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Counseling Psychology Sample Dissertations

Sample dissertation topics of Ph.D. students

  • Islamophobia and the Muslim American Identity: An Exploration of Gender, SES, and Self-Esteem
  • The Effect of Interaction with a Therapy Dog on College Student Stress Levels as Measured by Physiological Indications
  • The CTS2: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • Towards a Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Psychology: Exploring MENA identity in a Post-9/11 Global Context
  • The Effects of Perceived Discrimination and Cultural Protective Factors on Latinos’/as’ Psychological Health
  • A Multicultural Examination of the Relationship Between Coping and Well-Being in Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • The Relationship between Psychological Flexibility, Nonattachment, and Bicultural Identity Integration
  • Radically Coming To Be: The Black Masculine’s Construction of Identity, Race, and Culture, and Contextual Elements of Sexuality
  • Qualitative and Narrative Assessment of Self-Concept and Identity: A Grounded Theory on Ethnic and Racial Labeling in America
  • Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) and Mexican/Mexican-American Youth Career Development, with a Special Focus on STEM fields
  • Gender Differences in Academic Outcomes: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Racial Identity
  • Effects of Hypnosis on Regression to Primary Process Thinking
  • Testing a Dialectical Model of Meaning in Life and Well-Being in Four Cultures
  • Understanding and Quantifying the Roles of Perceived Social Support, Pet Attachment, and Adult Attachment in Adult Pet Owners’ Sense of Well-Being
  • The Effects of Deployment Stress and Cognitive Schema Disruption on Relationship Satisfaction among Non-Marital and Marital Partners of Service Members
  • Exploring the Indigenous Structure of Vietnamese Personality: A Lexical Approach
  • Positive Adaptation in Women Following Sexual Assault: A Grounded Theory Study
  • Comparison of a Cognitive Behavioral Plus Life Review Intervention and a Life Review Only Intervention for Retired Adults over Age 65
  • Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Integrating Personality and Coping in Predicting Well-Being across Cultures
  • Personality and Cultural Determinants of Social Anxiety in Asian Americans
  • Effects of Stereotype Threat on Low-Income Individuals
  • The Relationship between Gender Role Conflict and Self and Other Awareness in Male Counselors Treating Men.
  • Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Adult Drive for Muscularity
  • Qualitative and Narrative Assessment of Self Concept and Identity: A Grounded Theory and Ethnic and Racial Labeling in America.
  • Effects of Brief Ego State Therapy on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Manualized Approach
  • Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Asian Americans: A Daily Process Study
  • Understanding and Quantifying the Roles of Perceived Social Support, Pet Attachment, and Adult Attachment in Adult Pet Owners’ Sense of Well-Being
  • Integrating Personality & Spirituality as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being
  • The Influence of Perceived Social Support on the Relationship Between Acculturation and Subjective Well-Being among Asian Indians
  • Social Cognitive Career Theory and Hispanic Youth Career Development with a Special Focus on STEM Fields
  • The Effects of Yoga on Body Dissatisfaction, Self-Objectification, and Mindfulness of the Body in College Women
  • Integrating Personality and African American Racial/Ethnic Identity in a Comprehensive Model of Perceived Discrimination and Well-Being
  • Self-Determination and Hedonic Well-being in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • A Psychosociocultural Investigation of Psychological Well-Being among Chicana/o Undergraduates
  • Biculturalism and Personality as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being in Chinese Americans
  • The Validity of the Strong Interest Inventory in Predicting College Major Choice and Academic Achievement
  • Familismo, Enculturation and Acculturation as Predictors of Psychological Well-Being
  • Hypnosis of Pain: Live vs. Audio Recorded Inductions
  • Cross Cultural Differences in Response Styles
  • Nisei, Sansei, and Yonsei: Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and Subjective Well-Being among Three Generations of Japanese Americans
  • The Structure and Measurement of Self-Construals: A Cross-Cultural study of the Self-Construals Scale
  • Toward Measurement of Self-Efficacy for Cross-Cultural Research
  • The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C: Normative Data of an American Indian Sample
  • The Influence of Psychological Separation and Attachment on The Career Development of Filipino Americans
  • The Experiences of Latina Graduate Students in Psychology Programs
  • Experimental Pain in Hypnosis Research: Ischemic vs. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
  • Battered Women’s Evaluations of their Intimate Partners as a Possible Mediating Factor between Abuse and Self-Concept
  • An Investigation of Taiwanese Norms For the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale: Form C (Mandarin Chinese Translation)
  • Examining the Relationship between Race Related Stressors and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among African American Male Vietnam Veterans
  • Is Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder Or The Dominant Culture? Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and Facial Attractiveness Perceptions of Asian American Women
  • Testing Sociocultural and Ethnocultural Models of Eating Disorder Symptomatology in Asian-Indian American Women
  • Development and Validation of an Enculturation Scale For Filipino Americans
  • Spirituality and Race in the Counseling Preferences of African American Adults
  • Relating Implicit Theories of Personality, Self-Monitoring and Self-Construals in the United States and Japan: Testing an Integrated Cultural Trait Psychology Theory
  • The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scare, Form C: Normative Data of A Mexican Sample
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