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California State University, Long Beach
Department Of Human Development
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Rachna Soni, Ph.D.

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  • Phone: (562) 985-1386
  • Office: F02-223
  • Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9:00-9:30am;
  • Mon. 1:00-2:00pm & Tues. 3:00-4:00pm
  • and by appointment

Research Interests

Dr. Soni’s research interests are personality and social development during adolescence, particularly the role of temperament in adolescent stress and coping.


M.A. (1983), M.H.E. (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) in Human Development from the Pennsylvania State University.


HDEV 307I :

Approaches to Childhood and Adolescence

HDEV 320 :

Research Methods in Human Development

HDEV 357I :

Approaches to Adolescence Through Aging

HDEV 360 :

Cultural Foundations

EDP 301 :

Child Development and Learning