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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Health Psychology

Faculty Research Interest
Stephanie BaumanDr. Stephanie Bauman's Lab examines the quality of life of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers across the lifespan. In the area of multicultural psychology, my research interests include risk and resiliency of diverse students in educational and career contexts.
Carrie CuttlerDr. Carrie Cuttler’s Health and Cognition Lab focuses on elucidating the potentially beneficial and detrimental effects of cannabis through examinations of the chronic and acute effects of cannabis on mental health, physical health, stress, and cognition.
Jessica FalesDr. Jessica Fales’ Adolescent Health and Wellness Lab is exploring recreational cannabis use among young people, including its links to pain, sleep, and physical activity.
Benjamin LaddDr. Benjamin Ladd’s Promoting Treatment and Health (PATH) Lab examines psychosocial risk and protective factors of cannabis use on individual health, particularly regarding measurement of cannabis consumption (e.g., modes of administration, potency).
Renee MagnanDr. Renee Magnan’s Health and Social Psychology (WHSPR) Lab studies perception of risks and benefits of cannabis use, accuracy of these perceptions, and associations with use and related problems, as well as event-level experiences and correlates with other daily behaviors (e.g. sleep, physical activity) and affective experiences.
Karen SchmalingDr. Karen Schmaling’s Lab examines three main areas (1) the psychology of chronic illness (e.g., chronic fatigue, chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, asthma); (2) descriptive and intervention research in depressive disorders; and (3) diversity science, i.e., faculty perceptions of diversity and the effects of policies to diversify the faculty.
Alexander SpradlinDr. Alexander Spradlin’s Lab studies the use of cannabis for stress-management, including the short- and long-term viability of such practices.