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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Cornelia Kirchhoff

Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychology Clinic Assistant Director

Ph.D. Washington State University, 2015

Contact Information

Office: Johnson Tower 364
Phone: (509) 335-3587

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 535: Personality Assessments and Diagnosis
  • Psychology 517: Clinical Skills

Research Interests

As the associate director of the Psychology Clinic, I divide my time between teaching, supervision, and administrative duties. My research activities are mostly related to temperament and personality or personality disorders, as well as cross-cultural differences. Besides teaching two classes at the graduate level and supervising students in the clinic and at CAPS, I am the assessment coordinator and oversee psychological evaluations and assessments for individual clients and our contracts. My administrative tasks in the Psychology Clinic include assessment training, supervision and coordination, community outreach, management of contracts, and coordination of clinical assistants.


Scott, W. D, Paup, S. & Kirchhoff, C. (2021). Clinical Application of Social Cognitive Theory: A Novel Personality Assessment Procedure and a Case Study of Personality Coherence. European Journal of Personality, 0 (0), 1-20.

Underwood, J., Gartstein, M.A. & Kirchhoff, C. (2020). Leveraging Python to process cross-cultural temperament interviews: A novel platform for text analysis. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 51(2), 168-181.

Kirchhoff, C., Desmarais, E.E., Putnam, S.P, & Gartstein, M.A. (2019). Similarities and differences between western cultures: Toddler temperament and parent-child interactions in the United States (US) and Germany. Infant Behavior and Development, 57.

Majdandzic, M., Kirchhoff, M.C., Räikkönen, K., Benga, O., & Ahmetoglu, E. (2018).   Integrating the Developmental Niche: Relations among Socialization Goals, Parental Ethnotheories, Daily Activities, and Parental Reactions to Temperament. In M. Gartstein & S. Putnam (Eds.), Toddler Temperament, Parents and Culture: Findings from the Joint Effort Toddler Temperament Consortium (Chapter 11). Abington, UK: Routledge

Gartstein, M, Slobodskaya, H., Kirchhoff, C., & Putman, S. (2013). Cross cultural differences in the development of behavior problems: Contributions of Infant Temperament in Russia  and U.S. International Journal of Developmental Science, 7, 95-104.