Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: Jan 10, 2023

PSY/CD Department Phone/Email

Phone: (805) 756-2033


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  3. Get involved in the Poly Child Development Club, the Psychology Club and Psi Chi (the National Honors Society for Psychology). 
  4. Get advising. Scroll to the bottom of Tuesday Newsday for information about advising appointments and faculty office hours. 


Happy New Year and Welcome to Winter Quarter!


One thing that I'm learning about each new year is to expect the unexpected - and 2023 has not disappointed! It's been a wet and windy start with this week's storms creating unforeseen challenges.  As many in our community continue to struggle, we are nevertheless embarking on what I hope will prove to be a productive and enjoyable winter quarter.  As you fall back into old routines and discover new activities, please continue to do your part to take care of yourself and others.  I ask you to be vigilant about health concerns and avoid exposing others to flu, covid, etc.  I also ask you to show respect to your fellow students, to faculty and to staff. Each of our experiences differs and while some of us may be coming back to campus rested, others may be experiencing significant stress.  By supporting each other, we unlock the power of our PSYCD community! Let's have a fantastic quarter! - Dr. Jipson


Congratulations to PSY Student Valency Jarvis for being awarded The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor "Be Kind Scholarship"!! 

Click here to learn more about the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

Have an idea for a future Shout Out? Email the PSY/CD Department and let us know who is doing something worthy of our attention!


Guest Speaker: Dr. Natasha Duell 9/12



The following courses still have space available for winter...

  • CD 302 Developmental Science Technology Lab* (T/R 4- 7 p.m.)

             *Contact for a permission code to add this course

  • CD 304 Infant and Toddler Development (T/R 9-11 a.m.)
  • CD 329 Research Methods (M/W 12-2 p.m.)
  • CD 424 Children's Development in Diverse Cultures (T/R 12-2 p.m.)
  • PSY 480 Cognitive Neuroscience (M/W 12-2 p.m.)


Registration Tips

  • Check and Double Check: Correct enrollment is your responsibility. Make sure you are enrolled in the correct courses and to drop any classes you don't intend on takingIf you need to drop after the deadline, see here for more information.
  • Instructor Communication: Your faculty receive many emails about course enrollment. If they do not respond to you, it's not because they don't care about your concern. Rather, faculty also have to wait for the automated waitlist process to complete - they do not receive permission codes to add students until after the 4th day of spring classes.  If you have an extenuating circumstance that you believe requires special enrollment consideration, please email Dr. Jipson  Make sure that your subject line is very detailed, e.g., "I'm graduating in spring and I still need CD302"

Apply for a 2022-23 PSY/CD Student Travel Award

The Psychology & Child Development Department has approved the use of limited discretionary funds during the 2022-23 academic year for reimbursement of student expenses related to presenting at a conference (in person or virtual).  This award is also available to graduate students attending workshops or other professional development opportunities

Any Psychology or Child Development major, or Psychology graduate student, who spends personal funds towards such an activity may apply for a PSY/CD Student  Award. Students may apply for one conference/workshop reimbursement per academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2023.

Please follow these steps at least 2 weeks before the event (if possible).

  • STEP 1: Fill out the Student Award Application as soon as you know you will be requesting financial support to present at a conference or attending a workshop. You can request the application form from Celia Magee
  • STEP 2: If award application is approved, student will be emailed a Travel Request Form. Student are asked to submit this form at least 10 days prior to the conference.
  • STEP 3: Following the conference, preapproved students must send the following information to Christi Brizzolara (
    • Registration fee receipt
    • Description of your experience at the conference/workshop, and a reflection on how attendance contributed to your professional growth (1-2 pages)
    • If a conference, evidence of your authorship role, such as an acceptance letter or copy of the conference program that includes your name and the title of your presentation.


Our clubs are amazing! Please follow their social media to learn about upcoming events. As the department learns more, we'll add information here.



Alternative Summer Break Global Service Trip

Chabad Student Group: Holocaust Survivor Coming to Speak at Cal Poly 1/15 or at

    The 2023 CSU Research Competition is now open!

    The CSU Student Research Competition is held each spring to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments across the 23 CSU campuses.

    The competition is open to all disciplines and to current undergraduate and graduate students and 2022 alums. Cash prizes are awarded.

    Submissions are due Friday 1/20/23 at 11:59pm CA time. 

    Learn more:

    Stay up to date! Follow the Office of Student Research on Instagram @calpolystudentresearch.

    Research Integrity through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens Certificate Program UPDATE: PROGRAM FOR WINTER IS FULL, WILL OPEN AGAIN IN SPRING

    As part of efforts to re-focus Cal Poly's research integrity and compliance programs to emphasize how policy and procedures related to integrity have been put in place to address issues of inequitable research practices, Research Integrity and Compliance is going to be offering a certificate program for students in Winter and Summer quarters. The certificate program will be a hybrid program involving some minimal readings, videos, and cross disciplinary interactions between students as they discuss their projects and equity and diversity within their research and would meet bi-weekly.  This first year will also be offering participation stipends to students of at least $150.

    Ryde for Rides

    Ryde is a service for Cal Poly students that helps you travel more affordably and comfortably! If you’re driving home, Ryde can connect you with other Cal Poly students that will split your cost of gas. If you’re looking for a way home, Ryde can connect you with to students driving your way.

    Here’s more information:



    Child Life Specialist Event (Register by 1/11)

    More information here

    The Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity

    Application Due: Jan 31st.
    Dates: April 20-21 2023
    All expense paid *in person* 2-day workshop at UC Davis to help students learn about graduate school and the application process.

    Social Developmental Neuroscience Fellowship Opportunities

    The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering six fellowships, listed below. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2023 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2023, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details here.

    The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers, and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.

    The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

    The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.

    The Sally Provence Fellowship in Clinical Research will select fellows for a two-year training in clinical assessment measures and research methodologies to better understand ASD and related disabilities.

    The Roger Glass Fellowship in Implementation Science will select fellows for a two-year training in research focused on translating evidence-based treatments for autism into community settings, as well as the processes and partnerships that support these efforts.

    The David Satcher Fellowship in Community Engagement will select fellows for an opportunity to spend two years engaged in training in community engaged participatory research methods as they relate to ASD.

    Western Psychological Association Annual Conference

    Happy Tuesday PSY/CD students and faculty! My name is Hector and I work as the liaison between the Western Psychological Association and our department on campus. My goal is to promote and support participation in WPA, like the annual conference, which will be held in Riverside, CA this year. This conference is a great opportunity for students to present the research projects they’ve been working on, view posters/talks from others in the field, and connect with psychology students and professors from around the country. Presenting a poster is NOT required for you to attend the conference!!  In addition, the department provides the opportunity to receive partial funding for this experience! If you have any questions about WPA, submitting your abstract proposal or psychology research in general feel free to email me 

    Sacramento State Capital Fellow Program: Apply by 2/6

    Apply here!

    AmeriCorps 6 Month Fellowships: Apply by 1/13

    Cal Poly now has 4-6 openings for 6-month Fellowships from Feb 2023 to July 2023. (This often opens the door for the potential to continue for a full year term.)

    Further details are available at, along with information on how to apply. Deadline to apply is January 13th

    Fellows in these positions build volunteer capacity at nonprofits and government entities, and receive $2000 monthly living stipend. Current partner sites include SLCUSD, Bike SLO County, and Ecologistics, and may also include Cal Poly Food Pantry and Cal Poly College Corps Team. Apply here!

    Please check Tuesday Newsday archives for past info on opportunities.


    These are our most recent job postings. For previously posted opportunities, see here or use the Tuesday Newsday archives at the bottom of this page.

    Family Care Network: Rehabilitation Specialist

    Family Care Network is a progressive, dynamic non-profit organization with a 35-year history serving SLO and Santa Barbra counties through multiple programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals impacted by trauma.
    We are looking for a full-time Rehabilitation Specialist to provide supportive and direct services to high-risk youth experiencing emotional or mental difficulties. Staff receive substantial training, support & clinical supervision. To apply, or for more information about the position please see the link below.

    San Francisco Giants Community Fund: Summer Job Openings

    We are looking to hire 110 Junior Giants AmeriCorps Ambassadors (300-hour service term)  and 5 Junior Giants AmeriCorps Ambassadors (675- hour service term) to serve on our team this summer and bring the Junior Giants program to life. Ambassadors are liaisons between the Giants Community Fund and our program participants and truly represent the San Francisco Giants in the community.

    Junior Giants AmeriCorps Ambassador – 675-hour Service Term – Deadline to apply is January 31*

    • positions available
    • $10,800 living stipend + $2,474 education award
    • Must be willing to travel up to 50 miles to support Junior Giants Schools in various communities.
    • March 6 - August 31 | 25-35 hrs./week
    • Job Description | Apply Here

    Junior Giants AmeriCorps Ambassador – 300-hour Service Term – Deadline to apply is April 10*

    • 110 positions available
    • $4,800 living stipend + $1,374 education award
    • April 24 - August 31 25-35 hrs./week
    • Job Description | Apply Here

    Full Time Research Recruiter: The Marcus Autism Center:

    The Marcus Autism Center, in collaboration with Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Recruiter in support of ongoing studies in infant social development. This position is for Bachelor-level or above applicants with exceptional communication skills and a background or interest in participatory research and community engagement. The successful applicant will support recruitment for various longitudinal MRI studies of infants at high and low-risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders and will be an important point of first contact with families of prospective participants. Primary responsibilities include communicating technical study information to families using non-technical language, screening prospective participants for study eligibility, and initiating study enrollment. Other duties may include establishing recruitment sources, coordinating study visits, and assisting with data collection. Funding for this position is currently available for two years. The preferred start date is 16 January 2023. Preference will be given to applications received by 23 December 2022. Salary $40,000 per year plus benefits. To apply, please send CV and contact information for three references to Megan Dunlevy (Senior Program Coordinator for Community Outreach) at

    Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator: Stanford Autism and Development Disorders Research Program

    Stanford University’s Autism and Developmental Disorders Research Program is seeking a new Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to perform administrative support duties related to collecting and analyzing clinical data from children and adolescents with and without neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, this position will involve the coordination of clinical trials that utilize non-invasive neuroimaging measures like MRI and EEG to develop biomarkers for precision psychiatry. This position coordinates all aspects of our clinical research, including recruitment, accurate data management and entry, collection of blood or saliva samples, collection and analysis of MRI and EEG data, and work with regulatory agencies, including the IRB and FDA. Previous experience obtaining MRI or EEG scans, coding to process complex neuroimaging data, coordinating medication or other clinical trials, and working with children with autism spectrum disorder is highly desirable. This position requires working some evening, night, and/or weekend shifts in order to obtain MRI and EEG scans from research participants after school or while they are sleeping. To learn more or apply, visit:

    Looking for paid experiences working with children? Be sure to join the Poly Child Development Club Jobs Facebook group! I know - Facebook! So old school BUT THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES! :)




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    What Kind of Advising is Available?

    I have a question related to GE requirements...

    The advisors in The College of Liberal Arts Advising Center can answer your questions about General Education (GE) requirements, registration, academic planning, support services, major changes, and academic policies and procedures.Additional useful academic resources can be found on Cal Poly's Enrolled Students web page, including links to the Cal Poly catalog, registration information, academic records and evaluations, finals schedules, etc. Website:

    In-Person & Zoom Appointments: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

    Zoom Drop-in Advising: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00pm

    I have a question related to major and/or minor requirements in Psychology, Child Development, or Gerontology...

    The Psychology and Child Development Department has several faculty members who serve as academic advisors for our majors and minors. Students are invited to attend office hours or make appointments with any of these advisors. For advisor contact information and office hours, click here.

    For 2022-23, the Academic Advisors are:

    Advisor Advising Area

    Dr. Jennifer Jipson

    Department Chair


    Psychology Major 

    Child Development Major

    Psychology Minor

    Child Development Minor

    Gerontology Minor


    Dr. Denise Daniels

    (Associate Chair)


    Child Development Major

    Child Development Minor

    Interim Internship Coordinator


    Dr. Taylor Smith

    (Associate Chair)

    Psychology Major 

    Psychology Minor

    I have a question about graduate school and/or careers...

    All active faculty in the Psychology and Child Development Department hold weekly office hours to support students in talking about educational and career plans. For advisor contact information and office hours, click here.

    Career Paths & Faculty Advisors

    PSY/CD Advising Structure

    The main roles of each of our advisors is outlined below, however our motto is: When in Doubt, Seek Someone Out!  You are welcome to contact any faculty member for support and they will direct you to the most appropriate person depending on your needs.  Click here PSY/CD Advising to read about the new PSY/CD process for helping you!

    How Can I Sign Up for an Appointment?

    Office hours are posted on the PSY/CD Website (or use QR code below). Unless indicated, office hours are opportunities to drop-in with advising questions, career/graduate school questions, or just to introduce yourself and chat.


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