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Dr. Langner’s research featured in the Washington Post

Nov 2, 2015


Can Motherhood help Hillary Clinton win the Presidency??

Professor Langner and her colleagues' research on the political consequences of motherhood was featured recently in the Washington Post. Read the interview with Professor Langner’s colleague, Jill Greenlee, a political scientist at Brandeis University, who describes the work she and Professor Langner recently published in the journal of Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Psychology Student Attends Neuroimaging Workshop

Nov 2, 2015


Psychology student, Ryan Manning, had the fortunate experience of attending the 2015 Neuroimaging Workshop in Chicago, a two-day event at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. This event consisted of a hands on workshop in the use of statistical parametric mapping software by Dr. Guillaume Flandin from the University of London. The SPM software is designed for the analysis of brain imaging sequences. Along with the SPM software training were three amazing lectures by Dr. Scott Grafton of UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Danielle Bassett of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Olaf Sporns of Indiana University. These lectures focused on structural connectivity of the brain and how these neural networks drive our social behavior. As a workshop participant, Ryan had the opportunity to network with other students who share my interest in neuroscience. Ryan reported that, “Attending this workshop was a wonderful and valuable experience!”

Dr. Schultz Publishes His Novel!

Oct 12, 2015


Ned Schultz wrote a novel!

"And I Became A River" is a coming-of-age novel set in a Vermont village in 1981 and in present-day California.

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Dr. Jipson Publishes New Book

Oct 7, 2015


This volume offers accounts of how researchers in cognitive development partner with museum practitioners. The chapters describe partnerships between researchers and practitioners and details their collaboration, the important research that has resulted from their partnership, and the benefits and challenges of maintaining their relationship.

This approach illustrates cutting-edge developmental science, but also considers how these interactions affect research outcomes and influence educational practice. Each partnership explains how their interaction affects the goals both researchers and practitioners have, and to what extent researchers and practitioners benefit from their collaborations.

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Cal Poly Psychology Professor Receives $100,000 STEM Research Grant

May 18, 2015


Cal Poly psychology Professor Julie Garcia received a $100,000 grant for the project “Identity Threats in Higher Education: Implications for College Outcomes of Under-Represented Students of Color.” 

Faculty Receives NSF Award

Oct 29, 2014


Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti!!

Dr. Teramoto Pedrotti and her colleagues, John C. Chen (Mechanical Engineering),  David Janzen (Computer Science), James M. Widmann (Mechanical Engineering), and Karen J. McGaughey (Statistics) received funding from the National Science Foundation for their study, "Actively Building the Drive to Achieve through Everyday Engineering Learning."

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New Books by Faculty

Oct 5, 2014


Psychology faculty have been writing lots of textbooks! Read more about these acomplishments.

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UC Irvine Psychologist, Educator to Discuss Topics of Diversity May 15 at Cal Poly

May 15, 2014


Thomas A. Parham, psychologist and vice chancellor of student affairs at UC Irvine will present “From Vision to Voice: The Passionate Discourse of Social Outrage Among all Diverse People” from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Psychology Assistant Professor Awarded APsaA Fellowship

Jul 11, 2013


Cal Poly assistant professor of psychology Aaron Estrada was awarded a fellowship with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).

Child Development Professor Jennifer Jipson Awarded $2.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Oct 9, 2012


Jennifer Jipson, a Cal Poly associate professor of child development in the Psychology and Child Development Department, is part of a team that has been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to reinforce and extend preschoolers’ interest in astronomy-related topics.

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