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Psychology

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
  • PSY 553 - Single Subject Design

General areas of interest: General experimental psychology: human cognition, facial expression effects on memory and food rejection, human perception and the Stroop Effect, social psychology, eyewitness credibility, LGBT issues.

Selected works:

  • Williams, W. A. (2018). Instrumental conditioning. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior, Springer International Publishing. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1114-1
  • 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, WA.
  • Williams, W. A., & Ortega, D. (2015, April). Transforming lifelong support for adults with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 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.
  • Adzanku, S., Street. E., Williams, W. A., & Stein, S. (2014, May). Contingency contracting to increase home-based physical therapy exercise adherence. Paper presented to the 40th Association for Behavior Analysis International Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Hershbarger, G., & Williams, W. A. (2014, May).  Use of timeout as treatment for aggression: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Hulslander, D., Williams. W. A., Stein, S., & Loverro, I. (2014, April). Emotional regulation strategy effects on recognition memory.  Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Pearsall, C., Williams, W. A., Gulseth, J., Street, E. M., & Greenwald, R. (2013, May).  Punishment-free toilet training for children with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

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