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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 assistant director of the Psychology Clinic, I divide my time between teaching, supervision, and administrative duties and to a minor extend on research. I teach two classes at the graduate level, supervise students in the clinic, and oversee psychological evaluations for DSHS and ADHD/LD assessment. My administrative tasks in the Psychology Clinic include several areas such as client contacts, oversight of assessments and testing materials, community outreach, management of contracts, overseeing budget, and coordination with office manager. My research interest is related to cross-cultural differences, temperament, and personality measures.


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.



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