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Faculty | B.S. in Applied Psychology

Cayla Bland

  • Director, Applied Psychology

    Dr. Cayla Bland comes to Biola from MidAmerica Nazarene University in the Kansas City area, where she was an associate professor of counseling. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Regent University. Bland has 20 years of teaching experience in Christian higher education with undergraduate,...


    Undergraduate Courses Taught

    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Counseling Techniques
    • Capstone Course

    Graduate Courses Taught

    • Structure & Process of Therapy
    • Helping Skills
    • Systemic Foundation & Family Issues
    • Family Counseling
    • Marriage, Couple, & Family Consultation (on-line)
    • Family Education Experience
    • Marriage, Couple, & Family Practicum & Internship
    • Clinical Mental Health Internship
    • Career Counseling (on-line)
    • Post Modern Advanced Theories
    • Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Advanced Statistic, Teaching Assistant

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    Peter Hill

    • Director, Office of Academic Research and Grants
    • Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of Houston; Social Psychology
    • M.A., University of Houston

    Peter C. Hill, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, in La Mirada, CA. Before coming to Rosemead in 2002, he served for 17 years as Professor of Psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was honored with a faculty appointment at the University of Cambridge as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Religious and...

    Research Interests

    • Religious/Spiritual Measurement
    • Religious Fundamentalism
    • Development of Positive Virtues
    • The Affective Basis of Religion

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    John Williams

    • Chair, Undergraduate Psychology
    • Associate Professor of Psychology

    • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
    • M.A., California State University, Fresno
    • B.S., University of California, Davis

    Dr. Williams received his PhD in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He regularly teaches undergraduate classes in Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Physiological Psychology, as well as a graduate course in the Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior. Dr. Williams is currently involved with research with both graduate and undergraduate students. His...

    Research Interests

    • Measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) of Cognitive Processes
    • Implicit Measures of Gratitude
    • Implicit Measures of Forgiveness
    • Implicit Measures of Emotion

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