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.
Jun 3, 2019
PSYCD students and faculty have been recently recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to all our 2019-20 award winners!
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.
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.
Oct 29, 2017
Professor Garcia gave a lecture on biases at TEDx Cal Poly.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."