Professor Disch is an Associate Professor of Psychology, in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. His teaching interests include topics related to human and animal cognition, sensation and perception, and the history and philosophy of psychology.
Professor Disch's foray into the field of psychology started at the young age of 12, when he conducted a study to examine the effects of caffeine and alcohol on maze-running in mice for a sixth grade science project. Knowing nothing about psychology at the time, he was later excited to learn, when taking an introductory psychology class, that the field of psychology dealt with exactly such topics. Following his undergraduate research into associative learning in fish, Disch went on to study vision science in graduate school, receiving his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from UC Berkeley. Since then Disch has focused his energy on teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in cognitive psychology.
Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
B.A. in Psychology, Southwestern University, 1999