Richard Harvey has a PhD for the UC Irvine Social Ecology program. His research includes developing stress-reduction interventions which promote psychological courage and hardiness. Before teaching at SFSU he was a research fellow at the UC Irvine Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center for five years, developed and ran the UC Irvine Counseling Center Biofeedback and Stress Management Program, and worked as a Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Research Analyst in Orange County. He is the co-chair of the American Public Health Association, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices Special Interest Group, as well as a board member of the Biofeedback Society of California and the San Francisco Psychological Association. He has published in the areas of biofeedback, stress and computer-related disorders, tobacco cessation, and the psychology of hardiness and courage.