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Steve Rivera, MA

Current city of residence:
     Los Angeles, CA (Near Dodger Stadium)

E-mail address:


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Organization for which I currently work:
     City of Los Angeles Personnel Department (Fire & Police)
Job title:

Past employers:
City of Los Angeles Personnel Department (Examining Division)
          Intern under Mike Wheeler
     Center for Autism and Related Disorders
     L.A. Dodgers – Merchandise department
          Union Contract Negotiator

Research interests:
     Selection Measures/ Non-cognitive test/ Validation studies
     (Validity Generalization)/Quality Circles

Undergraduate education:
    BA in Psychology; CSU Long Beach, CA

Thesis title:
     Identifying an Optimal Job Analysis Method for
     Synthetic Validation Studies

General interests:

    Psych Day will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Psychology Building Quad. Festivities include a graduate and volunteer fair, workshops, games and special speakers, beginning at 10:00 am. A buffet lunch will be offered for a small donation from 11:00 until 2:00. The keynote speaker, Dr. Collie Conoley, will present his research on Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy at 4:00 pm in the Beach Auditorium.

    Flyer announcing the keynote speaker:

    Psychology Undergraduate Advising done by ATLAS

    Please see ATLAS to declare Psychology as a major or minor, get Psychology advising, GE advising, class planning, Timely Graduation help and Grad Checks! ATLAS is located in Ph1 room 104.

    Looking to get Psychology Course Credits for courses from other schools or study abroad Click here for more information

    Psychology Resource Office (PRO) is now open. Click here for hours and more information.

    Upcoming Events

    The Psychology Colloquium series occurs every other Wednesday. Click here for information on time, date and speakers.


    The Psychology Student Study Center hours for Spring 2015 have been posted

    Click here to view our Spring 2015 courses!