Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: January 11, 2022


  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. 




For many of us, the start of Winter 2022 has been full of uncertainty and stress. This calls for patience, flexibility, and responsibility.  Your in-person courses may temporarily switch to online modes if needed to accommodate the health status of your faculty and their families. Similarly, you may need to stay home from class at some points during the quarter.  We hope that you will give one another some grace.  Your faculty will support your efforts to learn from home to the best of their ability, and we hope you will support your faculty as they make decisions based on health considerations. The key is communication. Check your email often. Send email if you will miss class, group meetings, etc. And remember that most faculty are holding Zoom office hours designed to give you opportunities to connect about individual issues. Let's focus on building a  community of caring as we interact with one another this quarter and beyond.


  • Wednesday 1/12 at 7:59 pm is the deadline to add a class with a permission number. The following courses have space available.
    • CD 304 Infant Toddler Development
    • CD 305 Early and Middle Childhood Development 
    • CD 424 Children's Development in Diverse Cultures
    • CD/PSY 431 Assessing Children's Development and Environments 
    • CD 461 Senior Project Seminar (we will waive GWR requirement)
    • PSY 202 General Psychology
    • PSY 252 Social Psychology 
    • PSY 324 Psychology of Gender
    • PSY 480 Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • PLANNING YOUR SCHEDULE The Tentative Course Offerings page  reflects the courses we are offering this academic year. Updates for Summer 2022 will be available by the end of February.

    • PSY 458 and CD 411 will not be offered in 2021-22 or 2022-23.  If you are a PSY or CD major on the 2017-19 catalog who needs these classes to graduate, please email Dr. Jipson with a suggested upper-division PSY or CD class to use as a substitute.

    • PSY 344 will not be offered in 2021-22. Please take BIO 302 or wait for 22-23 to take this class.



Dr. Bennion & Dr. Antony are looking for research interns interested in human memory to join their lab this quarter! There are two potential opportunities: If you are a basketball fan and knowledgeable about basketball, your help would be greatly appreciated both collecting and scoring data about participants' memories of watching NBA games. If you're not a basketball fan, fear not! They also have space for students to help run two studies about human memory (not having to do with basketball). Priority will go to senior PSY/CD majors who are looking to fulfill PSY/CD 448 or PSY/CD 449 (Research Internship) credit, but there may also be opportunities for volunteers! Both virtual and in-person opportunities are available. Email Dr. Bennion asap at if you are interested or have any questions!


Psi Chi

Psi Chi will be hosting our winter quarter general meeting. Join us over Zoom on Wednesday, January 12th at 7:00 pm and learn about events for the upcoming quarter. We will be discussing volunteer events, career panels, and scholarships. See you then! Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 816 1475 8521  
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:
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 Psy 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:  

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. To kick things off, join us this Thursday for a general meeting and to enjoy some food and refreshments! We hope to see everyone there! 

Poly Child Development Club 



The 2022 CSU Research Competition is now open!

The CSU Student Research Competition is held each spring to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments across the 23 CSU campuses.The competition is open to all disciplines and to current undergraduate and graduate students and 2021 alums. Cash prizes are awarded. Submissions are due T 1/18/22 at 11:59pm CA time.

Learn more:

Stay up to date! Follow the Office of Student Research on Instagram @calpolystudentresearch.

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Aging and the Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (T/GNC) Adults - Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Monmouth University School of Social Work's LGBT+ Older Adult Project is hosting a virtual conference titled Aging and the Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults.  Saturday January 29, 2022 from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm EST. The event is free but you must register in advance:

Paid Summer Internship for Future Leaders

The deadline to apply for the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program is Monday, January 31 This is a PAID internship opportunity and selected students will:

-Receive a $4,000 stipend -Be placed at the Department of Commerce OR Department of Transportation for 10-12 weeks during Summer 2022 -Gain valuable work experience -Build a network to support them on their career path

 Find more information at 

University of Chicago will host a webinar on Tuesday January 25th at 2 PM PST (must register by 1/21st) for students interested in applying to graduate school in psychology. In the webinar they will provide advice on getting research experience in psychology, applying for RA positions, and the graduate application process. Additional information can be found here Webinar Information and the Registration link is here.

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

Please check Tuesday Newsday archives for past info on opportunities.





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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