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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Arthur Blume


Ph.D. University of Washington, 2001

Contact Information

Office: VCLS 208L (Vancouver Campus)
Phone: (360) 546-9414
Fax: (360) 546-9038


Classes Taught

  • Psychology 110: Introduction to Addiction Studies
  • Psychology 342: Assessment and Treatment of Dual Diagnosis
  • Psychology 403: Cultural Issues in Psychology
  • Psychology 442: Advanced Addiction Treatment Techniques
  • Psychology 445: Practicum
  • Psychology 468: Addictive Behavior Across the Demographic Spectrum
  • Psychology 496: Internship
  • Psychology 498: Research Participation

Research Interest

I am an American Indian scholar with extensive experience researching addictive behaviors and alcohol use interventions among ethnic minority populations, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, and among college students. Most of my research during the last 15 years has been toward the advancement of understanding and effectively intervening upon addictive behaviors among racial and ethnic minorities in culturally appropriate ways. My work has examined and advanced our understanding of the use of assessment and interventions within these communities using rigorous Community Based Participatory Methods. Current collaborations are being carried out with Native Americans in Alaska and Montana. In addition, other recent scholarship has focused on issues related to university climate for diverse students, including studies of microaggressions on campuses and concerning methods for diversifying the faculty.

Selected Publications

Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology, Volumes 1-3. Blume, A. W., Series Ed. (2017). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Praeger Publishing.

Blume, A. W., & Schmaling, K. B. (2016). The privilege and burden of peer review. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 147-150.

Blume, A. W. (2016). Advances in substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment among racial, ethnic, and sexual minority populations. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 38, 47-54. (official journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Schmaling, K. B., Trevino, A. Y., Lind, J. R., Blume, A. W., & Baker, D. L. (2015). Diversity statements: How faculty applicants address diversity. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 8, 213-224.

Skewes, M. C., & Blume, A. W. (2015). Ethnic identity, drinking motives, and alcohol consequences among Alaska Native and non-Native college students. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 14, 12-28.

Blume, A. W., Lovato, L. V., Thyken, B. N., & Denny, N. (2012). The relationship of microaggressions with alcohol use and anxiety among ethnic minority college students in a historically White institution. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 45-54.

Blume, A. W. (2005). Treating drug problems. Treating Addictions Series, Vol. 1. R. H. Coombs & W. A. Howatt, Series Eds. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.