College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Paul S. Strand

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 1993



Contact Information:

Email: pstrand@tricity.wsu.edu
Office: Tri-Cities (Regional Campus)
Phone: (509) 372-7177


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 interests address the social skills development and school readiness of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This has led me to study, for example, how emotion knowledge and social values relate to the social development and school adjustment for children and adolescents from different cultural and national backgrounds.



Selected Publications :

Downs, A., Strand, P.S., Heinrichs, N., & Cerna, S. (2012). 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. & Lovrich, N. (2012). Transitions of truants: Community truancy board as a turning point in the lives of adolescents. Journal of Juvenile Justice.

Strand, P.S., Pula, K., Parks, C.D., & Cerna, S. (2011). Shyness-anxiousness and receptive language skills development in Spanish- and English-speaking preschoolers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, 363-368.

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.

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