Roger Van Horn received his Ph.D. in Experimental Child Psychology from Iowa State University in 1969. He came to Central Michigan University in 1971 after two years as an instructional design researcher in an educational research laboratory in Los Angeles.
Dr. Van Horn's research takes a multicultural approach to studying cognitive and social development from late childhood through adolescence. His primary interest is in assessing the impact of cultural values and traditions on social-cognitive development. The main developmental processes he studies include: social skills; social support characteristics in close interpersonal relationships; strategies for resolving interpersonal conflict situations; and personal problem-solving styles. He is currently conducting research projects in Brazil and Japan.
Cho, Y., Otani, H., Han, K., & Van Horn, K. R. (in press). Cultural differences in asymmetric beliefs of interpersonal knowledge in vertical and horizontal relationships. Journal of General Psychology.
Kazemi, D. M., Wagenfeld, M., Van Horn, K. R., & Blume, A. W. (in press). Binge drinking among underage college students: Role of impulsivity and the Transtheoretical Model. Journal of Addictions Nursing.
Launey, K. B, Carroll, J., & Van Horn, K. R. (2007). Concurrent validity of the WISC-IV in eligibility decisions for students with educable mental disabilities. Psychological Reports, 100, 1165-1170.
Hechanova-Alampay, R., Beehr, T. A., Christiansen, N. D., & Van Horn, K. R. (2002). Adjustment and strain among domestic and international student sojourners: A longitudinal study. School Psychology International, 23, 458-474.
Marques, J.C., & Van Horn, K. R. (2002). Relacoes interpessoais em pre-adolescentes, adolescents e universitarios brasileiros: Um estudo transcultural. Psico, 33, 245-272.
Van Horn, K.R., & Tamase, K., & Hagiwara, K. (2001). Teachers’ expectations of high school students’ social skills in Japan. Psychologia, 44, 250-258.
Hechanova-Alampay, R, Beehr, T. A., Christiansen, N. D., & Van Horn, K. R. (2002). Adjustment and strain among domestic and international student sojourners: A longitudinal study. School Psychology International, 23, 458-474.
Van Horn, K.R, & Marques, J.C. (2000). Interpersonal relationships in Brazilian preadolescents, adolescents, and college students. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 24, 199-203.
Van Horn, K. R., Garian, K. R., Feijó, M., & Souza, E. Z. (1999). Cultural attitudes and everyday activities in Brazilian and U.S. college students. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 33, 173-190.