Dr. Paul Jose received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Yale University in 1980, and after two post-docs at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, took his first job at Loyola University Chicago. After teaching there for about 15 years, he moved to Victoria University of Wellington about 5 years ago. He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses in developmental psychology, social development, cognitive development, research methodology, and statistics. His research interests include a detailed examination of how children and adolescents cope with stressors in their lives. Current research is concerned with the role of rumination (e.g., obsessive thinking) in fostering feelings of depression. His research encompasses the effects of parenting on social adjustment and academic achievement, and cross-cultural differences and similarities in stress and coping. In addition, his interests in statistics have resulted in two web-based programmes that assist in the computation and depiction of statistical mediation and moderation.
Areas of Interest
Cross-cultural study of:; 1) stress and coping; 2) learned helplessness; 3) well-being indicators; 4) social support; 5) rumination
I also study the role of parental encouragement of young children’s acquisition of academic skills. I have a deep interest in the statistical methods of moderation and mediation too.
Jose, P. E., D'Anna, C. A., Cafasso, L. L., Bryant, F. B., Chiker, V., Gein, N., & Zhezmer, N. (1998). Stress and coping among Russian and American early adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 34, 757-769.
Huntsinger, C. S., Jose, P. E., & Larson, S. L., (1998). Do practices to Encourage Academic Competence Influence the Social Adjustment of European American and Chinese American Children? Developmental Psychology, (34), 4, 747-756.
Huntsinger, C. S., Jose, P. E., Larson, L. S., Krieg, D. B., & Shaligram, C. (2000). Mathematics, vocabulary, and reading development in Chinese American and European American children over the primary school year. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92, 745-760.
Jose, P. E., Huntsinger, C. S., Huntsinger, P. R., & Liaw, F-R. (2000). Parental values and practices relevant to preschoolers' social development in Taiwan and the U.S. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 31, 677-702.
Jose, P. E., & Huntsinger, C. S. (2005). Moderation and mediation effects of coping by Chinese American and European American adolescents. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 166, 16-43.
Jose, P. E. (2005). Adolescent stress, coping, and adjustment. In J. Low & P. E. Jose (Eds.), Lifespan development: New Zealand perspectives. Auckland: Pearson Education Limited.