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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Allison Matthews

Clinical Associate Professor

Ph.D. Washington State University, 2010

Contact Information

Email: almatthews@wsu.edu
Office: CIC 125B (Tri-Cities campus)
Phone: (509) 372-7146

Courses Taught

  • Psychology 105: Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology 210: Psychology as a Science
  • Psychology 265: Biopsychological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Psychology 311: Statistics in Psychology
  • Psychology 312: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 324: Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology 350: Social Psychology
  • Psychology 372: Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Psychology 384: Sensation and Perception
  • Psychology 466: Environmental Psychology
  • Psychology 473: Advanced Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Psychology 490: Cognition and Memory
  • Psychology 492: Psychology of Language
  • Psychology 499: Independent Study

Research Interests

  • Decision making and reasoning, including the role of working memory, the influence of affective information, impact of bias, and the use of heuristics
  • Alternatives to suspension for substance-use violations in schools
  • Student and faculty engagement and retention
  • Curriculum-embedded undergraduate research experiences
  • Misconceptions in academic settings about psychology

Washington State University