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 10 Weekly Announcements


Important Winter Course Information

Added! CD350: Developmental Issues in Education. A section of CD350 has been added to the Winter schedule. You should be able to find it on PASS.

PSY457: Memory & Cognition. There are still 36 seats available in PSY457. Dr. Bennion is willing to all waive prereqs for any student who has already taken PSY340: Bio Psy. If you would like to take the course in winter but have not satisfied the prereq (but have taken PSY340), email Robyn Hastin ( for a permission number. If you are a graduating senior and can't take PSY457 in Winter, please don't panic. We will ensure that you graduate on time!

Donuts for Finals Week!

Donut Worry Event
Psi Chi and Psychology Club are teaming up to hand out free donuts and scantrons this Tuesday, December 11th from 9am to 2pm (or until supplies last). You can find us in the hallway outside of the PSY/CD department office (in building 47, second floor). We hope to see you there!

Winter Internship Permission Number Information!

You will receive a permission number to register by the end of this week. For more information or questions, please see/email Professor Langner (

PSYCD Mugs are Back!

Our department mugs make great Holiday gifts for parents, friends, and relatives. Stop by the department office(47-24) and grab one today! Only $5 a mug, cash only.


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.

216R, 4-7pm Tuesday, December 11
216K, 8-11am Wednesday, December 12
216P, 8-11am Thursday, December 13

Looking for Fall Graduation Information?

The Fall graduation ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts will be on December 15 @1pm in the Cal Poly Rec Center. Learn more HERE. The PSYCD Department does NOT do a separate event in Fall.

Winter Quarter Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training

Dr. Teramoto Pedrotti, Associate Dean for Diversity & Curriculum in CLA is looking for students who want to train to become facilitators for PSY 304 Intergroup Dialogues. Earn 2 units of upper division credit 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.

Important Information about GE B2!

Incoming PSY & CD freshmen! In order to satisfy the prerequisites for BIO 302 or PSY344 you will need to take one of the following to satisfy your B2: ASCI 112, BIO 111, BIO 123 or BIO 161. Note that ASCI 112 and BIO 123 do not have labs (B4), so if you take one of these then you will need to pair your B3: Physical Science with a lab (B3B4). This information is to help you plan accordingly--You do not have to take your B2 this winter quarter!

Research Related

CSU Research Competition Deadlines. The 33rd Annual CSU Student Research Competition will be held April 26-27, 2019, at CSU Fullerton. Projects need to be submitted to the CLA Dean’s Office by Wednesday, Jan. 16. If selected, students must be available to present at Cal Poly preliminaries Saturday, Feb. 23. Students are encouraged to start preparing submissions this quarter so consult with your faculty research advisor. Spring 2018 graduates are also eligible. Learn more.

Summer Research Opportunities

 MIT Summer Research Program in Brain and Cognitive NeuroscienceThe summer program is primarily designed to encourage students from under-represented minorities, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to attend graduate school and pursue a career in basic research, by providing them the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a top-notch research institution, in a supportive learning environment with plenty of interaction with graduate students and faculty. Applications DUE January 30, 2019.

Graduate School Related!

Are you interested in attending Graduate School? Take a look at these great programs to consider.

University of California, Merced - developmental, health, and quantitative psychology - application deadline December 15th

University of Houston - social psychology - application deadline January 15th

Job/Volunteer Opportunities

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County (BBBS) is looking for a talented Bilingual (preferred) Enrollment and Program Specialist.

 Equilibrium Fitness for Women is seeking Childcare Providers.

Check out Cal Poly's Student Community Services for a list of current volunteer opportunities.

Planning your schedule for this year? 

Use the Tentative Course Offerings to plan your courses this year. 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 websiste. Here you will find a PDF link with a list of the PSY & CD professors and their hours and office locations.

Need someone to talk to?

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



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