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 121 - Introduction to Psychology 1
Course Lecturer

PSYC 232 - Research Methods in Psychology
Course Coordinator


MA , PhD Yale University

Paul Jose lab

Visit Paul's research website for more information on his current research.

Research Interests

  • 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 how coping either helps or hurts the individual in this process.

Recently, my research has expanded to include issues of cross-cultural and cross-national investigations of how adolescents cope with stressors. Also I have been turning to issues of positive psychology and positive youth development, for example much of my current work focuses on savouring, happiness, and meaning in life.

At the same time, I am committed to developing innovative statistical analyses and methods that enable researchers to obtain optimal information from their data. In this vein, I have written a book on statistical mediation and moderation, and I give lectures and work shops on these and other statistical topics.


Selected Publications