JABSOM Faculty & Staff
Earl S Hishinuma:
Department: Psychiatry
Title: Professor; Associate Chair of Research
Credentials: PhD
Position: Professor
Contact Info
Email: hishinumae@dop.hawaii.edu
Phone: 586-5906
Fax: 586-2940
1356 Lusitana St., 4th floor
Dept. of Psychiatry
Honolulu Hi 96813
Webpage: http://dop.hawaii.edu
Education: B.A., M.A., & Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Minors in special education and psycho-educational assessment


Graduate Assistant & Lecturer, Department of Psychology & Continuing Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Psychological Examiner, Department of Education, State of Hawaii

Head of Research, Psychoeducational Diagnostician, Teacher, & High School Principal, ASSETS School

Instructor, Kapiolani Community College, School of Social Work, Continuing Education (Outreach), University of Hawaii at Manoa


Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii


Learning disabilities, gifted, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intelligence, cross-cultural psychology, learning theory, psychometrics, accommodations & the law, philosophy of science


1. Hishinuma, E. S. (1989). In response: The future of radical behaviorism: Brief comments on Glenn’s editorial and Drash’s “On Terms.” The Behavior Analyst, 12(1), 93-95.
2. Hishinuma, E. S., & Yamakawa, R. (1993). Construct and criterion-related validity of the WISC-III for exceptional students and those who are “at-risk.” Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment: Advances in Psychoeducational Assessment Monograph Series, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Third Edition, 94-104.
3. Hishinuma, E. S. (1995). WISC-III accommodations: The need for practitioner guidelines. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 28(3), 130-135.
4. Hishinuma, E. S., & Fremstad, J. S. (1997). NCAA college freshmen academic requirements: Academic standards or unfair roadblocks for students with learning disabilities? Journal of Learning Disabilities, 30(6), 589-598.
5. Hishinuma, E. S., & Tadaki, S. (1997). The problem with grade and age equivalents: WIAT as a case in point. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 15(3), 214-225.
6. Fox III, E. C., Waldron, J. A., Bohnert, P., Hishinuma, E. S., & Nordquist, C. R. (1998). Mentoring new faculty in a department of psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry, 22(2), 98-106.
7. Hishinuma, E. S. (1998). Issues related to WAIS-R testing modifications for individuals with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Learning Disability Quarterly, 21(3), 228-240.
8. Hishinuma, E. S. (1998). Pre-unified separatism and rapprochement between behaviorism and cognitive psychology: The case of the reinforcer. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 18(1), 1-15.
9. Patrick, V., Hishinuma, E. S., Kavanagh, B., Makini, Jr., G. K., Goebert, D., & Fernandes, D. (1998). Admissions, length of stay, and discharge barriers at the Hawai‘i State Hospital. Hawai‘i Medical Journal, 57(7), 561-566.
10. Prescott, C. A., McArdle, J. J., Hishinuma, E. S., Johnson, R. C., Miyamoto, R. H., Andrade, N. N., Edman, J. L., Makini Jr., G. K., Nahulu, L. B., Yuen, N. Y. C., & Carlton, B. S. (1998). Prediction of major depression and dysthymia from CES-D scores among ethnic minority adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 37(5), 495-503.
11. Baker, F. M., Stokes-Thompson, J., Davis, O. A., Gonzo, R., & Hishinuma, E. S. (1999). Two-year outcomes of psychosocial rehabilitation of black patients with chronic mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 50(4), 535-539.
12. Hishinuma, E. S. (1999). An update on NCAA college freshman academic requirements: The impact on students with LD. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 32(4), 362-371. [Erratum: Journal of Learning Disabilities, 32(6), 595.]
13. Patrick, V., Hishinuma, E. S., & Pehm, J. (1999). Trends across two time periods in the diagnosis of substance abuse comorbidity at the Hawai‘i State Hospital. Hawai‘i Medical Journal, 58(12), 335-340.
14. Goebert, D., Nahulu, L., Hishinuma, E., Bell, C., Yuen, N., Carlton, B., Andrade, N


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