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.

January 21 Weekly Announcements



The PSYCD department is in the process of hiring a new Child Development faculty. Job candidates will be visiting campus on January 23, 28, & 30.  As part of the campus visits each candidate will do a research presentation. Candidates have been asked to present their work in a way that informs us about their research but also demonstrates their teaching style. ALL PSY & CD students are encouraged to attend!! The first talk is THIS THURSDAY!

Thursday, January 23rd– David Weissman, “Affective Mechanisms Linking Childhood Trauma with Psychopathology.”

Candidate presentations will be held from 11:10-12:00 in Bldg. 53, Room 206.

Spring Internship Meeting THIS FRIDAY!

PSY & CD majors planning to enroll in Field Internship courses (PSY or CD453/454) in Spring 2020 quarter must attend this mandatory meeting.*
When: Friday January 24th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Kennedy Library, Room 217D
*You do not need to attend this meeting if you are currently in PSY or CD453 and either plan to continue in the same placement for PSY or CD454 or have already arranged a research internship with a faculty member (i.e. PSY or CD448/449).
Check out the Internship link on the department webpage for more information about internships.

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

Undergraduate researchers in PSY & CD are encouraged to submit research abstracts for the annual PURC conference at UCLA. The conference will be on Friday, May 1, 2020 at UCLA and will showcase approximately 150 undergraduate psychology research projects in poster and paper talk sessions.Deadline for submissions is February 27th. Learn more at

Community Service & Volunteer Fair!

The Center for Service in Action is hosting the winter Community Service & Volunteer Fair on January 28th from 11AM-1PM on Dexter Lawn. Check out their website for a list of participating organizations, that will continue to be updated.

PSI Chi Fishbowls THIS WEEK!

Library Fishbowl hours are open each week for use to ALL PSY and CD majors. You don't have to be a member of Psi Chi to use them.
216Q, 9:00pm - 11:00pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020
216Q, 8:00pm - 11:00pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020
216Q, 8:00pm - 11:00pm Thursday, January 23, 2020

PSY323 Helping Relationships Important Information!

The Helping Relationships class (PSY323) needs volunteers to be helpees! Pay it forward...being a helpee is a great way to see what is involved in the class before you take it. Or pay it back...if you took Helping you know how important helpees are to the class experience. Learn how to become a helpee.

Check out what's happening at Career Services THIS WEEK!

Don't miss the workshops and events to prepare you for your profession or graduate school. Click on the Career Services website.

Summer Internship and/or Lab Manager Opportunities

NEW! The Mind and Development Lab at Yale University is accepting applications for their annual Summer Internship Program.

NEW! NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is open for applications - Substance abuse and addiction research internship opportunity.

NEW! The Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research, the Department of Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted to the fifth Summer Program for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR).

NEW! Stanford University invites applications for a  Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory. Click here for more information.

NEW! The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer internship.

Summer Internships available at the Emotion, Health and Psychophysiology Lab at UC San Francisco. Link to application.

The Michigan Summer Program in Cognition & Early Development (MSPICED) is seeking motivated students to participate firsthand in developmental psychology research.

The Child Language Lab and the Early Intervention Research Group at Northwestern University are looking for a bilingual (Spanish-English) Clinical Research Coordinator to work on longitudinal studies of bilingual children’s early language development.

The Family and Child Neuroscience Lab seeks exceptional candidates for TWO research assistant positions – One is a full-time RA position starting May 2020 and the other is a part-time RA position starting immediately.

Research Associate 2 – Project Manager, Yale Child Study Center. Coordinate the overall research process and procedures for large-scale multidisciplinary studies on ASD (autism spectrum disorders) with the goal of determining the disorders’ causes and best practices for early diagnosis, treatment and intervention. For more information and to apply online:

A fellowship currently available through the McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center.  The Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience is appropriate for recent college graduates with interest in cognitive neuroscience and clinical research in autism.  

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

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

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.

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.

Job/Volunteer Opportunities*

NEW! Seneca Family of Agencies has employment opportunities for both MS and BS degrees. 

NEW! Kidz Korner Preschool is hiring teachers for part-time positions.

Calling all Cal Poly yogis! Come join the SLO Yoga Center for a work-exchange at our Kid’s Center in downtown San Luis Obispo. They are looking for students who demonstrate respect, reliability, eagerness and accountability. If you have experience working with kids and are available either Tuesday or Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 7 p.m., this is the opportunity for you! In exchange, you’ll receive an unlimited yoga membership ($119/month value) at both our studios, as well as discounts on merchandise and special events. Please email .

*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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