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Virgo Handojo, Ph.D.

Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 343-4465
E-mail: vhandojo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 131
Office Hours: Office hours are posted outside office at the beginning of each semester.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Marriage & Family Studies School of Psychology, Fuller Seminary 2000
M.A. Christian Leadership School of Theology, Fuller Seminary 1996
M.A. Intercultural Studies School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Seminary 1990

Courses Taught

*PSY1110 Intro to Psychology, regular and fully online
* PSY213 General Psychology
* PSY301 History and Systems of Psychology
* PSY323 Marriage and Family
* PSY322 Theories of Personality
* PSY320 Lifespan Development
* PSY345 Abnormal Psychology
* PSY423 Models of Christian Counseling
* PSY459 Dynamics of Religious Experience
* PSY458 Motivation and Emotion
* PSY422 Theories of Counseling
* PSY328 Cognitive Psychology

* PSYU578 Ethical and Professional Issues
* PSYU581 Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Disorders
* PSYU570 Advanced Psychopathology And Diagnosis

* SOC113 Intro to Sociology
* SOC338 Group Dynamics and Social Behavior
* SOC345 Sociology of Diversity

* ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
* ANT350 Language and Culture
* ANT430 Culture and Personality
* ANT460 Culture and Religion

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

* Attachment, Intercultural Relations
* Acculturation, stress, cultural adjustment
* Parenting, Romantic Relationship, Spirituality

Membership:
American Psychological Association
National Council on Family Relations, Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)

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Teaching Experience

* Adjunct Faculty, Chapman University, CA
* Adjunct Faculty, Hope International University, Fullerton, CA

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Recent Activities:
August 22 – 24, 2013 Presented research paper on “Adult Attachment Style, Acculturative Stress and Satisfaction with Life, at the 5th Asian Congress of Health Psychology, DCC, Daejeon, Korea

May 19, 2013 Invited Speaker on “The Connection Between Psychology and Spirituality,” for Technology Entertainment and Design (TEDx) Glen Wilson High: Explore, Hacienda Heights, CA

July 5 - 7, 2012 Presented research paper on "Using Attachment Theory to Predict Psychological Wellbeing and Sociocultural Adjustment Among Indonesian Immigrants in the United States," at the Fourth Asian Psychological Association Conference: Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Positive Psychology, Jakarta, Indonesia.

June 27 - 30, 2012 Discussed and responded papers at "The fourth International Consortium for Social Development-Asia Pacific,” sponsored by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Indonesian Social Work Consortium for developing new social development strategies in line with post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

February 15-17, 2012 Participated in symposium on " SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HUMAN FLOURISHING: Science, Service, Community, and Church," with Nobel Laureate, Dr. John Nash and others, sponsored by The Lee Edward Travis Research Institute and Fuller's School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA.

February 15, 2012 participated in seminar on "What Parents Want: Evidence From Child Adoption," with Leeat Yariv, Professor of Economics at Caltech, presented by California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

October 24 -November 2, 2011 Studied Palestine - Israel conflict, travel around West Bank and Israel.

July 17, 2011 Presented Seminar on "Managing Your Money Wisely," at Grace Indonesian Christian Fellowship, Sierra Madre, CA

July 8, 2011 Presented seminar on "A Healthy Model of Multicultural Relationship" at The Fifth Biennial Convention of Mennonite Church USA, Pittsburgh, PA

July 7, 2011 Led workshop on "The Persecuted Church in Indonesia: The Church Between the Crescent and the Demo-cracy" at The Fifth Biennial Convention of Mennonite Church USA, Pittsburgh, PA

July 6, 2011 Presented seminar on "Parenting and its Impacts on Sexuality and Spirituality" at The Fifth Biennial Convention of Mennonite Church USA, Pittsburgh, PA

June 19, 2011 Presented seminar on "How to Disciple Your Children," Grace Indonesian Christian Fellowship, Sierra Madre, CA

May 20, 2011 Participated conference on understanding virtue: The Vicarious Brain: The Neural Basis of Emphaty, Learning by Observation, and Sociopathy with Christian Keysers, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

May 19, 2011 Participated conference on Understanding virtue: Why Habit Matters: The Bodily Character of the Virtues with Stanley Hauerwas, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

May 8, 2011 Presented seminar on "Communication with your Children," Grace Indonesian Christian Fellowship, Sierra Madre, CA

April 17, 2011 Presented seminar on "Communication and Intimacy: Romantic Relationship," Grace Indonesian Christian Fellowship, CA

April 30, 2011 Presented seminar on "Communication with your Spouse," invited by Indonesian Churches in Philadelphia, PA

April 28, 2011 Presented seminar on "Parenting: How to Discipline Your Child with Love," invited by Indonesian Churches in Philadelphia, PA

February 16-17, 2011 Participated at The Fuller Symposium on the Integration of Faith and Psychology: Reflections on God and Mental Illness with Stanley Hauerwas, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

August 25, 2010 Presented workshop on “Integrating Science and Faith in Dealing with Diversity: Toward a Model of Intercultural Relationship,” California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

July 24-27, 2010 Presented a research paper on “Attachment Styles, Socio Cultural and Psychological Adjustment among Indonesian Immigrants in the US, “at The First International Conference of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology, Jogyakarta, Indonesia

July 23, 2010 Invited speaker and Presented seminar on “Building Peace in the midst of Religion and Cultural Pluralism,” at the joint meeting of Forum for Peace, Inter Faith & Ethnic and Women’s Solidarity for Humanity and Human Rights, Solo, Indonesia

July 14-15, 2010 Participated in the discussions and workshops at the “3rd International Yale Indonesia Forum: Interdisciplinary Conference” at the Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia.

June 18-20, 2010 Participated in discussion and responding paper at the International Symposium on East and West Cultures and Management 12th Academic Conference of Oriental Forum of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China

March 27-29, 2009. Presented research paper on "Attachment Styles and Culture Change among Indonesian Immigrants in the United States," at the Joint Biennial Conference, The Society for the Anthropology of Religion and The Society for Psychological Anthropology, Asilomar, CA

July 1-3, 2009. Presented seminars on “Love, Intimacy and Spirituality," at the Biennial Mennonite Church USA Convention, Columbus, Ohio

July 1-3, 2009. Presented seminar on “Building Bridges: An Intercultural Relationship Models for Culturally Plural Denomination," at the Biennial Mennonite Church USA Convention, Columbus, Ohio

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Church Membership & Activities

Grace Indonesian Christian Fellowship
187-197 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

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Community Service & Involvement

* Hesston College, Board of Director, Hesston, KS
* Reference Committee on Cross Cultural Relations, Mennonite Church, USA
* USA Executive Board of Directors, US Mennonite Central Committee, USA - http://www.mcc.org/

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Interests & Hobbies

* Computer
* Reading books
* Travels

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Personal Philosophy

"And He said to him, " 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'"

-Matthew 22:37-39, NASB

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

-Matthew 28:19-20, NASB

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