Paul S. Strand
Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 1993
Office: Tri-Cities (Regional Campus)
Phone: (509) 372-7177
- 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
My research is concerned primarily with the school readiness and social skills development of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This has led me to study, for example, how shyness, social values, and emotion understanding relate to social skills development and school engagement. Also of concern to me are verbal processes that emerge in cultural context and guide behavior, such as relational framing skills, social values, and religious practices.
Selected Publications :
Strand, P.S., Parks, C.D., Pula, K., & Cerna, S. (in press). Exploring the time-dependent relationship between shyness and receptive language skills development in a linguistically diverse sample of at-risk preschoolers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Downs, A., Strand, P.S., Heinrichs, N., & Cerna, S. (in press). Use of the Teacher Version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire with German, Spanish, and English Speaking Preschoolers. Early Education and Development.
Johnson, C., Wright, K., & Strand, P.S. (in press). Transitions of truants: Community truancy board as a turning point in the lives of adolescents. Journal of Juvenile Justice.
Strand, P.S. & Cerna, S. (2010). The effects of a data dissemination strategy on the letter naming and object counting skills of preschoolers attending Head Start. Journal of Behavioral Education, 19, 285-305.
Strand, P.S. (2009). Religion as schedule-induced behavior. The Behavior Analyst, 32, 191-204.
Strand, P.S., Cerna, S., Downs, A. (2008). Shyness and Emotion Processing Skills in Preschoolers: A 6-month Longitudinal Study. Infant and Child Development, 17, 109-120.