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Psychology

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Elizabeth A. Bachen
Professor of Psychology
Esther Lee Mirmow Professorship
Program Head of Biopsychology
NSB 145, 510.430.2141, bachen@mills.edu 
Professional Interests: Clinical psychology, women's health, how psychological stress affects health, psychosocial and biological mechanisms of stress and health, psychoneuroimmunology

Christie Chung
Associate Professor of Psychology
NSB 148, 510.430.2251, cchung@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Memory in old age, changes in emotional memory throughout the life span, statistical memory modeling, cognitive changes associated with Parkinson's disease

Carol George
Professor of Psychology
Co-Director of Infant Mental Health Program
Mary S. Metz Professorship for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching
NSB 143, 510.430.3268, george@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Developmental psychology, social and emotional development, trauma and loss, attachment theory

Dean Morier
Professor of Psychology
NSB 142, 510.430.3164, dean@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Social psychology, personality and social behavior, social cognition, social identity, gender and sexual orientation, psychology of religion, aging anxiety, science attitudes

John C. Ruch
Professor of Psychology
Department Head
NSB 144, 510.430.3269, johnr@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Visual thinking and problem solving, neurological bases of consciousness and thought

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Susan Bergmann
Visiting Assistant Professor, Spring
NSB 142, 510.482.0830, susanmbergmann@gmail.com
Office Hours: Monday 12:15-1:00, Wednesday 2:15-3:00 pm
Professional Interests: Licensed clinical psychologist working in child and family therapy

Paloma Hesemeyer
Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall
phesemeyer@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Developmental psychology, social and emotional development, parent-child relationships, attachment theory

Matthew Hubbard
Lecturer, Fall
mhubbard@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Probability, group theory

Elizabeth Preston
Visiting Assistant Professor, Spring
More about Elizabeth Preston
NSB 245, 510.430.2175, bpreston@mills.edu
Office Hours: Fridays 10:30-1:00
Professional Interests: Clinical psychology, personality psychology, cross-cultural issues, history of psychology, family systems theory, processes of addiction, positive psychology

Maria St. John
Visiting Assistant Professor, Spring
NSB 149, 415.206.3752, mstjohn@mills.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 or by appointment
Professional Interests: Infant mental health; infant-parent psychotherapy; psychoanalysis and community mental health; social constructions of race, gender and parenthood; politics of child welfare

Staff

Ellen Rush
Faculty Administrative Assistant 
NSB 146, 510.430.2176, erush@mills.edu
Office Hours: Mondays-Thursdays 9:00-4:00

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P: 510.430.2176
F: 510.430.3314
E: psychology@mills.edu

Last Updated: 1/24/14