Stephen Yachanin, Ph.D | Faculty

Professor of Psychology

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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

College Hall

College Hall 224


Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University M.A. from Bowling Green State University B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College


Dr. Yachanin was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His research interests include logical reasoning and problem solving. He enjoys performing and creating magic, musical composition, writing, antiquing, and many others.

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

  • The opportunity for our psychology majors to conduct several original psychological research studies, under the close supervision of our psychology faculty, provides a unique experience which gives our students a substantial advantage in graduate school or in the workforce. Students often establish close friendships with their classmates in small, upper-division classes and, consequently, develop important collaborative attitudes toward their colleagues, supporting and helping each other to succeed. Our faculty tailor their guidance and encouragement to meet the unique circumstances and abilities of each psychology major.


  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (1982)

  • M.A., Bowling Green State University (1980)

  • B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College (1978)

Courses Taught:

  • PS101 – General Psychology

  • PS204 – Statistics

  • PS270 – Current Psychological Issues

  • PS325 – Research Methods

  • PS336 – Cognitive Psychology

  • PS400 – Psychology Research Seminar.

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:

    • Logical reasoning

    • Heuristics in reasoning

    • Problem solving

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • "Excellence in Teaching” Award (2001)

  • "You’re a Gem! President’s Award” (2010)

  • "Advisor of the Year” Psychology Club (2000-2001)

  • "Employee of the Month” (1994)

  • Midwestern Psychological Association