Message from the Chair

Rebecca Cameron, Ph.D. Department Chair

Welcome to the Sacramento State Psychology Department's web site. Please explore the site to learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs, our dedicated faculty and staff, and our outstanding student groups. Opportunities for learning extend beyond the classroom to involvement in research labs and community settings, where students learn skills that include scientific thinking, research and analytic strategies, multicultural awareness, and ethical decision-making.

Be sure to meet with us in person as well as visiting us online. Prospects peer mentors are available to answer questions and to support your undergraduate experience Monday through Friday in AMD 358, and faculty advisors are available during office hours to discuss your interests and goals. Click here to find the office hours for our major advisors.

Rebecca Cameron,Ph.D., Department Chair

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Important Dates

April 17

5-6pm in Mariposa Hall 1001

Psychology Major Group Advising Session: Understanding the Fall 2018 Catalog Changes

April 18

5:30-6:30pm in Mendocino Hall 1004

Psychology Major Group Advising Session: Understanding the Fall 2018 Catalog Changes

April 20

11am-12pm in Benicia Hall 1025

Psychology Major Group Advising Session: Understanding the Fall 2018 Catalog Changes

April 25


Zoom Session: 

Psychology Major Group Advising Session: Understanding the Fall 2018 Catalog Changes

May 11

Last day of instruction

May 14-18

Finals Week

May 18 @ 6pm

SSIS Commencement at Golden One Center

Psychology Undergraduate Major Application

The Psychology Supplemental Application is now closed. The application will reopen in Fall 2018.


Contact Cheryl Lugo at with any questions.

Psychology Department News

New Psychology Undergraduate Catalog: Confused? Have Questions?

A new catalog of undergraduate major requirements for the Psychology major has gone live and will be in effect Fall 2018. We understand that there is some confusion and questions about the implications of this curriculum change. With this in mind, we would like to support you all through this transition while helping you navigate these changes and whether they apply to you as a current undergraduate student and Psychology major.

In order to do this, Dr. Cameron and I will be holding four group advising sessions for Psychology majors. All current students are encouraged to attend so we can answer any questions and help you navigate through any concerns you may have. Here are the dates:

  1. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5:00PM - 6:00PM in Mariposa Hall 10012.
  2. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 5:30PM - 6:30PM in Mendocino Hall 4004
  3. Friday, April 20, 2018 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM in Benicia Hall 1025
  4. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4pm – 5pm: online group advising session via Zoom by clicking on the following link:


New Course: PSYC 183 Teaching of Psychology

Are you interested in learning more about the issues and strategies involved with teaching at the University level, while gaining practical experience in teaching related activities? 

Applications are now open for our new Fall 2018 class!

Course Description (3 units)
Study of best practices in the Teaching of Psychology.  Selected topics may include, course preparation, skills for fostering student learning, strategies for improving student writing, theories of assessment, using technology in the classroom, sensitivity to diversity, teaching special populations, and the ethical and legal issues faced in the classroom. Students attend scheduled seminars on course topics and outside the course are mentored by a professor in the Department of Psychology (called Faculty Mentor/Sponsor).  Credit/No Credit only.  1 hour seminar, 2 hours by arrangement each week.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

  • One 50 min lecture a week – MONDAYS 12:00-12:50 pm
  • Shadow Psychology professor for hands-on learning about teaching
  • fulfills the elective requirement for current majors

Applications are being accepted in AMD 350 now!

Download the application here: PSYC 183 Application - Fall 2018


Instructor Permission required to enroll.

  • If you have a professor whom you would like to shadow, please contact them to see if they are able to mentor you for the Fall semester.
  • Professors will need to agree to work with students before a student can be enrolled.
  • We will try and find a mentor for students who have not been able to find one.
  • (see application for more details)

For more information, please contact Dr. Emily Wickelgren at


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Prospects provides psychology majors with information and experiences necessary for developing academic goals, skills, and a better understanding of how to navigate the Psychology Department. Peer Mentors enable others to excel and understand academics and the major requirements.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentee, click here to apply


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