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Department Faculty 2013

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Call for Abstracts 2014 Psychology Conference



The Chancellor's Office of the California State University has granted the Psychology Department impaction status for its undergraduate major program. Students applying to the major are required to submit a supplemental application. New applicants, including transfer students, must be admitted to the University prior to applying to the major.  For more information on impaction and the AA-T/AS-T transfer degree, please see Program Impaction

The Supplemental Application period for Spring 2015 will be available September 22, 2014 to October 17, 2014.  To access the Supplemental Application for Spring 2015, click here.

INFORMATION SESSIONS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR BECOMING A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR.  There will be three information sessions available in which we will discuss the application process, eligibility requirements, and things to be aware of before an application is submitted. All students interested in applying to the major are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions before they apply. These will be held on:

October 1; 5:30pm – 6:30pm; AMD 262     

October 14; 5:30pm – 6:30pm; AMD 217


Dr. Knifsend

WELCOME TO DR. KNIFSEND! A NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR JOINING THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY THIS FALL SEMESTER.  Dr. Knifsend received her PhD in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles in 2014.  Dr. Knifsend's research focuses on understanding how activities and sports can connect youth from different racial/ethnic backgrounds in ways that reduce prejudice. Dr. Knifsend will teach Research Methods in Psychology (Psyc 8) and Psychology of Adolescence (Psyc 149) this fall.


HAVE YOU EVER HEARD A STUDENT MENTION PSI CHI?  HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO JOIN? APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP TO PSI CHI IS CURRENTLY OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 17TH. Each semester several outstanding students who are Psychology majors or minors become members of Psi Chi, an international honors society in Psychology.  Through out the year there are events sponsored by Psi Chi that are geared toward student interaction as well as interaction with faculty.  In addition, opportunities for community service and to learn more about careers in Psychology are available.  There are also numerous awards and scholarships available to you as a Psi Chi member.  Click here for application information.