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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Paul S. Strand

Professor

Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 1993

Contact Information

Email: pstrand@wsu.edu
Office: CIC 125S (Tri-Cities Campus)
Phone: (509) 372-7177
Website: Researchgate

Classes Taught

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Principles of Development
  • Behavior disorders of childhood and adolescence
  • Behavioral decision theory
  • Undergraduate Practicum
  • Special topics: The Evolving Self
  • Special topics: ADHD and Conduct Disorders

Research Interests

My research is concerned with the social skills development and school readiness of children and youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Also of concern to me are verbal processes that emerge in cultural context and guide behavior, such as emotion knowledge and social values. With respect to applications, we seek to investigate and identify assessment-intervention frameworks that improve outcomes for children in school settings.

Selected Publications

Strand, P.S., Gotch, C., French, B.F., & Beaver, J. (Online preprint). Factor structure and invariance of an adolescent risks and needs assessment. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191117706021

Strand, P.S., & Downs, A. (2018). The social values development of preschoolers: An investigation of the joint impact hypothesis. Developmental Psychology, 54(6), 1063-1071.

Iverson, A., French, B., Strand, P.S., & McCurley, C. (2018). Understanding school truancy: Risk-need latent profiles of adolescents. Assessment, 25, 978-987.

Beecher, C., Strand, P., & French, B.F. (2018). Investigation of the Development of Pre-Academic Skills for Preschoolers in Head Start. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 23, 230-249.

Downs, A. & Strand, P.S. (2018). A longitudinal study of social-emotional development in a multicultural preschool setting. SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Strand, P. S., Downs, A., & Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2016). Does facial expression recognition provide a toehold for the development of emotion understanding? Developmental Psychology, 52, 1182-1191.

Strand, P.S., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Piedra, M.A., & Downs, A. (2015). Exploring the bi-directionality of emotion understanding and preschooler classroom behavior: A latent variable analysis. Social Development, 24, 579-600.

Strand, P.S., Pula, K., & Downs, A. (2015). Social values and preschool behavioral adjustment: A comparative investigation of Latino and European American preschool children. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 400-408.

 

Paul Strand

Washington State University