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Psychology

Rich Marsicano

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
M.Ed., School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
M.A., Community Counseling, Arcadia University
B.A., Psychology, Arcadia University

Office: Psychology Bldg, Room 424
Phone: (509) 963-2686
Email: RMarsicano@cwu.edu


Courses typically taught at CWU:

  • PSY 346 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 453 - Theories of Personality
  • PSY 489 - Senior Assessment
  • PSY 556 - Academic Assessment
  • PSY 557 - Behavioral Interventions
  • PSY 559 - Advanced Educational Psychology
  • PSY 575 - School Based Interventions

General areas of interest: Academic and behavioral interventions, intervention adherence, performance feedback, and response to intervention

Selected works:

  • Wahl, E., Hawkins, R. O., Haydon, T., Marsicano, R., & Morrison J. Q. (2016). Comparing versions of the good behavior game: Can a positive spin enhance effectiveness? Behavior Modification, 40, 493-517.
  • McKinley, L., & Marsicano, R. T. (2016, May). Increasing teachers’ intervention adherence through a multi-tiered system of support. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bogue, H, Marrs, H., & Marsicano, R. T. (2015, October). Report writing in the intervention age: Theme based and question based psychoeducational reports. Paper presentation at the Washington State Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Spokane, WA.
  • Marsicano, R. T., Morrison, J. Q., Moomaw, S. C., Fite, N. M., & Kluesener, C. M. (2015). Increasing math milieu teaching by varying levels of consultation support: An example of analyzing intervention strength. Journal of Behavioral Education, 24, 112-132.
  • Hawkins, R. O., Marsicano, R., Schmitt, A. J., McCallum, E., & Musti-Rao, S. (2015). Comparing the efficiency of repeated reading and listening-while-reading to improve reading fluency and comprehension. Education and Treatment of Children, 38, 49-70.
  • Haydon, T., Marsicano, R., & Scott, T. M. (2013). A comparison of choral and individual responding: A review of the literature. Preventing School Failure, 57, 181-188.
  • Marsicano, R. T. (2012). Evidencing efficacy in graduate-level supervisory practices.  From Science to Practice, 5, 40-43.
  • Marsicano, R. T., Barnett, D., & Crothers, M. (2012, February). Increasing compliance and positive peer interactions in a preschool classroom. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Hawkins, R. O., Marsicano, R. T., Shier, A., & McCallum, E. (2011, February). Supporting teacher implementation of math interventions for students with ED. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Marsicano, R. T., & Shier, A. (2010). Punishment - a brief analysis. ABA India Newsletter, 1, 3.

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