BA Psychology, University Of Georgia, 1975
MS Psychology, University Of Georgia, 1977
PhD Psychology & Public Administration, University Of Georgia, 1980
Major Areas of Interest
- Minority mental health
- Health promotion for African American youth
- African American youth risk and protective factors
- Violence and suicide prevention for African American youth
- School-based interventions
Representative Sample of Publications
Robinson, W. L. (2017, June 1). Preparing African American youth to be tomorrow’s leaders: Protecting our democracy [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://action.tumblr.com/post/161327116105/in-partnership-with-san-diego-state-university
Robinson, W. L., Droege, J., Hipwell, A. E., Stepp, S. D., & Keenan, K.
(2016). Brief report: Suicidal ideation in adolescent girls: Impact of race.
Journal of Adolescence, 53, 16-20.
Robinson, W. L., Case, M. H., Whipple, C. R., Gooden, A. S., Lopez-Tamayo,
R., Lambert, S. F., & Jason, L. A. (2016). Culturally-grounded stress
reduction and suicide prevention for African American adolescents. Practice
Robinson, W. L., Brown, M., Beasley, C. R., & Jason, L. A. (2016).
Advancing prevention intervention from theory to application: Challenges and
contributions of community psychology. In M.A. Bond, I. Serrano-Garcia, & C.
Keys (Eds.). Handbook of Community Psychology, Volume 2 (pp. 193-213).
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Robinson, W. L., Droege, J. R., Case, M. H., & Jason, L. A. (2015). Reducing
Stress and Preventing Anxiety in African American Adolescents: A
Culturally-Grounded Approach. Global Journal of Community Psychology
Lambert, S. F., Robinson, L. W., & Ialongo, N. S. (2013). The role of
perfectionism in the link between perceived racial discrimination and
African American adolescents’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child
Psychology, 1(11). doi 10.1007/s10802-013-9814-0
Robinson, W.L., Paxton, K.C. & Jonen, L.P. (2011). Pathways to aggression
and violence among African American adolescent males: The influence of
normative beliefs, neighborhood, and depressive symptomatology [Special
Issue]. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 39(2).
Robinson, W.L., Richards, M. & Boyce, C.A. (Eds.). (2011). Youth violence: Innovative pathways for understanding and prevention [Special Issue].
Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 39(2).
Hammack, P.L., Robinson, W.L., Crawford, I., & Li, S.T. (2004). Poverty and
depressed mood among urban African-American adolescents: A family stress
perspective. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13(3), 309-323.
Paxton, K.C., Robinson, W.L., Shah, S., & Schoeny, M. (2004). Psychological
distress for African-American adolescent males: Exposure to community
violence and social support as factors. Child Psychiatry and Human
Development, 34(4), 281-295. PMID: 15039602
Robinson, W.L., Harper, G.W. &
Schoeny, M.E. (2003). Reducing substance use among African-American
adolescents: Effectiveness of school-based health centers. Clinical
Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(4), 491-504.
Case, M. H. & Robinson, W. L. (2003). Interventions with ethnic minority
populations: The legacy and promise of community psychology. In G. Bernal,
J.E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, & T.L. Leong (Eds.), Handbook of racial
ethnic minority psychology (pp. 573-590). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Robinson, W.L., Harper, G.W. & Schoeny, M.E. (2003). Reducing substance use
among African-American adolescents: Effectiveness of school-based health
centers. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(4), 491-504.
Harper, G.W. & Robinson, W.L. (1999). Pathways to risk among inner-city
African-American adolescent females: The influence of gang membership.
American Journal of Community Psychology, 27(3), 383-404.
American Psychological Association (APA), Fellow
APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of
Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), Fellow
APA Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action),
APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), Fellow
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), Diplomat