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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Paul Kwon


Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1996

Contact Information

Office: Johnson Tower 214
Phone: (509) 335-4633
Website: Resilience Lab

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 350: Social Psychology
  • Psychology 440: Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Psychology 546: Counseling Services Practicum
  • Psychology 552: Diversity Issues in Psychology

I maintain a part-time private practice in order to contribute to the community and to inform my clinical supervision and teaching. I have provided clinical supervision throughout my career, and currently supervise the beginning practicum sequence for Clinical Ph.D. students.

Research Interests

  • Resilience to stress, particularly among LGBT and ethnic minority persons

See lab page for more information.

Dr. Kwon will be recruiting a graduate student for Fall 2019 admission to the Clinical Psychology PhD Program.

Recent publications

Hobaica, S.*, & Kwon, P. (in press). “This is how you hetero:” Sexual minorities in heteronormative sex education. American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Tse, J.*, Kwon, P., & Faust, E.* (in press). Extraversion as a moderator of resilience factors in lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.

Tse, J.*, & Kwon, P. (2017). Extraversion as a moderator for resilience factors among gay men. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 21, 115-131.

Huffaker, L.*, & Kwon, P. (2016). A comprehensive approach to sexual and transgender prejudice. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 28, 195-213.

Kwon, P., Birrueta, M.†, Faust, E.*, & Brown, E. R.* (2015). The role of hope in preventive interventions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9, 696-704.

Eichner, K. V.*, Kwon, P., & Marcus, D. K. (2014). Optimists or optimistic? A taxometric study of optimism. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1056-1061.

Marcus, D. K., Sawaqdeh, A.*, & Kwon, P. (2014). The latent structure of generalized anxiety disorder in midlife adults. Psychiatry Research, 215, 366-371.

Chang, E. C., & Kwon, P. (2014). Introduction to a special issue on psychopathology in Asians and the DSM-5. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 7, 66-67.

Kwon, P. (2013). Resilience in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 371-383.

Hurley, D. B.*, & Kwon, P. (2013). Savoring helps most when you have little: Interaction between savoring the moment and uplifts on positive affect and satisfaction with life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1261-1271.

Hurley, D. B.*, & Kwon, P. (2012). Results of a study to increase savoring the moment: Differential impact on positive and negative outcomes. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 579-588.

Kwon, P., & Hugelshofer, D. S.* (2012). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual speaker panels lead to attitude change among heterosexual college students. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 24, 62-79.

Kwon, P., & Hugelshofer, D. S.* (2010). The protective role of hope for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals facing a hostile workplace climate. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 14, 3-18.

* indicates graduate student co-author

† indicates undergraduate student co-author

Complete list of publications

Washington State University