Students work with their research mentor(s) to develop a research plan for their first two years. This may include involvement in ongoing projects with the mentor and/or beginning to design original studies. During Year 1 planning also begins for students’ second year project or master’s thesis. To assist with this project, students are enrolled in Research Fundamentals in the spring of their first year to work on developing the proposal.
Students are required to complete a second year research project or a master's thesis under the supervision of their research mentor. The second year project or thesis must be submitted, defended, and approved by October 1 of Year 3. Exceptions to the second year project/thesis are made for students who are admitted into the program with a thesis that has been vetted by the Consortium faculty. However, research involvement with the research mentor is still expected of these students.
Students develop an area of focus for an empirical dissertation, a degree requirement, and are required to have an approved dissertation proposal by October 1 of Year 4. Students are also encouraged to continue their involvement in ongoing research projects with their research mentor and/or other Consortium faculty.
Although it is not required, students are urged to complete and defend their dissertations before leaving for internship at the end of academic Year 4.
“Protective Factors against Peer and Social Media Sex Messages: The Moderating Role of Parental Influences on African American Emerging Adult Students’ Sexual Behaviors”
“Sense of Belonging, Emotional Regulation, Perceived Social Support and Mental Health among College Students”
“Psychometric Functioning of the MMPI-A Restructured Form VRIN-R, TRIN-R, CRIN, and Cannot Say Scales with Varying Degrees of Randomness, Acquiescence, Counter-Acquiescence, and Omitted Items”
“Body Image and Quality of Life Among Postsurgical Bariatric Patients”
“Cognitive Performance Changes Associated with Right-Sided, Low-Frequency rTMS Administration in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression”
“Executive Dysfunction as a Trait Marker of Depression in Children and Adolescents”
“Life After an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: A Comparison of Stress and Coping Profiles of African American and Caucasian Caregivers”
“Does Trait Positive and Negative Affect, Predict Progress and Discharge Outcome in an Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Population”
“The Relationship between Trauma-Related Shame, Disordered Behaviors, and Contextual Factors of Sexual Trauma Beyond Trait-Shame and Sex-Guilt”
“An Etiological Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Female OEF/OIF/OND Veterans: Adding Military Sexual Trauma as a Risk Factor”
“Examining the Measurement Invariance of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Internalizing Specific Problem Scales in African-American and Caucasian Outpatient Samples”
“Donepezil’s Effect on Cardiac Function in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Through an In-Vivo, Non-Invasive Measure of Cardiac Autonomic Function”
“Effects of Varying Degrees of Fixed and Random Responding on the Validity of Score Interpretation for SP and PSY-5 Scales of the MMPI-2-RF”
“PTSD Symptom Severity and Neurocognitive Performance as a Function of Combined TMS and Imaginal Exposure in OIF/OEF Combat Veterans with Treatment Resistant PTSD”
“Moderating Effects of Coping Self-Efficacy and Coping Diversity in the Stress-Health Relationship in African-American College Students”
“Interrelationships Between Psychopathy, Sensation Seeking, and Family Environment”
“Neurocognitive Changes Associated with 6 to 9 Weeks of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder”
“Sleep Disturbance, Neurodevelopmental Diagnoses, and Cognitive Inefficiency: An Explorative Study of Children Referred for Psychological/Neuropsychological Evaluations Compared to the PIC-2 Normative Sample”