Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: January 25, 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. 




  • Fieldwork internships will be limited to students graduating in or before Fall 2022 and to students on the PSYCD Research Track (PSY/CD 453, 454)


  • Step 1: Watch the mandatory Internship Information presentation by Friday, January 28th 
    • Click here to access the video: Internship Meeting Video. Access code is: M9ktnWc?
      • Do I really need to watch this? 
        • You MUST watch the mandatory presentation IF you will be in your first quarter of field internship in Spring 2022 OR if you will be switching to a new internship site from Winter 2022.
        • You do NOT need to watch the mandatory presentation if you are staying at the same internship site from Winter 2022, OR if you are doing a research internship with a faculty member.
  • Step 2: Complete the Internship Interest Survey by 10pm on Friday, January 28th. 
    • The survey link is provided in the mandatory presentation. Be sure you watch the entire presentation BEFORE you complete the survey.
      • Do I really need to complete the survey?
        • You MUST complete the survey if you are interested in doing any fieldwork internship regardless of whether it is your first internship, a new site, or a second quarter at the same site.
  • Step 3 (optional): Attend a Q&A on Friday 01/28/22 from 4-5 p.m. at this zoom link: Registration link for Zoom Internship Q & A
    • 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.We will host a Q&A on Friday 1/28/22 from 4-5 p.m. 
  • 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

Meeting ID: 869 7853 3982*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:
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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, 1/27 from 11-12:00: SOCIAL HOUR

Come by to hang out with other psychology/child development majors or to just study between classes. We can’t wait to see you there!

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

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.

If you are unable to attend in-person, please join us on Zoom with the code 850 9047 8573

Poly Child Development Club 


  • Our next club meeting will be in-person, next Thursday 2/3 from 11:10 am to noon in 38-127! We are going to launch a mentorship program (kind of "big/little" style) at this meeting, and are hoping to have a guest speaker come in as well to talk about the importance of relationship building and mentorship. TBD
  • 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: 



Join Safer for Stalking Action Month

Too often, stalking behaviors are minimized, ignored, or even romanticized - it's time to name the behavior and prevent it.

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

For more information: 

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SpongeBob Learns about Opposite Day


Click here for the full episode.

SpongeBob vs. Caillou Smackdown

  • Some studies link TV viewing with attention difficulties for young children.  But does WHAT they watch matter?
  • Lillard & Peterson (2011) invited 60 4-year-old children to watch 9 minutes of SpongeBob OR 9 minutes of Calliou.  They then measured children's ability to delay gratification (and other cognitive tasks). 
  • What do you think the result was?  
    • If you guessed that Caillou watching was associated with calmer, more attentive kids - you're right! SpongeBob viewers performed worse on self-regulation and memory tasks.
  • Fun fact: PBS canceled Caillou in 2021.  And also in 2021, Nickelodeon renewed SpongeBob for 35 more episodes.  Who says research doesn't have impact! Oh. Wait. 




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 

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


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. As an Institute teacher you will:

- Earn between $600-$700 per week.

- Improve your teaching skills and confidence, gaining valuable teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to high school students.

- Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.


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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!

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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