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Sophia Mun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Program Coordinator for Behavioral Science
Director of BEH Research Sequence

Office Phone: (951) 552-8293
Office Location: James Building 380
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Gerontology University of Southern California 2015
M.A. Clinical Psychology Korea University 2006
B.A. Psychology Korea University 2003
  • Additional Education

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at UCLA (2015-2018)

  • Courses Taught

    BEH 250 Reading and Writing in Behavioral Sciences
    BEH 290 Introduction to Research Methods
    BEH 383 Statistics and Research Methodology I
    BEH 385 Statistics and Research Methodology II
    PSY 120 Lifespan Development for Health Professionals
    PSY 213 General Psychology
    PSY 320 Life span Development
    PSY 458 Motivation and Emotion
    PSY 473 Psychophysiology

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Faith, Lamentation, and Compassion
    Faith Integration in Classrooms
    Health Behaviors in Later Life

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    The Davis School of Gerontology, USC
    The School of Social Work, Cal State LA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    Mun, S. S., & Bermejo R. (2022), Faith Integration and Learning in Classrooms. Manuscript accepted to Journal of Faith in the Academic Profession.

    Kim, S., & Knight, B.G. (2018) Caregiving Subgroups Differences in the Associations between the Resilience Resources and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(12), 1540–1563. doi: 10.1177/0733464816669804. PMCID: PMC5359074.

    Kim, S., & Knight, B.G. (2017) The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ life satisfaction: An Application of the Resilience Model. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(5), 413–427. doi:10.1080/07317115.2016.1209607. PMCID: PMC5413436.

    Kim, S. (2017) The Need for Longitudinal Studies on Co-occurring Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorders among Older Adults (Review Article). Korean Journal of Research in Gerontology, 26 (1), 13-22.

    Kim, S., Spilman, S., Liao, D., Sacco, P., & Moore, A. (2016) Social Networks and Alcohol Use among Older adults: A Comparison with Late Middle-aged Adults. Aging and Mental Health. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1268095. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28006983.

    Knight, B.G., Kim, S., Rastegar, S., Jones, S., Jump, V., & Wong, S. (2016) Influences on the perception of elder financial abuse among older adults in Southern California. International Psychogeriatrics, 28, 163-169. doi:10.1017/S1041610215000587.

    Kim, S., & Knight, B.G. (2015) Adaptation of the Three-dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS) for the Korean Cultural Context. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(2), 267-278. doi:10.1017/S1041610214002178.

    Kim, S., Geren, J. L., & Knight, B.G. (2015) Age Differences in the Complexity of Emotion Perception. Experimental Aging Research, 41(5), 556-571. doi:10.1080/0361073X.2015.1085727.


    Best Self

    Digital Addictions

    The Right Way to Fail

    Research in Faith Integration

    Addressing Negative Perceptions of Aging

    The Power of Mindset

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Light Community Church

  • Personal Philosophy

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -Matthew 6:33-
    I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. -John 15:5-