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.

Weekly Announcements

Senior Project Symposium 2018 was a HUGE Success!!

Thanks to all those who participated in this year's Senior Project Symposium--your hard work paid off! You can find pix from the 2018 event on the PSYCD Facebook page.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following projects selected "Best" in their category:

Best Creative/Service Project  
Media influences on ethnic identity formation in middle childhood 
Analia Cabello, Priscilla Chun, Charissa Price, & Gaby Solis (Faculty advisor: Dr. Linda Lee)
Best Research Project (too close to call)
Effects of race on judgements of blame in crime scenarios 
Kara Douds (Faculty advisor: Dr. Kelly Bennion)
Proprioceptive judgements after Video Gaming
Larisa Sheparovich (Faculty advisor: Dr. Laura Cacciamani)
Student Favorite
Media influences on ethnic identity formation in middle childhood 
Analia Cabello, Priscilla Chun, Charissa Price, & Gaby Solis (Faculty advisor: Dr. Linda Lee)

PSYCD Spring Newsletter is NOW Available!

Check out this year's PSYCD Newsletter. We feature both current and former students, highlighting the many fabulous things our students do while at Cal Poly and after.

Fall Internship Update

If you turned in your Orange Internship Card you will receive an email from your faculty supervisor by the end of finals week. Your faculty supervisor will provide you with a class number to register for internship. If you have questions, please email Dr. Garcia (

Spring Commencement Information!

The PSYCD Department will hold a Meet and Mingle in the outdoor area of the Preschool Learning Lab from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. It's an informal opportunity for PSY & CD faculty and staff to meet your family and friends and congratulate you prior to the university commencement ceremony. Stop by anytime during the mingle.  

For information on the university commencement ceremony, click HERE

PSYCD Coffee Mugs for Sale!

We have coffee mugs for sale with the Cal Poly logo and the department name for $5! Great gift idea! Stop by the department office.

Library Fishbowl hours THIS week!

Upcoming PSI CHI Fishbowls OPEN to all PSY & CD majors:
216P, 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday, June 11, 2018
216S, 2:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Multicultural Training Opportunity!

We will be offering PSY 304: Intergroup Dialogues (IGD) again in Spring, 2019, but are currently looking for students who would like to train to be PEER FACILITATORS for these IGD groups. The trainings will run in two-hour weekly sessions during fall quarter, and will be held in the Cross Cultural Centers for the first time this coming year. After your training is complete you can decide to interview to become a facilitator in spring.

Intergroup Dialogues is a nationally recognized program that involves working in small groups lead by peer facilitators to learn how to dialogue about sensitive topics like race, gender, sexual orientation, and other cultural identity facets. Find more information HEREPlease contact Dr. Jenifer Teramoto Pedrotti ( in the CLA Dean's office if you are interested in becoming a Peer Facilitator or for any questions about what is involved in the training.

Job/Volunteer Opportunities

Learn. Connect. Play. Foundation Preschool is hiring for teaching positions.
Santa Maria YMCA is hiring volunteers for RISE UP. Email Cathy Otero for more information.
Check out Cal Poly's Student Community Services for a list of current volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Course Offerings 

Use the Tentative Course Offerings to plan your courses next year. Remember that PolyPlanner is not as up to date as our link.

Need someone to talk to?

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



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