Studying the Mind, Emotion, and Behavior

Interested in improving your self-awareness, personal relationships, increasing your success in the work place or your understanding of human thought and behavior? The Psychology Department invites you to explore this ever-expansive field that has applications in almost every aspect of life.

Learn how psychology examines the various facts, theories and hypotheses regarding human thought and behavior. Over 20 different course offerings will provide you with a better appreciation of how psychology, through the scientific method, offers a unique perspective to understanding the human mind and behavior. Psychology can present you with an opportunity to better understand yourself and the people around you.

Psychology Course Schedule

Psychology Faculty

Begonia, Dan (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., M.A. San Francisco State University. Research Interests: Bicognitive development, bilingualism, acculturation, race relations. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 22/23. Professional Activities: Association for Asian American Studies; Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble; Director, Ating Tao Drum Ensemble)

Dawgert-Carlin, Jennifer (Department Chair of Behavioral Sciences Department, Full-Time Instructor, B.S. (Cum Laude) in Geography and Regional Planning/Urban Studies from Westfield State University, M.A. in Feminist Clinical Psychology from New College of California. Research Interests: Identity Development in Marginalized Communities, Sexual Minorities, and Intersubjectivity/Postmodernism. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 2, 9, 10, 25, CDEV 41T, 122, 125)

Day, Terry (Adjunct Instructor, B.S. Howard University, Ph.D., The Wright Institute. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11, 15, 22/23, 26)

Gressani, Diane (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Antioch University. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 15, 26)

Harrison, Lisa (Full-Time Instructor, B.S., Santa Clara University; M.A., Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Research Interests: Psychology of Racism and Race Relations, Racial Identity Development, Racism Awareness, Spirituality and Identity Development. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 14, 15, 21(online), 22/23, 26. Professional Activities: Course Development, Conflict resolution/consultant in matters of race relations, Community workshops, Club Advising, Member of Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP))

Hu, Karin (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University. Research Interests: Neurobiology: neuroplasticity, psychopharmacology, brain and behavior, Animal Behavior: behavioral genetics, natural history, Science: research methods and applications, Postdoctoral Research, Retinal Neurobiology/Ophthalmology, Stanford. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 1B, 2, 9, 25, 26. Professional Activities: Citizen-Scientist: consultant and appointee on local, state and federal committees studying dog and public park issues.)

Lin, Jeanne (Full-Time Instructor, B.A. San Francisco State University, M.S., Ph.D. University of Washington. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 5, 10)

Louie, Margaret (Full-Time Instructor, A.S. City College of San Francisco, B.A., San Francisco State University, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11, 26, 40)

Manongdo, Jennifer (Adjunct Instructor, B.A. in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Science, University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 11)

Marshall, Danyelle (Full-Time Instructor, M.A., Counseling Psychology. Courses Taught: PSYC 26)

Nzwei, Esther (Adjunct Instructor, B.A., Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA; M.A., Montclair State University, New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., New York University, NY. Courses Taught: PSYC 1, 5, 15, 22/23, 26)

Olsen, Christopher (Adjunct Instructor)

Smith, Kimberly (Adjunct Instructor)

Sen, Maya Gillian (Adjunct Instructor)