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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!

Professor Burn in 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.

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. Jipson Publishes New Book

Oct 7, 2015

Cover - Cognitive Development in Museum Settings

Cover - Cognitive Development in Museum Settings
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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.” 

New Books by Faculty

Oct 5, 2014

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

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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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