Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: November 15, 2022

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. 



Winter 2023 Registration: Courses with Space Available


  • CD 302. Developmental Science Technology Lab: We have 10 spaces available for qualified students to enroll in CD 302 by permission code only.  Please email by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be put in a lottery for those seats.
  • CD 304 Infant and Toddler Development
  • CD 424 Children's Development in Diverse Cultures
  • CD 329 and PSY 329: Research Methods
  • PSY 305 Personality
  • PSY 370 Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • PSY 405 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 480 Cognitive Neuroscience



  • PSY 324 Psychology of Gender on M/W 4-6 p.m.


Research Opportunity

Dr. Bennion and Dr. Antony looking for a research assistant for winter and spring terms. This paid opportunity would require 20 hours/week and involves working on a variety of projects related to memory. Please see this link for more information and to apply:

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.

Participate in the Pandemic Reality Advocacy Network Survey

Please participate in a Cal Poly student-faculty Psychology research project examining experiences during the pandemic! All Cal Poly community members’ (students, staff, and faculty) are welcome to participate. The purpose of the study is to investigate perceptions and knowledge of COVID-19. There are no anticipated risks for participants. The anonymous online survey takes approximately 5-8 minutes to complete and can be found at:

Your participation will help identify informational needs on campus and design future resources.



Psi Chi



Join Psi Chi and a special guest from Transitions Mental Health Association for Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training - 3 steps to save a life from suicide. Anyone who attends for the full 50 minutes can be QPR certified! This event is a great opportunity to build your professional resume and learn some life-saving tips. Don’t miss it on Tuesday, 11/15 from 11-12pm in Construction Innovations Room C101.



Beacon Student Applications Open Now

We are excited to announce that student applications for the 2023 BEACoN Research Scholars are now live! The student deadline is Tuesday, November 22nd at 5 pm.

The BEACoN Research Mentoring Program, run by the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion, exists to educate, empower, and advocate for underrepresented students and provide them with funded undergraduate research opportunities working one-on-one with faculty. 

Selected students will work with faculty during Winter and Spring quarters (10 hrs/week) and receive a $2,000 quarterly stipend ($4,000 total) distributed via financial aid for their time gaining research experience and participating in professional development events within the BEACoN Program.

Please view all available research projects at and apply at Students may apply for up to three projects.

Teaching for Inclusivity and Equity Information Session

We will be holding an information session on Tuesday, November 29th from 4:30-5:30pm for applicants interested in applying to Cal Poly School of Education's Teaching for Inclusivity & Equity Residency (TIER) Partnership for Fall 2023! 

The TIER partnership supports future bilingual and special education teachers to serve in local school districts!

Register for the Info Session HERE.

For more information about the TIER partnership, visit our website  or email the applicable contact below:

Pre-health Advising Personal Statement Virtual Workshop (11/16, 12-1:30 PM)

Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations (Due 11/24)

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching at Cal Poly. Only students and alumni, those who have been influenced most by faculty, are eligible to submit nominations. As a result, faculty are encouraged to notify their classes and direct them to the nomination form on the Distinguished Teaching Award webpage. The last day to nominate a faculty member for the 2022-23 honor is Thursday, Nov. 24 — Thanksgiving Day. For more information, contact the Academic Senate Office at

Research Integrity through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens Certificate Program

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.

If you are interested, please fill out this form so we can directly contact interested folks.




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!! If you do wish to present, however, you must submit your abstract by Dec 2nd at 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 MA in Psychology Info Session (11/15)

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.

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 OPPORTUNITES! :)

Volunteer/Community Service Opportunities




Schedule an Appointment - Current Students | School of Education

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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