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Shirley Hufstedler School of Education


San Diego Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Research methods

Introductory SAS (Statistical Analysis Systems)


Learning Theory

Dissertation Implementation


Dissertation Design


History of Psychology

Philosophy of Psychology

Major Figures in Philosophy

The nature of human agency (including biological, philosophical and historical aspects); the Philosophy of research methods and statistics; the Philosophy of science

Ansoff, R. (1996). How can there be personal agency without an ontology of the individual? Theory and Psychology. 6, 539- 544.

Ansoff, R. (1995). Serial order and the problem of rapid, complex action. American Psychologist, 50, 178.

Ansoff, R. (1993). Finding a home for a psychology of volition. Theory and Psychology, 3(3), 323-336.

Ansoff, R. (2000). Teaching research methods and postmodern theory: The criterion of utility. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ansoff, R. (2000). The postmodern challenge to scientific psychology. Paper presented at the monthly November meeting of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Washington, D. C. Secular Humanists .

Ansoff, R. (2000). Reversal Theory in the Next Century and the Emerging struggle between artifact and entity theorists. Paper presented at the Ken Smith Memorial Conference on Reversal Theory in Bristol, England.

Ansoff, R. (1999). Voluntary control of meta-motivational states in reversal theory. Paper presented at the Ninth International Congress on Reversal Theory in Toronto, Canada.

Ansoff , R. (1999). Darwin on survival through cooperation, not competition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ansoff, R. (1997). Kuhn's scientific revolutions are not grounds for skepticism in Psychology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.

Ansoff, R. (1995). In the shadow of the average man: The forgotten warnings of Adolphe Quetelet. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in New York.

Hinke, K. & Ansoff, R. & Robinson, D. N. (1997). A comparison of moral reasoning skills of fourth and sixth Graders in Mexico and the U. S. : Justice/Care Orientation and Culture . Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Academic History and Background

MA, general psychology and statistics, Georgetown University

BA, psychology (cum laude), United States International University

PhD, general psychology and statistics, Georgetown University, 1998, 1998

The French Embassy Prize from the International School of Brussels (Belgium)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Rick Ansoff has taught at Georgetown University and United States International University / Alliant International University.

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