Roger Van Horn
  • Position: Experimental Faculty, Psi Chi Advisor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Address: Sloan Hall 205, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
  • Email:
  • Phone: (989) 774-3001​


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.

Research Interest:

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.

Recent Research:

Kazemi, D. M., Wagenfeld, M., Van Horn, K. R., Levine, M.J., & Dmochowski, J.  (2011).  Binge drinking among underage college students:  Role of impulsivity and the Transtheoretical Model.  Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22(4), 193-199.  doi:10.3109/10884602.2011.616605

Cho, Y., Otani, H., Han, K., & Van Horn, K. R.  (2010).  Cultural differences in asymmetric beliefs of interpersonal knowledge in vertical and horizontal relationships.  Journal of General Psychology. 137(4), 343-361.  doi: 10.1080/00221309.2010.499396

Launey, K. B, Carroll, J., and 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.