Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Weekly Announcements

Student Advisory Committee

For more information about the Psychology & Child Development Department's Student Advisory Committee, please email the department or call 805-756-2033.

December 9 Weekly Announcements


PSY 440 Memory class is open for enrollment without prerequisites

Students who want to enroll in PSY 440 Memory with Dr. Kelly Bennion and have not yet completed PSY 329 may receive a permission number to override the prerequisite. Please email Robyn Hastin in the department office to obtain a permission number.

Apply to be a Poly Rep University Ambassador!

Learn more about how to apply to become a Poly Rep.

CLA Underrepresented Students Network!

The College of Liberal Arts Underrepresented Students Network (CLAUSN) is a peer mentoring program for underrepresented students in our college. The mission is to assist underrepresented students in having an equitable educational experience as a part of the Cal Poly campus.

Learn more about the program and virtually "meet" our USN Peer Mentoring Team!

Cal Poly's MS PSY Program is now accepting applications!

The MS in Psychology program is designed to train highly competent master-level clinicians to obtain the marriage and family therapy (MFT) license in the state of California. Learn more about our MS program and how to apply here. Applications are due on January 6 by 5:00pm.

Winter Quarter Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training

The College of Liberal Arts, in partnership with the Multicultural Center is offering Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training. Earn a Certificate of Completion while you gain multicultural competence and experience, learn dialogue skills, increase your self awareness, and become versed in topics such as identity groups, race, and group differences.

Looking for Fall Graduation Information?

The Fall graduation ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts will be on December 14 @1pm in the Cal Poly Rec Center Main Gym. Learn more HERE. The PSYCD Department does NOT do a separate event in Fall.

Summer Internship and Lab Manager Opportunities

NEW! Georgetown Lab for Relational Cognition seeing a Lab Manager. Click HERE for more information.

NEW! Summer Paid Internship at University of Wisconsin, Madison Math Education Learning and Development Lab. Click HERE for more information.

NEW! Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

NEW! Stanford University interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!

CSU Student Research Competition

The Annual CSU Student Research Competition will be held April 24-25, 2020, at CSU East Bay. The College of Liberal Arts must submit its prioritized list of nominees in January for Cal Poly’s preliminary internal competition in February (exact date TBD). Because the preliminary rounds are so close to the start of winter quarter, please encourage students to start preparing submissions this quarter. Spring 2019 graduates are also eligible. Learn more.

Graduate School Information

College of Staten Island, City University of New York is seeking applicants for the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. Priority deadline is February 15.

UC Berkeley School Psychology PhD Program is seeking applicants. Deadline to apply is December 16.

PhD Program in Behavioral & Neural Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark is seeking applicants interested in "Pathways to Healthy Aging in African Americans." Deadline to apply is December 15.

Arizona State University Department of Psychology is recruiting students for the Developmental Psychology PhD program

UNC Chapel Hill's Diversifying Psychology Weekend: March 26-28, 2020 The UNC Diversifying Psychology Weekend is an opportunity for talented ethnic/racial minority undergraduates and recent college graduates invested in pursuing doctoral level training in clinical and/or developmental psychology. The program will include seminars, panel discussions, and workshops on the various components of a graduate school application (e.g., personal statement, vita) with the aim of assisting students in developing a competitive application. Students will have the opportunity to meet with UNC clinical and developmental psychology doctoral students and faculty in both formal (e.g., seminars) and informal settings. Travel, housing, and meals are provided for ALL attendees. The application deadline has been extended to January 3, 2020. Find the application here.

Job/Volunteer Opportunities*

Little Sprouts Infant and Toddler Center in SLO is hiring!

Calling All Scouts Daycare is hiring!

Personal care assistant position available for Winter quarter.

Cal Poly Dance Marathon is a student-run movement that raises money for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital-- Cottage Children's Medical Center. They are looking for people to register to be a dancer at our big fundraising event, February 22nd 12:00pm-12:00am at the Multi Activity Center on campus. Every hour you spend at the event counts toward service hours. No dance experience is needed! Please join them for this fun and incredible event supporting our local sick children.


*Internship opportunities posted here are not part of the department internship program. But its always good to add these experiences to your resume!

Planning your schedule for this year? 

The Tentative Course Offerings link has been updated to reflect the courses we are planning to offer this academic year. Summer courses will be added sometime during Spring quarter. Keep in mind that this is a tentative list so offerings can change. Also, remember that PolyPlanner is not as up to date as our link.

Looking for a Professor's Office Hours?

Click on the FACULTY link on the psycd website. 

Need someone to talk to?

The SLO Counseling Service at Cal Poly offers short-term counseling and consultation services.



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