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Michael T. Warren, Ph.D.

Assessment Coordinator


Michael T. Warren earned his Ph.D. in Positive Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in 2016, and he completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing (ISHF) at The University of Oklahoma in 2017. He currently conducts qualitative and quantitative evaluations for activities connected to ISHF, including virtue development initiatives in schools. Outside of his role as assessment coordinator, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in multivariate statistics, research methods, and developmental psychology in the Psychology Department at Western Washington University. His program of research focuses on the development of mindfulness and value-consistent living during adolescence, and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Developmental Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Journal of Adolescence, International Journal of Behavioral Development, and The Journal of Positive Psychology. In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking with his wife and two dogs.

  • Warren, M. T., & Warren, M. A. (in press). Measuring high quality work relationships: A test of model and gender invariance. Journal of Personnel Psychology.
  • Warren, M. T., & Wray-Lake, L. (2017). Does mindfulness prepare adolescents for value-behavior concordance? Examining the role of value content. Journal of Adolescence, 58, 56-66. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.04.011
  • Warren, M. T., Wray-Lake, L., & Syvertsen, A. K. (2017). Becoming who they want to be: A cross-national examination of value-behavior concordance and mindfulness in adolescence. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-12. doi:10.1080/17439760.2017.1350741
  • Warren, M. T., Wray-Lake, L., Rote, W. M., & Shubert, J. (2016). Thriving while engaging in risk? Examining trajectories of adaptive functioning, delinquency, and substance use in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 52(2), 296-310. doi:10.1037/a0039922
  • Finlay, A. K., Wray-Lake, L., Warren, M., & Maggs, J. (2015). Anticipating their future: Adolescent values for the future predict adult behaviors. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39(4), 359-367. doi:10.1177/0165025414544231
  • Coffey, J. K., Warren, M. T., & Gottfried, A. W. (2015). Does infant happiness forecast adult life satisfaction? Examining subjective well-being in the first quarter century of life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1401-1421. doi:10.1007/s10902-014-9556-x
  • Basáñez, T., Warren, M. T., Crano, W. D., & Unger, J. B. (2014). Perceptions of intragroup rejection and coping strategies: Malleable factors affecting Hispanic adolescents’ emotional and academic outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(8), 1266-1280. doi:10.1007/s10964-013-0062-y
  • Nakamura, J., Warren, M., Branand, B., Liu, P.-J., Wheeler, B., & Chan, T. (2014). Positive psychology across the lifespan. In J. Teramoto Pedrotti & L.M. Edwards (Eds.), Perspectives on the intersection of multiculturalism and positive psychology. New York: Springer.