Department ofPsychology

Christine L. Hansvick

Christine L. Hansvick

Professor of Psychology

253-535-7654 (office)



Academic Liaison on the board of Peace and Justice Studies, as well as teaching Peace Psychology.

Faculty Director for joint PLU/Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program.

Passion for teaching statistics/research methods, where I approach the classroom as a dynamic social environment and continually strive to create a positive, active learning environment for my students.

Current research interests: (1) Cognitive complexity and openness to experience in relation to the liberal arts experience; (2) teaching and learning styles in relation to the challenges of teaching Millennials; and (3) changes in perceptions of cities over time


B.Sc in Business Administration, Southwestern Minnesota State University, 1971

M.A. in Psychology, University of Windsor, 1975

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Windsor (Canada), 1977