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Faculty | B.A. in Psychology

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

Tania Abouezzeddine has studied and has experience in several areas in 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, previously at the University of Southern California. Abouezzeddine graduated from the American University of Beirut in...

Research Interests

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

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Jason Brunt

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • M.A., University of Texas
  • B.A., University of Maine

Dr. Brunt's research includes various topics across developmental psychology, including language, identity, and culture. A recent project includes measuring gaze patterns as people observe photojournalistic images. The project includes data collection in Indonesia, Haiti, Texas, and Southern California, as an investigation into whether culture and geographic history are related to how people...

Research Interests

  • Language Development
  • Identity and Culture
  • Eye Tracking

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Laura Dryjanska

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., Sapienza University of Rome
  • M.A., University of Warsaw
  • B.A., Global University
  • B.A., Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja

Laura Dryjanska obtained a European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication in the field of social psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) in 2012. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Sapienza University of Rome and is currently an assistant professor for Rosemead School of Psychology. Her research interests include social representations...

Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Human trafficking
  • Intergenerational solidarity
  • Aging
  • Place-identity
  • Organizational psychology

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Stacy Eltiti

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

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

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...

Research Interests

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

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Tamara Anderson

  • Associate Provost of Academic Effectiveness and Administration
  • Dean of Administration
  • Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Pepperdine University
  • B.S., Biola University

Dr. Anderson has a broad interest in the field of clinical psychology. She teaches psychopathology and ethics and law and is especially interested in the training of professional psychologists. Dr. Anderson's research interests focus on gender issues, attachment, ethics and law and conflict resolution, in addition to previous work in the area of eating disorders. She also has extensive...

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Liz Hall

  • Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • B.A., Biola University

Elizabeth Hall's research interests include women and work, mothering, sexism, embodiment and meaning-making in suffering. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. In all of these areas, she strives to bring together psychological research and theological insights. She teaches integration courses in the undergraduate program, and co-leads a graduate research team...

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Christina Kim

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Undergraduate Psychology Internship Coordinator

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Christina Lee Kim is an associate professor of psychology at Biola University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She regularly teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs and supervises doctoral research. Her research interests include cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, mental health issues and the church, Asian-American psychology, and the use of qualitative...

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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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