Anjoo Sikka

Professor of Psychology
Bailey 138

Fall 2023 Office Hours: Mondays 4-5 PM, Wednesdays 1-3 PM, and by appointment (to avoid a long wait or crowding, please let me know by email if you plan to visit during my office hours)

Anjoo Sikka has been a member of Geneseo faculty since 2012.

Area of Interest

  • Educational Psychology 
  • Cultural influences on cognition, emotion, and behavior

Research Interests

  • Teacher attitudes toward, and competence in, educational assessment
  • Cultural factors in the impact of Self-Silencing in intimate relationships
  • First- and second generation-immigrant teenagers’ experiences in the U.S.
  • Asian students' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Program assessment of teacher education programs

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Specialization in Creativity and Giftedness), Minor: Special Education, Mississippi State University, 1991

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Maharaja Sayajirao University, 1985

  • B.A., Major: Psychology, Minor: Statistics, Maharaja Sayajirao University, 1983

Recent Courses Taught

  • PSYC 215 - Child Development

  • PSYC 250 - Behavioral Statistics

  • PSYC 202 - Educational Psychology

  • PSYC 385 - Cross-cultural psychology

Selected Publications

  • Sikka, A., Vaden-Goad, L., Waldner, L. (2010). Authentic self-expression: Gender, ethnicity, and culture. In Jack, D., & Ali, A. (Eds.). The depression epidemic: International perspectives on women’s psychological distress and self-silencing. UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Sikka, A. (2009). Investigating, understanding and honoring diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds: Asian and south Asian students. In Van Horn, L. (Ed.) Reading on the edge: Enabling, empowering, and engaging middle school readers. Christopher E. Gordon publishers. (note: chapter published with Y. Padron & S. McIntosh: Each co-author is an individual author of a sub-section)

  • Sikka, A., Nath, J.L., & Cohen, M. (2008). A longitudinal case study of assessment-related knowledge and attitudes of a preservice teacher of mathematics. International Journal of Case Method Research & Application. 20(3), 277-284.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Maggs, H.** & Sikka, A. (October 2022). Undergraduate students’ perceptions of transition to online and face-to-face learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.
    **undergraduate student

  • Sikka, A., Houseman, J.**, Landwehr, T.**, McBride, S.**, Romano, A.**, & Widarsono, W.** (May 2022). Asian-American Undergraduate Students' Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
    **undergraduate students

  • Simmons, C., Morse, J.F., Silas-Lee, M.*, Cross, E.*, Carey, C.*, Romero, C.*, & Sikka, A. (October 2018). Collaborating to create opportunities for simultaneous renewal in an urban school and a nearby school of education. Panel discussion at the 1st annual conference of New York State chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education, Rochester, NY. *Practicing school-based educators.


  • PSYC 215: Child Development

    An overview of the nature and course of human development from conception through childhood. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and personality development.

  • PSYC 250: Intro to Behavioral Statistics

    Computation, application, and interpretation of the major descriptive and introductory inferential techniques. Topics include measurement, frequency distributions, graphing, central tendency, variability, binomial and normal distributions, standard scores, correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, z-tests, one-sample t-tests, two-sample t-tests, analysis of variance, and nonparametric significance tests.