Psychology and Child Development

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Psychology Student Wins Prestigious Baker/Koob Grant

Feb 24, 2020


Fourth year psychology student Eden Peterson recently received the Baker and Koob grant endowment to pursue a research project she developed with communications professor Leslie Nelson, and communications student Drew Gilmore.

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PSYCD Students & Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments

Jun 3, 2019


PSYCD students have been recently recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to all our 2018-19 award winners!

Shondrela Braggs

Preschool Learning Lab Welcomes New Early Childhood Teacher

Nov 28, 2018


The Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab welcomes Shondrela Braggs as the new Early Childhood Teacher. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the Early Childhood profession as a preschool teacher/teacher assistant, infant/toddler teacher and supervisor, center director and education supervisor.

Amanda Shrewsbury received the 2018 CLA Academic Excellence Award

PSYCD Students & Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments

May 16, 2018


From a top CSU Research Competition presentation to an academic excellence award, PSYCD students and faculty have been recently recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.

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Julie Garcia Gives Lecture at TEDx Cal Poly

Oct 29, 2017


Professor Garcia gave a lecture on biases at TEDx Cal Poly.

Preschool Learning Lab Teacher Receives SLO County Award

May 22, 2016


PSYCD Preschool Learning Lab master teacher, Kari Applegate, was a recipient of the San Luis Obispo County's 2016 Hand-on-Heroes Award. The award are given to individuals in our community whose outstanding contributions make a positive difference in the lives of young children.

Professor Smith's work featured in Behavior Genetics

Mar 29, 2016


Taylor Smith has had four journal articles in Behavior Genetics

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Dr. Taylor Smith has had four journal articles accepted to a special issue of Behavior Genetics on "Genetically Informed Approaches to the Study of the Prenatal Environment."

Psych Students Win Prestigious Baker/Koob Grant

Mar 29, 2016


Maddison and MichaelUnder the supervision of Dr. Carrie Langner, Maddison Montana and Michael Kramer have been funded through the Baker/Koob Endowments. Their p‪‪roposal entitled “Manifestation of implicit biases upon attending a non-racially diverse university” has been selected for funding. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between implicit racial bias and exposure to settings that vary in student and faculty racial diversity. It will have longitudinal and experimental aspects that test changes in implicit bias in response to racial diversity.

Professor Rodgers in Journal of Self & Identity

Mar 7, 2016


The latest issue of Self & Identity includes an article by Professor Julie Rodgers and her colleagues titled, "The power of affirming group values: Group affirmation buffers the self-esteem of women exposed to blatant sexism."  

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