Cassandra Hesse

BA (KPU), MA (UBC), PhD Candidate (UBC)
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Surrey Office: Surrey Main 2881-10

Cassandra Hesse is developmental psychologist and sexologist. She is a PhD candidate at The University of British Columbia. Previously, she received her master’s degree at UBC in the study of Human Development, Learning, and Culture. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors) in the study of Psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Currently, she is completing her PhD which will examine the effects of pornography on young people’s sexual knowledge, beliefs, behaviours, and attitudes. In her free time, Cass can be found rowing, biking, and spending time with her family. 

Courses taught

  • PSYC 1100 – Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
  • PSYC 1200 – Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications
  • PSYC 2320 – Developmental Psychology: Child Development
  • PSYC 2321 – Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
  • PSYC 3316 – Developmental Psychology: Infancy
  • PSYC 2322 – Developmental Psychology: Adult Development

Areas of Interest

Her area of interest focuses specifically on controversial human sexuality and developmental behavioral concepts. Primarily, this includes sex, pornography, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, pleasure, intimacy, and the biopsychosocial development of individuals across the life span.

Scholarly Work