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Psychology

Dr. Wendy Williams

Associate Professor of Psychology

Director, CWU Avian Behavior Laboratory

Office: 426 Psychology Building
Phone: (509)-963-3679
E-mail: williamw@cwu.edu

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:

  • PSY 301: Learning
  • PSY 461: History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY 551: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • PSY 553: Single Subject Design

Research Interests:

  • Choice Behavior
  • Animal Behavior
  • Human Perception and Cognition
  • General Experimental Psychology

Selected works:

  • Williams, W. A., & Ortega, D. (2015, April). Transforming lifelong support for adults with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented to the 95th Western Psychological Association Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Williams, W. A., Gulseth, J., & Pearsall, C. (2015, April). Moving toward punishment free toilet training for children with autism. Paper presented to the 95th Western Psychological Association Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Adzanku, S., Street. E., Williams, W. A., & Stein, S. (2014, May). Contingency contracting to increase home-based physical therapy exercise adherence. Paper presented to the 40th Association for Behavior Analysis International Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Hershbarger, G., & Williams, W. A. (2014, May).  Use of timeout as treatment for aggression: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Hulslander, D., Williams. W. A., Stein, S., & Loverro, I. (2014, April). Emotional regulation strategy effects on recognition memory.  Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Pearsall, C., Williams, W. A., Gulseth, J., Street, E. M., & Greenwald, R. (2013, May).  Punishment-free toilet training for children with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Halstrom, L., Williams, W. A., Loverro, I. J., & Stein, S. (2012, April). The impostor phenomenon: Personality factors, gender, and performance variables. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Craig, E. M., Williams, W. A., Loverro, I. J., & Stein, S. (2012, April). Female university students' oral-genital behavior and sexual assertiveness. 
 Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dike, A., Williams, W. A., Loverro, I. J., & Stahleski, A.  (2012, April). Paraphilias: Behavior, acceptability and the Internet. 
 Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.