Psychology

Psychology, rooted in both philosophy and science, is the empirical study of mental processes and behavior. The study of psychology provides a level of education and training that helps students succeed in a variety of careers and other graduate opportunities. A degree in psychology enables students to develop scientific literacy, analytical skills, interpersonal awareness, critical thinking, and problem-solving ability.

Career Opportunities

An Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology degree is designed for a variety of professions within and outside of psychology. A person with an AA in Psychology degree may work in the areas of:

  • Human or social services
  • Mental health agencies
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation counseling centers
  • Early childhood education

An Associate of Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to prepare students for a variety of careers that involve more advanced educational training in psychology, such as:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist or Psychotherapist
  • Educational/School Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist in:
    • Biological Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Evolutionary Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Social/Personality Psychology
    • Quantitative Psychology

Contact Information

Division

Social Sciences
Building 1000, Office 1031V
Phone: (707) 256-7726

Dean

Ms. María L. Villagómez
Senior Dean, Language Arts, Library and Social Sciences
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558
Email: Mvillagomez@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7156

Program Coordinator

Jeff Wachsmuth, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Psychology
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558
Email: Jwachsmuth@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7740

Faculty

Kathryn Bousquet, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558
Email: Kathryn.Bousquet@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7723

Lauren Winczewski, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558
Email: Lauren.Winczewski@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7758