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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 Julie Garcia Featured in Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Professor Garcia Featured in Society for Personality and Social Psychology

May 5, 2016


Dr. Julie Garcia is currently serving as a member of the Editorial Board for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and a member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Diversity and Climate Committee.

Professor Smith's work featured in Behavior Genetics

Mar 29, 2016


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


Under 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."  

Student Research Competition

Feb 29, 2016


Congratuations to the following PSYCD students who were selected to compete at the Cal Poly level for the CSU Student Research Competition. 

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Professor Burns Latest in Psychology Today

Feb 29, 2016


Read Professor Shawn Burns' Latest Blog for Psychology Today!

We usually expect our gifts and help to strengthen our relationship . But that doesn’t always happen because good intentions aren’t enough for successful helping and giving. Professor Burn writes about when good intentions are not enough. Read it at Psychology Today!

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