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 sophomore who, like her parents, has wideranging
interests, including geology, psychology, religion, and neuroscience. Laura also
plays classical and improvisational piano, performs comedy sketches and improv, and is an enthusiastic ultimate Frisbee player.