College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Peggy Gallaher (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin), is a contributing faculty member in Walden’s Ph.D. Psychology program, where she teaches Quantitative Methods/Statistics. Dr. Gallaher trained in personality psychology and biostatistics, and is a specialist in psychological measurement. She has conducted research in the fields of personality psychology, psychiatry, and public health, and is especially interested in population-based, cross-cultural studies of health-related behavior. With over 25 years of experience, she enjoys teaching doctoral level statistics courses and serving as a chair, second committee member, or URR on quantitative dissertation research.
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Bouton, R., Gallaher, P. E., Garlinghouse, P., Leal, T., Rosenstein, L., Young, R. (1987). Scales for measuring fear of AIDS and homophobia. Journal of Personality Assessment.
Gallaher, P. E. (1992). Individual differences in nonverbal behavior: Dimensions of style. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Oldham, J., Skodol, A., Kellman, H., Hyler, S., Doidge, N., Rosnick, L., Gallaher, P. E. (1995). Comorbidity of axis I and axis II disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry.
Unger, B., Gallaher, P. E., Shakib, S., Ritt-Olson, A., Palmer, P., Johnson, C. (2002). The AHIMSA Acculturation Scale: A new measure of acculturation for adolescents in a multicultural society. Journal of Early Adolescence.
Unger, J., Shakib, S., Ritt-Olson, A., Moutappa, M., Gallaher, P. E., Johnson, C. (2006). Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in a multicultural adolescent sample. Journal of Cultural Diversity.
Johnson, C. A., Unger, J. B., Ritt-Olson, A., Palmer, P. H., Cen, S. Y., Gallaher, P. E., Chou, C. (2005). Smoking prevention for ethnically diverse adolescents: 2-year outcomes of a multicultural, school-based smoking prevention curriculum in Southern California. Preventive Medicine.
Johnson, C. A., Cen, S., Gallaher, P. E., Palmer, P. H., Xiao, L., Ritt-Olson, A., Unger, J. B. (2007). Why smoking prevention programs sometimes fail. Does effectiveness depend on sociocultural context and individual characteristics?. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers \& Prevention.