Tuesday Newsday: Tuesday April 18, 2023
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Congratulations to Ashley Monteiro for Landing a Research Internship in Alison Gopnik's Lab at UC-Berkeley!
Ashley will be going to Berkeley this summer to complete a predoctoral research internship working on a study on social causal difference-making at the Gopnik Lab. Alison Gopnik is basically a rock star in the field of developmental science. Check out her work here: http://alisongopnik.com/.
Shout Out to William Mitchell (PSY ’11) for Serving on the CLA Career Panel at Open House. William is also on the PSY & CD Advisory Board! Thank you!
William Mitchell, aka “The Neighborhood Hope Dealer,” is an experienced San Diego-based licensed marriage and family therapist and business owner. As an African-American male and former collegiate athlete, Mitchell is passionate about collaborating with adult males and couples, particularly those of color. He started Mitchell Therapeutic Services to provide culturally competent individual and couples services for clients navigating male mental health, relational distress and life transitions. As a student, William graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology while being a four-year starter and captain of the football team. He credits his journey and development to experiences gained in classes like PSY 323: Helping Relationships and PSY 370: Intro to Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
Senior Project Symposium, Thursday June 1st from 11-1
The Senior Project Symposium is your time to shine! Join us for a fun time on June 1st from 11 am – 1 pm and present your senior project to the Psychology and Child Development community at Cal Poly. If you are interested in presenting, let us know by filling out the following form by 5 pm on May 19th.
Interest Form for Senior Project Symposium
Filling out this form does NOT commit you to present. We will contact all who express interest with details about how to prepare and what to expect.
Plan Ahead for Summer 2023
Summer schedules will become available on Thursday April 20th and registration begins Monday April 24th! Summer Planning Calendar
Here is a sneak peak at summer offerings from PSY/CD:
Fieldwork Internship Process for Fall 2023
- Are you a PSY/CD major who is graduating next year?
- Have you taken PSY 323 (and also CD 230 for CD majors)?
- Do you plan to take the PSY/CD 453 or PSY/CD 454 field internship course for credit in FALL 2023?
- If so, here is what you should do....nothing yet! We will be sending out an email in Week 4 or 5 with further information.
Research Internship Process for Fall 2023
Qualified students may gain research experience working with faculty researchers. Arranging a research internship is initiated by the student. A listing of current research projects can be found here. Interested students will need to talk to individual faculty members about availability of research assistant positions in 2023-24.
Student Summer Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Program: Applications Now Open! $3500 Summer Stipend!
The student application for the 2023 College of Liberal Arts Student Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Program (CLA SURP) is now open! Click here for more information: CLA SURP 2023
The application is due on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Available CLA SURP Projects for Summer 2023
- Please download this document to explore the available projects to which students can apply. (Click on the table of contents on the first page OR simply scroll through the document.)
- Remember that you can apply to projects in departments across the college, as long as you meet the required qualifications listed.
- When applying, students must specify to which position(s) they are applying.
- Students can apply for up to three positions at the same time
PSY SUPR Projects
Can Daydreaming Improve Learning?
Mentor: Prof. James Antony
This project aims to understand the factors leading to long-term memory endurance. Everyday learning events contain various contextual factors, which contribute to memories for the who-what-when-where-why of specific events. Each factor can trigger recall of events when cued later; however, this cue-dependence also means memory accessibility (i.e., whether memories can be retrieved) may be limited to instances when those factors are present or can be mentally reinstated. For learning to be useful across the lifetime, memories must generalize beyond the learned context or become “decontextualized.” In this project, we will ask whether contextual variability in an individual’s mental context – as manipulated via daydreaming about vacations – improves memory. Ultimately, these findings could help educational policy, such that, rather than teachers recommending that students keep the context constant between learning and tests, they could instead suggest that students mentally mix it up.
Attitudes about Teamwork Across Cultures
Mentor: Prof. Lucy Bencharit
Is there an "I" in team? This research study examines cultural group differences in how people work on teams. We use a mixed-methods approach to uncover the values (e.g., independence or interdependence) and social identities (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender) that impact teamwork behaviors and attitudes.
Memory Strategies: Mixing the Old with the New to Prevent Interference
Mentor: Prof. Kelly Bennion
Nearly a century of educational research has shown that one of the best ways to introduce new material is to first tap into the prior knowledge of the student. “Start with what they know” is a phrase used again and again in teaching certificate programs and educational theory. That memory is better for new material that is related versus unrelated to prior knowledge is a classic and robust finding in cognitive psychology and in artificial intelligence (AI) models of learning, which researchers often reciprocally use to make predictions about how humans learn. However, both in humans and AI, there can be unintended consequences of learning, whereby new learning causes one to instead forget prior knowledge. One solution to this problem from AI models is to weave in old information that is likely to otherwise be forgotten during new learning – and here we will test whether this solution also alleviates forgetting in humans.
Apply for a 2022-23 PSY/CD Student Travel Award
The Psychology & Child Development Department has approved the use of limited discretionary funds during the 2022-23 academic year for reimbursement of student expenses related to presenting at a conference (in person or virtual). This award is also available to graduate students attending workshops or other professional development opportunities
Any Psychology or Child Development major, or Psychology graduate student, who spends personal funds towards such an activity may apply for a PSY/CD Student Award. Students may apply for one conference/workshop reimbursement per academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2023.
Please follow these steps at least 2 weeks before the event (if possible).
- STEP 1: Fill out the Student Award Application as soon as you know you will be requesting financial support to present at a conference or attending a workshop. You can request the application form from Beatriz Peralta firstname.lastname@example.org
- STEP 2: If award application is approved, student will be emailed a Travel Request Form. Student are asked to submit this form at least 10 days prior to the conference.
- STEP 3: Following the conference, preapproved students must send the following information to Christi Brizzolara (email@example.com).
- Registration fee receipt
- Description of your experience at the conference/workshop, and a reflection on how attendance contributed to your professional growth (1-2 pages)
- If a conference, evidence of your authorship role, such as an acceptance letter or copy of the conference program that includes your name and the title of your presentation.
Apply to Be on the 2023-24 Psychology Club Board
We are looking to interview candidates for all positions. If you are interested in being President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Social/DEI Chair, Media Liaison, or Event Coordinator for Psych Club visit the Psych Club Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/cpslo.psyclub/) to read a little about the positions and fill out our application. Applications are open now until Friday 5/12/23.
If you have any questions about a position or the application process, please do not hesitate to DM this account. We look forward to seeing your applications!
Volunteers Needed for The Central Coast Childbirth Network (CCCN) Expo
CCCN Expo at The Spotted Whale (Alex Madonna Expo Center, SLO). 5-10 volunteers needed, any shift. May 12th 4-9pm and May 13th 8am-4pm.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk by Sonoma State Roboticist and Philosopher John Sullins
In a world where social robots are becoming increasingly common, the ethical implications of their design cannot be ignored. Join us as we explore groundbreaking experiments that utilize the concept of inner speech found in psychology to create social robots with some glimmers of an ethical conscience. Giving users access to the inner dialog of the robot helps the users understand the conscience of the machine as it reasons through decisions as well as bringing to consciousness for the human users that there is an ethical problem that must be dealt with. We'll also discuss how this concept of inner speech plays a role in skilled moral reasoning, or what philosophers call phronesis, and its potential impact on the future of robotics in the context of elder care.
The talk will take place in Building 08 (BRAE) room 123, during the UU Hour (11:10 AM – 12 PM) on Thursday, April 20.
Attend the Cal Poly Spring Career Fair - April 19th and 20th
Event location: Cal Poly Rec Center, Building 43 - Main Gym, North and South Gym
Event Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Interviews by invitation: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
This may be TMI but here's a sneak peek of employers who will be there....
OWN: Original Womxn's Narratives coming up this weekend!
Join the Cast and Crew for the Gender Equity Center’s: Original Womxn's Narratives: OWN, April 22 and April 23 at 7pm in Spanos Theatre
This event is FREE to the public. This event will not be ticketed and seating is first come first serve.
After years of producing The Vagina Monologues, we are now in the eighth year of the show created within the Gender Equity Center: Original Womxn's Narratives (OWN), a production that works to be a radical vehicle for representation and diversity. OWN is a student-created production at the intersection of social justice and theatre, exploring stories about taking ownership of or defying expectations of gender. OWN features stories of misogyny-affected people, the gender nonconforming experience, and experiences of marginalization through gender in body, mind, and/or spirit, be that in past, present, future, and/or fluid. The stories featured in OWN 2023 were written and submitted by Cal Poly and SLO community members. We recognize there are more diverse stories out there than we could represent.
You can RSVP now using the link below, we hope to see you there!
Cal Poly Now Link: https://now.calpoly.edu/event/8606886
Become a WOW Leader
Are you passionate about helping others and being positive mentors/role models for new students? If you are interested in a WOW Leader position, click here for more information: https://forms.office.com/r/v1yjUGFwfE
April is Sexual Assault Action Month, and Safer has events you won't want to miss!
For more information on Sexual Assault Action Month events, please visit the Safer website.
Take Back the Night will be on Thursday, 4/27 from 5:00 to 8:30PM in the UU Plaza. Please attend this empowering solidarity event! It will include live music, local speakers, food, a solidarity march, a candlelight vigil, and more.
Beyond the Lab: Exploring Business in Biotech
COSAM is hosting the first student-led conference inspiring students to explore biotech innovation, research, and business with the long-term goal of establishing Cal Poly as the leading central coast location in biotech thought and opening students' eyes to career paths in biotech.The BioBreakthrough Conference is open to all majors and will take place on Thursday, April 27th from 11am-4pm in the ATL (bldg 7) with 5 fantastic guest speakers.
Apply to be a Near Peer Mentor at Cal Poly!
Take Advantage of The Center for Leadership Certificate Offerings
Sign up here
WGQS Scholarships for the 2023-24 Academic Year
The Women's, Gender & Queer Studies Department is accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-24 academic year! Take these steps now to make sure you are considered. Apply by May 5th
Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Do you know about ACE?
The CLA Access, Community and Equity (ACE) Program helps remove barriers and improve access by providing stipends of up to $1,000 to first-generation or lower-income students specifically so they can participate in high-impact Learn by Doing experiences (including undergraduate research, global learning, service learning, internships and special projects). In addition, recipients receive mentoring and a community of support to help them take full advantage of their experience.
There IS Such a Thing as a Free Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast!
Did you know that most second-year and higher PSY and CD students are eligible to receive up to $281 a month to support buying groceries? This is because the PSY/CD program is considered an LPIE (Learning Program that Increases Employability) due to the fact that we require students to do internships! A clear win for Learn-By-Doing! You also have to meet income requirements but most students easily qualify. (First-year students are on a mealplan and so will not qualify until their second year).
It's free to apply and you get a pre-loaded card to use at local stores, or buy groceries online at Amazon or Walmart. It won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent's tax return information to apply. YOU can apply online with or without an appointment. Don't sleep on this - being a student is expensive, get help where you can!
Ryde is a service for Cal Poly students that helps you travel more affordably and comfortably! If you’re driving home, Ryde can connect you with other Cal Poly students that will split your cost of gas. If you’re looking for a way home, Ryde can connect you with to students driving your way.
Here’s more information:
- About Us
- Cal Poly CIE – Summer Accelerator Spotlight
- Cal Poly CIE – Demo Day Pitch
- Mustang News - Ryde
MENTORING, CONFERENCE AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE THAT COMPILES PAID INTERNSHIPS, CONFERENCES, GRAD SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS: www.psychresearchlist.com
THIS IS ALSO A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL, INTERNSHIPS, ETC.: www.spsp.org/resources/students
CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY’S M.A. PROGRAM IN “APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: USER EXPERIENCE”
The field of UX is a very hot topic with lots of job prospects. And, this is a field where a Ph.D. is not required; an M.A. is sufficient to jump into this field at a challenging professional level. The UX program at Claremont is a 2-year program that focuses on three critical domains: cognitive psychology, user experience, and research methods & statistics. Undergraduate students often ask about career opportunities doing applied research. UX is one of them.
See link below for more information about our program. Because this is a relatively new program, we will be accepting late applications; however, applying sooner is preferable to be eligible for financial aid. Interested students should contact Kathy Pezdek (Kathy.Pezdek@cgu.edu).
The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering six fellowships, listed below.here.Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2023 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2023, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details
The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers, and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.
The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.
The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.
The Sally Provence Fellowship in Clinical Research will select fellows for a two-year training in clinical assessment measures and research methodologies to better understand ASD and related disabilities.
The Roger Glass Fellowship in Implementation Science will select fellows for a two-year training in research focused on translating evidence-based treatments for autism into community settings, as well as the processes and partnerships that support these efforts.
The David Satcher Fellowship in Community Engagement will select fellows for an opportunity to spend two years engaged in training in community engaged participatory research methods as they relate to ASD.
Camp Reach for the Stars Volunteers Needed
Please check Tuesday Newsday archives for past info on opportunities.
These are our most recent job postings. For previously posted opportunities, see here or use the Tuesday Newsday archives at the bottom of this page.
TRUST Automation: Part time Preschool Teacher Assistant
Trust Children's Center is a high quality, children's center born out of the belief in work-life balance and the importance of our children. Trust Children's Center's curriculum incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) and the philosophies of the Outdoor Classroom into natural children's play. The Trust Children's Center is a self-run, day care center sponsored by Trust Automation. Employees of the Trust Children's Center are employed by Trust Automation, a fast-growing company in San Luis Obispo which designs, builds, and supports control and power management systems.
The Teacher Assistant position will be responsible for assisting with the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children attending the Children’s Center. Age groups may include infants, toddlers and/or preschool age children. Pay scale for this position - $16 to $18 hourly
- Under general supervision of the Director, assume responsibility for implementing a quality program for young children, ages 6 weeks-5 years old.
- Able to work as a team with other teachers in a multi-age setting.
- Willing and able to fill in any responsibilities needed with various age groups when situations arise.
- Able to assist in maintaining a clean and organized environment.
- Follows philosophies of The Outdoor Classroom Project and Reggio based learning
- If asked, able to attend an evening staff meeting and/or training once per month.
- Able to take direction from Classroom Teachers.
- Able to communicate effectively as a member of a team.
- Follows schedules and directions of classroom teachers to assist in diapering, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, dishes and all other aspects of childcare.
- Understands the role of an assistant as second in charge. Communication with families and discipline of children should be roles primarily handled by the full-time classroom teachers.
- 6+ units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education, with the plan of getting 12+ units. Would prefer if you had a minimum of 3 units of Infant/Toddler Studies
- CPR/First Aide certified including fifteen hours of Health and Safety Training.
- Good communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition
- Applied knowledge of computer software including Word, Outlook, digital photography and Excel for email, documentation and child portfolios.
- Ability to work as a team with other teachers in a multi-age setting with a willingness to be adaptable
- Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being
- Must be able to manage confidential information
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child
- This position requires successfully passing a Livescan background check, prior to the first day of employment.
Family Care Network
Pay Scale $65,520.00 - $90,854.40: 40 hrs. - Full-Time/Exempt position in San Luis Obispo County.
- Provide case management and social work services, including: case assessment, treatment planning,progress reports and evaluations, scheduling of required appointments, parent support, training, maintaining regular case notes of client and agency activities and attending multi-disciplinary treatment team or similar meetings.
- Provide mental health services, including: assessment, child and family team meetings, individual, group and family therapy, rehabilitation, brokerage crisis intervention.
- Provide transitional living services including life skill assessment and skill development in critical life domains. May supervise In-home support or youth development staff.
- Must be able to work with clients with severe emotional needs in diverse settings, including family homes, residential care, juvenile justice facilities, schools, and other community settings.
Program Supervisor/Transitional Aged Youth Program
Pay Scale $$72,612.80 - $92,955.20: 40 hrs. - Full-Time/Exempt position in San Luis Obispo County.
- Program Supervisor shall be responsible for providing supervision and direction in case management, social work and therapeutic activities in their assigned program, including, but not limited to the following:
- Assigning caseload
- Conducting regularly scheduled staff meetings;
- Reviewing treatment plans, incident reports, case notes, required documentation and related MediCal procedures and requirements;
- Coordinating services with other FCNI programs.
- Ability to provide on-call 24/7 support as assigned.
- Ability to provide strong leadership within the organization and the community.
- May represent the agency or participate in whatever community meetings, workshops/seminars, public or private advisory boards, or professional organizations as best serves the agency, and as authorized by the COO/Director of Clinical Services.
- Provide counseling services, facilitation and coordination of multi-agency child and family team meeting and crisis interventions as assigned.
- Supervise staff in:
- Performance evaluations
- Corrective Action Plans
- Provide individual supervision as needed
- Facilitate group supervision meetings
- Provide BBS clinical supervision within scope of BBS guidelines (when eligible and assigned)
- Participate in the hiring and training of staff as assigned
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator: Stanford Autism and Development Disorders Research Program
“Stanford University’s Autism and Developmental Disorders Research Program is seeking a new Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to perform administrative support duties related to collecting and analyzing clinical data from children and adolescents with and without neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, this position will involve the coordination of clinical trials that utilize non-invasive neuroimaging measures like MRI and EEG to develop biomarkers for precision psychiatry. This position coordinates all aspects of our clinical research, including recruitment, accurate data management and entry, collection of blood or saliva samples, collection and analysis of MRI and EEG data, and work with regulatory agencies, including the IRB and FDA. Previous experience obtaining MRI or EEG scans, coding to process complex neuroimaging data, coordinating medication or other clinical trials, and working with children with autism spectrum disorder is highly desirable. This position requires working some evening, night, and/or weekend shifts in order to obtain MRI and EEG scans from research participants after school or while they are sleeping. To learn more or apply, visit: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/assistant-clinical-research-coordinator-19493.
Apply: Careers in Environmental + Youth Activism
Looking for a career that allows you to learn skills in advocacy and organizing? The Student PIRGs are hiring for positions starting in Fall 2023, with some immediate positions available, to make a difference on important problems facing our communities. Apply today.
As an organizer you’ll train student activists to make a difference on key issues:
Commit states to 100% clean energy to fight climate change
Increase youth voter participation in elections
Fight plastic pollution and protect our oceans
Increase higher education affordability
Protect public health
Address basic needs in local communities
If those sound like issues you want to help make a difference on, you should apply for a working to organize communities to create a greener and healthier future! Click here.
Looking for paid experiences working with children? Be sure to join the Poly Child Development Club Jobs Facebook group! I know - Facebook! So old school BUT THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES! :)
What Kind of Advising is Available?
I have a question related to GE requirements...
The advisors in The College of Liberal Arts Advising Center can answer your questions about General Education (GE) requirements, registration, academic planning, support services, major changes, and academic policies and procedures.Additional useful academic resources can be found on Cal Poly's Enrolled Students web page, including links to the Cal Poly catalog, registration information, academic records and evaluations, finals schedules, etc. Website: https://cla.calpoly.edu/student-resources
In-Person & Zoom Appointments: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Zoom Drop-in Advising: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00pm
I have a question related to major and/or minor requirements in Psychology, Child Development, or Gerontology...
The Psychology and Child Development Department has several faculty members who serve as academic advisors for our majors and minors. Students are invited to attend office hours or make appointments with any of these advisors. For advisor contact information and office hours, click here.
For 2022-23, the Academic Advisors are:
Dr. Jennifer Jipson
Child Development Major
Child Development Minor
Dr. Taylor Smith
I have a question about graduate school and/or careers...
All active faculty in the Psychology and Child Development Department hold weekly office hours to support students in talking about educational and career plans. For advisor contact information and office hours, click here.
Career Paths & Faculty Advisors
PSY/CD Advising Structure
The main roles of each of our advisors is outlined below, however our motto is: When in Doubt, Seek Someone Out! You are welcome to contact any faculty member for support and they will direct you to the most appropriate person depending on your needs. Click here PSY/CD Advising to read about the new PSY/CD process for helping you!
How Can I Sign Up for an Appointment?
Office hours are posted on the PSY/CD Website (or use QR code below). Unless indicated, office hours are opportunities to drop-in with advising questions, career/graduate school questions, or just to introduce yourself and chat.
The June edition of Tuesday Newsday 2021-22 is available here Tuesday Newsday: June 7, 2022. From there, you can browse archives from last year's editions.