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Area of Expertise: Psychology

Alcala, Lucia

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Intercultural Education
  • Mayan communities

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Baker, Jason K.

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies

Co-Director, Center for Autism

Areas of Knowledge
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Parenting
  • Co-parenting
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Psychophysiology

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Bell, Tony

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Death and dying
  • Grief process
  • Physician assisted suicide
  • Suicide

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Blackman, Melinda

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Industrial/organizational psychology
  • employee work-related behavior (i.e., theft)
  • employment interviews (selecting candidates)
  • accuracy of personality judgments
  • self-esteem issues

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Blandon-Gitlin, Iris

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • psychological effects of interrogation tactics
  • development of false memories
  • false confessions due to psychological coercion

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Boutakidis, Ioakim P.

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Ethnic Minority Adolescent Development
  • Mixed Methods- Quantitative + Quantitative Analysis
  • Acculturation, Immigration processes
  • Reducing ethnic minority disparities in college performance and graduation

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Cervantes, Joseph M.

Professor of Counseling

Areas of Knowledge
  • Child/Family psychology
  • Psychiatric diagnosis
  • Ethics in mental health
  • Religion/Spirituality in counseling
  • Short-term psychotherapy

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Chopra, Sapna B.

Lecturer in Counseling

Areas of Knowledge
  • Multicultural issues
  • parenting
  • counseling Asian Indian/South Asian Americans

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Englar-Carlson, Matt

Professor of Counseling

Areas of Knowledge
  • men and masculinity
  • boys and male adolescents
  • child counseling
  • mental health of men
  • clinical work with boys and men
  • social class as cultural variable
  • changing gender roles for men
  • men and diversity
  • group process
  • fatherhood
  • social justice and men
  • group leadership
  • positive psychology and men
  • health psychology

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Espinoza, Russ K.E..

Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Prejudice in the U.S. legal system
  • Psychology and law
  • Modern forms of prejudice
  • Socioeconomic status and society
  • Quantitative research methodology

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Garcia, Joe A.

Asssociate Professor of Human Services

Areas of Knowledge
  • ADHD and ODD in children
  • Mental Health Economics
  • Treatment Delivery Evaluations
  • Best Practices in Children's Mental Health

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Gerkens, David

Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • memory
  • false memories
  • blocked and recovered memories

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Goetz, Aaron T.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • evolutionary psychology
  • sexual conflict
  • sexual coercion in intimate relationships
  • sperm competition (postcopulatory sexual selection)
  • human mating (human sexuality)

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Gottfredson, Ryan K.

Assistant Professor of Management

Assistant Director, Center for Leadership

Areas of Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Employee Perceptions
  • Trust
  • Employee Fairness
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement

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Gottfried, Allen W.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Giftedness

This expert is currently on leave.

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Kottler, Jeffrey

Chair of Counseling Department

Professor of Counseling

Areas of Knowledge
  • Human dimensions of teaching and counseling
  • Making changes last
  • Group leadership
  • Learning from failure

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Lippa, Richard

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Gender
  • Sex differences
  • Masculinity and femininity
  • General personal and social psychology

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Marelich, William D.

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Health psychology
  • Patient/provider social interactions
  • HIV/AIDs patient decison making and social networks
  • Applied quantative methods & statistics
  • Social psychology
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Sports Psychology

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Mechanic, Mindy B.

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Violence (domestic and homicide)
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault/abuse
  • Victimization
  • Trauma (criminal and non-crime trauma)
  • Trauma and memory
  • Forensic psychology/psychology and law/expert testimony
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

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Mori, Lisa T.

Professor of Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Areas of Knowledge
  • gender & ethnic differences on views of mental illness and psychotherapy
  • ethnic influences on perceptions of sexual assault
  • ethnicity and anxiety and stress management
  • cultural diversity and sensitivity in the counseling process

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Okado, Yuko

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Coping and resilience in pediatric cancer patients
  • Health and pediatric psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychopathology (mood dysregulation)
  • Prevention of stress-related illnesses

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Panza, Nancy R.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Areas of Knowledge
  • forensic psychology
  • police psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • competency to stand trial

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Peissig, Jessie J.

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Face Recognition
  • Facial Emotion Recognition
  • Facial Attractiveness
  • Animal Behavior

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Perkins, Dave

Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

Areas of Knowledge
  • Educational psychology
  • Student evaluations of teaching

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Pichler, Shaun

Associate Professor of Management

Areas of Knowledge
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Gay and lesbian issues
  • Diversity
  • Work and Family

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Preston, Kathleen S.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Associate Director, Fullerton Longitudinal Study

Areas of Knowledge
  • Quantitative Methodology
  • Item Response Theory
  • Measurement
  • Structural Equation Modeling

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Scher, Christine

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (risk, etiology, treatment)
  • depression (risk, etiology, treatment)
  • anxiety disorders (risk, etiology, treatment)

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Segal, Nancy L.

Professor of Psychology

Director, Twin Studies Center

Areas of Knowledge
  • Twin studies
  • Adoption research

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Self, Eriko

Professor of Psychology

Chair, Psychology Department

Areas of Knowledge
  • visual perception

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Shepard, David S.

Professor of Counseling

Areas of Knowledge
  • Men's mental health
  • portrayal of men in movies and television
  • growing up male in America
  • depression
  • causes and treatment of depression (men and women)
  • what makes relationships work
  • marriage counseling
  • psychology
  • gender issues

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Suwinyattichaiporn, Tara

Assistant Professor of Human Communication Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Social Media
  • Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Statistics
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Support

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Zettel-Watson, Laura

Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Social Relationships in Later Life
  • Gerotechnology
  • Health and Aging

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