Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: November 8, 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. 




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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!


Winter 2023 Registration IS OPEN!

Students should now have access to Schedule Builder to look at Winter 2023 courses and schedules. 

Course Notes:

PSY 344 Behavioral Genetics and PSY 311 Environmental Psychology are popular classes and are already full. We won't be able to add additional sections, so consider waiting for another quarter or taking an alternative course (e.g., BIO 302, PSY 318).

Fieldwork Internships: Class codes to enroll in internships will be provided  before the end of finals week. Use this first round of registration to enroll in your other courses.

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

Come to our Professor Research Panel Thursday, 11/10 from 11-12 pm in Construction Innovations Room C101 to hear Psychology faculty discuss their current research, how to get involved, and if they are accepting research assistants!


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.


Baker-Koob Student Research Grants (Due 11/15)

The Warren J. Baker Endowment for Excellence in Project-Based Learning and the Robert D. Koob Endowment for Student Success support hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for individual students and groups at Cal Poly. Open to all majors and programs.  Undergraduate/graduate student applications for funding in Winter/Spring 2023 are due T 11/15/22 at 5pm CA time.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Funds may be used for, but are not limited to, student support, student and faculty travel, student and faculty expenses associated with participation in student research, group projects, conferences, competitions, and equipment and materials related to student research.

More information at

CLA students who are applying (and their faculty/staff supporters) are invited to drop-in to workshop their applications on W 11/8 from 12:30-1pm via zoom, Meeting ID: 883 6250 1116.

Folks may also utilize the opportunities below to meet with me to discuss this opportunity:

Schedule a 15-minute meeting with Dr. Lehr at Lehr’s up-to-date drop-in office hour schedule: office hours via zoom – join, Meeting ID: 945 5392 5396, Passcode: 736298

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.




Interested in the film and media industry? Entertainment and TV? If so, join the Cal Poly Women in Film and Television Club!!! Here, we cultivate a supportive and engaging environment surrounding the fields of media arts. Grow connections with industry professionals, meet other students of the same interests and learn the basics of TV and Film all while building an awesome resume. Email and we will send information your way. See you soon, WIFTies!



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 

CSU LA Master's In Child Development Info Session (11/10)

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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