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Psychology

Ms. Cristina Bistricean

Lecturer of Psychology

M.S. Experimental Psychology, Applied Behavioral Analysis Emphasis, Central Washington University
B.S. Psychology, Boise State University, Boise, ID
 
Office: Psychology Building Room 460

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:

  • PSY 205 Psychology of Adjustment
  • PSY 300 Research Methods
  • PSY 314 Human Development and the Learner
  • PSY 346 Social Psychology
  • PSY 447 Psychology of Adjustment
  • PSY 449 Abnormal Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Behavior in Rehab and Nursing Facilities
  • High-Functioning Autism (Post-Secondary Education and Adulthood)
  • Anxiety (Coping Techniques and Treatment)
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Transitional Periods (Life Stages)
  • Lay Beliefs (Mental Illness)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Selected Works:

  • Jackle, S. A., Bistricean, C., & Gabriel, K. I. (2013, May). Evaluating the environment on a university campus towards students with learning disabilities. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Symposium on University Research and Creative Expressions, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
  • Enselman, D., Bistricean, C., & Gabriel, K. I. (2013, May). Needs assessment in individuals with asperger’s in a post-secondary environment. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Symposium on University Research and Creative Expressions, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
  • Bistricean, C., Jackle, S. A., & Gabriel, K. I. (2013, April). University undergraduate’s understanding of autism. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.
  • Bistricean, C., Jackle, S. A., & Gabriel, K. I. (2013, April). Perceptions of Asperger’s syndrome in university undergraduates. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada.
  • Enselman, D., Bistricean, C., & Gabriel, K. I. (2013, April). Needs assessment in individuals with Asperger’s in a post-secondary environment. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada.
  • Jackle, S. A., Bistricean, C., & Gabriel, K. I. (2013, April). Evaluating the environment on a university campus towards students with learning disabilities. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada.
  • Jackle, S. A., Bistricean, C., & Gabriel K. I. (2012, May). Perceptions of students with learning disabilities on a university campus. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Symposium on University Research and Creative Expressions, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
  • Bistricean, C. (2011, May). Control techniques of intrusive thoughts after the death of a loved one. Verbal session presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Salt Lake City, NV.
  • Bistricean, C. (2010, March). Gossip survival not specific to gender. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, Boise, ID.

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