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  • signpost pointing to heaven in one direction and hell in the other
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Hello and welcome to my homepage. My name is Derek Borman, and I am an instructor in the Department of Psychological Science here at Mesa Community College. Currently I'm teaching multiple sections of Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101), the Introduction To Psychology Lab (PSY 102), and Introduction to Statistics (PSY 230/231). I teach at both the Red Mountain and Southern & Dobson campuses, as well as online.

Other classes that I teach (or have taught) include: Tests and Measurements (PSY 271) and Educational Psychology (PSY 210). Additionally, I serve as one of the Service Learning Advisors (PSY 282) for my department.

If you would like to know more about these courses, as well as other professional & personal activities with which I'm involved, feel free to check out the rest of my website.


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  • Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
  • Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse.
  • When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
  • Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.