Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

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Dr. Bettergarcia

Chancellor Showcases Dr. Bettergarcia's work on LGBTQ mental health services

Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Bettergarcia's work was featured in the CSU's recent "Transforming Tomorrow" publication about the impact of CSU-related research. View information about Dr. Bettergarcia's project here.

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America Romero

Psychology Senior America Romero Awarded Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Aimed at Preparing Future CSU Faculty

Sep 22, 2020

Psychology senior America Romero is one of two Cal Poly students who have been selected as pre-doctoral fellows through the California Polytechnic State University (CSU)’s Sally Casanova Scholars Program.

Claudia Kraake

Child Development Student Creates Tutoring Network To Help Local K-12 Students

Sep 16, 2020

Driving from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, Claudia Kraake was struck with an idea so exciting, she pulled over on the side of the freeway to brainstorm, she said. To help local K-12 students navigate online learning, the child development junior built a network of Cal Poly student tutors.

Dr. Jennifer Jipson

Welcome from the New Department Chair

Sep 14, 2020

Dear Students,

As the new chair of the Department of Psychology and Child Development, I would like to welcome you to the 2020-21 academic year.

Eden Petersen

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.

PSYCD Students and Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments

Jun 3, 2019

PSYCD students and faculty have been recently recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to all our 2019-20 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.


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