Department of Psychology

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Cynthia Travelbee

Adjunct Instructor
At Valley Since: 2007

Cynthia Travelbee


Psychology, Developmental Communications


Degree: M.S.
Major:  General Experimental Psychology
Specialties:  Physiological psychology, Neuropsychopharmacology
From: Texas Christian University
Date: 1988
Areas of research and interest:  Behavior, Biochemistry

Degree: B.S.
Major: Psychology
From: Texas Christian University
Date: 1985

Faculty Interests

Schizophrenia, Sleep

Personal Interests


I've been a professional dog obedience trainer for 25 years.  I have a black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and have taught Kung Fu and Tai chi.  I have worked as an actor, model, nurse, singer, songwriter, performer and actor.  I enjoy music and the arts.

Contact Information

Courses Taught

  • Psychology 1, 2
  • Developmental Communications 22



  • Texas Christian University Top Fellowship in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology: Chemistry of Behavior Fellowship


  • LAVC Approved Psychology Online Instructor


Selected Publications

Norman, Cynthia. (1994) Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Psychology. McGraw Hill.

Norman, Cynthia. (1993) ) Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Psychology. Self published. Lexington, Kentucky: Kennedy’s Bookstore.

Mueller, K., Kunko, P. Whiteside, D. and Haskett, C. (Dec. 1989) Time-course of amphetamine-induced locomotor stereotypy in an open field. Psychopharmacology. 99, 501-507.

Mueller, K. and Haskett, C. (1987) The effects of haloperidol on amphetamine-Induced increases in ascorbic acid and uric acid as determined by voltammetry In-vivo. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 27, 231-234.

Haskett, C. and Mueller, K. (1986) The effects of serotonin depletion on the voltammetric response to amphetamine. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 28, 381-384.