Department of Psychology

Faculty Research

 

Rainer Diriwächter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Email: rdiriwae@callutheran.edu
Phone: 805-493-3442
Office: Swenson 207

Expertise

  • Ganzheitspsychologie (German Holistic Psychology)
  • History of German Psychology
  • Emotional Experience
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Microgenesis

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Brian Don, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Email: bdon@callutheran.edu
Phone:(805) 493-3974
Office: SWEN 238


Current Research Interests:

  • Interrelation of three general foci:
    • Relationships
    • Psychological well-being
    • Physical health

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Marylie Gerson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Email: mgerson@callutheran.edu
Phone: 805-493-3444
Office: SWEN 211

Current Research Interests:

  • Understanding identity development and building openness to diversity
  • Resilience
  • The ability to thrive in the face of stressors

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Steven C. Kissinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Email: kissinge@callutheran.edu
Office: SWEN
241

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Jodie Kocur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Email: jkocur@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805)493-3441
Office: SWEN 240

Current Research Interests:

  • Developmental origins of the experience and expression of anger,
  • The impact of parental physical aggression on children

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Julie M. Kuehnel, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Email: kuehnel@callutheran.edu
Phone: 805 493 3454
Office: SWEN 237

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Andrea Sell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Email: asell@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3781
Office: SWEN 210

Current Research Interests:

  • Incorporation of systems of perception and action-planning into higher-order cognition
  • Role of the spatial and motor systems in grounding abstract thoughts

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Ariana Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Email: ayoung@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3267
Office: SWEN 239

Current Research Interests:

  • Social nature of the self
  • How surrogates (i.e., symbolic social bonds) including books, movies, and television shows affect how people think and feel about themselves.

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