Joseph E. Trimble Collection

Joseph E. Trimble Collection

Western Collection:  Trimble, J. E. (Box)

 Biographical Note

 A teacher and scholar of psychology, specializing in cross-cultural psychology, Joseph E. Trimble was educated at Waynesburg College (BA), the University of New Hampshire (MA), and the University of Oklahoma (PhD 1969). His dissertation was entitled Psychosocial Characteristics of Employed and Unemployed Western Oklahoma Male American Indians. Appointed to the faculty of the department of Psychology at Western Washington University in 1978, Dr. Trimble has also served since 1992 as director of the University's Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Testing. His major research interests include the mental health and substance abuse issues of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and, in the broader area of cross-cultural studies, the multifaceted social, cultural, and legal dimensions of racial and ethnic identity.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of books and photocopies of articles and book chapters authored by Dr. Trimble in his major research areas from 1975 to date.

Notes on Arrangement

The books in the Joseph E. Trimble Collection are shelved under "Trimble" in the Western Collection stacks area, sub-arranged by title. Additional copies of individual book titles may also be available in the Libraries' circulating collection; search the library catalog by author or title for more information.

Other material in the collection is organized into folders. Items are ordered chronologically by date of publication, sub-arranged alphabetically by title when items share a common publication date. The arrangement is by Special Collections.


The collection is the gift of Joseph E. Trimble to Special Collections for the Western Collection.

Copyright Notice

Materials in this collection may be under copyright.



Counseling Across Cultures, ed. by Paul B. Pedersen, Juris G. Draguns, Walter J. Lonner, Joseph E. Trimble. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.

The Handbook of Ethical Research with Ethnocultural Populations and Communities, by Joseph E. Trimble and Celia Fisher. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2006.

Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology, ed. by Guillermo Bernal, Joseph E. Trimble, et al. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2003.

Towards an Inclusive Psychology: Infusing the Introductory Psychology Textbook with Diversity Content, by Joseph E. Trimble, Michael R. Stevenson, and Judith P. Worell. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, 2004.


Folder List


Folder 1. List of publications


Folder 2. Works: 1975-1983

Trimble, Joseph E.  "'In Sacred Manner They Are Sending Voices:' Partial Results of a Survey of the Self-Image of the American Indian." Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology. Eds. J. W. Berry and W. J. Lonner. Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger, 1975. 149-153.

Trimble,  J. E. & B. Medicine. "Development of Theoretical Models and Levels of Interpretation in Mental Health." Anthropology and Mental Health. Ed. J. Westermeyer. The Hague: Mouton, 1976. 161-199.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Value Differences among American Indians: Concerns for the Concerned Counselor." Counseling Across Cultures. Eds. P. Pederson, W. J. Lonner, J. G. Draguns. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1976. 65-81.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "The Sojourner in the American Indian Community: Methodological Issues and Concerns." Journal of Social Issues 33 (1977): 159-174.

Dinges, Norman E., Joseph E. Trimble and Albert R. Hollenbeck.  "American Indian Adolescent Socialization: a Review of the Literature." Journal of Adolescence 2 (1979): 259-296.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Forced Migration: Its Impact on Shaping Coping Strategies." Uprooting and Development. Eds. G. V. Coelho and P. I. Ahmed. New York: Plenum Press, 1980. 449-478.

Dinges, Norman, Joseph E. Trimble, Spero M. Manson, Frank L. Pasquale.  "Counseling and Psychotherapy with American Indians and Alaskan Natives." Cross-Cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy. Eds. A. J. Marsella and P. B. Pedersen. New York: Pergamon Press, 1981. 243-276.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Value Differentials and Their Importance in Counseling American Indians." Counseling Across Cultures. Eds. P. B. Pedersen, et al.  Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1981. 203-226.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Susan S. Richardson.  "Minority Elderly Adaptation to Life-Threatening Events: an Overview with Methodological Consideration."  Journal of Minority Aging 7 (1981-82): 12-24.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "American Indian Mental Health and the Role of Training for Prevention."  New Directions in Prevention among American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Ed. S. M. Manson. Portland: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1982. 147-171.

Trimble, Joseph E., Susan S. Richardson.  "Locus of Control Measures among American Indians."  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 13 (1982): 228-238.

Lee, D. John and Joseph E. Trimble.  "Psychosocial Differences among Chinese Canadian and Non-Chinese Students." Canadian Ethnic Studies 14 (1982): 43-56.

Ryan, Robert A., Joseph E. Trimble.  "Toward an Understanding of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues of Rural and Migrant Ethnic Minorities: a Search for Common Experiences."  Perspectives on Minority Group Mental Health. Eds. F. U Munoz, R Endo. Washington, D. C.: University Press of America, 1982. 23-39.

Trimble, Joseph E., et al.  "American Indians, Psychology and Curriculum Development: a Proposed Reform with Reservations." Mental Health and People of Color. Eds. J. C. Chunn, P. J. Dunston, F. Ross-Sheriff. Washington, D. C.: Howard University Press, 1983. 43-56.

Trimble, Joseph E., Walter J. Lonner, and Jerry D. Boucher.  "Stalking the Wily Emic: Alternatives to Cross-Cultural Measurement." Human Assessment and Cultural Factors. Eds. S. H. Irvine and J. W. Berry. New York: Plenum Press, 1983. 259-273.

Folder 3. Works: 1984-1989

Trimble, Joseph E., et al.  "American Indian Concepts of Mental Health: Reflections and Directions." Mental Health Services: the Cross-Cultural Context. Eds. P. B. Pedersen, N. Sartorius, A. J. Marsella. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1984. 199-220.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Susanna A. Hayes.  "Mental Health Intervention in the Psychosocial Contexts of American Indian Communities." Ecological Approaches to Clinical and Community Psychology. Eds. W. A. O'Connor, B. Lubin. New York: Wiley, 1984. 293-321.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Teresa LaFromboise.  "American Indians and the Counseling Process: Culture, Adaptation, and Style."  Handbook of Cross Cultural Counseling and Therapy. Ed. P. Pedersen. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1985. 127-133.

Schinke, Steven Paul, Robert F. Schilling, Lewayne D. Gilchrist, Richard P. Barth, Janet Kay Bobo, Joseph E. Trimble, and George T. Cvetkovich.  "Preventing Substance Abuse with American Indian Youth." Social Casework 66 (1985): 213-217.

Berry, John W., Joseph E. Trimble, Esteban L. Olmedo.  "Assessment of Acculturation."  Field Methods in Cross-Cultural Research. Eds. W. J. Lonner, J. W. Berry. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1986. 291-324.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Walter J. Lonner. "Ethnicity and Culture in Psychology." High School Psychology Teacher 8:1 (1986): 2-5.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Walter J. Lonner. "Measuring Sensitivity to Pupillary Openings: an Exercise in Cross-Cultural Psychology." High School Psychology Teacher 8:1 (1986): 4.

Schinke, Steven Paul, ... Joseph E. Trimble, George T. Cvetkovich.  "Preventing Substance Abuse among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth: Research Issues and Strategies." Journal of Social Service Research 9:4 (1986): 53-67.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "American Indians and Interethnic Conflict." Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives. Eds. J. Boucher, D. Landis, K. A. Clark. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1987. 208-229.

Cvetkovich, George ... Joseph E. Trimble.  "Child and Adolescent Drug Use: a Judgment and Information Processing Perspective to Health-Behavior Interventions." Journal of Drug Education 17 (1987): 295-313.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Self-Perception and Perceived Alienation among American Indians." Journal of Community Psychology 15 (1987): 316-333.

Gilchrist, Lewayne D., Steven Paul Schinke, Joseph E. Trimble, George T. Cvetkovich.  "Skills Enhancement to Prevent Substance Abuse among American Indian Adolescents." International Journal of Addictions 22 (1987): 869-879.

Bobo, Janet Kay, Lewayne D. Gilchrist, George T. Cvetkovich and Joseph E. Trimble. "Cross-Cultural Service Delivery to Minority Communities." Journal of Community Psychology 16 (1988): 263-272.

Schinke, Steven P., Gilbert J. Botvin, Joseph E. Trimble, et al.  "Preventing Substance Abuse among American-Indian Adolescents: a Bicultural Competence Skills Approach." Journal of Counseling Psychology 35 (1988): 87-90.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Putting the Etic to Work: Applying Social Psychological Principles in Cross-Cultural Settings." The Cross Cultural Challenge to Social Psychology. Ed. M. H. Bond. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1988. 109-121.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Stereotypical Images, American Indians, and Prejudice." Eliminating Racism: Profiles in Controversy. Eds. P. A. Katz and D. A. Taylor. New York: Plenum, 1988. 181-202.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Malfeasance and Foibles of the Research Sponsor."  American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research 2 (1989): 58-63.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Multilinearity of Acculturation: Person-Situation Interactions." Heterogeneity in Cross-Cultural Psychology. Eds. D. M. Keats, D. Muro, L Mann. Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger, 1989. 173-186.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Candace M. Fleming.  "Providing Counseling Services for Native American Indians: Client, Counselor, and Community Characteristics." Counseling Across Cultures. Eds. P. B. Pedersen, et al. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989. 145-167.

Folder 4. Works: 1990-2000

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Application of Psychological Knowledge for American Indians and Alaska Natives." Journal of Training & Practice in Professional Psychology 4 (1990): 45-63.

LaFromboise, Teresa D., Joseph E. Trimble, Gerald V. Mohatt.  "Counseling Intervention and American Indian Tradition: an Integrative Approach." Counseling Psychologist 18 (1990): 628-654.

Moncher, Michael S., Gary W. Holden, Joseph E. Trimble.  "Substance Abuse Among Native-American Youth." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 58 (1990): 408-415.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Ethnic Specification, Validation Prospects, and the Future of Drug Use Research." International Journal of the Additions 25: 2A (1990-91): 149-170.

Trimble, Joseph E. "Clinical Intervention and the American Indian Experience." California Psychologist 24:4 (1991): 15, 20.

Trimble, Joseph E. "The Mental Health Service and Training Needs of American Indians." Ethnic Minority Perspectives on Clinical Training and Services in Psychology. Eds. H. F. Myers, et al. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, 1991. 43-48.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Drug Abuse Prevention and Intervention with American Indian Youth." Working with Culture: Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents. Eds. L. A. Vargas and J. D. Koss-Chioino. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992. 246-275.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Ethnomethodology, Psychosocial Measures, and Inhalant Abuse Research." Inhalant Abuse: a Volatile Research Agenda. Eds. C. W. Sharp, F. Beauvais, R. Spence. Rockville: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1992. 99-110.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "An Integrative Theory of Human Understanding." (Rev. of Relativistic Naturalism: a Cross-Cultural Approach to Human Science, by Quin McLoughlin). Contemporary Psychology 37 (1992): 1005-1006.

Beauvais, Fred, Joseph E. Trimble.  "The Role of the Researcher in Evaluating American Indian Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs." Cultural Competence for Evaluators: a Guide for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Practitioners Working with Ethnic/Racial Communities. Ed. M. A. Orlandi. Rockville: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, 1992. 173-201.

Trimble, Joseph E., Beatrice Medicine.  "Diversification of American Indians: Forming an Indigenous Perspective." Indigenous Psychologies: Research and Experience in Cultural Context. Eds. U. Kim, J. W. Berry. Newbury Park: Sage, 1993. 133-151.

Homma-True, Reiko, Beverly Green, Steven R. Lopez, and Joseph E. Trimble.  "Ethnocultural Diversity in Clinical Psychology." Clinical Psychologist 46 (1993): 50-63.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Toward and Understanding of Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity, and Their Relationship with Drug Use Research." Drug Abuse Prevention with Multi-Ethnic Youth. Eds. G. Botvin, S. Schinke, M. Orlandi. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1995. 3-27.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Acculturation, Ethnic Identification, and the Evaluation Process." Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for Substance Abuse Prevention. Rockville: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 1996. 13-61.

Trimble, Joseph E., et al.  "Essential Cultural and Social Strategies for Counseling Native American Indians." Counseling Across Cultures. Eds. P. B. Peterson, J. G. Draguns, W. J. Lonner, J. E. Trimble. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1996. 177-209.

Bates, Scott C., Fred Beauvais, and Joseph E. Trimble.  "American Indian Adolescent Alcohol Involvement and Ethnic Identification." Substance Use and Misuse 32 (1997): 2013-2031.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Bridging Spiritual Sojourns and Social Science Research in Native Communities." Working at the Interface of Cultures. Ed. M. H. Bond. London: Routledge, 1997. 166-178.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "American Indian Psychology." Encyclopedia of Psychology. Ed. A. E. Kazdin. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, 2000. 139-144.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "President's Corner: On Sharing Our Wisdom, Experiences, and Knowledge. Focus: Notes from the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues 12 (2000): 1-2.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Social, Psychological Perspectives on Changing Self-Identification Among American Indians and Alaska Natives." Handbook of Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Personality Assessment. Ed. R. H. Dana. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000. 197-222.

Folder 5. Works: 2001-2003

Trimble, Joseph E. and Eldon R. Mahoney.  "Gender and Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Self-Esteem in Alcohol and Other Drug Use Research: a Rasch Measurement Model Analysys." Alcohol Use Among American Indians and Alaska Natives: Multiple Perspectives on a Complex Problem. Eds. P. D. Mail, et al. Bethesda: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2002. 211-240.

Fisher, Celia B. ... Joseph E. Trimble.  "Research Ethics for Mental Health Science Involving Ethnic Minority Children and Youths." American Psychologist 57 (2002): 1024-1040.

Burton, C. ... J. E. Trimble.  "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Fluctuating Asymmetry (FA) in a College Sample: an Exploratory Study." American Journal of Human Biology 15 (2003): 601-619. 2 copies.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Competence."  The Portable Mentor: Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology. Eds. M. J. Prinstein and M. D. Patterson. New York: Kluwer Academic, 2003. 13-32. 2 copies.

Beauvais, Fred, Joseph E. Trimble.  "The Effectiveness of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Among American-Indian Youth." Handbook of Drug Abuse Prevention. Eds. W. Bukoski, Z. Sloboda. New York: Kluwer Academic, 2003. 393-410.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Infusing American Indian and Alaska Native Topics  into the Psychology Curriculum." Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness: Resources for the Psychology Classroom. Eds. P. Bronstein and K. Quina. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, 2003. 221-236. 2 copies.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Introduction: Social Change and Acculturation." Acculturation: Advances in Theory, Measurement, and Applied Research. Eds. K. M. Chin, P. B. Organista, and G. Marín. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, 2003. 3-13.

Bernal, Guillermo, Joseph E. Trimble, A. Kathleen Burlew, Frederick T. L. Leong.  "Introduction: the Psychological Study of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology." Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology. Eds. G. Bernal, J. E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, F. T. L. Leong. Thousand Oaks:  Sage, 2003. 1-12.

Trimble, Joseph E., Janet E. Helms, Maria P. P. Root.  "Social and Psychological Perspectives on Ethnic and Racial Identity." Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology. Eds. G. Bernal, J. E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, F. T. L. Leong. Thousand Oaks:  Sage, 2003. 239-275.

Folder 6. Works: 2004/05-

Trimble,  Joseph E.  "An Inquiry into the Measurement of Ethnic and Racial Identity." Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling: Theory and Research. Ed. R. T. Carter. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004-05. 320-359.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Ryan A. Dickson.  "Ethnic Gloss." Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. Eds. C. B. Fisher, R. M. Lerner. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005. 412-415.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Ryan A. Dickson.  "Ethnic Identity." Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. Eds. C. B. Fisher, R. M. Lerner. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005. 415-419.

Trimble, Joseph E., Robin A. LaDue.  "Law and Social Identity and Its Effects of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth." Race, Culture, Psychology, & Law. Eds. K. H. Barrett, W. H. George. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2005. 343-360.

Trimble, Joseph E.  "Enriching Introductory Psychology with Race and Ethnicity: Considerations for the History of Psychology, Biopsychology, and Intelligence Measurement." Best Practice for Teaching Introduction to Psychology. Eds. D. S. Dunn, S. L. Chew. Mahway, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. 93-109.

Trimble, Joseph, Gerald V. Mohatt and Ryan A. Dickson. "Psychosocial Foundations of Academic Performance in Culture-based Education Programs for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth: Reflections on a Multidisciplinary Perspective." Journal of American Indian Education 45.3 (2006): 38-59.

Trimble, Joseph E. and Mary Clearing-Sky. "An Historical Profile of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Psychology." Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 15 (2009): 338-351.

Trimble, Joseph E., Paul B. Pederson, and Eduardo S. Rodela. "The Real Cost of Incultural Incompetence." The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence. Ed. D. K. Deardorff. Los Angeles: Sage, 2009. 492-503.

Trimble, Joseph E. "The Principled Conduct of Counseling Research with Ethnocultural Populations: the Influence of Moral Judgments on Scientific Reasoning." Handbook of Multicultural Counseling. 3rd ed. Eds. J. G. Ponterotto, et al. Los Angeles: Sage, 2010. 147-161

Trimble, Joseph E., Maria R. Scharron-del Rio, and Guillermo Bernal. "The Intinerant Researcher: Ethical and Methodological Issues in Conducting Cross-Cultural Mental Health Research. Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World. Eds. Dana Crowley Jack, Alisha Ali. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 73-93.

Trimble, Joseph E. "The Virtues of Cultural Resonance, Competence, and Relational Corroboration with Native American Indian Communities: a Synthesis of the Counseling and Psychotherapy Literature." The Counseling Psychologist 38.2 (2010): 243-256. 

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