Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: February 1, 2022

For anyone paying attention to my email I meant *students (not student's). Ugh moment.  Keep reading, I'm sure there are more errors to be found....


  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. 



Welcome Beatriz Peralta! 

We are excited to welcome Beatriz Peralta as a new Administrative Support Coordinator in the PSYCD Department.  Beatriz will be your main point of contact for ICMA questions, course substitutions, and permission codes.  Please address questions about those topics to her at

Summer 2022 Course Schedule Survey

Summer Session planning is Happening NOW and we need your INPUT!  Please complete this survey to provide feedback on potential course offerings. You can scan the QR code below or use this link:  Summer 2022 Survey


  • Fieldwork internships will be limited to students graduating in or before Fall 2022 (PSY/CD 453, 454) 
  • Internship News: The deadline for placement in fieldwork internships for Spring 2022 has passed. If you need a Spring Placement to graduate, and you missed the deadline, or you have any questions or concerns, please email Dr. Garcia.  
  • Only students who are graduating ON or BEFORE Fall 2022, and who will have met prerequisites prior to the beginning of their internship, will be able to get placed in Spring 2022.
  • You can read more about internships, including prerequisites and field work sites, here. However, please note that some fieldwork sites on our list may be unavailable due to public health restrictions. In addition, some placements may require that interns be vaccinated.


  • Research internships will be limited to students graduating in or before Fall 2022 and to students on the PSYCD Research Track (PSY/CD 448, 449)

  • To explore the possibility of a research internship, please review faculty research interests on our faculty page. Not all faculty are accepting research interns at this time. To find out whether you might join a faculty research lab, attend the office hours for professors whose research activities match your interests. 



Psi Chi


30 pm for a ride to the hike!*All psychology and CD majors and minors are encouraged to join. You do not have to be a Psi Chi member!* 

Psi Chi Membership Scholarship
This year, Cal Poly's Psi Chi chapter is awarding scholarships to those in need; these scholarships will be in the amount of membership dues. We want to provide everyone with the opportunity to join Psi Chi and receive membership benefits, so please apply for the scholarship if you are in financial need. If you have any questions, please email psichislo@calpoly.eduForm Link:
Share your ideas
Psi Chi is devoted to hosting events that interest our members. Please fill out the form below to share what events you'd like to participate in and the times you can attend.Form Link:

Psychology Club


Happy Winter Quarter Psych Club! We are so excited to get the ball rolling and meet everyone :) This quarter, we will be having weekly meetings/ socials every Thursday from 11-12 pm in Baker (Bldg. 180) Room 101. Here are some upcoming plans:

Thursday, 2/3rd from 11-12: Career Exploration Panel

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PSY/CD faculty will be available to discuss their academic and career journeys and answer any questions you may have. Our panelists’ areas of expertise include research, counseling, and organizational behavior. This is an amazing opportunity to meet professors and gain some insight into professions within the field of psychology. Faculty attending include: Dr. Cacciamani, Dr. Bennion, Dr. Kendra Williams, Dr. Steele, and Dr. Bettergarcia.

Poly Child Development Club 


  • PCDCs upcoming club meeting will take place this Thursday on Feb. 3rd from 11am to 12pm in bldg. 30 room 127. The meeting will include the launch of our new mentorship program M&Mp as well as special guest Dr. Sigler who will speak on the importance of peer mentorship and relationship building. Other announcements regarding club events will also be discussed! We look forward to seeing you there and sharing ALL about M&Mp!

    Please click on this link and fill out our survey to include questions for Dr. Sigler and help us get a headcount. 

  • Looking ahead, we are planning on tie-dying our PCDC shirts on February 12th! Time and location TBD but most likely early afternoon! We have a form to gauge interest here: 


Apply to be a CLA Peer Advisor: Applications open NOW!

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Evolve: Developing Financial Literacy for Systems Change on Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 2pm PT: Building financial literacy has great potential to empower communities. Systemic inequity in our nation is often a catalyst for lack of access to financial literacy and resources that would allow the building of personal and generational wealth, widening the wealth gap. Join Yanely Espinal for this workshop as we learn more about how to empower communities through financial literacy and explore financial tips for your own life and career. Register to attend:

Teach For America Virtual Info Session on Thursday, Feb. 10th at 5pm PT: Want to launch a career of impact? Curious to learn about post-graduate career opportunities? Join us for a virtual Teach For America Info Session to learn about the work we do to pursue educational equity. This virtual event will feature Teach For America corps members and alumni who will share about their experience in the classroom, skills they gained, and how they transferred those skills to make a lifelong impact. Register here to attend and start your application to the 2022 or 2023 corps here!


2022 Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program

Applications are due 5pm, Friday February 11th, 2022. For more information, please see


Stronger Together Summit, February 16th-18th

 February 16-18, 2022. Register at

More information can be found at There is a scholarship available for the conference, the application link is

Lab Manager - Social Learning Lab @ Stanford University

The Social Learning Lab (PI: Hyo Gweon) in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University welcomes enthusiastic, motivated individuals to apply for a lab manager position to start in summer 2022. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of running the lab and conducting research. Expected start date is mid June 2022 but there's some flexibility. The goal of our research is to understand the cognitive underpinnings of our ability to learn from others and help others learn.  We employ a variety of methods, including behavioral studies with young children (age 1 - 8), in-lab and online studies with adults, neuroimaging (fMRI), and computational modeling. We are looking for someone who would feel comfortable being involved in all aspects of research (especially behavioral studies with young children) and take care of general lab business. Examples of lab business include (but are not limited to):  data collection/analysis, managing databases, training & coordinating undergraduate RAs, stimuli construction, maintaining computer software/hardware, and coordinating outreach activities, and organizing lab events. The lab has off-campus research sites in public museums, and the job will involve regular visits to these sites. Opportunities to develop independent research projects will also be available.

A BA or BS degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or in related fields would be helpful but not required. We will consider research experience, quantitative background (statistics, data analysis), and technical skills (e.g., R, Python, Javascript), organizational skills, and communicative abilities in the selection process. (Note: The applicant should be eligible to work in the US as a full-time employee).  

To apply, please refer to Join Our Lab page on our website ( for more information. Note that we ask all applicants to submit their answers to a list of questions as part of the application, along with their CV.  To ensure full consideration, please apply by Sunday, February 13, 2022. Send all inquiries to:  

ICIS Infancy Science Undergraduate Fellowship

The International Congress of Infant Studies is offering a limited number of grants of up to $4,000 to support undergraduate student research in infancy science during the summer of 2022. The grants will fund research with a mentor at an institution other than the student’s own.  Students should apply after they have corresponded with a prospective summer mentor and developed a plan for the summer project. 

Students are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week for 8 weeks.  A stipend of $2,400 can be requested to offset lost wages at $15 per hour.  Other expenses (e.g., transportation, internet hotspot, food, housing) can be included in the proposal, for a total budget of $4,000.  Receipts will be required for reimbursement of all non-stipend expenditures.

Students will present their work at a virtual symposium in early fall of 2022, attended by ICIS Board members, mentors, and student awardees.  Students are also encouraged to submit their work to the 2024 Congress to be held in Glasgow (they may apply for travel support).

Applications are due: February 15, 2022.

For more information and a list of mentors, please visit:  


UNC Chapel Hill Diversifying Psychology Weekend: April 7-9, 2022 The UNC Diversifying Psychology Weekend (DPW) is an opportunity for talented ethnic/racial minority undergraduates and college graduates invested in pursuing doctoral level training in psychology and neuroscience. This year's virtual program includes three days of seminars, panel discussions, and workshops. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to develop a competitive application, meet doctoral students and faculty from our department in formal and informal settings, and receive an introduction to our graduate training opportunities and each of our graduate research programs. This year’s DPW will invite students to explore the six graduate programs in the Psychology & Neuroscience department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Clinical, Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Quantitative Psychology, and Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (BIN). Application deadline: January 30, 2022. Letters of recommendation and transcripts will be accepted up to one week after the application deadline (until February 6, 2022).   For more information and to access the application, please click here:

If you are eligible and interested, we encourage you to apply! 


The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, is seeking a full-time lab manager with a preferred start date of early summer 2022. Please see the attached advertisement and forward to the society listserv. For more information on the lab, see our website. With any questions, please contact Grace Porter at


University of California, Berkeley: Language and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship Program

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2022 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. The 9-week internship will be from May 31st to July 29th 2022. Interns will be expected to work 30 hours/week and will be offered a $3,375 stipend. Depending on public health conditions, this internship may be virtual or onsite; an announcement will be made closer to the start date. 

Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science. Please refer to for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is March 14th 8:00 AM PDT. Please direct any questions to Grace Horton at

Please check Tuesday Newsday archives for past info on opportunities.



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The Institute of Reading Development: Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2022

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond.  There will be opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. Apply Now  Learn more about us and our reading programs at


WINTER 2022 office hours will be posted soon on the PSYCD Website. Remember that 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.



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