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."
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.
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!
Nov 30, 2015
Explaining Americans' Reluctance to Accept Syrian Refugees
More than half of the Syrian refugees are under the age of 17. Yet polls suggest that most Americans are against allowing these refugees into the U.S. In her latest blog post for Psychology Today, Shawn Burn considers why Americans are so reluctant.