Stephen G West


Psychology, Arizona State University

Professor, Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Stephen G. West is currently Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University (ASU). He also served for 15 years as co-principal investigator of the National Institute of Mental Health funded Preventive Intervention Research Center at ASU. He received his B.A. at Cornell University and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. He was assistant to associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University and has held visiting faculty positions at Duke University, UCLA, University of Heidelberg (Germany), University of Kiel (Germany), University of Texas at Austin,  University of Wisconsin, Madison, and in the Spring of 2007 at UCLA and the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He is currently editor of Psychological Methods, past editor of Journal of Personality, past associate editor of Evaluation Review,  and was co-editor of Evaluation Studies Review Annual (Vol. 4). He is the co-author or co-editor of 12 books and edited volumes including A primer of social psychological theories (1980), Psychotherapy and behavior change; Social, methodological, and cultural perspectives (1987), Multiple Regression: Testing and Interpreting Interactions (1991), The Science of Prevention (1997), Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences (3rd Ed., 2003). He is a fellow of Divisions 5 (evaluation, measurement, and statistics) and 27 (society for community research and action) of the American Psychological Association. He received the Henry A. Murray award from Division 8 of the American Psychological Association for lifetime contributions to the study of lives in 2000. He received the outstanding graduate faculty mentor of the year award from Arizona State University in 1997 and the Jacob Cohen award for distinguished contributions to teaching and mentoring from Division 5 (evaluation, measurement, and statistics) of the American Psychological Association in 2006. His interests in research  methodology are in field research methods, structural equation modeling, multiple regression analysis, longitudinal data analysis, mediational analysis, and statistical graphics and exploratory data analysis. His substantive research interests include personality research (especially consistency across situations and over time) and prevention-related issues in health and mental health.

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