Kelbi and Rick walking on the beach at Morro Bay

Developmental Psychology

Dr. Tanya Boone
Associate Professor


Research Interests

Applied Experience

Department of Psychology

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311

(661) 654-2366

Dr. Tanya Boone, Commencement 2007

Tanya at WPA in Vancouver BC 2007

Dr. Tanya Boone, Commencement 2007

Tanya in Vancouver BC for WPA 2007

Dr. Tanya Boone is an Associate Professor of Psychology at California State University, Bakersfield. She received her B.A. in Social Work from University of Washington (1990); her MA in Human Communication from University of Arizona (1996); and her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University (2003). Dr. Boone currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in developmental psychology and serves as coordinator of the MA Program in Psychology. In her research, Dr. Boone has focused on factors that predict adolescent sexual and substance use behaviors. Specifically, her research has aimed to understand the influence of parents and their communication patterns on these adolescent behaviors. More current research is focused on the influence of peers and the development of relationships.