Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: May 31, 2022

It's been a whirlwind of a year! You've worked hard in your courses and at the same time responded flexibly to the demands of shifting health conditions.  Let's stay strong all the way to the finish line. Take care of yourselves, each other, and our larger community!  Enjoy your last week of classes and good luck on finals next week!


  1. Read Tuesday Newsday every week.
  2. Follow the PSYCD Department on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn
  3. Get involved in the Poly Child Development Club, the Psychology Club and Psi Chi (the National Honors Society for Psychology). 
  4. Get advising. Scroll to the bottom of Tuesday Newsday for information about advising appointments and faculty office hours. 



Thank you to all of the students who presented their research in our PSYCD Advisory Board Poster Session!

Ceballos, B.*, Seal, A., Bennion, K., Hagobian, T. (2022). An unforeseen consequence of stay-at-home mandates: Low-income individuals show greater stress levels and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR. 

Reyes, K., Villnow, I., Kaylor, A., Wallin, O., Hata, S., Kare, M., & Jovanovic, J. (2022). Gender, Sex, and Emerging Adult Love Life Experiences. Poster presented at the annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), Los Angeles, CA

Villnow, I., Reyes, K., Hata, S., Kare, M., Kaylor, A., Wallin, O., & Jovanovic, J. (2022). Redemption & Identity Development in Emerging Adulthood. Poster presented at the annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), Los Angeles, CA.

Kaylor, A. (2022). Relationships Between OCD Symptoms, COVID Anxiety, and Cognitive Distortions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Cheng, K., Eng, T., Reyes, H., Chandar, P., Depetro, C., Devries, C., Harrington, O., Iniguez, R., Kurzrock, E., Mincitar, G., Oliaei, S., Phong, J., Pradhan, A., Preston, K., Rowe, M., Volz, C., Alzate, Q., Attridge, N., Antony, J., & Bennion, K. (2022). TikTok: Memorable or Ephemeral? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Van Dam, J., Massey, J., Figueroa, J., Gott, O., Guerra, T., Henige, J., Saito, N., Smith, M., Bennion, K., & Antony, J. (2022). The importance of multi-scale surprise informing autobiographical sports memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR. 

Mylod-Vargas, M.G., Selcov, A., Peterson, G., Barbieux, A., Tomer, D., Oseguera, C., & Cacciamani, L. (2022). HD-tDCS to the left lateral occipital complex improves haptic object recognition. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Sandoval, M., Mason, S., Shockley, J., Abdelmalek, D., & Cacciamani, L. (2022). Red sounds exciting: The effect of color saturation on perception of an auditory illusion. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Alumni Spotlight*


CONGRATS to Irena Dezazzo (CD '20) who will be attending University of Pennsylvania for law school (and potentially a joint Masters in Social Policy) this fall!

Congrats to Chelsea Dudley (PSY '16) who just graduated with her PsyD from Nova Southeastern University!

*If you know of any PSYCD grads who would like to be recognized in our Alumni Spotlight - please email


Research Internship Opportunity

Dr. Bennion & Dr. Antony are looking for research interns interested in human memory to join their lab fall quarter! At this time, we only have capacity for senior PSY/CD majors who would be enrolling for PSY/CD 448 or PSY/CD 449 (Research Internship) credit, but if you're interested, please feel free to email and we may be able to find space for volunteers (or we'll at least keep your name for future quarters!). It is likely that both virtual and in-person opportunities will be available. Email Dr. Bennion asap at if you are interested or have any questions!

Dealing with Cognitive Fatigue? (Who isn't?!)


Check out this Psychology Today blog post by our very own Dr. Shawn Burn, A Cheap Way to Restore Your Attention and Focus

Summer is a Great Time to Get Ahead!


Seats are available in the following PSYCD Courses:

  • PSY 356 Behavior Disorders in Childhood (limited availability next year)
  • CD 356  Behavior Disorders in Childhood (limited availability next year)
  • PSY 352 Conflict Resolution (will not be offered next year)
  • PSY 372 Multicultural Psychology (limited availability next year)

    Fall Registration Is Happening Now!

    Plan your year: PSYCD Tentative Course Offerings

    Attention ICMA Students

    Are you on contract to change your major to PSY or CD?  If you anticipate meeting the criteria, you will need to enroll in CD 102 or PSY 102 in Fall. Please contact Beatriz Peralta ( for a permission number to enroll. 

    Interested in the Research Track?

    This video provides information for interested students. See information below to decide whether the Research Track is right for you.


    Senior Project Spotlight, June 2nd from 11:10-12 in 47-24b

    Every spring we gather to hear about the work PSYCD seniors have been doing for their senior projects.  This year is a little different due to Covid but many seniors are eager to showcase their work - come support your peers and learn about the senior project process!

    SENIORS: Buy your Graduations Stoles ASAP! Stop by the PSYCD Office or purchase one at the Graduation Celebration Event on Friday 6/3rd.

    Graduation Celebration, June 3rd 6 - 9 p.m. @ The Kinney!!!


    The PSYCD Department is having a Graduation Celebration for our 2022 Graduates. It will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd. Are you a senior graduating in Spring or Summer? You're invited to come eat, drink, dance, play skeeball/jenga/shuffleboard/pinball and bask in the glow of your accomplishments with your peers and faculty!

    Check your email for the link to RSVP! 


    Suggest your favorite song! Click the link below to add your song to the department playlist!

    Click here!



    Want/Need Financial Support? Apply for Scholarships Now! 


    Even though it doesn't look like there are many opportunities specifically for PSYCD, there is actually a good amount of money for university-wide scholarships and each department gets to make a few awards to their students.

    The university’s Common Scholarship Application is linked from Apps in MyPortal and allows students to apply for all CP scholarships with just one application.

    The Scholarship Office encourages students to apply by April 30 in order to maximize the opportunities available, but the PSYCD department will extend our consideration beyond then.

    Here is one that is specific to PSYCD...


    Psychological Science Scholarship Endowment

    The Psychological Science Scholarship Endowment supports upper division Psychology majors concentrating on psychology as an empirical science. Selected student must have a minimum 3.5 Cal Poly GPA with preference to students who attended a partner high school, are first generation and/or show demonstrated financial need.

    Apply through the Common Scholarship Application and include: college courses and research internships that you have taken to prepare for a career as a scientist in the discipline of psychology, your career goals as they relate to psychology and psychological research, and unofficial college transcript.

    2021-22  Student Travel/Professional Development Awards


    The Psychology & Child Development Department has approved the use of limited discretionary funds during the 2021-22 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 PSYCD Student  Award. Students may apply for one conference/workshop reimbursement per academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2022.

    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 Dr. Jipson (
    • STEP 2: If award application is approved, student will be emailed a Travel Request Form. Students 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 (
      • 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.


    Psi Chi

    (see social media for event updates!)

    Psychology Club 

    Hello everyone! We hope week 9 has been wonderful! Join Psychology Club this Thursday May 26th, for a chance to destress. We are hosting a meditation hour with Dr. Elliott in Baker room 101 at 11:10-noon. If you can’t make it in person, join us on Zoom at 

    Dr. Elliott is wonderful and we are so excited to hear what he has to share about meditation! Can’t wait to see you all there!

    Poly Child Development Club

    (see social media for event updates!)


    OUDI's Inclusive Excellence Month

     Cal Poly strives for Inclusive Excellence, the idea that in order to be excellent, an institution is constantly evolving toward becoming more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The university recognizes and celebrates the value of the different viewpoints, knowledge, cultures and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational experience. Inclusive Excellence is the engine that drives diversity and inclusion efforts at Cal Poly. 

    All month, OUDI is holding events related to inclusive excellence. For a full list of events this month, see here.

    Follow @calpolyapida on Instagram for more information about APIDA Heritage Month!

    Human Resources Management Association

    HRMA is a club open to all majors that seeks to enhance and support students' interest in the field of Human Resources. Our club holds professional speakers, informational sessions, corporate tours, networking events, mentorship opportunities, headshots, and more!



    In no particular order....

    NextGen Psych Scholars Program

    Sponsored by the psychology departments at the University of Minnesota and Penn State University, NPSP is a virtual graduate student-led mentorship program for underrepresented (e.g., BIPOC, low-income, first-gen, LGBTQIA+) undergraduates and post-baccalaureates interested in applying to psychology PhD programs. 

    The goal of NPSP is to cultivate long-term support structures between current underrepresented graduate students and diverse undergrad or post-baccalaureate mentees to (1) embrace and celebrate the unique journeys that have led current graduate students to pursue a PhD and (2) inspire and empower the next generation of scholars while enhancing feelings of belonging in academia. Although the process of applying to graduate school will be outlined, we will spend a significant amount of time discussing how to both challenge and navigate the “hidden curriculum” (e.g., networking, advocating for yourself) of academia as well as the hardships experienced by underrepresented students.

    Interested applicants (both mentees AND mentors) should fill out this form by 6/3/22. All are welcome to apply, but priority admittance to the program will go towards students from underrepresented groups. Please note this program is focused specifically on psychology PhD programs, so if you are looking for mentorship for a different type of program (e.g., MA or PsyD), then this program will likely not meet your needs. 
    For additional information, please see our website ( and follow us on Twitter (@NextGenPsych) for updates and announcements. 


    NEW JERSEY: Memory and Computational Cognition Lab - Rutgers University

    The Memory & Computational Cognition Lab (MC2) directed by Dr. Kimele Persaud at Rutgers University – Newark is looking to hire a full-time lab manager/research specialist. This position will manage and contribute to research on understanding how individuals across different groups leverage their prior knowledge and expectations to help encode, store, and reconstruct information from memory. This position is for an initial contract of one-year, with the possibility of two additional years pending positive performance. The preferred start date is June 15, 2022.  For more information about MCLab research, please visit,

    To apply, please email a cover letter, a resume or CV, and the name, title, and email addresses of at least two academic or professional references. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

    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.


    Do you want to make a direct impact this upcoming school year? Consider applying to Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship to work directly with elementary or middle school students this fall.

    TFA's Ignite Fellowship looks for current college students to lead virtual, small group tutoring sessions with students during the school day while partnering with veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid, virtual opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills. TFA’s Ignite Fellowship is accepting applications until June 6th. Start your application here.

    We have two upcoming info sessions during which we will share details about the fellowship, provide tips on submitting a strong application, and answer questions you may have. Interested instead in paid, full-time post-grad opportunities? Check out our 2023 TFA corps application here.

    Apply here!


    We are hiring over 2,600 summer staff members to lead our students this summer in the Bay Area, Southern California, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC. Here’s a quick summary of Galileo’s open summer staff positions:

    • Camp Counselors: Our Camp Counselors  will take their small groups of campers from rotation to rotation, and spearhead camper management and community building. Recommended for undergraduates looking to gain leadership and/or education experience. 
    • Instructors: Focus on teaching one elementary-level subject (art, science, or outdoor play) to a specific age group for the entire summer. Recommended for students with leadership and childcare experience. 

    All you need is 15 minutes and an updated resume to take the next step in having one of the most transformative summers of your life! Need help with your resume? We’ve created this template for you to use when updating your resume. 


    River Way Ranch Camp: Several Summer Openings

    River Way Ranch Camp is a residential summer camp for children ages 7-16, located in the foothills of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and just 35 minutes East of Fresno, CA. We are currently looking for Resident Camp Counselors and Mentors, as well as specific Activity Directors. We include over 55 hours of free, intensive training such as Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, Ropes Course Facilitation, Child Behavior and much more.  Additionally, all sports training is included along with FREE housing and meals for the length of the summer. This is a paid position, and is fantastic for students that currently live on campus since they'll need a place to reside after school ends. 

    For more information, contact 

    Aaron Magazine



    The San Luis Obispo United Methodist Children's Center (UMCC) is a NAEYC Accredited Preschool and has proudly been open for over 30 years. We are conveniently located off the freeway near Cal Poly. We are in need Summer Preschool Teachers starting June 13, 2022. There are multiple positions available- some are M-F, and some are MWF or TTH. You must have Early Childhood Education units (a minimum of 6 ece units and enrolled in college, or 12 ece units) and a love for young children is a must! Your daily job duties would be planning an age-appropriate curriculum, setting up the classroom and team teaching with another teacher. Our Summer Session is 8 weeks, June 13-August 5. When emailing us, please include your unofficial transcripts and your resume. Please contact Liz or Mona at 805.549.0332.


    Center for Service in Action: AmeriCorps-VIP Fellowship positions

    The Center for Service in Action has started recruitment for the 2022-23 AmeriCorps-VIP Fellowship positions in San Luis Obispo and we would love your help recruiting students who may be graduating in the Spring. AmeriCorps is a great opportunity for students who are graduating and may have a gap year between school and their future careers or grad school. This program partners individuals with SLO community nonprofits and other agencies to address volunteer infrastructure needs through a national year of service​ and a simultaneous professional development program. 



    Office Hours are posted on the PSYCD Website. These times are reserved for you! Drop in with advising questions, career/graduate school questions, or just to introduce yourself and chat.

    • Remember: Your faculty advisor can serve as your academic and career mentor and their signature is often needed for important paperwork. Be sure to reach out to talk with your faculty advisor on a regular basis. PSY First Year Students and new transfers received an email from the department with the name of your faculty advisor. CD students can find their advisor under Academic Advising on our department website. Students admitted into the PSYCD majors through ICMA will receive an email with advisor information.
    • Returning students can contact the department office if you need to be reminded of your faculty advisor's name and contact information.
    • Dr. Jipson is also available to advise students advise about minors, ICMAs, course schedules, and graduation requirements.*  Her office hours are listed below.  Please use the calendar links below to sign up for appointments.  

    *All internship-related questions should be directed to Dr. Julie Garcia.

    Dr. Jipson's In-Person Advising

    Use this link to schedule:

    • Mondays 11-1/Thursdays 9-11 a.m.: In person advising only. Students can schedule a 15 minute time slot using the In-Person calendar link above, or drop in.  If dropping in, priority will be given to those with an appointment.

    Dr. Jipson's Zoom Advising

    Use this link to schedule:

    • Tuesdays 1-2 p.m/ Wednesdays 8:30-10:30 a.m.. Zoom advising only.  Students can schedule a 15 minute time slot using the Zoom appointment calendar link.


    College of Liberal Arts Advising

    CLA Advising is available to assist with registration, academic planning, general education and other degree requirements. referral to support services, advice about major changes, and academic policies and procedures.
    CLA Advising Center Hours and Contact Information: 
    In-person & Zoom Appointments: 
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Virtual Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    To schedule an appointment, see website. 
    Zoom Drop-In Advising: 
    Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm 
    (hours extended during busy times, see website)
    No in-person drop-in advising
    Phone: (805) 756-6200


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