Students work with their research mentor(s) to develop a research plan for their first two years. This may include involvement in ongoing projects with the mentor and/or beginning to design original studies. During Year 1 planning also begins for students’ second year project or master’s thesis. To assist with this project, students are enrolled in Research Fundamentals in the spring of their first year to work on developing the proposal.
Students are required to complete a second year research project or a master's thesis under the supervision of their research mentor. The second year project or thesis must be submitted, defended, and approved by October 1 of Year 3. Exceptions to the second year project/thesis are made for students who are admitted into the program with a thesis that has been vetted by the Consortium faculty. However, research involvement with the research mentor is still expected of these students.
Students develop an area of focus for an empirical dissertation, a degree requirement, and are required to have an approved dissertation proposal by October 1 of Year 4. Students are also encouraged to continue their involvement in ongoing research projects with their research mentor and/or other Consortium faculty.
Although it is not required, students are urged to complete and defend their dissertations before leaving for internship at the end of academic Year 4.
“Examining the Measurement Invariance of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Internalizing Specific Problem Scales in African-American and Caucasian Outpatient Samples”
“Donepezil’s Effect on Cardiac Function in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Through an In-Vivo, Non-Invasive Measure of Cardiac Autonomic Function”
“Effects of Varying Degrees of Fixed and Random Responding on the Validity of Score Interpretation for SP and PSY-5 Scales of the MMPI-2-RF”
“PTSD Symptom Severity and Neurocognitive Performance as a Function of Combined TMS and Imaginal Exposure in OIF/OEF Combat Veterans with Treatment Resistant PTSD”
“Moderating Effects of Coping Self-Efficacy and Coping Diversity in the Stress-Health Relationship in African-American College Students”
“Interrelationships Between Psychopathy, Sensation Seeking, and Family Environment”
“Neurocognitive Changes Associated with 6 to 9 Weeks of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder”
“Sleep Disturbance, Neurodevelopmental Diagnoses, and Cognitive Inefficiency: An Explorative Study of Children Referred for Psychological/Neuropsychological Evaluations Compared to the PIC-2 Normative Sample”