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Annie Tsai, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2415
Dr. Annie Tsai teaches social, cultural, research methods, and practicum in psychology. She is currently the chair of the psychology department. She completed her B.A. in psychology at UCLA, followed by M.A. and Ph.D. in social and cultural psychology at Stanford University. Dr. Annie was Fulbright Scholar at National Taiwan University. At APU, she mentors students through research teams and discipleship groups. She also leads summer teams of students to participate in international service learning experiences in China and Taiwan.

Dr. Annie’s primary research interests include: culture, identity, and social hierarchy. Her current research investigates the integration of faith at work, effects of styles of prayer and emotion, and identity development and career aspiration.


Ph.D. – Stanford University, 2005
M.A. – Stanford University, 2002
B.A. - UCLA, 1998


  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Psychology


  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Chinese Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Courses Taught

PSYC 400 – Cultural Psychology
PSYC 475 – Research Methods Practicum I

Office Location

Carl E. Wynn Academic Center, Room 109B, East Campus

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