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Tom Vessey

Tom Vessey

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., Wheaton College
Capernwray Bible School
A.B.D., University of Minnesota
M.T.S., Vanderbilt University
New College at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Currently pursuing Ph.D. in psychology, University of Phoenix

Courses Taught

  • General Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Research Methods
  • History and Philosophy of Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Counseling Theories
  • Psychology Practicum
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biofoundations of Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Learning and Memory
  • Advanced Research lab
  • Personality Theories
  • Psychology and Christianity

Research Interests

I’m interested in research surrounding the individual differences in abilities, gifted and talented interventions in the schools, social psychology of attitude development and change and the relationship between strength of belief and accuracy of belief.


Western Psychological Association (WPA)

Teaching Experience

Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. (1987-1988)

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho (1991-1994)

Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn. (1994-2000)

Trinity College of Florida, New Port Richey, Fla. (2002-2004)

Sterling College, Sterling, Kan. (2007-2013)

Corban University, Salem, Ore. (2013-present)


In my spare time, I enjoy reading, chauffeuring children, playing guitar and community theatre.

Family Life

I’ve been married to Rebecka Vessey since 1993.  We have six children who are involved in many and various activities. We attend Calvary Baptist Church in Salem, Ore.