Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Doctoral Specialty Certificate, California School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii
  • M.A., University of Hawaii
  • B.A., University of Hawaii
  • Licensed Psychologist, California


Patricia Pike is currently vice provost for academic administration and professor of psychology at Biola University. She is a licensed psychologist in California and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development and was a lead delegate for over 10 years of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Pike received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and later went on to earn a doctoral specialty certificate in psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She previously taught at the University of Hawaii, Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, and the University of Texas, Arlington. Pike has invested her time outside of the classroom at the Child Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California, and the Biola Counseling Center.


  • American Psychological Association - Division 7, 36 (Member)
  • Society of Research in Child Development (Member)
  • American Psychological Association (Member)
  • Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (representative)



  • The Lost MK, Kietzman, R., & Pike, P., (Scholar's Press, 2013).


  • "How attachment styles relate to experience of stress among North American and Korean missionaries," Kim, E.Y., & Pike, P., The Korean Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 25, 393–433, 2015. (Notes: Most of the journal is printed in Korean; this article is printed in English.)
  • “The lost MK: A qualitative study exploring the choice of some Adult Missionary Kids to leave their parents' faith,” Kietzman, R.M., Pike, P.L., Jones, J.W., & Lingenfelter, J.E., Missiology: An International Review, 36, 457-473, 2008.
  • Research at an explicitly integrative program: Rosemead School of Psychology, Hill, P.C., Hall, T.W., & Pike, P.L. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 23, 338-344, 2004.
  • “Thirty years of explicitly integrative scholarship: Comparing PhD and PsyD contributions,” Morris, J.D, Sorenson, R.L., Gooden, W. E., & Pike, P.L. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 32, 79-91, 2004.
  • “Effects of acculturation on the MMPI-2 scores of Asian American students,” Tsai, D.C., & Pike, P.L. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 216-230, 2000.
  • “The relationship of Object Relations development to cultural adjustment in a missionary sample,” Hall, M.E.L., Duvall, N.S., Edwards, K.J., & Pike, P.L. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 27, 139-153, 1999.


  • Mitchell, J., Ziegler, R., Dick, M., Pike, P., & Williams, J. Annual Convention of the American Geriatrics Society, Seattle. Poster presented on "Early detection of cognitive impairment in older adults: A look at the Dementia Severity Rating Scale." May 2007.
  • Mitchell, J., Ziegler, R., Dick, M., Pike, P., & Williams, J. Annual Convention of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland. Poster presented on "Using the Dementia Severity Rating Scale to identify groups of normal, MCI, and AD community-dwelling older adults." February 2007.
  • Sorenson, R.L., Morris, J., Gooden, W., & Pike, P.L. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario. Paper presented on “Thirty years of integrative scholarship: Comparing PhD and PsyD contributions.” August 2003.

Research Interests

  • Developmental topics
  • Cross-cultural issues

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Administration of Biola
  • Aging
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Behavior
  • Character Development
  • Counseling
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Culture (from Psychological Perspective)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Higher Education
  • Integration
  • Mental Health
  • Missions And Mental Health
  • Multicultural Issues (Psychological)
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
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