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Psychology Faculty - Melissa Raymundo

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Melissa Raymundo

Lecturer of Psychology

Office: N1062
(713) 221-8536

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Houston

​PSY 2302: Social Psychology
PSY 2310: Human Growth and Development
PSY 3320: Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 4395: Special Projects in Psychology

​Dr. Raymundo received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Houston in 2010.  Her research agenda investigates a variety of topics, including (a) unhealthy eating attitudes and behaviors, (b) motivation and goal pursuit, (c) perceived similarity and self-evaluations based on ethnic identity, and (d) parenting perceptions.  With 10 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level, Dr. Raymundo has taught over 70 classes and has educated over 2,400 students.  Her extensive training at a research-based graduate program and maintenance of an active research agenda make her well qualified to teach Social Psychology and Research Methods.  Her research of individual difference factors make her well qualified to teach Theories of Personality.  In addition, she had taught Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Research Methods for several years before coming to UHD.  Lastly, Dr. Raymundo is well qualified to teach Human Growth and Development, having taught the course for five years and being currently involved in parenting research. Dissertation: The effect of perceived self-efficacy on self-discrepancies, affect, and motivation

Teaching Experience:

2010-Present, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Social SciencesUniversity of Houston-Downtown – Houston, TX

2010, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Department of Social Sciences University of Houston-Downtown – Houston, TX

2005-2009, Teaching Fellow (Course Instructor), Department of PsychologyUniversity of Houston – Houston, TX

2003-2004, Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology University of Houston – Houston, TXCourses taught:PSY 2302 (Social Psychology), PSY 2310 (Human Growth and Development), PSY 3320 (Research Methods), PSY 4306 (Theories of Personality)

​Research Interest: Comparison processes; body image; goal pursuit



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