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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 justice, emotion/affective forecasting, nudges/default options, implicit/explicit attitudes

Selected works:

  • Buchanan, T. M., Buchanan, J. P., & Kadey, K. R. (in press). 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. (2019). Families as ingroups that provide social resources: Implications for well-being. Self and Identity 18, 306-330.
  • Gill, J., & Buchanan, T. M. (2018, April). To punish or reward: High power frames influence deception detection. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chicago, IL.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shoda, T. M., McConnell, A. R., & Rydell, R. J. (2014). Implicit consistency processes in social cognition: Attitudinal ambivalence across systems of evaluation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 135-146.
  • Shoda, T. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2013). Interpersonal sensitivity and self-knowledge: Those chronic for trustworthiness are more accurate at detecting it in others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 440-443.
  • McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., & Martin, C. E. (2011). Friends with benefits: On the positive consequences of pet ownership. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1239-1252.

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