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Welcome to the Department of Psychology


Department Faculty 2013


Our Department in the News:


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.


Call for Abstracts 2014 Psychology Conference


IMPACTION AND APPLYING TO THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR: 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 is now closed.  The Supplemental Application period for Fall 2015 will be available during the Spring 2015 semester.  To access the Supplemental Application for Fall 2015, a link will be posted here when it is available.  Please check back for availability dates in February 2015

Psychology Department impaction information sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

  1. November 13, 2014 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in AMD 261
  2. November 14, 2014 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in AMD 261
  3. November 18, 2014 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in BRH 105

Topics of discussion will be:

  1. Psychology Major and its requirements.
  2. What program impaction is and how it affects the major.
  3. Application process.
  4. Alternate options to consider.
  5. Information about resources available on campus to help you make a decision.

All Psychology Expressed Interest students are strongly encouraged to attend one session.