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Wendy Smith

Wendy R. Smith, Psy.D.

Director of the Center for Family and Relational Health and Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

On Faculty since 2020



wendy.smith@wheaton.edu

Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2019

M.A. Clinical Psychology
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2016 

M.S. Christian Counseling
Cairn University, Langhorne, PA, 2003 

B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Psychology
Minors in mathematics and Russian
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1995

  • 2015-2018: Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • 2014-present: American Psychological Association

Aten, J.D., Smith, W.R., Davis, E., Van Tongeren, D., Hook, J., Davis, D., Shannonhouse, L., DeBlaere, C., Ranter, J., O'Grady, K., & Hill, P. (2019). The psychological study of religion and spirituality in a disaster context: A systemic review. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Curtis, J. B., Aten, J. D., Smith, W., Davis, E. B., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Van Tongeren, D., Shannonhouse, L., DeBlaere, C., Ranter, J., & Cuthbert, A. (2017). Collaboration between clergy and mental health professionals in postdisaster contexts: Lessons from the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 4(3), 193-204.

Krosnick, J. A., Holbrook, A. L., Berent, M. K., Carson, R. T., Hanemann, W. M., Kopp, R. J., Mitchell, R. C., Presser, S., Ruud, P. A., Smith, V. K., (Moody) Smith, W. R., Green, M. C., & Conaway, M. (2002). The impact of 'no opinion' response options on data quality: Non-attitude reduction or an invitation to satisfice? Public Opinion Quarterly, 66, 371-403.

Krosnick, J. A., Narayan, S. S., & Smith, W. R. (1996). Satisficing in surveys: Initial evidence. In M. T. Braverman & J. K. Slater (Eds.), Advances in Survey Research (pp. 29-44). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Krosnick, J. A., & Smith, W. R. (1994). Attitude strength. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Davis, E. B., Epperson, T. D., Aten, J. D., Ranter, J. M., Hook, J. N., Van Tongeren, D. R., Davis, D. E., Shannonhouse, L. R., DeBlaere, C., Smith, W. R., Boan, D. M., & Cuthbert, A. D. (2016, August). Psychological and religious/spiritual outcomes following the 2015 South Carolina flood: The roles of perceived social and religious support. In J. D. Aten & E. B. Davis (Chairs), The psychology of religion/spirituality and disasters: Theory, research, and practice. Symposium conducted at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.

Smith, W.R., Aten, J.D., Schruba, A., Davis E.B., Davis, D.E., VanTongeren, D.R., & Hook, J.N. (2015, June). Understanding religion, spirituality, and mental health after a disaster: Highlights from a 40-year review of academic research. Poster presentation at the 2015 Humanitarian Disaster Institute Conference, Wheaton, IL.

Curtis, J.B., Aten, J.D., Smith, W.R., Davis, E.B. (2015, June). Clergy-Psychological collaboration in the aftermath of technical disasters: Lessons learned from the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion. Poster presentation at the 2015 Humanitarian Disaster Institute Conference, Wheaton, IL.

Smith, W. R., Aten, J. D., Schruba, A., Davis, E. B., Hill, P. C., Davis, D. E., Jr., Van Tongeren, D. R., Hook, J. N., & Cuthbert, A. D. (2015, April). Religion, spirituality, and mental health in disaster contexts: A review of the empirical literature. In E. B. Davis & J. D. Aten (Chairs), Spiritually oriented disaster psychology: Theory, research, & practice. Symposium conducted at the 2015 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Denver, CO.

Smith, W. R., & Krosnick, J. A. (1994). Sources of non-differentiation and mental coin-flipping in the use of rating scales: Tests of satisficing hypotheses. Paper presented at the 49th American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Smith, W. R., & Krosnick, J. A. (1993). Cognitive and motivational determinants of satisficing in surveys: Additional findings. Paper presented at the American Psychological Society Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Smith, W. R., & Krosnick, J.A. (1993). Cognitive and motivational determinants of satisficing in surveys. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Smith, W.R., & Krosnick, J.A., (1993). Need for cognition, prior thought, and satisficing in attitude surveys. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Culpepper, I., J., Smith, W. R., & Krosnick, J.A., (1992). The impact of question order on satisficing in attitude surveys. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

  • 2017 Professional Service as Practice Award, granted by clinical psychology faculty of Wheaton College Graduate School, in recognition of modeling the practitioner-scholar as servant to the church and/or persons traditionally underserved by mental health professionals.
  • 2016 Justice Resource Institute Scholarship to attend the Fifth Annual Trauma Center Summer Training Institute $500.
  • 2015 Psy.D. Program Student Travel Scholarship for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies conference $650.
  • 2014-2017 Doctor of Psychology Program Scholarship $8,000/year.
  • 1993-1995 The Ohio State University Mortar Board Alumni Scholarship $4,000.
  • 1993-1994 The Ohio State University Alkire Research Scholarship $2,400.
  • 1993-1994 The Ohio State University Critical Difference for Women Program Grant for travel expenses to the Midwestern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Psychology Association, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research conferences $600.
  • 1993 The Ohio State University Honors Summer Research Internship $1,500.
  • 1992-1994 The Ohio State University Sidney Pressey Honors Endowment Fund Grant for travel expenses to the American Association for Public Opinion Research conference and the Sixth National Conference on Undergraduate Research $600.
  • 1992 The Ohio State University Ingram-White Castle Scholarship $1,000.