Sandra Trafalis, PhD

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Core Associate Professor

Contact Information:

Other Positions:

PhD, Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator Undergraduate Psychology Program


PhD and Bachelors


PhD, Experimental Psychology, DePaul University (2000)
BA, Psychology, Rollins College (1989)


Dr. Sandra Trafalis received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from DePaul University. Her research interests include the social psychology of social action, social power, the biological foundations of mental illness and interpersonal relationships.

At Palo Alto University, Professor Trafalis teaches in the Bachelor degree program in Psychology & Social Action, where she also coordinates the internship program. She is the Interim Program Director for the new Undergraduate Evening/Online programs.

Areas of Interest:

Learning and Memory, Psychological Writing, and Social Action