Jonathan Rich, Ph.D.
7545 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 623-9824    


·        Alliant International University, San Diego (Formerly CSPP, Full APA Accreditation), Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, June, 1985.

·        San Diego State University, M.A., Psychology, August, 1981.

·        University of California, San Diego, B.A., Psychology, June, 1978.



Education & Teaching

PROFESSOR, March 1989 to Present, California Southern University, Santa Ana, CA. Teach graduate-level courses in statistics, research design, psychopharmacology, psychological testing, and media psychology.

LECTURER, August 1990 to May 1997, California State University, Fullerton, CA.  Taught courses in life-span human development, interview and assessment, practicum supervision, human sexual dysfunction, and research design; served on faculty committees.

INSTRUCTOR, Fall 1999 Semester, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA.  Taught a course in experimental psychology.

RESEARCH DIRECTOR, September 1987 to June 1991. Professional School of Psychological Studies, Tustin, CA. Taught research-related courses at a graduate school of psychology, coordinated dissertation research. Helped to develop and implement research program policy, approved dissertation committees and dissertation proposals.



CONSULTANT, 1999 to Present.  Survey and test design, research design, and statistical analysis. Consultant work has included development and validation of the Fisher-Rich-Island Neurochemical Questionnaire (FRI-NQ), a test completed by more than twenty million participants in more than 17 countries

PSYCHOLOGIST, May 2000 to Present. County of Orange, Health Care Agency, Quality Improvement & Program Compliance, Santa Ana, CA. Design, implement, analyze, and report quality improvement projects related to behavioral health Coordinate several workgroups, including the Interdivisional Quality Improvement Committee. Created an internship program and supervise interns.

PSYCHOLOGIST, March 1992 to April 2010. Private practice, Irvine, CA. Psychological practice, specializing in psychological testing, including evaluations for disability, vocational rehabilitation, and psychiatric diagnosis.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, April 1988 to February 1993, Royale Therapeutic Residential Center (psychiatric hospital), Santa Ana. Performed psychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, clinical supervision, psychological research.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, August 1987 to August 1990, County of Orange Health Care Agency, Santa Ana, CA. Team member in an outpatient substance abuse clinic. Provided group and individual psychotherapy, clinical supervision, outreach, and in-service training. Developed program for perpetrators of domestic violence.

CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, August 1986 to August 1987, Texas Department of Corrections, Huntsville, TX. Treatment team leader and program manager for a 63 bed psychiatric ward serving the inmates of the Texas State prison system.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, July 1985 to July 1986, Alvarado Parkway Institute, La Mesa, CA. Performed psychological testing, group therapy, and individual sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy biofeedback, and hypnosis, supervised pre-doctoral interns.



Island, H., Fisher H.E., Rich, J., Marchalik, D., Zava, D., Silver, L. (2011, April).  Concurrent validity of a new neurochemistry measure and the NEO FFIPoster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles..

Rich J. &  Delgado A. (2010). Measurement of vocational and educational aspiration and satisfaction among mental health clients.  International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation.  15(2), 103-.

Fisher, H.E., Rich, J., Heide, D., Marchalik, D.  (2010).  The second to fourth digit ratio: A measure of two hormonally-based temperament dimensions.  Personality and Individual Differences, 49(7), 773-777.

Fisher HE, J Rich, H Island, D Marchalik, R Lewis, D Zava. (2010, August). We’ve got chemistry: The role of four primary temperament dimensions in the initial attraction phase of mate choice. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego.

Fisher HE, J Rich, H Island, D Marchalik, R Lewis, D Zava. (2010, August).  Four primary temperament dimensions: Literature review, data and hypothesis. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego.

Fisher HE, Island, H., Zava, D, & Rich, J. (2007). Temperament as a mechanism for mate choice: An hypothesis and pilot study. In Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective.. Todd Shackelford and Catherine Salmon, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rich, J. (2003). The Couple’s Guide to Love and Money. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. [A 200-page self-help book featured on over 50 radio interviews, national television, and in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Translations have been published by two Asian publishers.]

Rich, J. (1991). A two-factor measure of jealous responses. Psychological Reports, 68, 999-1007.



Licensed Psychologist, California License PSY-10259.

Member, American Psychological Association.

Listed in the 2011 edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in America.