Lilly Glancy
“Mediators of the effects of sexual abuse on children: Perceived social support, parental support and family relationships.”  Defended 11/95.
David Modders
“Relations among empathy, attachment, and prosocial behavior in an inner city, African American, preschool population.” Defended 9/95.
Elizabeth Robins
“The relation between levelling-sharpending functioning and symptoms in children who have been sexually abused.” Defended 5/97.
Linda W. Chew
“Borderline personality disorder and its implied relationship with attachment theory.” Completed 12/97.
Jill Kofender
“Vagal tone, attachment, and emotional and behavioral regulation among toddlers with birth defects.”  Defended 9/99.
Emanuel van Bolden
“The relation between marital discord and children’s internal representations of relationships.” Defended 11/99.
Elissa Lund
“Attachment, community violence, and adjustment among African American urban youth.”  Defended 12/99.
Melissa Clements
“Correlates of attachment among toddlers with a birth defect.”  Defended 1/00.
Heather L. Chruscial
“Determinants of parenting in an at-risk population.” Defended 5/00
Michelle Hunt Bruner
“Influence of self-esteem, perceived competence and perceived control on career-related future orientation of university public school sixth graders.”   Defended 12/11/00
Michael Behen
“The role of defensive functioning as a mediator of outcome in a sample of sexually abused latency-aged children.” Defended 5/01.
Lisa Merlo                   
“Does parenting influence reading acquisition among low-income children?” Defended 6/02
Sara Chase
“The influence of families on children’s behaviors following child sexual abuse: A longitudinal study.”  Defended 4/03
Sheretta Butler
"Parent and peer correlates of academic achievement among African American youth." Defended 3/04.
Kristina Dunigan
"Risks of adolescent parenting: Implications for intervention." Completed 4/04.
Susan Dodd
"Attachment: a psychobiological buffering process." Completed 4/04.
Richard B. Rey
"Are children's perceptions of the teacher-child relationship associated with school-related adjustment among urban youth?"  Defended 10/04.
Rebecca L. Thompson
"How parents' affect, cognitions, mental health, and stress relate to their reactions to their child's disability."  Defended 11/06.

Julie E. Braciszewski                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Intelligence, language, and behavior across the transition to reading among low-income, urban, African American youngsters” Defended 7/07                                           Lesley Weitekamp / (Hetterscheidt)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Is parental expressed emotion associated with mental health among child victims of sexual abuse? Defended December 2008                                                                         Lilia Mucka                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Life factors and attendance rates for women enrolled in a parenting program.” Defended September 2013.                                                                                                         Patricia Richardson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Psychological health and wellbeing in urban youth: The protective nature of attachment relationships.” Defended December 2014.                                                            Matthew Carroll                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Assessing resiliency among urban adolescents using the thematic apperception method.” Proposed December 2013.                                                                                      Kelsey Sala-Hamrick                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Stress Exposure, Secure Base Scriptedness, Psychosocial Need Satisfaction and Behavioral Problems among At-Risk Urban Adolescents” Defended April 2015.



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