Dr. Steven L. Schandler
- Crean Hall 501 W. Palm Ave
- (714) 997-6698
- California State University, Stanislaus, Bachelor of Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Psychology
Ph.D. 1976 University of Southern California, Experimental Psychology-Psychophysiology
A.M. 1974 University of Southern California, Experimental Psychology-Psychophysiology
B.A. 1972 California State University, Stanislaus
Department Faculty Activities:
- Professor of Psychology
- Director, Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratoies
- Director, Behavioral Sciences Computing Center
- Undergraduate student advisor specializing in the advisement of transfer students and students seeking doctoral-level graduate studies.
General Core - Psychological foundations; statistics, research methods
Process – learning, perception, cognition/neuroscience, physiological psychology
Applied – psychopharmacology, psychological testing, research internships
Research and Professional Emphases:
Etiology and epidemiology of alcohol and substance abuse
Cognitive reorganization and accommodation associated with aging
Cognitive rehabilitation of persons with central nervous system damage
Compliance and Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
"Age-Dependent Changes in Motor Learning Capabilities", National Institute on Aging. Four years.
"Alcohol Normalization of Stimulus Augmentation in Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcool Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Two years.
Faculty of the Year, Gamma Beta Phi National Honors Society.
Faculty Scholar Award, Delta Gamma National Sorority.
Hua-Cheng Wang Distinguished Fellow, Chapman University. Endowed award for exceptional contribution to the University and to the professional discipline.
Valerie Scudder Distinguished Faculty Award, 1999, 2005, Chapman University. Awarded by the Provost and President on recommendation of the Faculty for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the students and the University.
Faculty Excellence Award - Research and Scholarly Achievement. Chapman University. Awarded by the Provost and the President on recommendation of the Faculty.
Certificate of Appreciation, Department of Veterans Affairs. In recognition of outstanding service and contribution to creating a positive and compassionate environment for patients and staff.
Special Contribution Awards, Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System Commendation for successfully chairing a task force for improving the delivery of alcohol and substance abuse treatment to spinal cord injured patients.Professional Memberships:
American Association for the Advancement of Science American Psychological Association:
Division 1; General
Division 3; Experimental (invited)
Division 26; History of Psychology
Division 28; Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
American Psychological Society
American Statistical Association
California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators
International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism
Research Society on Alcoholism
Society for Psychophysiological Research
Western Psychological Association
Courses Regularly Offered:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Critical Thinking
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Statistics and Research Methods
- Learning; Perception; Cognition
- Physiological Psychology
- Psychological Measurement and Testing
- Senior Thesis
Of all the constructs, concepts, and processes that I teach at Chapman, the teaching of research methods provides me with the greatest satisfaction. To research is to systematically pit one's mental resources against the unknowns or poorly knowns of the universe. It is an active process of thinking which one chooses to do when one decides that they will no longer passively accept things as they are; when one decides that they, not the universe, will direct their course through life.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
2012 Journal Article Wu, F.W., Young, D.E., Schandler, S.L., Meir, G., Judy, R.L.M. (2012). Contextual Interference and augmented feedback: Is there an additive effect for motor learning? Human Movement Science, doi 10.1016/j.humov.2011.02.004
Cohen, M.J., Young, D.E., Schandler, S.L., Meir, G., Ho, R., Flowers, J. (2011). Skill acquisition with contextual interference and reduced information feedback. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.