School of Psychology

Prof Paul Jose

School of Psychology

Phone: 04 463 6035
Location: Room 515, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof Paul Jose

Teaching in 2016

PSYC 232 - Research Methods in Psychology
Course Coordinator


MA , PhD Yale University

Research Interests

Visit Paul's research website.

  • social development,
  • adolescent stress and coping,
  • family dynamics and their effects on adolescents,
  • cross-cultural research on social development
  • positive psychology
  • statistical mediation and moderation

Historically I have been interested in how children and adolescents cope with the problems in their lives. I assess stress, coping, and adjustment and examine their interrelationships at one point in time or longitudinally. Recent research has expanded to include issues of cross-cultural and cross-national investigations of how adolescents cope with stressors. Recently I have been turning to issues of positive psychology and positive youth development. Much of my current work focuses on savouring and happiness. I also have a strong interest in methodological issues in general, and statistical moderation and mediation in particular.


Statistical Programmes

Mediation and Moderation

I have created two programmes which are designed to assist people computing mediation and/or moderation. Below are three links. The first one will take you to the introduction on these two statistical techniques as well as an example of each. The second and third links will take you to ModGraph or MedGraph, where you can actually use my programmes to assist you in making sense out of your data. Try them out. I hope that they will be of assistance to you. Write to me if you have further questions or problems with these programmes or documents.


Selected Publications