College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Paul Kwon

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1996

Contact Information:

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


Personal Web Page

Classes Taught:

  • Psychology 350: Social Psychology
  • Psychology 546: Counseling Services Practicum
  • Psychology 552: Diversity Issues in Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Resilience and vulnerability to stress
  • Resilience in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals
  • Diversity Issues
  • Integration of cognitive and psychodynamic perspectives

See Personal Web Page for more information.

Selected Publications:

Kwon, P. (in press). Resilience in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Personality and Social Psychology Review.

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.

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. (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.

Olson, M. L., & Kwon, P. (2008). Brooding perfectionism: Refining the roles of rumination and perfectionism in the etiology of depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 788-802.

Kwon, P. (2002). Hope, defense mechanisms, and adjustment: Implications for false hope and defensive hopelessness. Journal of Personality, 70, 63-87.

Kwon, P., & Lemon, K. (2000). Attributional style and defense mechanisms: A synthesis of cognitive and psychodynamic factors in depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56, 723-735.

   Paul Kwon
Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4820, 509-335-2631, Contact Us