Humboldt State University

Department of Psychology

Bullying, depression, and self-harm in middle school students

Title: Bullying, depression, and self-harm in middle school students   

Speaker: William Reynolds, Ph.D.

Bio:  Dr. Reynolds received his Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in School psychology and minors in clinical psychology and special education from the University of Oregon. Before coming to HSU, he taught as a professor in the Educational Psychology Departments at both the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the director of the School Psychology graduate program at the university of Wisconsin for several years. In addition to publishing his research and measures in the top journals in his field he has also sat on the editorial boards of top journals like the journal of consulting and clinical psychology, the journal of Clinical psychology, and the journal of School psychology. His incredible work has lead to him receiving the American Psychological Association, School Psychology division’s Senior Scientist Award to recognize his contribution to the field.

Research: He is well known in academia and here at HSU for his work in psychometrics and has published measures of a variety of constructs including measures of depression in children, adolescents, and adults, suicidal ideation in adolescents and adults, psychological adjustment in adolescents, bullying, and bully-victimization among others. In addition to his work with psychometrics, he has recently been studying bully-victimization and the internalizing and externalizing outcomes related to bully-victimization. Even more recently he has been doing research on self-harm in children and adolescents.