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.
Theses from 2017
Cognitive Biases in Alcohol and Marijuana Users, Wyatt G. Frahm
Teacher Perceptions of School Climate and PBIS, Douglas Periman
A Cultural Comparison of the Facial Inference Process, Janine Swiney
Theses from 2016
Differences in Attitudes towards Heterosexual and LGBT Homeless Youth in College Students, Jonathan P S Clinkenbeard
MANDING IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: TRANSFER OF CONTROL FROM ADULTS TO PEERS, Michael Layne Miller
MATE SELECTION COMPARISONS IN HETEROSEXUAL AND HOMOSEXUAL INDIVIDUALS, Daina Lee Wierzbinski
Theses from 2015
Exercise Motivations of Older Adults, Laura J. Attaway
The Effects of Feedback Sequence on Cognitive Performance, Travis W. Pyle
Theses from 1967
Suggestibility and its Relationship to Instructional Set in Serial Learning, Richard Walter Giroux
Meaningfulness and Similarity as Determinants of Verbal Retention, Walter S. Heins
Bayes’ Theorem: A Model for Human Probability Estimate Revision, William H. Hickok
Operantly Conditioning a Boy’s Classroom Behavior, Daniel Lee McIvor
Conservatism in a Bayesian Probability Situation as a Function of the Sex of the Subject, Paul Frederick Miller
Delayed Auditory Feedback and Retention Testing Time, Wayne K. Miller
Theses from 1966
A Comparison of Estimates of Relative Frequency vs. Subjective Probability, Duncan Muir McQuarrie
Revision of Subjective Probabilities Under a Bayesian Model, Gary A. Sterner