Richard Mascolo, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, El Camino College

A note to Students who attended one or both of the Spring Psychology Careers Presentations: Several students asked about suggested readings -- please email me and I will give you a copy of the reading.


August 22, 2016


Welcome Fall 2016 Students!  Here's the most current information on (1) Course Availability and (2) Course Materials:

1) Course Availability

Psych 15

This course is open! C'mon in and I'll share stories from my 30+ years of clinical experience working with patients, including those diagnosed with Psychotic Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Sexual Paraphilias

Psych 7

Online Registered Students (Sections 4194 & 4195):Classes start August 29, and the Class Schedule states "you must contact the instructor before the start date" --  For my classes, this means students must register on their MyEtudes website by Tuesday, August 30th or they will be dropped so that Wait Listed students may be added.  I'll have the MyEtudes sites up and running by Friday, August 26, and I will email all registered students alerting them they should register before the deadline. 

Online & On Campus Students Looking to Add: All my sections are currently filled, but I will most likely be able to add some students -- starting with those on the official ECC Wait List and then followed by students who have contacted me or show up the first day of class (on campus).

Psych 9A/Soc 109

Students Looking to Add: All my sections are currently filled, but I will most likely be able to add some students from the official ECC Wait List who attend the first day of class. I will also make an unofficial wait list of unregistered students who attend the first day of class, but the chances of being added from that list are slim...

Note to all students looking to add a course: You may leave emails requesting entry to a class that is filled, but only with the acknowledgement that I cannot reply to each and every individual message, instead, I will update add info on this web page

2) Course Materials

(Note: students often ask if they can get by with an older edition of the text, but I cannot endorse this strategy for saving money):

Psych 7 (all sections)

Pinel, J. P. J. (2014). Biopsychology. New York: Allyn & Bacon (Pearson), 9th edition.

Psych 15

Comer, R. J. (2015). Abnormal Psychology. 9th edition. New York: Macmillan Higher Education.

Access to Publisher’s LaunchPad website: AbnormalPsychMascoloFa16, which comes with new texts from the ECC Bookstore and must be purchased separately if the text is purchased used.

Psych 9A -- Lecture

Text Materials for Lecture are a set of PDF documents that will be provided free to students for download. Students who want a copy of the text will find it available for purchase online – often for $10 or less: Lockhart, R. S. (1998) Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences.  New York: W. H. Freeman & Company

Psych 9A -- Lab

 American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the APA. Sixth edition, Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association.

(Note: Do not purchase error-filled 1st printing -- purchase 2nd printing or later)
























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