Cory Pedersen (Director)

Good pic.2016Cory Pedersen earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2004.  After teaching many years as a graduate student at UBC and sessional instructor at Kwantlen, Cory was hired full time at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2005. Her interest in human sexuality began in 2007, with research on developmental trends in the adolescent sexual timetable.  She developed the very popular course, Psychology 3010 (Human Sexuality) in 2008 and has been immersed in sexology ever since.  By 2012, and several sexology honours students later, Cory had founded the ORGASM (Observations and Research in Gender and Sexuality Matters) Research Lab to further her interests, while giving students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience.  Indeed, several collaborative projects with the lab have been presented at respected psychology conferences and are in submission for publication.  In her free time, Cory can be found golfing badly, reading prolifically, gardening (while detesting it), and loving movies.

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 1100 – Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
  • PSYC 1200 – Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications
  • PSYC 2300 – Applied Statistics
  • PSYC 2321 – Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 2320 – Child Development
  • PSYC 2400 – Experimental Psychology: Research Methodology
  • PSYC 3010 – Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 3316 – Infancy
  • PSYC 3325 – The Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 4350 – Developmental Psychopathology