Michelle Worley

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(949) 582-4900 x3212
Social & Behavioral Sciences Associate Faculty
Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Saddleback College

M. A., California State University, Fullerton
B. A., California State University, Fullerton
A. A., Mount San Antonio College

Michelle Worley joined Saddleback College in January 2009, and her responsibilities include teaching Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Psychology of Human Sexuality, and Psychology of Aging. She is formerly referred to as Michelle Robison or Professor Robison.

In addition to teaching courses at Saddleback College, she also teaches at another community college.

Prior to joining Saddleback College, Professor Worley worked as a substitute teacher for grades K-12 and Special Education for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and taught upper division courses at California State University, Fullerton. Professor Worley also served as a proposal reviewer for the American Psychological Association-Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

On the side, Professor Worley enjoys conducting psychological research. Her research interests include social support and health, bereavement, marriage and family, and the effects of caregiving in later life.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family, traveling to new places, and watching football.

Important Class Information

There are no orientation meetings or in-class meetings for the online courses. Please make sure to check your Saddleback email for information regarding the course on the first day of class. You should be checking into the class on the first day of class. If you do not check in by Wednesday of the first week, you will be dropped from the course as a no show. "Checking in" to the course consists of going to the discussion tab of your classroom (left hand side of your classroom), clicking on the check-in thread, and posting an introduction. This will not be available until the first day of class.

For all of my classes, Blackboard will be utilized. Blackboard will generally not become available until the first day of class. On the first day of class, you'll have access to the course syllabus, course materials, and the assignments that need to be completed. Blackboard can be accessed by going to saddleback.blackboard.com. For all of my classes, I require that you check your Saddleback email or have your emails forwarded to an email that is checked. To have your emails forwarded to a personal email account, please go to mysite to change your preferences. I cannot make this change for you, as I do not have access to do this. All emails are sent through Blackboard, so the correct email needs to be on file. High speed internet connection and Mozilla Firefox (free web browser) are required for my courses, as well.

The required course materials can be located by clicking on the Book Info button on the course schedule listing online. If you have difficulty obtaining this information, please contact the bookstore for assistance.

There are changes from edition to edition for both of these textbooks. Generally, there are minimal changes from edition to edition. However, if you choose to use a previous edition of the textbook, then you'll be responsible for any changes.