HBCL Graduate Student Dissertations

Lab dissertations   

Understanding Associations between Chronic Illness Identity, Psychological Flexibility, and Type 2 Diabetes Emotional, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Outcomes. Valery Bodziony (Defense anticipated, Fall 2022)

Weight Stigma and Motivation to Exercise: Exploring Associations and Mechanisms of Action by Applying the Basic Needs Theory. Stephanie McDonough (Defended 2018)

Social Comparison Processes as Contributors to Consistent Physical Activity. Holly Knight (Defended, 2015)

Self-Regulation Theory and Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Behavior in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Jennifer Floyd Ward (Defended, 2014).

Social-cognitive   predictors of physical activity initiation in type 2 diabetes following diabetes self-management education: Application and evaluation of the Health Action Process Approach. Jason Bonner (Defended, 2010). 

Emotional Distress as a key construct in The Personal Model of Diabetes Management:  Associations of Fatigue, Diabetes-specific Distress, and Depressive Symptomatology with Self-Management and Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusChelsea Rothschild  (Defended, 2010).

Integration of the Avoidance Cycle with the Schema Enmeshment Model of Pain to Explore Relationships between Chronic Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life in Chronic Pain Patients.  Jeff Meyer (Defended  2009). 

Mindfulness As A Moderator Of Coping Response And The Abstinence Violation Effect:  A Test Of The Role Of Mindfulness In The Relapse Prevention Model For Exercise. Christi Ulmer  (Defended, 2006).