Professor Cox received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College in Pa. and did her graduate work in Psychology at California State University Long Beach and Pepperdine University.
She has been teaching Psychology and Women's Studies at Saddleback College for 25 years.
Professor Cox is most interested in the aspect of Psychology that deals with how humans can live more positive, more productive, more satisfying lives. This is a new area of research in Psychology, begun by Martin Seligman in 1998 and now known as Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology uses the scientific method in its efforts to assess, understand, and then help to develop the human strengths. It aims to measure, understand, and foster the characteristics that make life more worth living. It attempts to identify the biological, behavioral, and cognitive patterns that we are born with, and that we can cultivate, in order to feel more in control of our lives.
Psych 1 text: Discovering Psychology
by Don and Sandra Hockenbury, Worth Publishers. 6th Ed. (newest edition)
ISBN: 13: 978-1-4641-0241-7
Study Guide is recommended but not required.
Textbook for Women and Careers (WS 120)
Coming Alive From 9 to 5 in a 24-7 World: A Career Search Handbook for the 21st Century, by Michelozzi, et al (7th Edition)
ISBN-10: 0072842628 ISBN-13: 9780072842623. Edition: 7