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Fey, McKenna Diane | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/79
  Emotional closeness within romantic relationships: Is there transmission between generations?

Hadorn, Gabrielle | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/84
  Parenting from prison: Perceptions of incarcerated parents' ability and influence.

Johnson, Emily Marie | Chair: Dr. Bruce Ross | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/82
  Stress and cancer treatment: How a family’s adaptability and cohesion affects financial stress.

McClure, Trenton | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/83
  The relationship of self-esteem on pornography viewership and relationship satisfaction in German couples.

Murdock, Melinda | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/80
  Race-related stress, resiliency, and relationship quality in Black couples.

Otto, Kirstie | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/81
  Does parental stress influence parent-child sexual communication?


Cornu, Matthew | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/75
  Caregivers of parents with Alzheimer’s disease: Quality of life for caregivers: Perspectives & family dynamics.

Hayes, Kristina M. | Chair: Dr. Alex Vazsonyi | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/69
  Maternal relationships, bullying, and deviance: A comparison of adolescents with and without medical conditions.

Mortis, Bailey | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/73
  The effects of parental divorce and remarriage on emerging adult’s romantic attachment styles.

Parkinson, Dallin | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/70
  How does he do it? A phenomenological study of men’s experience as teaching-family model providers.

Samuel, Jane D. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/76
  Beyond telling: A phenomenology of adoptive parents' adoption communication openness with early adolescents.

Tang, Yabin | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/71
  Defining infidelity and identifying offending spouses.


Glenn, Stephanie | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/61
  Effects of father absence on age of sexual activity and current stress and attachment levels of young adult women.

Goderwis, Allison | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/60
  Healthcare providers' perceptions of pregnant women.

Grasson, Caitlin Marie | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/66
  Exploring factors facilitating sexual self-disclosure for women.

Kaiser, Ellen | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/62
  The association between smartphone use and emotional intelligence on romantic relationship satisfaction among young adults.

Marsh, Keiara A. | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/63
  Analyzing attitudes toward stayover relationships among emerging adults.

Patrick, Laura Marika | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/57
  Attachment styles and the Michelangelo phenomenon: Role of individual differences in interpersonal growth striving.

Sitton, Michael S. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/59
  "Dad, do you want to play with me?" The impact of fathers who make time for play.

Vowels, Matthew James | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/58
  The application of spectral and cross-spectral analysis to social sciences data.


Campbell, Alyssa | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/54
  Rape myth acceptance: A vignette approach.

Christian, Sarah | Chair: Dr. Amy Kostelic | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/52
  Body image impacts on sexual experiences.

Elswick, Alexander | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/51
  Emerging adults and recovery capital: Barriers and facilitators to recovery.

Hannan, Joseph | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/50
  Formative evaluation of a family cooperation board game.


Baity, Cortnie | Chair: Dr. Jennifer Hunter | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/36
  Healthy reintegration: The effectiveness of military teen adventure camp participation on adolescent perceptions of self-efficacy.

Bortz, Patrick | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/44
  A formative evaluation of a smart phone application for couples: The affectionate gesture planner.

Cui, Guangyi | Chair: Dr. Alex Vazsonyi | Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/47
  Do beliefs about sex behaviors mediate the link between parent-adolescent communication about sex and risky sexual behaviors?

Dwanyen, Lekpoh | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/40
  Postpartum depression: The effects of a video-based intervention on knowledge and stigma.

Gassova, Zuzana | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/39
  Characteristics and ethics of e-therapy websites with marriage and family therapists.

Hardin, Teresa | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/41
   Educational experiences of foster children and communication patterns of key stakeholders: The foster parent perspective.

King, Jessica | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/48
  How therapists use and choose mindfulness to treat trauma: A review of three major issues.       

Norwick, Jillian | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/35
  "Don't have sex, you'll get pregnant and die!": Female university students' experiences with abstinence-only education.

Novakova, Lucia | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/37
Perceptions in predicting actor and partner sexual and relational satisfaction in couple relationships.

Oliver, Katherine | Chair: Dr. Claudia Heath | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/46
  College educated, African American women's marital choices.

Parrett, Dayna | Chair: Dr. Ken Culp III | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/38
  Family dinner across generations: My how times have changed?

Pinsky, Ilana | Chair: Dr. Nate Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/43
  Attachment quality and sexual satisfaction and sexual functioning in romantic relationships of combat veterans


Aiello, Erin | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/25
   How do perceived gender roles influence the number of attempted medical interventions of infertile couples?

Jenkins, Toby Q. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/26
   Husband's Response to Infidelity.

Jury, Katherine H. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/30
   Adult adoptee coping and resolution of adoption related ambiguous losses.

Krizova, Katarina | Chair: Dr. Claudia Heath | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/28
   ADHD children and mental health service use: Maternal determinants.

Kusisto, Laura | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/31
   The impact of video chatting on idealization and disillusionment for long distance dating couples.

Pendleton, Kassidy | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/24
   Female adolescent's experience of their therapist crying in therapy.

Stillwell, Marla C. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/22
   Cultivating partnerships between community leaders and service agencies to provide support for military families.


Armes, Stephanie E. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/17
   The mindfully attached therapist: Factors that predict and prevent the development of compassion fatigue.

Dooley, Brigitte A. | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/11
   Attitudes toward assisted reproductive technology: The effects of gender, relationship status, age and sexual orientation.

Ernsberger, Staci | Chair: Dr. Amy Hosier | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/18
   Death acceptance in widowhood.

Gresham, Haley | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/15
   Practice patterns of equine assisted psychotherapists.

Hellmann, Joanne N. | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/19
   Social and psychological factors related to the career exploration process of young adults.

Hendricks, Katelyn B. | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/16
   Graduates' perspectives on transition from college graduation to the workplace: A qualitative approach.

Setari, Ryan R. | Chair: Dr. Bob Flashhman | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/14
   Summative evaluation of the high school financial planning program in rural Kentucky.

Sonntag, Courtney | Chairs: Drs. Trent Parker & Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/21
   A guy walks into a bar . . . : Exploring the use of humor in therapy.

Thompson, Amber A. | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/13
   Romantic relationships in the context of parenting children with autism.


Carlson, Matthew W. | Chair Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/10