Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

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Graduate Celebration Spring Banquet

Our annual Graduate Celebration will be held May 16, and all graduating seniors and graduating Masters students are invited to attend!

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Preschool Learning Lab Staff

Child Development Students Learn by Doing in Preschool Learning Lab

The Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab welcomes new Early Childhood Teacher Shondrela Braggs.

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PSY Professor to Assess LGBTQ Mental Health Services in SLO County

The QCARES team, led by Dr. Jay Bettergarcia, received a $25K grant from SLO County Behavioral Health through the Mental Health Services Act to evaluate mental health services for LGTBQ+ individuals.

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Julie Spencer-Rodgers Awarded Learn by Doing Scholar Award

Professor Julie Spencer-Rodgers Awarded Learn by Doing Scholar Award

She earned the award in the category of planned and in-progress research for “Building Intercultural Competence through Cultural Immersion Projects."

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Psychology and Child Development Newsletter 2018

Our department is bursting with stories about award-winning faculty, alumni and student leaders involved in important work.

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PSYCD Student & Faculty Accomplishments Recognized

From a top CSU Research Compettion presentation to an academic excellence award, PSYCD students and faculty are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.

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Commitment to Community

Community Programs

We offer several outstanding programs and services that support our campus and local communities. At the heart of these efforts are our students who play key roles in ensuring the success of our outreach.

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Our Department Mission

Our Department Mission

We are dedicated to enhancing the health of individuals, families, and communities through a scientific understanding and application of psychology and child development.

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Commitment to Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe in a multicultural approach to psychology and child development that emphasizes understanding, accepting, and valuing individual and group differences.

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Our Newsletter

The Networker Newsletter

Read about the exciting endeavors of our busy department's faculty, students and alumni.

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