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Psychology Department
Phone: 509-963-2381
Email: psychology@cwu.edu

Wendy Williams

Associate Professor of Psychology

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


Courses typically taught at CWU:

  • PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 301 - Learning
  • PSY 303 - Analysis of Everyday Behavior
  • PSY 461 - History and Systems of Psychology

General areas of interest: General experimental psychology-human cognition including: determinants of eyewitness credibility, self-recognition effects on memory, facial expression effects on memory and on food rejection, adjustment issues for students with disabilities, gender typing of cis- and transgender individuals.

Selected works:

  • Williams, W. A. (2019). B. F. Skinner. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior, Springer International Publishing.
  • Williams, W. A. (2019). Innate behaviors. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior, Springer International Publishing.
  • Williams, W. A. (2019). Partial reinforcement extinction effects. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior, Springer International Publishing.
  • Williams, W. A. (2019). Releaser mechanisms. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior, Springer International Publishing.
  • Williams, W. A. (2018). Instrumental conditioning. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior, Springer International Publishing.
  • Ankrom, A., Green, A., Williams, W. A., Stein, S., & Loverro, I. (2018, April). Male or female, cis or trans: Facial configuration effects on gender-based identification. Poster presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Broyan, V., & Williams, W. A. (2017, April). Local and distant color-based distractor effects on a Stroop color-word task. Paper presented to the Western Regional Honors Council Conference, Ashland, OR.
  • Williams, W. A., Gulseth, J., & Pearsall, C. (2015, April). Moving toward punishment free toilet training for children with autism. Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

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