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Kristina Klassen

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Adjunct Professor - Psychology
Primary Phone: (208) 625-2305

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Psychology

Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus
Building: Lee Kildow Hall (LKH)
Room: 228


Master of Science, Eastern Washington University, Applied Psychology

Bachelor of Arts, UCLA, Psychology


Born in Yonkers, NY and raised in Santa Monica, CA, I graduated from UCLA, moved to Canada to work, married, and raised 5 children on a farm in Crescent Valley, BC before coming to NIC in 1991. I retired from NIC in 2020 and am back teaching one class for this semester. I have been married to my sweetheart for 53 years.

My dual academic passion is how to study in college and the human brain. How to study in college was the biggest mystery to me until I began to study memory in 1992 while in graduate school (I nearly flunked out of college because I kept on using my old high school methods which did not work and never figured it out). So I barely made it with a 2.2 GPA and Ronald Regan’s signature on my diploma (he was California governor at the time).