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  • "I have often thought that the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it came upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: 'This is the real me.'"
    William James 1842 - 1910 The Letters of William James
  • "The one fact that I would cry from every housetop is this: Good Life is waiting for us - here and now!...At this very moment we have the necessary techniques, both material and psychological, to create a full and satisfying life for everyone."
    Burrhus Frederic Skinner 1904 - Walden Two
  • "This sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly."
    Erik Homburger Erikson 1902 - Childhood and Society
  • "Analogies prove nothing, that is quite true, but they can make one feel more at home."
    Sigmund Freud 1856 - 1939 New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
  • "The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied."
    Sigmund Freud 1856 - 1939 Lionel Trilling. The Liberal Imagination
  • "I do my thing, and you do your thing... You are me and I am I, And if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful; If not, it can't be helped."
    Frederick Salomon Peris 1893 - 1970 Gestalt Therapy Verbatim



The core value of the Psychology program and its faculty at the Paradise Valley Community College is Learning.

  • We strive to increase the capacity of our students to achieve the knowledge, motivation, skills, attitudes, and attributes that will enable personal and professional success in the global community.
  • We strive to increase the capacity of students of Psychology to think creatively, analytically, critically, and scientifically.
  • We strive to encourage our students to develop relationships and connections with a diversity of people and living systems based on respect for the complexity of variables that influence them.
  • We strive to increase the capacity of students of Psychology to use empirical evidence as a foundation for their decisions.
  • We strive to increase the capacity of students of Psychology to apply the principles of Psychology and the scientific method to solve the problems they encounter in their personal and professional lives.

Research Studies

Researchers are always looking for individuals to participate in studies they are conducting under the guidance of faculty members of the Psychology Department at PVCC.

A new research study will begin soon. Check back for more information.

Contact Us

Location: M Building

Phone: 602-787-7280

Fall & Spring Semester Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm

Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 5:00pm

Closed Friday

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