Department of Psychology

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Department Directory

Dr. Steven Mark Sachs

Professor of Computer Applications Office Technology, Counseling, and Psychology
At Valley Since: 1976

Steven Sachs


CAOT, Counseling, and Psychology


Degree: Ed.D.
Major:  Education, with a specialty in Community College Education with a subspecialty in student memory, learning, and exam performance.
From: Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderale
Date: 1983
Areas of research and interest:  Memory Performance of College Students

Degree: M.A.
Major:  Psychology 
From: California State University, Los Angeles
Date: 1974

Degree: B.A.
Major: Psychology
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Date: 1973

Faculty Interests

Hypnosis, Suggestion, Memory Operations, Study Techniques

Courses taught at other colleges/universities: Physiological Psychology; Learning (graduate); Introductory Psychology; Child Development; Lifespan Development; Management Statistical Analysis; Research Methods.

Personal Interests


Aviation; Hypnosis; Harleys; Classical Guitar; Fiction Writing; Acting; Teaching (yup, that's a personal interest, too).

Contact Information

Courses Taught

Introductory Psychology; Statistics; Microsoft Access; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Office; Microsoft Windows; Introduction to College / College Survival.


  • Federal Aviation Administration
            Advanced Ground Instructor
            Instrument Ground Instructor
            Administration Instrument Rating
            Administration Private Pilot

  • Microsoft
            Certified Trainer
            Master Instructor
            Specialist, Access
            Specialist, Excel, Core and Expert
            Specialist, Word, core and Expert
            Specialist, PowerPoint

  • California Real Estate License

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    Selected Publications

    • Sachs, Steven Mark. (2008).  Special Delivery. Dallas: Durban House Publishers.