Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: April 19, 2022


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  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. 



PSYCD Students Presented Research at SPARC!

Students (left to right): Jordyn Niemiec, Ashley Monteiro, , Ariadne Kaylor, Hector Reyes, and Sarah Howie

PROJECT TITLE: The Effects of Randomized vs. Categorized Presentation on Memory for TikTok Videos



It's Planning Time for Fall Internships!!

(Please direct all internship-related questions to Dr. Julie Garcia)


  • Fieldwork internships will be limited to students graduating in or before Winter 2023 (PSY/CD 453, 454)
  • There is a mandatory presentation that you must watch and survey to complete by Friday, April 22 to secure an internship placement for Fall 2022.
  • We will host a Q&A on Wednesday 4/20/22 from 11am-12 p.m. at this zoom link:
    • You must authenticate with your CP email to join the meeting. Be sure to review the video presentation PRIOR to attending the Q & A session.
    • You MUST watch the mandatory presentation, and complete the survey discussed in the presentation, IF you will be in your first quarter of field internship in Fall 2022 OR if you will be switching to a new internship site from Spring 2022.
    • You do NOT need to attend the internship placement meeting if you are staying at the same internship site from Spring 2022, OR if you are doing a research internship* with a faculty member.

Please 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.


  • A limited number of summer internships are available only for students who need to complete internship in summer in order to graduate Summer or Fall. Please contact Dr. Garcia if you are interested in (and eligible) for summer internship. 
  • Note: Interviews for summer internships happen during the spring quarter.  You would need to be enrolled over summer in PSY/CD 453/454 to complete a summer internship.


  • Research internships will be limited to students graduating in or before Winter 2023 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.

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.


Help Senior Project Students


Hi everyone! We are a group of fourth-year Psychology students at Cal Poly who have an interest in studying the well-being of children. For our senior project we are creating a website with resources for parents to use when leading conversations about medical information with children. To meet the needs of our audience, we have created a quick, 15 question survey to help guide our website content. We would like to ask you to help us out by taking the time to fill it our survey!

Our survey has been approved by our academic advisor and takes an average of 15 minutes to complete. All feedback is valued, so feel free to distribute this survey to additional parents/caregivers. We also encourage you to participate regardless of whether you are a parent/caregiver yourself. The deadline for this survey is May 1st, 2022.

You may access the survey by clicking on this link or scanning the QR code. Survey. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to read our message and hope that you will consider contributing to our research.

Thank you,

Cindy, Jasmine, Megan, and Morgan

Senior Project Symposium, June 2nd from 11-1

Every spring we gather to hear about the work PSYCD seniors have been doing for their senior projects.  

Interest Form for Senior Project Seminar

Senior Celebration, June 3rd 6 - 8 p.m. @ The Kinney

The PSYCD Department is planning a Graduation Celebration for our 2022 Graduates. It will be held from 6-8 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!

We are also looking for students to help plan this event - Juniors are particularly encouraged to pay it forward. Contact Dr. Jipson if you want to help with the event.  

Scholarship Opportunities for 2022-23

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, although departments may have different deadlines. Students can apply all the way until Feb. 2023 but most scholarships will be awarded before then. 

You may particularly want to look at this one...


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

When: Wednesday, April 27th from 7-8pm 

Psychology Club 

Hey all! Psychology Club has some great events coming up and we want you at all of them!

Hey everyone! Join Psychology Club this Thursday, April 21st from 11:10am-12pm in Baker room 101 for our weekly social! This week we will be hosting a dialogue focused on misconceptions about psychology. Come take part in some intriguing conversations with fellow psych peers! We’re excited to see you all there!

The Cal Poly Psychology Club, Hospice SLO County, and Cal Poly Counseling Services are hosting a COVID-19 Memorial Service on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:10 pm. Hosted at O’Neill Green, the memorial will commemorate the past two-plus years of the COVID-19 pandemic and will allows students and faculty to grieve the time, important life events, and people lost to the virus. Join fellow campus members in honoring the grief and resilience experienced the past two years with inspirational speakers, flower planting/self-care activities, memorializing, and more. Counselors will be onsite for anyone in need of additional support. For more information, please contact or


We are excited about these events and excited to see you at all of them! Reach out with any questions to the Psych Club Instagram (@cpslo.psyclub ) or GroupMe!

Are you interested in getting more involved with psychology and expanding your network, making new friends, and planning awesome events? We are super stoked to announce that Psychology Club is now accepting applications for next year’s board! Being on board is an excellent way to gain leadership skills, meet other outstanding students, and get involved in the department and community. Holding a board position is a great addition to your academic career, allowing you to connect with faculty, and other students in leadership roles.

Positions available this year include:
Social and DEI Chairs
Treasurer (and Professional Development Chair)
Event Coordinators
Media Liaison

You don’t have to be a psychology/child development major/minor! We are open to anyone. Our current media liaison came in as an architecture major;) Apply here:

Poly Child Development Club



Cal Poly Undergraduate Research Week (4/18-4/22)


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, including Take Back the Night on April 28, please visit the Safer website

Safer is recruiting a student team for the 22/23 school year!

They are hiring for:

  • 1 Graduate Assistant: Focus on prevention education & volunteer coordination (20 hours/week)
  • 4 Program Leads: Focus areas include survivor wellness, prevention education, outreach, and graphic design. (10 hours/week)
  • 4 Interns: These positions will be generalists, assisting with broader Safer programming. (6-8 hours/week)
Applications are due April 29th at 5pm. Visit our recruitment website for application instructions, recruitment timelines, job descriptions, and other resources:
Any questions can be directed to 

Individualized Nutrition and Wellness Coaching

Ready to Develop New, Healthy Behaviors?
Our free, individualized Nutrition & Wellness Coaching is for you if you want to develop new, healthy habits that promote personal wellness.
If you sign up, you will work one-on-one with a senior-level nutrition counseling student for 4 sessions, each ~30-60 minutes, scheduled around your availability. This will take place in person and/or virtually over Zoom.
You and your coach will find solutions for your wellness challenges and set achievable goals each week. Sessions will be tailored to your individual needs and priorities, such as:
· Healthy food preparation
· Increasing physical activity
· Making healthy choices when eating out
· Meal planning
· Starting a walking program
· Managing portion sizes
· Increasing fiber in your meals
· Cutting down on fat or sugar intake
· Adding variety to your exercise routine
· Reading food labels
· Choosing healthy snacks
· Achieving a healthy weight
· Grocery store tours
· Your other personal wellness goals
This is a Learn by Doing and graded experience for our students, as they enhance their nutrition counseling skills. You commit to attending 4 sessions when you sign up, slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up now!

All sessions are confidential. Please contact Sherry Elliston MS, RD, CDE, at 805.756-2565 or to sign up and with any questions.

Become a CLA Ambassador!

Being a member of this club is a great leadership opportunity and is open to all students in their second year and above, who are a part of the College of Liberal Arts. Below is a brief description of what our club does/its requirements plus the actual application link.

Description: “CLA Ambassadors serve as the student public relations representatives of the College of Liberal Arts. We conduct one-hour info sessions for prospective students and supporters, as well as mentor the freshman CLA Learning Community. We meet twice a month and ambassadors are required to lead one info session per quarter.”


CLA Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Applications are now being accepted for the CLA Summer Undergraduate Research Program.  Up to 15 faculty projects will be available for student applications.  Questions should be directed to Dawn Neill, Director of Research Engagement and Internationalization, CLA

Students must apply by Friday, April 29, 2022.  Please join us for information sessions to address additional questions.  Full details available in the SURP Request for Proposals.

CLA Social Media and Digital Content Student Assistant

The College of Liberal Arts is hiring a social media and digital content student assistant the begin training in the 2022 spring quarter. Joining the communications team, this position will manage social media accounts, write short-form news updates, and create/update website content. Day to day tasks will include drafting and posting stories to social media, pitching and execute social media campaigns, compiling stories and events for monthly newsletters and publications, and tracking media mentions and website analytics.

Required skills include: being an excellent writer with attention to detail, knowledge of AP style and ability to learn Cal Poly editorial style guidelines, professional email communication, ability to comprehend the guidelines of an assignment and then proceed independently with minimal direction, ability to multitask and meet deadlines by working both independently and collaboratively, capacity to enthusiastically contribute to a collaborative and creative environment. This position begins in Spring, lasts through summer, and into the '22/23 academic year. 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Cara King ( by Friday, April 15



In no particular order....
MASSACHUSETTS: Lab Manager Position: Smith College

The Mind in Development Lab (P.I. Dr. Maya Rosen) in the Neuroscience Program at Smith College (Northampton, MA) invites candidates to apply for a lab manager position beginning September 2022. Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Many of our projects focus on understanding the neural, environmental and cognitive mechanisms explaining disparities in long-term outcomes including academic achievement and mental health.  Application review will begin on April 1st. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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. 

CALIFORNIA: Research Coordinator Position Available— Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA 

The Applied Mind and Health (AMH) Lab, directed by Dr. Stacey Doan at Claremont McKenna College in the Department of Psychological Science, seeks a full-time (with benefits) research coordinator/manager beginning the Summer of 2022. Our research focuses on emotions, stress, relationships, and their implications for mental and physical health. Our work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The research coordinator will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how emotions and relationships affect behavior, health, and physiological outcomes in children, adolescents, and young adults. 

Responsibilities include: overseeing day-to-day lab operations, managing, hiring, coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants, designing and implementing experiments, data management and analysis, participant recruitment and scheduling, conducting literature reviews, maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc., planning and leading lab meetings and social events.

Preferred qualifications: a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, extensive research experience in a psychology lab, experience or a desire to learn psychophysiological and hormone data collection and analysis, detail-oriented, excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and ability to work independently, strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R.) 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and a list of potential recommenders to Dr. Doan at Please use the subject line “Lab Coordinator Position." Applications are due May 1, 2022. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Stacey Doan at

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.


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 summer staff positions:

  • Summer Operations Interns: Interns work to support all aspects of office operations and camp programming. Recommended for college freshmen.
  • 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.



SPRING 2022 office hours will be posted soon 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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