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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Jessica Fales

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Maine, 2012

Contact Information

Office: Classroom (VCLS) 208E
Phone: (360) 546-9717
Website: Adolescent Health & Wellness Lab

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 363: Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology 440: Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Psychology 470: Motivation

Research Interests

My research interests include: 1) psychosocial risk and protective factors for youth with chronic pain, 2) individual and family-based cognitive-behavioral interventions for pain and 3) the impact of persistent pain on social development and functioning in adolescence.

If you have any questions about these or related topics, please email me. I love to talk about research!

Dr. Fales will be recruiting a graduate student for Fall 2020 admission to the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.

Selected Publications

Grover, R.L., Nangle, D.W., Serwik, A. K., Fales, J., & Prenoveau, J.M. (2013). The Measure of Heterosocial Competence: Development and psychometric investigation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 457-481.

Hebert, K., Fales, J., Nangle, D.W., Papadakis, A.A., Grover, R.L. (2013). Linking social anxiety and romantic functioning: Indirect effects and the importance of peers. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 1708-1720.

Wilson, A. C., Moss, A., Palermo, T. M., & Fales, J. (2014). Parent pain history and catastrophizing are associated with pain, somatic symptoms, and pain-related disability among early adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(4), 427-437.

Fales, J. L., Essner, B. S., Palermo, T. M., & Harris, M. A. (2014). When helping hurts: Miscarried helping in families of youth with chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(4), 427-437.

Fales, J. L., Palermo, T. M., Law, E. F., & Wilson, A. C. (2014). Sleep outcomes in youth with chronic pain participating in a randomized controlled trial of online cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 12, 1-17.

Law, E. F., Fisher, E., Fales, J. L., Noel, M., & Eccleston, C. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of parent and family-based interventions for children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(8), 866-886

Fales, J. L. & Forgeron, P. (in press). The importance of friendships among adolescents with chronic pain: The next critical wave of research. Pediatric Pain Letter

Wilson, A. C. & Fales, J. L. (in press). Parenting in the context of chronic pain: A controlled study of parents with chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain

Jessica Fales

Washington State University