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MA in Psychology: General Psychology
Students in the General Psychology program can create individual programs in conjunction with the faculty to prepare for doctoral programs and careers in a variety of specialized fields such as:
- Clinical (Clinically-oriented students in this program will train in clinical research, but will not receive formal clinical skills training or earn licensure).
- Social Psychology
Students also take graduate courses in research methods, analysis of variance, multiple regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and psychological measurement.
General Psychology M.A.
General M.A. students regularly participate in supervisory and experiential coursework beginning in their first semester and continue each semester after that. These students involve themselves in research projects, either as members of research teams or individually under the supervision of a faculty member.
Upon completion, they present their work at a variety of research conferences including the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association's Student Research Conference, Western Psychological Association Research Conference, and other local, regional, and national meetings.
Students also have the opportunity to acquire experience as Teaching Associates (paid instructors of record) or as Instructional Student Assistants (paid) in our undergraduate lower division and lab courses.
General Psychology Faculty
Applicants will be asked to select and rank three faculty from the list below in their application. Please review our application materials to determine which faculty will be taking applicants for Fall 2024.
|Itzel Aceves Azuara, Ph.D. (UC Santa Cruz)||Cultural Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Phillip Akutsu, Ph.D. (UCLA)||Clinical Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Bohon, Ph.D. (UC Riverside)||Social Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Jeff Calton, Ph.D. (University of Missouri)||Behavioral Neurosciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melikşah Demir, Ph.D. (Wayne State University)||Developmental Psychology and Happinessemail@example.com|
|Erin Ellison, Ph.D. (UC Santa Cruz)||Community Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sharon Flicker, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico)||Clinical Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Sharon Furtak-Nguyen, Ph.D. (Yale University)||Behavioral Neurosciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paulette Garcia Peraza (UC Santa Cruz)||Cultural Psychologyemail@example.com|
|David Giguere, Ph.D. (Florida Atlantic University)||Developmental Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Harrison, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska)||Social Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Greg Kim-Ju, Ph.D. (Boston College)||Cultural and Community Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Casey Knifsend, Ph.D. (UCLA)||Developmental and Community Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Alexandra Morrison, Ph.D. (Temple University)||Cognitive Psychology - Attention and Working Memoryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jianjian (J.J.) Qin, Ph.D. (UC Davis)||Cognitive Psychology - Eyewitness Memory and Memory Errorsemail@example.com|
|Zach Schudson Ph.D. (University of Michigan)||Social Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emily Wickelgren, Ph.D. (Indiana University)||Cognitive Psychology - Sensation and Perceptionemail@example.com|
|Brittany Young, Ph.D. (UC Santa Cruz)||Developmental and Multicultural Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|