Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: February 15, 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. 


Shout Outs 

Child Development student Kianah Corey leads new peer-counseling resource! 

30 on Tuesday/Thursday. a confidential safe space for Black students in building 52 E-5

KiKi's Corner is a new peer-counseling resource in the Black Academic Excellence Center lauched this quarter by Kianah Corey. This is a confidential, non-clinical space for Black group peer sessions and one-on-one counseling. For more information about her journey in creating this resource, read more here. For more information about this resource and the BAEC, check out their website and Instagram!

Congratulations to Dr. Amber Williams!



Registration Starts This Week!

Registration for Spring 2022 is coming up fast and now is a great time to get prepared! Check Student Center to see what date and time you register, head on over to Degree Planner to see what classes are available and to make sure you're on track to graduation. Use Schedule Builder to set yourself up for Spring Quarter.

Helpful tip! Planning your classes in Degree Planner lets the department know how many people want to take which classes, so they know which ones to offer and how many sections to offer!

If you would like extra help registering, or you have more questions, attend a registration workshop

Registration Tips


  • Planning Your Courses: The Tentative Course Offerings page shows what PSYCD courses will be offered in Spring.  
    • CD 302: Developmental Science Technology Lab will be available by permission number only to students graduating in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022. Please email Beatriz Peralta ( for more information or to request a permission number.
    • The following courses may have limited availability next year, if you need/want these classes, consider taking them now or in summer (courses with an * are tentatively planned for summer as well as spring): 
      • PSY/CD 356: Behavioral Disorders in Childhood*
      • PSY 304: Intergroup Dialogues
      • PSY 352: Conflict Resolution: Violent and Nonviolent*
      • PSY 475: The Social Psychology of Prejudice*
      • PSY 430: Sensation and Perception
      • PSY 480: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Understanding Waitlists: The enrollment system automatically monitors class enrollment.  When a space opens up, the first eligible student from the top of the waitlist is added to the class. Not sure how to waitlist a class? Find instructions here.

  • Instructor Communication: Your faculty receive many emails about course enrollment. If they do not respond to you, it's not because they don't care about your concern. Rather, faculty also have to wait for the automated waitlist process to complete - they do not receive permission codes to add students until after the 4th day of spring classes.  If you have an extenuating circumstance that you believe requires special enrollment consideration, please email Dr. Jipson  Make sure that your subject line is very detailed, e.g., "I'm graduating in spring and I still need CD302"

  • If you are a PSYCD senior who is doing an internship (PSY/CD 453, 454, 448, 449) or PSY 462 in spring, please register for your other classes in this first round of registration.  You will receive a permission code by the end of winter quarter so that you can register for internship during open enrollment.

Faculty Advisors are ready to help you plan your academic program & discuss career options - reach out!

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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. 

Internship News

  • The deadline for placement in fieldwork internships for Spring 2022 has passed. If you missed the deadline and need a Spring Placement to graduate in Spring 2022/Summer 2022/Fall 2022, please email Dr. Garcia.  
  • An updated Fieldwork Site List is now available! You can read more about internships, including prerequisites and field work sites, here
  • 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. 


Summer Tentative Course Offerings 

The PSYCD department has made tentative plans for summer course offerings.  Summer courses are contingent upon student enrollment, so the list of classes is tentative but we are hopeful that we will be able to offer them to you.

General information:



Share Your Views with the Student Advisory Committee 

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The PSYCD Student Advisory Committee provides consultation to the faculty on relevant undergraduate and graduate student issues.

They are ready to bring your comments and concerns to the department so email any member directly. Read about and find contact information for the committee members here: Student Advisory Committee   


Help PSYCD Students with their Senior Projects

Breakup Breakdowns Senior Project. While in the process of discovering who they are, young adults often encounter the painful and messy realities of navigating through romantic relationships. Relational turbulence, breakups, and heartaches are serious concerns that intensely affect adolescents and young adults. Our senior project explores pre-existing factors leading to romantic relationship dissolution, functionality of breakups and techniques, how it impacts young adults in a variety of different ways, and how infidelity plays a complicated role in the breakup process. If you’re interested in learning more follow us on Instagram at cp.breakup.breakdowns. If you want to submit your own breakup story, go to “Romantic Relationship Revelations” in our Linktree.


Psi Chi

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.

  • Psych Club, PCDC, and Psi Chi are hosting an intergroup dialogue about different social identities within the field of psychology at Cal Poly and beyond. Join us on Thursday, February 17th at 11:10am-12pm in Baker room 101 for a thought-provoking guided discussion! We look forward to seeing you and hearing everyone’s thoughts and ideas. All are welcome!


Psych Club PCDC Psi Chi. Intergroup dialogue, baker 101, 2/17 (thursday) 11:10-12pm

Poly Child Development Club


Learn more here:



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

This internship will take place in-person on Boston College’s campus. Students will be provided with on-campus housing in addition to their stipend. 

There are four participating developmental psychology labs. Students will be accepted to primarily work within one of these labs for the duration of the summer. Students will indicate their lab preference in the application.

THE CANINE COGNITION LAB (Dr. Angie Johnston) investigates the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing human children and pet dogs. Building off of traditional developmental methods used with infants and children, interns will have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on classic developmental questions by investigating which aspects of human social learning are shared with dogs and which may be unique to humans.

THE COOPERATION LAB (Dr. Katherine McAuliffe) studies how children acquire a sense of fairness, how they regulate their investment in cooperative endeavors, how the development of cooperation varies across different social and cultural contexts and how an emerging psychology of cooperation in children interfaces with other aspects of conceptual development like perspective taking and group bias.  

THE INFANT AND CHILD COGNITION LAB (Dr. Sara Cordes) studies how infants, children, and adults track number and acquire formal mathematical concepts (from verbal counting in preschoolers to algebraic concepts in teenagers), with a large focus on how learning of these concepts are influenced by social contexts and gender stereotypes. 

THE LANGUAGE LEARNING LAB (Dr. Joshua Hartshorne) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying how children learn language. In addition to traditional developmental research methods, the lab makes use of massive online experiments, in which tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults participate in a single experiment, and computational models of language acquisition. 

Eligibility requirements: Students who are from underrepresented minority groups (Hispanics or Latinos, Blacks or African Americans, and American Indians or Alaska Natives), are first generation college students, are members of the LGBTQ+ community, or are veterans and who have had little or no research experience will be given priority. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in an American undergraduate program and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years. Interns will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 including a booster shot in order to work on campus. 

Please (1) complete the application form: and (2) email your CV/resume to You may also submit an unofficial transcript via email, but it is optional. Review of applications will begin on March 1. No applications will be accepted after March 15  


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.



Family Care Network Rehabilitation Specialist Position


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



Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Clinical Research Project Manager

The Very Early Onset (VEO) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Project Manager will join a highly productive team focused on uncovering underlying genetic and immunologic reasons that may contribute to the development of the disease and may help with providing new treatment options. 

This management role entails providing clinical organizational support for the research in the VEO Program, directed by Dr. Judith Kelsen, MD. We are seeking a full-time clinical research project manager who interfaces with clinical care and research teams for the complete coordination of specific clinical research projects. Coordination responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing the recruitment of research participants, interfacing with clinical care and lab staff to schedule research visits, ensuring adherence to study protocols, preparing and submitting regulatory documentation to the Institutional Review Board, ensuring clinical study databases are maintained and up to date, and overseeing clinical research coordinators. Applicants should have experience working in a clinical setting.  

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Clinical Research Assistant

The Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease is looking for candidate to join the research team assisting with a variety of studies. The successful candidate will be a good multitasker, have great organizational skills and pays close attention to details. The day-to-day responsibilities of this role will be participant recruitment, informed consent, data collection and extraction, sample collection, and communicating with participants and their families. The applicant could work on multiple research studies at any given time and is expected to work comfortably as part of a research team. The focus of the research will be on inflammatory bowel disease.


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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