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John J. Horan received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He came to Arizona State University as Director of the Counseling Psychology Program after earlier career experiences that included Jr. High Math Teacher, Juvenile Court Psychologist, and Professor at Penn State. John is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He was a Vice President of the American Educational Research Association and received three AERA awards for outstanding research. John is directing the construction of the Virtual Counseling Center at ASU on funds primarily from the National Science Foundation. As a board member of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, John created its on-line edition in 1998, and has served on the editorial boards or been a consulting reviewer for more than 20 other journals. John says he built his career on the experimental method. The first decade was spent randomly assigning participants to experimental and control treatments in order to determine if the counseling interventions had a beneficial impact. The second decade focused on the experimental construct validity of those effects. For example, did the treatments produce changes on measures of high theoretical relevance while simultaneously failing to effect changes on measures of low theoretical relevance? Now it is time to achieve a broad impact. For the past decade John has focused on developing empirically-supported counseling interventions to run on the Internet. John reports a love of pizza and a loathing of exercise. He jogs several 5-Ks each week to bring his overactive fork under control and to keep his silhouette from swelling to the size of a psychologist's ego. Running also gives him a chance to support a variety of local charities. If John has your email address, count on being hit up for a donation this year.

Publications
  • Goto, K, Horan, John Joseph. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and techniques. Encyclopedia of Counseling Psychology (2006).
  • A Tompkins-Bjorkman, John Horan. Just Think It! An academic motivation program for students, Parts 1 & 2. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • G Hackett, John Horan, M Curley, C Self. The Educational Planning Survey. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • John Horan. Conflict Management Training for High School Students. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • John Horan. On-line edition of the Career Clusters Interest Survey. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • John Horan. Relaxation training: Multiple methods. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • John Horan. The Automated Advisor. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • John Horan. The subject is me!. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • John Horan, M Curley. A multimedia library of classic careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • T Kovalski, B Nelson, John Horan, B Moore. Believe It! A career development intervention for young women. CRESMET, Arizona State University (2006).
  • A Maurico, F Dillman-Carpentier, John Horan. An experimental evaluation of an Internet-delivered conflict resolution curriculum in a secondary school setting. Journal of School Violence prevention (2005).
  • John Horan. On the Purported Primacy of States vs. Traits... and Everything Else. A Review of Motivational Styles in Everyday Life: A Guide to Reversal Theory. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy (2004).
  • R Sheehy, John Horan. The effects of stress-inoculation training for first year law students. International Journal of Stress Management (2004).
  • John Horan. Violence Prevention: The development of Internet- delivered, experimentally-evaluated, psychological-education curricula. Journal of School Violence Prevention (2002).
  • John Horan. Interactive multimedia-enhanced courseware on the Internet: Toward the development of experimentally-evaluated psychological-education curricula White Paper. KnowConflict, Ltd (2001).
  • G Clark, John Horan, T Kovalski, A Tompkins-Bjorkman, G Hackett. Interactive career counseling on the Internet. Journal of Career Assessment (2000).
  • M Dawes, John Horan, G Hackett. Effects of a career development intervention on the scientific and technical self-efficacy of young women. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (2000).
Research Activity
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 692Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 679History/Systems of Psychology
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 522Theories of Counselng/Psychoth
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CPY 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 522Theories of Counselng/Psychoth
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 690Reading and Conference
CPY 702Research Methods in Counseling
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 679History/Systems of Psychology
CPY 692Research
CPY 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 522Theories of Counselng/Psychoth
CED 591Seminar
CPY 702Research Methods in Counseling
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 690Reading and Conference
CPY 692Research
CPY 792Research
Presentations
  • Horan, John. The Virtual Counseling Center. National Science Foundation sponsored conference organized by CRESMET entitled "Competing in a ?Flat World? Economy: Getting & Keeping Arizona Students in the Math & Science They Need to Succeed," Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2006).
  • Clark, G, Horan, John. The effects of Internet-based parent education on the career development of gifted adolescent girls. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C (Aug 2000).
  • Clark, G, Horan, John, Bjorkman, A, Dannenbaum, S. Career development resources available to consumers and providers. Career Development on the Internet at the annual meeting of t he American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C (Aug 2000).
  • Sheehy, R, Horan, John. The effects of stress-inoculation training on the anxiety and academic performance of first year law students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D .C (Aug 2000).
Service
  • Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Editorial Board Member (1998 - Present)
  • Division E, American Educational Research Association, Program Committee Member (1973 - Present)