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Barbara Tinsley

Barbara.Tinsley@asu.edu

Retired Faculty or Staff
Arizona State University
WEST

(602)543-6940

Bio

Barbara J. Tinsley is a professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and holds affiliate appointments in ASU’s Graduate College, Department of Psychology, and the School of Social and Family Dynamics.  She received her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Illinois in 1984. She joined the faculty at ASU’s West campus in 2005 after 15 years at the University of California-Riverside, where she was a professor of psychology and chair of the university’s Program of Human Development. Dr. Tinsley’s research interests are focused on child health socialization in the context of culture, family-child interaction, adolescent risk behavior; child obesity in Latinos, HIV/AIDS risk behavior in adolescence, and pediatrician-parent communication.  For the past five years, she has been engaged in research on how parents define supervision of their preschool children in Mexican American and non-Latino white families, including ethnographic research in community parks where parents bring their children to play.  In her laboratory at the West campus, Dr. Tinsley brings together families with children ages 9-11 to observe parents in conversation with their children about how to assess risk and stay safe.  During the past two years, she and her research team have done field work during the evacuations of families for wildfires in San Diego (CA), and the recovery of families immediately after severe tornados in Tennessee. Dr. Tinsley is widely published and is the author of “How Children Learn to be Healthy” (Cambridge University Press, 2003). 

Courses

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PSY 341 Developmental Psychology

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PSY 341 Developmental Psychology

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PSY 341 Developmental Psychology
PSY 593 Applied Project

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 341 Developmental Psychology
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 592 Research
PSY 598 Special Topics
PSY 599 Thesis

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 341 Developmental Psychology
PSY 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 341 Developmental Psychology

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 341 Developmental Psychology
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PSY 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PSY 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 341 Developmental Psychology

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Miller, P.A., Roberts, N.A., Zamora, A.D., Weber, D., Burleson, M., Robles-Sotelo, E., & Tinsley, B. Families coping with natural disasters: Lessons from wildfires and tornadoes. Journal of Qualitative Research in Psychology (2012).

  2. Tinsley, B.. How grandparents can enrich your children’s lives. Pathways.org (2011).

  3. Book chapter: Tinsley, B., & Burleson, M.. Childhood health and chronic illness. Handbook of Health Psychology. Oxford University Press (2011).

  4. Ishii.-Kuntz M., Gomel, J.N., Tinsley, B.J., & Parke, R.D.. Economic hardship and adaptation among Asian families.. Journal of Family Issues (2010).

  5. Charlotte Markey, Andrea Ericksen, Barbara Tinsley, Alan Kwasman. Familial Influences on pubertal development among Mexican American and Euro American preadolescent girls. Adolescent and Family Health (2009).

  6. Otsuki, Michiko; Tinsley, Barbara J.; Chao, Ruth K.; Unger, Jennifer B. An ecological perspective on smoking among Asian American college students: The roles of social smoking and smoking motives.. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (APA) (2009).

  7. Otsuki, M., Tinsley, B.J., Chao, R., & Unger, J.. An Ecological Perspective on Smoking Among Asian American College Students: The Roles of Social Smoking and Smoking Motives. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (2008).

  8. C Markey, A Ericksen, P Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Personality and Family Determinants of Preadolescents' Participation in Health-Compromising and Health-Promoting Behaviors. Adolescent & Family Health (2006).

  9. Charlotte Markey, Patrick Markey, Andrea Ericksen, Barbara Tinsley. Children's Behavioral Patterns, The Five-Factor Model of Personality, and Risk Behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences (2006).

  10. P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Children's behavioral manifestations of the Five-Factor Model of personality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2006).

  11. Otsuki, M, Riekert, K, Nguyen, D, Tinsley, Barbara. A Daily Process Model of Cigarette Use in Social Contexts Among Asian American College Smokers. P (2006).

  12. P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Applying the interpersonal circumplex to children's behavior: Parent-child interactions and risk behaviors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2005).

  13. A Ericksen, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Familial influences on Mexican American and Euro- American preadolescent boys' and girls' body dissatisfaction. Eating Behavior (2004).

  14. A Kwasman, Barbara Tinsley, S Thompson. School nurses' attitudes about ADD and the Physician-school interface. Journal of School Nursing (2004).

  15. Barbara Tinsley, N Lees, E Sumartojo. Child and adolescent HIV Risk: Familial and cultural perspectives. Journal of Family Psychology (2004).

  16. P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Children's behavioral manifestations of the five-factor model of personality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2004).

  17. P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Personality, puberty, and preadolescent girls' risk behaviors: Examining the predictive value of the five-factor model of personality. Journal of Research in Personality (2004).

  18. C Markey, Barbara Tinsley, A Ericksen, D Ozer. Preadolescents' perceptions of females' body size and shape: Evolutionary and social learning perspectives. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2003).

  19. Tinsley, Barbara J. How children learn to be healthy. Cambridge University Press (2003).

  20. C Markey, A Ericksen, P Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Personality and family determinants of preadolescents' participation in health-compromising and health-promoting behaviors. Adolescent & Family Health (2002).

  21. P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley, A Ericksen. A preliminary validation of preadolescents' self-reports using the five-factor model of personality. Journal of Research in Personality (2002).

  22. Book chapter: Handbook of parenting. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2002).

  23. Barbara Tinsley, E Rosen. Issues in the use of psychological testing in custody evaluations. Family Law Monthly (2001).

  24. Book chapter: Dynamics of parenting. Cambridge University Press (2001).

  25. N Lees, Barbara Tinsley. Maternal socialization of children's health behavior: The role of maternal affect and teaching strategies. Merrill Palmer Quarterly (2000).

  26. John Pugliese, Barbara Tinsley. Parental Socialization of Child and Adolescent Physical Activity: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Family Psychology (APA)

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Tinsley,Barbara J * , Tinsley,Barbara J * , . Cultural Models of Supervision-Interdisciplinary Sciences. UC RIVERSIDE (4/1/2007 - 11/30/2010).

* principal investigator

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