Daniel J. Bunce, PhD

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Position:

Bachelor's Program Faculty

Contact Information:

dbunce@paloaltou.edu

Faculty Status:

Adjunct Faculty

Programs:

Bachelors

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University
MA, Psychology, Duquesne University
MA, Philosophy, Duquesne University
BA, Psychology and Philosophy, U.C. Santa Cruz

Biography:

Dr. Bunce's background is in Continental Philosophy and its contributions to the field of Psychology. He specializes in hermeneutics, psychology as a human science, theories of embodiment, and qualitative research methods. Grounded in a phenomenological comprehension of the lived-body, Dr. Bunce's research and publications attempt to clarify the meaning of limb loss, physical disability, and the nature and significance of prosthetic rehabilitation. His research has specifically addressed how microprocessor-controlled prosthetic limbs facilitate psychological and physical adjustment to transfemoral amputations.

Dr. Bunce has been teaching in both the Philosophy and Psychology departments for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District since 1994. He also teaches the Philosophy of Science and Ethics course in the De Anza/PAU consortium.