Matthew Novak

Dept(s): Psychology
Office: Modoc Hall 214
Phone: 541-383-7206 x7206
Fax: 541-330-4396

Class and Office Hours schedule

- College is more than grades and a transcript - It is also about developing relationships and behaviors you will use after you leave COCC -

If your AAOT Focus is Psychology?  Then you are automatically a COCC Psych Club Member-- Get involved! Make Connections! Develop your Academic Resume!

Spring 2016 Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays - 7:30-8:15 am SCI 230

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7:30-8:15 am MOD 104

Tuesdays - Office lab office hours 10:05 am-12:45 pm MOD 104

Or by appointment


                   - Conservation Psychology and Behavioral Ecology -

                       at Central Oregon Community College (COCC)

         (in association with Central Oregon Psychology Enthusiasts – COPE and Center for Global Field Study - CGFS - University of Washington)

                                                                                        *PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT*

                                                          2016 Indonesian Field Study Program dates:  August 4 - August 30                                     

                                                                                         Director: Matthew Novak, PhD

                                                            Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Social Sciences, COCC

                                                                                                 Affiliated Scientists:

                                                                                                    Ilaria Turrio, MS

                                                                                                Affiliated Associates:

                                                                             Katie Rutledge, Central Oregon Community College

                                                                                    Erin Butler, Southern Oregon University

                                                                              David Lee, Oregon State University - Cascades

                                                                            Sarah Zobrist, Oregon State University - Cascades

CIFS is an interdisciplinary educational program established in 2011 in collaboration with the University of Washington, CGFS and Pusat Studi Satwa Primata (Primate Research Center, PSSP) at the Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University, IPB) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. The Center's target focus is field-based study of the human-wildlife-environment interface,  the continuum of human health to environmental health, on a global scale. The Center's program is designed to provide field-based educational, training, and research opportunities for individuals interested in Conservation Psychology, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior, Primatology, and Global Health.


Fall 2015: UW Perspectives article features Indonesian field study  Read about collaborative program with the University of Washington that takes COCC students to Indonesia each summer to do field work. Click on "Monkeying Around in Remote Indonesia" at the link for the full story.

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB (COPE) EVENTS (and Class Participation activities)

2016 Spring Term Events for fun and class participation:

**more events and more detail coming soon -- check back often**

Thursday, March 31, 4 pm - Panel Discussion: Transgender Day of Visibility - BEC 155

Month of April 2016, Sustain Oregon - series of lectures, workshops, tours, and films related to various aspects of sustainability. see for details

Wednesday, April 6, 5:00 - 6:30 pm - COPE Meet and Greet and Membership Meeting - Pizza Party and Social - COCC Residence Hall

April 28-29  Criminal Justice Club Blood Drive

April 29-30 Early Learning Conference ( is being held here on the Bend Campus.

April 22, 1-2 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Learn - Raising our Voices: History of Voter Disenfranchisement - SCI 220

Addiction Studies Club showing "Paper Tigers"  TBD

May 4, 430 pm World Languages and Cultures Club - Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 8, 12:30 - 3:30 pm COPE Interclub Play Day and Potluck Picnic at Pine Nursery Park

May 17 Criminal Justice Club - Police Memorial and Honor Guard Ceremony

May 17, 5-8 pm Psychology Movie Night 57: "A Beautiful Mind" - PIO 201 Hitchcock Auditorium

May 18, 5 - 8 pm Paw Prints Child Care and Early Literacy Group returns to Redmond Campus - RTECH 209

May 20, 1-2 pm Invited Guest Lecture: Walter Mischel "The Marshmellow Test" - SCI 220

May 24, 4:30 - 8:00 pm OSU Cascades Psychology Club Movie Night - "American History X" facilitated by Andria Woodell - TBD

May 26, 5-8 pm Psychology Movie Night 58: "Apocalypse Now" - PIO 201 Hitchcock Auditorium

Spring term STUDENT SHOWCASE X - Wednesday, June 1 - 5:00-8:00 pm: Modoc and Ochoco Halls 

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