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DISSERTATIONS AND THESES

The graduates students of the HABITS lab have prepared and defended a wide variety of dissertations and theses over the years. Below you will find the titles and authors to each of the projects. Click on the titles to view the dissertation or thesis abstract. If you have questions about any specific dissertation or thesis, please contact the author at the email address provided (current email address may not be available for all authors).

HABITS LAB DISSERTATIONS

A mediated model of predictors of treatment engagement among heroin, cocaine and marijuana users
by Schlundt Malfi, Debra L., M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2007

Self-regulation and women undergraduate binge and non-binge drinkers
by Nidecker, Melissa Faley, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2007

Associations among a set of motivational variables, self-management behaviors and glycemic control in a sample of African-Americans with type 2 diabetes
by Gemmell, Leigh Anne, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2007

Determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior among urban African American adolescents
by Arteaga, S. Sonia, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2006

Measurement of the process of smoking acquisition among underage adolescents:  Validation of the TTM’s Stages of Smoking Initiation
by Delahanty, Janine C., Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2005

Gender tailored feedback for smoking cessation among college women
by Singh-Looney, Manu K., Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2004

Development and validation of the Eating Disorder Recovery Self-Efficacy Questionnaire
by Marinilli Pinto, Angela, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2004

Motivational enhancement therapy for cigarette smoking in methadone-maintained pregnant women
by Haug, Nancy Anne, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002

The use of personalized feedback to change drinking behavior in college students
by Bellino, Lori, E., Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002

Application of the transtheoretical model of behavior change to cessation of alcohol use in patients with schizophrenia
by Hagedorn, Hildi J., Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2000

Understanding motivation for two kinds of physical activity among older adolescent college students
by Lee, Rebecca Elizabeth, Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1998

Coping with the health threat of smoking: An analysis of the precontemplation stage of smoking cessation
by Daniels, Jill Walker, Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1998

HABITS LAB THESES

Transtheoretical Predictors of Nondaily Smoking
by Van Orden, Onna, M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010

Motivational subgroups: Exploring behavior change variables and drinking outcomes among at risk drinkers admitted to a trauma unit
by Schumann, Kristina P., M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2009

The role of temptation and self-efficacy as predictors of relapse severity in posttreatment alcoholics
by Holmgren, Meredith A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2008

Spirituality and community at the helping up mission
by Rounsaville, D., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2008

Predictors of drinking and alcohol-related problems in
college women: Affect dysregulation and alcohol expectancies

by Garay, Miranda M., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2008

Predictors of causal attribution of alcohol to injury in shock trauma patients who were drinking at the time of injury
by Schlundt Malfi, Debra L., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2006

A vignette study of cigarette smokers’ perceptions of physician advice
by Gemmell, Leigh A., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2005

Social and environmental correlates of bidi cigarettes: Current occasional and regular use
by Malson, Jennifer L., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2004

Moderating effects of psychological sense of community on physical activity among African American women in two community settings
by Arteaga, S. Sonia, M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2003

The discriminative ability of eating restraint and disinhibition to predict eating self-efficacy and eating disorder risk
by Lakins, Nekisha, M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2003

A closer look at the relationship between smoking and restrained eating
by Marinilli, Angela S., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2001

Applying the Transtheoretical Model of Intentional Behavior Change to the initiation of bnge drinking in a college sample
by Bellino, Lori E., M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2000

The effects of reinforcement on memory task performance of patients with schizophrenia
by Hagedorn, Hildi J., M.A. University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1997

The relationship between childhood physical and sexual abuse, family dysfunction, and adult psychological functioning in a sample of adult psychiatric inpatients
by Daniels, Jill Walker, M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1995