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Tania Abouezzeddine

Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Post-doctorate, University of California Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., Boston University
  • B.A., American University of Beirut

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Tania Abouezzeddine has studied and has experience in several areas of the field of psychology working on topics such as trauma, pediatric psychology, cross-cultural psychology and clinical neuropsychology. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Biola and had worked at the University of Southern California before joining us here at Biola. Abouezzeddine graduated from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon with a degree in psychology. She earned her master's degree at Boston University and later her doctorate in psychology specializing in clinical science at the University of Southern California. During her doctorate studies, Abouezzeddine studied the effects of social support from friends and family on adolescents consistently bullied in their school environment.

In addition to her work in the area of school trauma, Abouezzeddine received extensive training in the area of clinical neuropsychology working with populations across the lifespan, from pediatrics to geriatrics. After earning her doctorate, Abouezzeddine completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she specialized in pediatric neuropsychology assessing children with traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning and developmental disabilities. In addition to clinical and academic work, Abouezzeddine is heavily involved in ministry both within her community and internationally. She has been in a position of leadership in her local Bible Study Fellowship class since 2006 and currently holds the position of class administrator. She currently leads one of the children Sunday school classes at her home church and is involved with international holistic training with World Orphans.

Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association Member
  • International Neuropsychological Society Member

Presentations

  • Yuan H.C., Sohn E., Gold J.I., Abou-ezzeddine T., Mahrer N.E., Azoff J., Keens T.G., Davidson S.L. “The Effects of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy on Cognitive Function in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Preliminary Findings.” Paper submitted to The Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 7-12, 2008.
  • Hopmeyer-Gorman, A., Schwartz, D., Nakamoto, J., Abou-ezzeddine, T., and Toblin, R. (2003). “Peer-perceived popularity, aggression, and trajectories of academic engagement in early adolescence.” Paper symposium at Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  • Abou-ezzeddine, T. & Yiyuan, X. (2003). “Friendship as a moderator in the relation between social risk factors and victimization in Chinese children's peer group.” Poster-presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  • Arner, H.M., Abou-Ezzeddine, T., & Bollinger, A.R. (November 2000). “Relationship between anger and PTSD symptomatology, social support, and locus of control in combat veterans.” Poster presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Research Interests

  • Trauma Resilience
  • Cultural and Diversity Issues
  • Neuropsychology: Administration integrity and Diagnostic Accuracy