CWU's graduate programs in Psychology include the following:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis: This degree program trains students to apply behavioral science in real-world settings such as clinics or schools. Students use a systematic approach to the assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of interventions that alter behavior.
  • Experimental Psychology: This degree is research oriented. Graduates will often work in colleges, universities, research centers, government, and private businesses. Many will continue on for doctoral programs.
  • Mental Health Counseling: This is an applied degree where students use research to counsel clients in need. Graduates work with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients in community mental health, schools, and in private practice.
  • School Psychology: This degree is assessment oriented. Candidates interview and test students to identify placement issues and optimize learning. Graduates work as school psychologists within the public school system.
  • This collection features theses from students in the Department of Psychology Graduate Programs at Central Washington University.

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Theses from 2016

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Differences in Attitudes towards Heterosexual and LGBT Homeless Youth in College Students, Jonathan P S Clinkenbeard

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EFFECT OF PRIOR TRAUMA EXPOSURE ON ALPHA AMPLITUDE, HEART RATE, AND SELF-REPORTED NEGATIVE AFFECT, Gina L. DeNoble

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Self-Compassion, Mindfulness and Wellbeing in Counselors-in-Training, Lea Fairbanks

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Derived Textual Control in Activity Schedules Using a Stimulus Pairing Observation Procedure, Grace Felling

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Online Usage Among College Students: A Comparison of Online Gaming and Facebook Users, Jonathan M. Ingram

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MEASURING SELF-REPORTED EXERCISE, MOTIVATION TO EXERCISE, AND SEXISM IN WOMEN, Sydney C. Jensen

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Life Adversity, Social Support, Resilience, and College Student Mental Health, Joshua Mello

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MANDING IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: TRANSFER OF CONTROL FROM ADULTS TO PEERS, Michael Layne Miller

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Examination of the Relationship Between Caesarean Section Births and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Breea M. Rosas

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The Effects of Question-Present Versus Item Present Conditions on Acquisition of Mands, Paige M. Thornton

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MATE SELECTION COMPARISONS IN HETEROSEXUAL AND HOMOSEXUAL INDIVIDUALS, Daina Lee Wierzbinski

Theses from 2015

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Exercise Motivations of Older Adults, Laura J. Attaway

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The Effects of Feedback Sequence on Cognitive Performance, Travis W. Pyle

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Electrophysiological and Behavioral Working Memory Differences Between Musicians and Non-Musicians, Benjamin P. Richardson

Theses from 1966

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A Comparison of Estimates of Relative Frequency vs. Subjective Probability, Duncan Muir McQuarrie