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Dissertations in Progress

Copies of the dissertation proposals are available for review in the Department Office.
Anyone wishing to get in touch with an author should contact the Psychology Department at psychology@duq.edu or 412-396-6520.

  • Arndt, Karin--Women and solitude: A hermeneutic existential analysis
  • Barackman, Amy--Understanding others through my body: A hermeneutical-phenomenological study of psychotherapists' emobodied experience in session
  • Boisen, Leah--Burn your TV: Proposing a critical, feminist exploration of culture jamming
  • Callanan, Jessica--How People become sex offenders: A study of their constitution at the intersection of the legal and mental health systems
  • Chiang, Mengchen--Sojourning in the Margin: Living as Wives of International Students
  • Fitzpatrick, Teal--Primitive defenses and unilateral termination of psychotherapy: Are the Lerner defense scales useful in predicting premature termination in psychotherapy?
  • Hall, Travis--Trauma and disaster: Witness, testimony, and obligation
  • Hallinan, Thomas--Addiction to prescripton drugs: An empirical phenomenological and constructionist study
  • Hamer, Joseph--Where and when things fall apart: Relating narratives of post-election violence in Kenya
  • Kiskiras, Nikolas--Sexual desire(s) and the desire for Intimacy: A cinematic autoethnography
  • Kurdieh, Ibrahim--The influence of loving-kindness meditation on everyday experiences of being angry: An empirical phenomenological study
  • Maddox, Cody--Psychotherapy as constitutive practice
  • Mahone, Denise--The visible and invisible aspects of miscarriage: A hermeneutic, imaginal study
  • Payton, Jessica--Toward a social ecological understanding of survivor reporting of military sexual assault
  • Rusczek, Jacob--Experiences of playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games: A phenomenological exploration
  • Sheth, Reena--Exploring meanings of identity, selfhood, and migration in the lives of first-generation Gujarati Asian Indian Americans: A narrative study