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College of the Sciences

Tonya Buchanan (Shoda)

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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

Office: Psychology Bldg, Room 433
Phone: (509) 963-2399

Courses typically taught at CWU:

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

General areas of interest: Experimental psychology, social psychology, social perceptions, implicit/explicit attitudes, power, deception, affective forecasting

Selected works:

  • Buchanan, T. M., Buchanan, J. P., & Kadey, K. R. (under review). Predicting with your head, not your heart: Forecasting errors and the impact of anticipated vs. experienced elements of regret on well-being. Motivation and Emotion.
  • McConnell, A. R., Buchanan, T. M., Lloyd, E. P., & Skulborstad, H. M. (in press). Families as ingroups that provide social resources: Implications for well-being. Self and Identity.
  • Escamilla, L., Buchanan, J. P., & Buchanan, T. M. (2018, April). A top-notch streaming experience: The influence of observed videogame play on social outcomes. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Gill, J., & Buchanan, T. M. (2018, April). To punish or reward: High power frames influence deception detection. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Martinez, J., & Buchanan, T. M. (2018, April). What’s in a smile? How power influences judgments of smile authenticity. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Buchanan, T. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2017). Family as a source of support under stress: Benefits of greater breadth of family inclusion. Self and Identity, 16, 97-122.
  • McConnell, A. R., Lloyd, E. P., & Buchanan, T. M. (2016). Animals as friends: The social psychological implications of human-pet relationships. In M. Hojjat & A. Moyer (Eds.), Psychology of friendship (pp. 157-174). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • 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.

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