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Psychology

Dr. Tonya Buchanan


Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology Emphasis, Miami University
M.A., Psychology​ with a Social Psychology Emphasis, Miami University
B.S.,Psychology, Arizona State University

 

Office: Psychology Building Room 433
Phone: (509) 963-2399
Email: tbuchanan@cwu.edu

Courses Typically Taught at CWU

  • PSY 300 Research Methods
  • PSY 346 Social Psychology
  • PSY 362 Introductory Statistics
  • PSY 363 Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods
  • PSY 505 Professional Development in Experimental Psychology

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal effects of power.
  • The ability to detect deception
  • Perceptions of important social groups (e.g., family).
  • Consequences of implicit and explicit attitude discrepancies.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Publications

  • Shoda, T. M., McConnell, A. R., & Rydell, R. J. (2014). Having explicit-implicit evaluation discrepancies triggers race-based motivated reasoning. Social Cognition, 32, 190-202.
  • Shoda, T. M., McConnell, A. R., & Rydell, R. J. (2014). Implicit consistency processes in social cognition: Attitudinal ambivalence across systems of evaluation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 135-146.
  • Shoda, T. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2013). Interpersonal sensitivity and self-knowledge: Those chronic for trustworthiness are more accurate at detecting it in others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 440-443.
  • McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., & Shoda, T. M. (2013). The social cognition of the self. In D. E. Carlston (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of social cognition (pp. 497-516). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • McConnell, A. R., Shoda, T. M., & Skulborstad, H. M. (2012). The self as a collection of multiple self-aspects: Structure, development, operation, and implications. Social Cognition, 30, 380-395.
  • McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., & Martin, C. E. (2011). Friends with benefits: On the positive consequences of pet ownership. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1239-1252.

Conference presentations

  • McConnell, A. R., Shoda, T. M., Lloyd, E. P., & Hugenberg, K. (2015, February). The self and deception detection: The moderating effects of chronicity and race-based motivations. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
  • Shoda, T. M., Kunstman, J. W., Saba, V., Williamson, K. (2014, February). Where’s the power in power?  Frames of resource control influence power’s effect on behavior and cognition. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
  • McConnell, A. R., Shoda, T. M., & Skulborstad, H. M. (2014, February). Perceptions of family: Factors that predict viewing pets as family members. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

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