Don H. Hockenbury & Sandra E. Hockenbury

Don and Sandy Hockenbury are the authors of Psychology and Discovering Psychology. As an author team, they bring their unique talents and abilities to the teaching of introductory psychology.

Don H. Hockenbury is Associate Professor of Psychology at Tulsa Community College. Don received his B.S. in psychology and his M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa. Before he began his teaching career, he worked in psychiatric facilities and in private practice. With over 25 years experience teaching psychology, Don is a recipient of the Tulsa Community College Award for Teaching Excellence. Although he enjoys the unique challenges of teaching online, the classroom setting is still his favorite forum for teaching students about the science and personal relevance of psychology. Before co-authoring Psychology and Discovering Psychology, Don was a reviewer and supplements author for several psychology textbooks.

Don's favorite topics include biopsychology, sleep and dreaming, applied cognition, psychological disorders, and the history of psychology. Don belongs to several professional organizations, including the Association of Psychological Science (APS), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Sandra E. Hockenbury is a science writer who specializes in psychology. Sandy received her B.A. from Shimer College and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was also a Research Associate at the Institute of Social and Behavioral Pathology. Prior to co-authoring Psychology and Discovering Psychology, Sandy worked for several years as a psychology editor in both academic and college textbook publishing. Sandy has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Tulsa Community College.

Sandy's areas of interest include positive psychology, animal cognition and behavior, cultural psychology, mind-body interaction, and the intersection of Buddhist philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. She is a member of the Association of Psychological Science APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Don and Sandy's daughter, Laura, is a college freshman who, like her parents, has wide-ranging interests, including neuroscience, the arts, and ecology. Laura also plays classical and improvisational piano, performs comedy sketches and improv, is an enthusiastic ultimate Frisbee player, and a volunteer clown named "Dandy."