts the Effects cognitive Resource Depletion in Perception
  • Kristina Oldroyd 
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: The Effect of perceived Discrimination on Social Trust as Moderated by Ethnic Identity
  • Ashley Pyne
    • Advisor: Jason Watson
    • Thesis Title: The Effects of nature and Urban Environments on Working memory Capacity
  • Jessica Robinson
    • Advisor: Cecilia Wainryb
    • Thesis Title: It’s OK to be mad, even if you’re wrong”: Mother’s Explanations of Their Children’s Harmful and Helpful Behavior
  • Rebecca Stoffel
    • Advisor: Lisa Aspinwall
    • Thesis Title: Lay Perceptions of Genetic Determinism: An Experimental Study of the Impact of Genetic Penetrance on Perceptions of Disease Risk and Preventability
  • Kiana Taheri
    • Advisor: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Thesis Title: Stories of Transgressions: individual differences in the presence of specific scripts in narratives of negative experiences
  • Alexandra Trani
    • Advisor: Jason Watson
    • Thesis Title: What cognitive Processes Benefit From nature?

 

Last Updated: 9/27/22