|The effects of perceived social support and coping self-efficacy on trauma symptoms after a traumatic event
||Individuals who have had a traumatic experience are more likely to report psychological maladjustment, such as posttraumatic stress (Marx & Sloan, 2003). However, not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop symptoms of posttraumatic s...
|The media's influence on college females' body satisfaction
||College females have been shown to be at risk for problems such as eating disturbances (Schwitzer et al., 2008), body dissatisfaction (Altabe & Thompson, 1993), and depression (Abramson et. al., 1998). Further, some aspects of the media have been sho...
|Predicting child abuse potential from the MMPI-2-RF higher order scales and the ASEBA within a sample of care givers referred for evaluation
||The purpose of the current study is to examine the association between the higher-order
scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Second Edition, Restructured
Form (MMPI-2-RF) and the DSM-oriented scales of the Achenbach System of
|Effectiveness of child protective services interventions as indicated by rates of recidivism
||Child maltreatment is a pervasive problem with a number of negative consequences, both in terms of human suffering and economic costs. This issue is compounded by the alarming rates of abuse recidivism (i.e., having a second case of abuse following t...
|Personality, rejection sensitivity and perceptions of social support adequacy as predictors of college students' depressive symptoms
||Depression is a common and potentially detrimental occurrence among emerging adults (18 to 25-year-olds), especially those enrolled in college. Underlying personality traits may predispose an individual to experience symptoms of depression, especiall...
|Cannabis use, schizotypy and personality : associations with cannabis-related problems and emotion recognition
||Individuals with schizotypy often report more cannabis-related problems, which include
cognitive, interpersonal, and social responsibility difficulties. Past studies have observed
correlations between the factors of schizotypy (i.e., positive, diso...
|Suicidal ideation among veterans through a lens of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide
||Suicide among veterans has reached an all-time high. Joiner’s Interpersonal-PsychologicalTheory of Suicide (IPTS) (Joiner, 2005; Van Orden et al., 2010) stipulates that the desire forsuicide is the highest when both perceived burdensomeness and thwar...
|Parenting skills and family stressors : implications for child removal and maltreatment recidivism among CPS involved families
||Child maltreatment continues to be a significant problem in the United States. Although afamily’s involvement with Child Protective Services (CPS) may increase the welfare of children,the risk of maltreatment reoccurrence (i.e., recidivism) is common...
|Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes
||Alcohol and illicit drug abuse continues to be a significant problem in the United States. Although access to treatment remains a hurdle for many who struggle with addiction, the extent to which treatment (once available) is effective in promoting re...
|The effects of trait anxiety, potentially traumatic events, and psychological adjustment on attentional threat bias in college students
||Attentional biases towards threatening information are considered a highly adaptive process(e.g., Boyer & Bergstrom, 2011). However, differential processing of threat as a result ofindividual differences can result in attentional mechanisms that are ...
|Associations among the triarchic psychopathic constructs, five-factor model of personality, narcissism, disinhibition, and substance use in college students
||The term “psychopathy” has had a controversial past with varying conceptualizations and definitions. Presently, psychopathy is “considered to entail persistent behavioral deviancy in the company of emotional-interpersonal detachment” (Patrick, 2010, ...
|Demographic risk factors predicting substance use treatment outcomes
||Substance use disorders and misuse of alcohol and drugs are significant problems in the UnitedStates. Demographic variables such as age, marital status, education, and race or ethno-culturalbackground may play a role in the prediction of substance us...
|Parenting influences on adolescent risky behaviors : how much do parents matter?
||This study utilized retrospective reports from a sample of college students and their primary care giver during childhood to examine the interplay among parent and adolescent personality, parent psychopathology, parenting behaviors, and adolescent ou...