• Email: jay.pope@fresno.edu
  • Phone: 559-453-2091
  • Office: North Hall, Room 113

Education

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, Clinical Psychology
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Psychology and Theology
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Psychology and Theology

Publications & Presentations

  • Wasemiller, A. & Pope, J.W. (2015). Sexual Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors in Students at a Christian College. Presented at Annual conference of the Christian Association of Psychological Science, Denver, CO.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). Availability Heuristic, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). False Consensus Effect, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). False Uniqueness Effect, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). Representative Heuristic, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). Tragedy of the Commons, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pope, J.W., Walling, S, Pittman, A., Lyons, E. (2011). Religious Orientation and Quality of Life in Second, Third, and Fourth Generation Armenian Genocide Survivors. Paper Presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Pope, J.W. (2011). Hoarding: Uncluttering an Emerging Mental Health Issue. Valley Health Magazine.
  • Pope, J.W. (2010). Community Psychology at Fresno Pacific University. Presentation at Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference, Fresno, CA.
  • Lake, E., Pope, J.W., & Walling, S. (2010). Undergraduate Psychology Department Program Reviews: Trial by Fire. Presentation and Panelist at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA
  • Pope, J.W. (2010) Your Own Worst Enemy: The Madness of Self-Defeating Choices. Valley Health Magazine, May/June, 31-34.
  • Pope, J.W. (2009). Unspoiling Your Child: Why some kids are brats and what you can do about it. Valley Health Magazine.
  • Pope, J.W. (2007) Armenia, Turkey, Genocide, and…Freud? Editorial published in The Fresno Bee, December 29, 2007.
  • Pope, J.W. (2007). Clinical Issues in Treating the Self-Sabotaging Client. Presentation made to Fresno chapter of Christian Association of Psychological Science.
  • Pope, J. W. & Kern, R. S. (2005). An “Errorful” Learning Deficit in Schizphrenia? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology.
  • Pope, J.W. (2002). Neurological Functioning in Parkinson’s Disease: A Comparison of a Patient with a Deep-Brain Stimulator and an Untreated Patient. Presentation made at UCLA Conference on Aging.
  • Pope, J.W. (2002). Errorless Learning in Schizophrenia: Clues for Cognitive Rehabilitation? Poster Presentation made at Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV.

Additional Information

Current Research Interests 

  • Forgiveness, especially neurophysiological indicators of forgiveness

  • Cross-cultural issues in psychology, including clinical psychology in the Arab World and quality of life in second, third, and fourth generation Armenian genocide survivors.

  • Personality factors and clinical issues in treating pastors, missionaries, NGO workers and their families.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Biblical commands functioning as Psychological Constructs (e.g., forgiveness, belief, gratitude, purity of heart, peacemaking, fruits of the spirit)