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Nicole Guajardo

psychology - Honors Program

Nicole Guajardo

Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Forbes Hall 3035
(757) 594-8214


  • Ph D in Psychology, West Virginia University
  • MA in Psychology, Wake Forest University
  • BA in Psychology, Wake Forest University


Child Development
Cognitive Development
Adult Development and Aging
Social Cognition


Social cognitive development
Theory of mind
Counterfactual reasoning
Relationships among social cognition, Executive function, Effects of parent-child interactions on early social cognitive development


Dr. Nicole Guajardo earned her BA and MA in psychology from Wake Forest University and her PhD in Life Span Developmental Psychology from West Virginia University. She began her academic career at Idaho State University and then joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Christopher Newport University in 2004. Since that time, she has taken on a variety of administrative roles at CNU, including Chair of the Department of Psychology from 2009 to 2010, Executive Assistant to the President for Student Success from 2010 to 2013, and Dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences since 2013.

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