Descriptive Dissertations: 1965-1992

All dissertations listed on this page are those directly supervised by Dr. Ossorio (i.e., as dissertation committee chair) or for which he provided substantial supervision.

Click a title below to view that dissertation’s abstract (if available).

Abstracts are also available through links in each author’s drop-down publications list, accessed through the “SDP Members’ Publications” link under the “
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More recent dissertations and doctoral projects can be accessed through a separate link, Dissertations: 1992-present, also under the “Publications” main menu choice. Those dissertations and doctoral projects have typically been chaired by faculty members, now teaching throughout the country, who were originally trained and supervised directly by Dr. Ossorio.

Aylesworth, L. S. (1980). Stress, mental health and need satisfaction among Indochinese in Colorado. Dissertation Abstracts International, 41, 1490B. (University Microfilms No. 80-21544)

Baker, E. M. (1977). Psychological education to enhance self-understanding and self-acceptance in college students. Dissertation Abstracts International, 38, 3378B. (University Microfilms No. 77-29896)

Bender, J. E. (1982). Differences in appreciation of behavioral significance and intrinsicness. Dissertation Abstracts International, 44, 3922B. (University Microfilms No. DA8400877)

Bergner, L. L. (1975). The assessment of marital health. Dissertation Abstracts International, 36, 5778B-5779B. (University Microfilms No. 76-11548)

Bergner, R. M. (1973). The development and evaluation of a
training videotape for the resolution of marital conflict.
Dissertation Abstracts International, 34, 3485B. (University Microfilms No. 73-32510)

Busch, E. K. (1980). Police personnel evaluation procedures as an aspect of organizational control. Dissertation Abstracts International, 42, 17A. (University Microfilms No. 81-13949)

Cabezas, C. S. (1991). An analysis of the factors involved in the process of academic achievement, with an emphasis on assessing differences in achievement between African-Americans and Whites at a predominantly white university.

Carlson, R. H. (1979). A computer implementation of the reason formulation applied to person perception. Dissertation Abstracts International, 40, 3384B-3385B. (University Microfilms No. 79-23220)

Clapp, W. F. (1966). Dependence and competence in children: Parental treatment of four-year-old boys. Dissertation Abstracts, 28, 1703B. (University Microfilms No. 67-10032)

Comtois, R. J. (1970). Interpersonal understanding, interpersonal stress and current states: Interrelationships and treatment assessment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 32, 1071A. (University Microfilms No. 71-21578)

Crabbe, J. L. (1975). Menstruation as stigma. Dissertation Abstracts International, 36, 4148B-4149B. (University Microfilms No. 76-3896) 76-3896)

Crouch, T. (1988). Status dynamics of sexual relationships.

Felknor, J. E. (1977). Interpersonal understanding as an aspect of interpersonal interaction. Dissertation Abstracts International, 38, 6236B. (University Microfilms No. 78-08897)

Garcia, R. G. (1985). Personality and alcoholism treatment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 46, 3592B. (University Microfilms No. DA8528485)

Holmes, J. R. (1975). Differences between clients and non-clients and a comparison of two vocational counseling procedures. Dissertation Abstracts International, 36, 5795B. (University Microfilms No. 76-11584)

Holt, S.B. (1983). Appraisal and competence in moral judgment and behavior. Dissertation Abstracts International, 41, 1507B. (University Microfilms No. 80-21586)

Huk, J. E. (1973). Pre-empirical considerations for a behavioral science. Dissertation Abstracts International, 34, 3466B. (University Microfilms No. 73-32554)

Ida, D. (1989). Depression, hopelessness, and suicide ideation among Asian-American students.

Johnston, C. L. (1982). A high power-low power account of sexual jealousy. Dissertation Abstracts International, 43, 4150B. (University Microfilms No. DA8309852)

Kantor, C. (1977). Discipline, negotiation and the schizogenic family: A study of normal and schizogenic socialization. Dissertation Abstracts International, 46, 304B. (University Microfilms No. 84-22724)

Kelling, G. W. (1972). The prediction of the outcome of personal arguments of heterosexual couples: An experimental-field study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 34, 1359A-1360A. (University Microfilms No. 73-18576)

Kirsch, N. L. (1978). Suicidal states and restrictions in the eligibility to negotiate personal characteristics. Dissertation Abstracts International, 39, 4038B-4039B. (University Microfilms No. 79-03066

Larsen, E. A. (1968). A pre-normative and predictive study of the college student Rorschach. Dissertation Abstracts International, 29, 2204B-2205B. (University Microfilms No. 68-14389)

Lasater, L. (1979). Stress and health in a Colorado coal mining community. Dissertation Abstracts International, 40, 3945B. (University Microfilms No. 80-02994)

Latham, C. A. (1983). A high power-low power account of self- criticism.
Dissertation Abstracts International, 45, 3075B-3076B. (University
Microfilms No. DA8428662)

Lind, D. R. (1970). A study of the self-disclosure and self-presentation variables. Dissertation Abstracts International, 32, 1217B-1218B. (University Microfilms No. 71-21607)

Littler, S. L. (1987). Significance in schizophrenic thought disorder..

Littmann, J. R. (1979). A theory of humor.Dissertation Abstracts International, 40, 5410B-5411B. (University Microfilms No. 80-11288)

Marshall, K. M. (1980). The significance of criminal and noncriminal behavior. Dissertation Abstracts International, 41, 1515B. (University Microfilms No. 80-21604)(University Microfilms No. 80-11288)

Minerva, D. (1989). Smoking addiction: A Descriptive Psychology conceptualization and test.

Mitchell, T. O. (1969). Observer’s hostility as a factor in judgments of behavior in hostility-provoking situations. Dissertation Abstracts International, 30, 811A. (University Microfilms No. 69-13422)

Peek, C. J. (1976). Faith and skepticism in biofeedback learning. Dissertation Abstracts International, 37, 4160B. (University Microfilms No. 77-3217)

Pomerantz, J. M. (1988). Significance appreciation and authentic love and friendship. (University Microfilms No. 77-3217)

Putman, A. O. (1973). Effects of marathon encounter groups on self-reported behavior in interpersonal contexts. Dissertation Abstracts International, 34, 3506B. (University Microfilms No. 73-32585)

Quintana, D. N. (1990). Ethnicity and the utilization of mental health services: Stoicism versus hypochondria.

Ricketts, J. L. (1970). A systematic approach to the identification of schizogenic family interaction. Dissertation Abstracts International, 31, 5637B-5638B. (University Microfilms No. 71-5925)

Roberts, M. K. (1980). Partners, lovers, friends: A status dynamic study of men and women. Dissertation Abstracts International, 41, 1523B. (University Microfilms No. 80-21626) (University Microfilms No. 77-11348)

Sanchez, J. (1992). Chicano identification and its correlates.

Sapin, C. R. (1979). A status formulation of sex differences. Dissertation Abstracts International, 40, 5418B. (University Microfilms No. 80-11304)

Schmitz, T. J. (1965). A factor analytic study of stimulus values of the Thematic Apperception Test. Dissertation Abstracts, 26, 6858-6859. (University Microfilms No. 66-2830)

Schwartz, W. R. (1977). Time and context in the hypnotic state: An examination of some state specific effects. Dissertation Abstracts International, 38, 3415B. (University Microfilms No. 77-29976)

Sidman, J. (1968). Empathy and helping behavior in college students. Dissertation Abstracts, 29, 3921B-3922B. (University Microfilms No. 69-4338)

Silva, J. C. (1980). What actually happened to Jose: A Descriptive Psychology approach to cultural values implementation for a culturally displaced person. Dissertation Abstracts International, 42, 432B-433B. (University Microfilms No. 81-14009)

Tempey, D. F. (1974). Trust, choice behavior, and activity description.
Dissertation Abstracts International, 35, 4199B. (University Microfilms
No. 75-3842)

Torres, W. J. (1980). A comparison of Puerto Rican and Anglo concepts of appropriate mental health service utilization. Dissertation Abstracts International, 42, 393B-394B. (University Microfilms No. 81-14015)

Viniegra, J. M. (1986). The relevance of parental characteristics for developmental delay in children. Dissertation Abstracts International, 47, 809B. (University Microfilms No. DA8608648)

Wechsler, R. C. (1983). The relationship between personality and manic states: A status dynamic formulation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 45, 370B. (University Microfilms No. DA8408083)

Zeiger, C. A. (1976). A psychological approach to the improvement of myopia. Dissertation Abstracts International, 37, 6359B. (University Microfilms No. 77-11348)

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