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Dr. Ron Mossler

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Professor of Psychology, Department Chair
At Valley Since: 1999

Dr. Ron Mossler

CONTACT INFORMATION

Discipline(s)

  • Psychology
  • Developmental Communications
  • Statistics

Education

Degree: Ph.D.
Major:  Counseling Psychology
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Date: 1995
Areas of research and interest:  Psychosocial variables in addiction, Special Education, Childhood Education and Discipline.

Degree: M.A.
Major:  Educational Psychology: Counseling Psychology
From: California State University, Northridge
Date: 1986
Areas of research and interest: Divergent Learning Styles; Cross Cultural Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Childhood Education and Discipline.

Degree: B.A.
Major:  Psychology
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Date: 1983
Areas of research and interest: Memory systems, Learning Disabilities.

Duties

  • Department Chair
  • Committees: IPC, Matriculation, Budget, Foundational (Basic) Skills

Faculty Interests

  • Education and Discipline
  • Reading Improvement 
  • Divergent learning styles
  • Aging and Development 
  • Curriculum Development

Personal Interests

  • Reading, politics, sports and athletics

Courses Taught

  • Psych: 1, 2, 9, 12, 41
  • Statistics: 100 and 101
  • DevCom: 22, 23, 35, 36A, 36B

Certifications

  • LAVC Approved Online Psychology Instructor

Selected Publications

  • Mossler, R. A., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Understanding development: A lifespan perspective. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
  • Mccarthy, C. J., DeLisi, M. Getzfeld, A. R., McCarthy, C. J., Mossler, R. A., & Moss-Ki, D. A. (2016). Introduction to applied behavioral science (Chapter 1). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
  • Mossler, R. A. (2014). Child and adolescent development (2nd Ed.). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education
  • Mossler, R. A. (2013). Adult development and learning. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
  • Nakajima, M. A., Dembo, M. H., & Mossler, R. (2012). Student persistence in community colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 36(8), 591-613.
  • Mossler, R. A. (2011). Child and adolescent development. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
  • Witt, G. A., & Mossler, R. A. (2010). Adult development and life assessment. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
  • Mossler, Ronald (2007) A Patterned Approach to College Reading Skills. Prentice Hall PTR.
  • Mossler, R. (2006). A patterned approach to building college reading skills. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • Mossler, Ronald (2002) Step by Step: A Structural Introduction to Reading and Patterned Vocabulary. Prentice Hall.
  • Mossler, R. (1995). Addiction as a functional adaptation to a deficit ego. (Ph.D. Dissertation)
  • Mossler, R. (1986). The effect of teacher modeling on students. (Master’s Thesis)
  • Geiselman, R. E., McCloskey, B. P., Mossler, R. A., & Zielan, D. S. (1984). An empirical evaluation of mnemonic instruction for remembering names. Human Learning, 3, 1-8.
  • Ferkel, R. D., Mai, L. L., Ullis, K. C., & Finerman, G. A. M. (1981). American Journal of Sports Medicine. 10, 24-30. (Contributor)
  • Let’s Talk About It. Monthly column, Valley Parenting Magazine.

Television/Media

  • Mindfield Season 2 (2017). How to make a Hero. As myself.
  • Mindfield Season 1 (2017). Destruction. As myself.
  • Mindfield Season 1 (2017). Conformity. As myself.
  • Mindfield Season 1 (2017). Isolation. As myself.
  • Penn and Teller Bullshit (2009). Astrology. As myself.
  • Mental health crisis expert, Los Angeles Red Cross Disaster Relief (PSA, 1997).
  • What Makes a Marriage Work? (1995).
  • Recovering from Disaster (PSA , 1994).