• Ph.D., University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

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Stacy Eltiti completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Following doctoral studies, she worked on several research grants. The most noteworthy of which, investigated possible health effects from exposure to electromagnetic fields produced by cell phone base stations. Here at Biola, Eltiti teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of statistics, experimental and cognitive psychology. Eltiti supervises both Ph.D. and Psy.D. research. She also serves as co-chair of the Protection of Human Rights in Research Committee and the Director of Research of the graduate program at Rosemead School of Psychology.

Stacy Eltiti's appointment calendar is available.


  • Association for Psychological Science (Member)


  • Kim, J. O., Eltiti, S., Crawford, N., & Pak, J. (2019). Effect of cultural identification and family affection on coping abilities in missionary kids. Journal of Religion and Health, 58, 1872-1885
  • Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Russo, R., & Fox, E. (2018). Symptom presentation in idiopathic environmental intolerance with attribution to electromagnetic fields: Evidence for a nocebo effect based on data re-analyzed from two previous provocation studies. Frontier in Psychology, 9, 1563. 
  • Kim, J.O., Pak, J., & Eltiti, S. (2017). Cultural differences in family affection and coping abilities for missionary kids. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 45, 79-91. 
  • Sklar, Q.T, Pak, J.H., & Eltiti, S. (2016). Parent–child closeness and acculturation in predicting racial preference in mate selection among Asian Americans. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 7, 265-273.


  • Carter, E., Boucher, W., & Eltiti, S. (2020, June 1-September 1). Effectiveness of a peer support program in reducing posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among social workers [Poster presentation]. APS Poster Showcase.
  • Davis, K.K., Wu, N., Gordon, J., & Eltiti, S. (2020, June 1-September 1). Mobile phone problem use in connection to impulsivity, anxious attachment, sleep quality, and inhibitory control [Poster presentation]. APS Poster Showcase.
  • Eltiti, S., Greenberg, H., Wheeler, P., & Smith, S. (2020, June 1-September 1). Biased media exposure affects belief but not performance on an implicit association task [Poster presentation]. APS Poster Showcase.
  • Mgrdichian, A. V., Eltiti, S., Samson, J., & Williams, J. (2020, June 1-September 1). Effect of positive affect, negative affect, and gratitude on visual attention of emotional stimuli [Poster presentation]. APS Poster Showcase.
  • Samson, J., Eltiti, S., Mgrdichian, A. V., & Williams, J. (2020, June 1-September 1). Combined effect of affect and grit on visual attention [Poster presentation]. APS Poster Showcase.

Research Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Attention
  • Gratitude
  • Missionaries
  • MKs and TCKs
  • Technology and Health
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-traumatic Growth

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Anxiety
  • Attention
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Culture
  • Depression
  • Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
  • Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances
  • Positive Affect
  • Psychology
  • Social Media
  • Trauma
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