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Barbara Tinsley

Biography

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). 

Publications
  • 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).
  • Tinsley, B. How grandparents can enrich your children’s lives. Pathways.org (2011).
  • Tinsley, B., & Burleson, M. Childhood health and chronic illness. Handbook of Health Psychology (2011).
  • Ishii.-Kuntz M., Gomel, J.N., Tinsley, B.J., & Parke, R.D. Economic hardship and adaptation among Asian families. Journal of Family Issues (2010).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Children's behavioral manifestations of the Five-Factor Model of personality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2006).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • A Ericksen, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Familial influences on Mexican American and Euro- American preadolescent boys' and girls' body dissatisfaction. Eating Behavior (2004).
  • A Kwasman, Barbara Tinsley, S Thompson. School nurses' attitudes about ADD and the Physician-school interface. Journal of School Nursing (2004).
  • Barbara Tinsley, N Lees, E Sumartojo. Child and adolescent HIV Risk: Familial and cultural perspectives. Journal of Family Psychology (2004).
  • P Markey, C Markey, Barbara Tinsley. Children's behavioral manifestations of the five-factor model of personality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2004).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Tinsley, Barbara J. How children learn to be healthy. (2003).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • . . Handbook of parenting (2002).
  • Barbara Tinsley, E Rosen. Issues in the use of psychological testing in custody evaluations. Family Law Monthly (2001).
  • . . Dynamics of parenting (2001).
  • N Lees, Barbara Tinsley. Maternal socialization of children's health behavior: The role of maternal affect and teaching strategies. Merrill Palmer Quarterly (2000).
  • John Pugliese, Barbara Tinsley. Parental Socialization of Child and Adolescent Physical Activity: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Family Psychology (APA) (0).
Research Activity
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 341Developmental Psychology
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 341Developmental Psychology
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 341Developmental Psychology
PSY 593Applied Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 341Developmental Psychology
PGS 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 598Special Topics
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 341Developmental Psychology
PSY 592Research
PSY 599Thesis
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 341Developmental Psychology
Presentations
  • Burk, E.T., Zamora, A., & Tinsley, B. Mother-child conversations about susceptibility to influenza: Maternal beliefs and emotional engagement. IARR Conference on Health, Emotion, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ (Oct 2011).
  • Burk, E., Zamora, A., & Tinsley, B. (March, 2011). . Paper presented at the. Parenting Style and Child Risk Socialization: Effect. on Children’s Risk Attitudes. Growing Stronger Families through Communication Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Mar 2011).
  • Angela D. Zamora Paul A. Miller Nicole A. Roberts Mary Burleson Barbara J Tinsley Dana J. Weber John A. Pugliese Angelique M. Bernal. Parents’ Socialization of Child Coping during Natural Disasters: Similarities and Differences Across Wildfires and Tornados. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting (Apr 2009).
  • Otsuki, M, Riekert, K, Nguyen, D, Tinsley, Barbara. A Daily Process Model of Cigarette Use in Social Contexts Among Asian American College Smokers. Society of Behavioral Medicine (Mar 2006).
  • Otsuki, M, Tinsley, Barbara, Kennedy, C, Chao, C. Psychosocial Predictors of Substance Use among Asian American College Students. American Psychological Association (Jul 2005).
  • Pugliese, J, Tinsley, Barbara, Torbert, D, Aque, C, Fairborn, S, Fairborn, S. Parental influence on child and adolescent physical activity: A meta-analysis. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2005).
  • Zamora, A, Tinsley, Barbara, Pillado, O, Pugliese, J, Aque, C. Adolescents' STD Knowledge & Protective Behavior: Influence of School Achievement, Source of Information & Perceived Vulnerability. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2005).
  • Otsuki, M, Pillado, P, Tinsley, Barbara, Markey, C, Pugliese, J, Zamora, A. Preadolescent Substance Use: Ethnicity, Perceived Competencies, and Parental Monitoring. American Psychological Association (Aug 2004).
  • Otsuki, M, Tinsley, Barbara, Kennedy, C, Cheng, J, Chao, C, Genna, V, Dawson, M, Laya, L. Asian American college students' smoking behavior: Expectancies and friends' smoking. Asian American Psychological Association (Jul 2004).
  • Markey, C, Markey, P, Ericksen, A, Tinsley, Barbara. Early Adolescents' Interpersonal Behaviors, Personalities, and Participation in Risk Behaviors. Society for Research in Adolescence (Mar 2004).
  • Markey, P, Markey, C, Tinsley, Barbara. The Circular Structure of Children's Interpersonal Behaviors. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Jan 2004).
  • Otsuki, M, Tinsley, Barbara, Ericksen, A, Pillado, O. Youth cigarette smoking prevention: The roles of gender, pubertal timing, and parental monitoring. American Public Health Association (Nov 2003).
  • Otsuki, M, Tinsley, Barbara, Haskard, K. Preadolescents' Anticipation of Cigarette Smoking: The Roles of Pubertal Timing, Gender, and Maternal Monitoring. Society for Research on Child Development (Apr 2003).
  • Pillado, O, Tinsley, Barbara, Ericksen, A. The influence of parental monitoring and mother-adolescent communication on preadolescents' anticipated health risk behaviors. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2003).
  • Tinsley, Barbara. Child Development Perspectives on Child Custody Evaluations. Conference on Marital Agreements (Jun 2002).
  • Tinsley, Barbara. Child Custody Evaluations: New Perspectives and Issues. Lexis-Nexis, Inc (Apr 2002).
  • Tinsley, Barbara. Issues in the Use of Psychological Tests in Child Custody Evaluations. 5th Annual Family Law Developments and Strategies Conference (Mar 2002).
  • Tinsley, Barbara. Grandparents and family law. American Bar Association (Aug 2001).
  • Ericksen, A, Markey, C, Otsuki, M, Tinsley, Barbara. A longitudinal examination of preadolescent boys' body satisfaction. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2001).
  • Markey, C, Ericksen, A, Kwasman, A, Otsuki, M, Tinsley, Barbara. Sociocultural influences on pubertal development among Mexican American and Euro-American girls. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2001).
  • Markey, C, Ericksen, A, Markey, P, Pillado, O, Tinsley, Barbara. Personality and family determinants of preadolescents' participation in health-compromising and health-promoting behaviors. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2001).
  • Markey, C, Markey, P, Tinsley, Barbara, Ericksen, A. Personality and risk behaviors among early adolescents. Society of Personality and Social Psychology (Feb 2001).
  • Ericksen, A, Markey, C, Tinsley, Barbara. A preliminary investigation of the relation between personality and risk behaviors in preadolescence. University of California Health Conference (Dec 2000).
  • Tinsley, Barbara. Patterns of parental socialization of Mexican origin children. Radio Noticias, University of California (Jul 2000).
  • Zamora, Angela, Pugliese, John, Tinsley, Barbara, Wolpoff, Mark, Hammons, Amber. Mothers' Perception of Their Children's Risk from Remote but Plausible Events: A Focus Group Approach. Society for Research on Child Development
  • Markey, C, Markey, P, Tinsley, Barbara, Ericksen, A. Personality and pubertal development as predictors of girls' health: Developmental Trends. Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Service
  • Research Advisory Council (west campus), member (2007 - Present)
  • NCUIRE (Jessica Oates), Faculty Advisor (2012 - 2012)
  • NCUIRE (Nick Cruz), Faculty Supervisor (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Search Committee for Dean, New College, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Psychology Master's Program--Kelly Bauer, Mentor and Thesis Advisor (2012 - 2012)
  • SBS Cognitive Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • SBS Search Committee for Director, SSBS, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partner, Grand Reviewer for 2 rounds of funding (2012 - 2012)
  • Faculty-in-Residence University Housing, Faculty-in-Residence (2012 - 2012)
  • Honors Contract/Honors College, Faculty (2012 - 2012)
  • Road to the University, Faculty Recruiter (2012 - 2012)
  • Father Joe's Village, San Diego CA, Women's Support Group Leader (2012 - 2012)
  • Honors Contract/Honors College, Faculty (2012 - 2012)
  • Honors Thesis Committee for Stephanie Morales, member (2012 - 2012)
  • NCUIRE (Heather Dow), Faculty Advisor (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Expo, Judge (2012 - 2012)
  • Psychology Master's Program--Erin Burk, Mentor and Thesis Advisor (2012 - 2012)
  • Psychology Master's Program--Stephen Gunther, Member of Thesis Committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Psychology Online Psychology Degree Program, Chair, Advisory Committee Psychology Online Degree Program (2012 - 2012)
  • SRCA Review Committee, member (2012 - 2012)
  • University Grievance Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Annual Review Personnel Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), grant reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Greenwood Press (Praeger Press) Health Psychology book series, Editor (2011 - 2011)
  • Hillel, Faculty Advisor (2011 - 2011)
  • Horse Wisdom, Member, Board of Directors (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Board Member for The Emily Center (2011 - 2011)
  • Faculty Senate, President Elect west campus (2011 - 2011)
  • Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • University Student Hearing Board, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • New College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Expo, Judge (2011 - 2011)
  • ASU Faculty Senate, President Elect/West Campus (2010 - 2010)
  • ASU Faculty Senate Faculty Survey Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Dean's Advisory Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Faculty Mentor, Mentoring (2010 - 2010)
  • University Hearing Board, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Year of Food/THINK Program, Committee Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Horse Wisdom, Member, Board of Directors (2010 - 2010)
  • Online Psychology Degree Program, Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Board Member for The Emily Center (2010 - 2010)
  • SBS, Faculty Mentor (2010 - 2010)
  • Search Committee Associate Chair, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Search Committee-Online Degree Program Director and Lecturer, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Student Discipline Committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • NCIAS Probationary Review Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • New College Sabbatical Review Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • SBS Promotion to Full Professor Review Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Psychology Search Committee--Social Position, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Director of Online Psychology Degree Program, Director & Chair of Planning Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • Psychology Search Committee--Cognitive Position, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Governance Grievance Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Horse Wisdom, member of Board of Directors (2009 - 2009)
  • OLEG, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Official Faculty Mentor, Mentor (2009 - 2009)
  • Student Discipline Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Grant reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • NCIAS Probationary Review Committee (#1), Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • NCIAS Probationary Review Committee (#2), Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • NCIAS Tenure Review Committee (#1), Member (2009 - 2009)
  • NCIAS Tenure Review Committee (#2), Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Search Committee-Lecturer, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • SRCA Grants Review Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • NCIAS College By-Laws Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • SBS Executive Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • NCIAS Recruiting Committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • California State University at Monterey Bay, Site Visitor for SBS Program (2008 - 2008)
  • Governance Grievance Committee, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • NCIAS Personnel Committee, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Program Evaluator (2008 - 2008)
  • Child Development, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Country of Thailand, U.S. Consultant, Government of Thailand, Official Internet Site for Adolescent Health and Sex (2008 - 2008)
  • Emily Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Board Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Governor's Task Force for Preschool Children's Health Education, Evaluator/Author (2008 - 2008)
  • Greenwood Press (Praeger Press) Health Psychology book series, Editor (2008 - 2008)
  • Health Psychology, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • SBS, Mentor for Junior Faculty (2008 - 2008)
  • Homecoming Academic Expo, Presenter, Faculty Research Poster Session (2008 - 2008)
  • Maricopa County Office of Emergency Preparedness, Presenter (2008 - 2008)
  • Academic Senate @ west campus, Senator (2008 - 2008)
  • Search Committee, NCIAS Grants Administrator, committee member (2007 - 2007)
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee, NCIAS Representative (2007 - 2007)
  • Child Development, reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Country of Thailand, U.S. Consultant, Government of Thailand, Official Internet Site for Adolescent Health and Sex (2007 - 2007)
  • Emily Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Board Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Greenwood Press (Praeger Press) Health Psychology book series, Editor (2007 - 2007)
  • Health Psychology, reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • NCIAS Academic Assembly, Representative, NCIAS College Assemby (2007 - 2007)
  • University public Schools Work Group, member (2007 - 2007)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Evaluator (2007 - 2007)
  • Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Chair (2007 - 2007)
  • NCIAS, Chair, Search Committee for IAP Lecturer (2007 - 2007)
  • NCIAS, Chair Search Committee for Chair of Dept of Integrated Natural Sciences (2007 - 2007)
  • NIH, ad hoc reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Mutidisciplinary Grants In Aid, member evaluation committee (2007 - 2007)
  • NCIAS SRCA, member, grant proposal evaluation committee (2007 - 2007)
  • ASU Student Health Care Task Force, member (2007 - 2007)
  • Dept of Integrated Natural Sciences Chair's Search Committee, Chair of Committee (2006 - 2006)
  • Multidisciplinary Grant In Aid Program, member of review committee (2006 - 2006)
  • Research Advisory Council, West campus, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Student Health Care Task Force, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Emily Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Board member (2006 - 2006)
  • Greenwood Press/Praeger Press, Editor, Health Psychology Book Series (2006 - 2006)
  • NCIAS and CTEL Search Committee for Center for Child & Family Studies Director, Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • College of Teaching & Leadership Search Committee for Chair, Department of Elementary Education, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Department of Women's Studies, NCIAS, Faculty Search Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • NCIAS Standards Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • West campus Faculty Assembly, College Representative (2006 - 2006)
  • NCIAS Promotion & Tenure Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • University Provost Search Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Journeys of the Mind/ASU Foundation, Presenter (2006 - 2006)
  • Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Graduate Advisor (2002 - 2005)