Ph.D. University of Houston, May 1996, Major: Developmental Psychology
M.A. University of Houston, August 1993, Major: Psychology
B.Sc. University of Dhaka, December 1986, Major: Psychology (Honors)
Areas of Interest
Teaching: General Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Lifespan
Development, Research Methods, Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Stress & Coping
Cognitive Appraisal of Stressful Life Events
Cross-cultural studies of Stress and Socio-cognitive development
Parenting and Children's Socio-cognitive development
I have a keen interest in using alternative modes of instruction. I am currently teaching
two "hybrid courses": General Psychology and Developmental Psychology: Childhood.
I am also teaching an Honors class and have taught an interdisciplinary course "The
Art of Being" (psychology and Introduction to Humanities) under the Title VI a - Global
Studies Program. I have taught online psychology course at the Rock Valley College
as well as intense Block course under the semester system.
Hasan, N. & Power, T. (2002). Optimism and Pessimism in Children: A Study of Parental
Behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(2), 185-191.
Hasan, N. & Power, T. (2004). Children's Appraisal of Major Life Events. American
Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Work In Progress
Cross Cultural Study of Depression, Optimism, and Pessimism in elementary school-age
Children of Bangladesh and United States.
An Empirical Study of Nature of Stress and Coping of elementary school-age children
Advisor of two Student Clubs, EFG (Endowment for Future Generations) and Psi Beta
EFG's has three principle goals protecting the environment, fostering sound mental
and physical health, and reducing violence in the community. We are currently working
with "Wheaton Care Center" and the "Hamdard Shelter" in Addison (organization that
works with domestic violence victims mostly, women and children.
Psi Beta is a National Honor Society for students in psychology at Community Colleges.
Psi Beta has four goals: promoting scholarship, leadership, doing community service
projects and research. Psi Beta won the "Wadsworth Publishers Outstanding Chapter
Award" in 2004.
Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD)
Midwest Psychological Association (MPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Nominated for Faculty Award by Students in the 2003-2004 academic year.
Psi Beta won the "Wadsworth Publishers Outstanding Chapter Award" in 2004.