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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 in a variety of specialized fields such as:
- Quantitative, and
- 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, among others.
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 2020.
|Jeff Calton, Ph.D. (University of Missouri)||Behavioral Neurosciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sharon Furtak-Nguyen, Ph.D. (Yale University)||Behavioral Neuroscienceemail@example.com|
|Phillip Akutsu, Ph.D. (UCLA)||Clinical Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lee Berrigan, Ph.D. (Washington University, St. Louis||Clinical Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Sharon Flicker, Ph.D.||Clinical Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alexandra Morrison, Ph.D. (Temple University)||Cognitive Psychology - Attention and Working Memoryemail@example.com|
|Jianjian (J.J.) Qin, Ph.D. (UC Davis)||Cognitive Psychology - Eyewitness Memory and Memory Errorsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emily Wickelgren, Ph.D. (Indiana University)||Cognitive Psychology - Sensation and Perceptionemail@example.com|
|Erin Ellison, Ph.D. (UC Santa Cruz)||Community Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greg Kim-Ju, Ph.D. (Boston College)||Cultural and Community Psychologyemail@example.com|
|David Giguere, Ph.D.||Developmental Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Casey Knifsend, Ph.D. (UCLA)||Developmental and Community Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Brittany Young, Ph.D. (UC Santa Cruz)||Developmental Psychology||TBA|
|Lisa Bohon, Ph.D. (UC Riverside)||Social Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Harrison, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska)||Social Psychologyemail@example.com|
|Melissa McTernan, Ph.D. (UC Davis)||Quantitative Psychologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Larry Meyers, Ph.D. (Adelphi University)||Quantitative Psychologyemail@example.com|