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Ann Yarchin
Division Coordinator
ayarchin@gwc.cccd.edu
714-892-7711 x58125

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Psychology

The Psychology Transfer major covers the contemporary perspectives on understanding human behavior: biological, psychodynamic, learning-based, humanistic, cognitive, and sociocultural, as well as the effects of nature verses nurture on behavior and abilities. Students learn how to analyze the various methods used to study behavior, including the naturalistic observation method, the correlational method, the experimental method, kinship studies, the epidemiological method, and the case-study method. Students choosing this major will gain an understanding of the definition of normal vs. abnormal behavior, as well as describe the different types of mental health professionals and the basic features of psychotherapy and drug therapies.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY FOR TRANSFER (AA-T)

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty and Contacts

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Chair: Maria Chovan-Nelson
Professor, College Success/Psychology
AA., El Camino College; B.A., California State University at Dominguez Hills; M.A., Loyola Marymount University.
mchovan@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51053
Office ADM 225

PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY

Maria Chovan-Nelson
Professor, College Success/Psychology
AA., El Camino College; B.A., California State University at Dominguez Hills; M.A., Loyola Marymount University.
mchovan@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51053
Office ADM 225

Laura L. Duvall
Instructor, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. California State University, Northridge; further graduate study: California Southern University
lduvall1@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51073
Office ADM 212

Steven A. Isonio, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.
sisonio@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x55033
Office ADM 225

Part-time faculty:

  • Cassandra Agnew
  • Brian E. Eck
  • Elanore Lurye
  • Jan L. Mendoza
  • Denise M. Orme
  • Kimberly Phillips
  • Yvonne Portillo
  • Myrna Rasmussen
  • Diana Robles
  • Carlos  Sandoval