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Noelle Lopez

( She/Her/Hers )
Lecturer Faculty

Professor Lopez has a background in developmental psychology and completed their masters thesis on how we process emotional information across the life span. In addition to teaching Child & Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University, Professor L. also teaches psychology at Diablo Valley College, a community college with campuses in both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. Professor L attended both Diablo Valley College and San Francisco State University as a student and is very excited to now be teaching where they were a student. Outside of teaching, they like to visit National Parks and go hiking. Their favorite National Parks are Yellowstone, and Pinnacles.

Educational Background:  

M.A, Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Mind, Brain & Behavior, San Francisco State University 

B.S, Psychology, with Honors, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon 

A.A, Psychology, Diablo Valley Community College, Pleasant Hill, CA 


Barber, S. J., Lopez, N., Cadambi, K., & Alferez, S. (2020). The limited roles of cognitive capabilities and future time perspective in contributing to positivity effects. Cognition, 200, 104267.