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1 Presented by the Psychology Resource Office

2  What we will be covering:  The Psychology Department at CSULB  Resources on campus  The Psychology Major  Psychology vs. Human Development & Social Work  Getting involved! ▪ Internships and volunteer opportunities  Popular fields in psychology  Research ▪ Why its important ▪ How to get involved

3  The Psychology Department at CSULB is part of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA)  We are one of the largest departments in CLA  Psychology is an impacted major!  We have more students than space available ▪ Over 1500 of them! ▪ Majors ▪ Minors ▪ Pre-majors (less than 60 units)

4  Department Chair  Dr. David Whitney  Assistant Chair  Dr. Dan Chiappe

5  First Floor  PSY 100 Department Main Office ▪ Forms, add/drop, withdraw  Second Floor  PSY 206 Psychology Resource Office (PRO) ▪ Grad school & career resources, PSY 301, course syllabi  Third Floor  PSY 314 Psychology Student Study Center (PSSC) ▪ Get help with coursework from SAs and GAs

6  All advising for our major is done by ATLAS (Advising Teaching Liberal Arts Students)  ATLAS is located in PH1-104  Reasons to visit ATLAS:  Declare Psychology as your major or minor  Get GE or psychology advising  Class planning  Timely graduation help and grad checks!

7  Job & volunteer opportunities in the CRR  Grad school, GRE, and application process information in the GRR  Financial aid information  News about psychology related activities on campus  Psychology course syllabi  PSY 301  Information about how to get involved in the department: research and student organizations  Visit a PRO Guide  PALS – new student mentoring program starting this semester!

8  Career Development Center (CDC)  Job and internship info  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)  Free counseling and help with stress  Learning Assistance Center  Free tutoring  Leadership Resource Center  Offers certification from the Leadership Academy  Library  Tons of resources (such as PsychInfo)  Writer’s Resource Lab  Free help with writing

9  Psychology is the science of behavior. It seeks to understand the causes of behavior in individuals in terms of biological, environmental, social, and cultural variables.  A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology provides solid preparation for students who aim to:  Seek an understanding of behavioral principles while pursuing a well rounded education.  Further study the field of psychology in graduate programs.  Pursue a career in any field that deals with people, such as guidance counseling, human resources, nursing, social work, and teaching.  CSULB’s psychology major is heavily statistical and research based.

10  Complete the prerequisites with a grade of C or better  PSY 100  General Psychology  PSY 210  Introductory Statistics  PSY 220  Research Methods  Overall GPA of at least 2.5  To declare psychology as your major, second major, or minor visit ATLAS in PH  Note: PSY 241 Psychobiology is not required to declare the major, but it is a requirement for the degree and is a prerequisite for other upper division courses.  Once in the major  Must take PSY 301 within the first two semesters  400 level psychology courses are open to majors only

11 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT  Studies the lifespan development within societal and cultural contexts  Examines development primarily from the perspectives of  Anthropology  Biology  Psychology  Sociology SOCIAL WORK  Aim to enrich the quality of life by helping individuals, groups, and communities reach a higher level of development and build a better and more just society for all  Strive to change the various social institutions which are not meeting the needs of the people whom they are supposed to be representing

12 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT  Human Resources  School & Health Administration  Elementary or School Teacher  Educational Counseling  Academic Advising  Parent & Health Educator  Program Evaluator  Occupational/Physical Therapist  Training and Development Specialists SOCIAL WORK  Case Managers  Recovery Support Coordinator  Mental Health Assistant  Social Services Assistant  Group Home Worker  Program Coordinator  Activity Director  Community Outreach Coordinator  Care Coordinator

13  Psychology Honors Program  Requirements -Must be admitted to the major; all pre-requisite courses completed by end of semester -Minimum 3.25 overall GPA; 3.50 psychology GPA -Be able to commit for THREE semesters -Must have identified a faculty member willing to supervise their honors thesis project -To stay enrolled in program, must earn B” or higher in each Honors course to continue participation

14  Student Organizations

15  Volunteer & Internship Opportunities  PSY 405 – Fieldwork (Internship)  PSY 406 – Applications of Psychology (PRO Guide)  PSY 499 – Independent Study (Research)  PSA/Psi Chi Halloween Haunted House in Fall  Psych Day in the Spring  Check postings in the CRR in PRO!

16 What are you interested in?

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18  Degree Requirements  PhD or PsyD  Yearly Salary  Ranges from $51,885 - $90,330  Average is $87,015  Typical Job Settings  Private Practice  Hospitals  Mental Health Clinics  Academic Settings  Courses to Consider  PSY 314 Assessment  PSY 315 Psychological Testing  PSY 370 Abnormal  PSY 373 Intro to Clinical  PSY 405 Fieldwork  PSY 406 Applications of Psych  PSY 475 Clinical Interviewing  Clinical Psychology Faculty Members  Dr. Chun  Dr. Span  Dr. Fiebert  Dr. Urizar  Dr. Gonzalez

19  Study human growth and development throughout the lifespan  Physical, cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality, and emotional development.  Specialize in specific ages and stages of life:  Infant, child, adolescent, adult, and elderly.

20  Degree Requirements  PhD or PsyD  Yearly Salary  Average is $56,500  Typical Job Settings  Schools  Learning Centers  Hospitals  Mental Health Facilities  Nursing & Retirement Homes  Academia  Courses to Consider  PSY361 Child and Adolescent Development  PSY 362 Autism Spectrum Disorders  PSY 363 Developmental Psychopathology  PSY 365 Adult Development and Aging  PSY 463 Social and Personality Development  Developmental Psychology Faculty Members  Dr. Halim  Dr. Correa-Chavez  Dr. Pentz

21  Educational psychologists focus on how humans learn in educational settings.  They focus on factors such as:  Motivation  Intelligence  Study habits and organization  Perseverance  Response to success or failure  They also evaluate instructional methods by studying:  Learning outcomes  Teaching materials  Curriculums  Assessment methods  Use of technology and media

22  Degree Requirements  PhD  Yearly Salary  Average is $67,000  Typical Job Settings  Schools  Government  Military  Corporate Settings  Private Enterprise  Courses to Consider  PSY 315 Psychological Testing  PSY 332 Human Cognition  PSY 333 Psychology of Learning  PSY 361 Child and Adolescent Development

23  Forensic psychology is the production and application of psychological knowledge to the civil and criminal justice system.  Forensic psychologists provide their expertise to the judicial system; their knowledge is generally within the areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, neuropsychology, school psychology, or other applied areas within psychology.  Forensic psychologists:  Perform assessments; provide treatment; consult with attorneys, courts, and insurance companies; do trial consultation; provide testimony; participate in program development and administration.  Addressing a common misconception: Forensic Psychologists DO NOT do criminal profiling

24  Degree Requirements  Masters or PhD  Yearly Salary  Entry level $60,000-$70,000  Private practice $85,000-$95,000  Typical Job Settings Government agencies Academia Correctional settings Law enforcement & police departments Court clinics Hospitals Private practice  Common Job Duties  Competency evaluations  Sentencing recommendations  Evaluating the risk of reoffending  Testimony as expert witness  Child custody evaluations  Courses to Consider PSY 332 Cognition PSY 351 Social Psychology PSY 356 Personality PSY 363 Developmental Psychopathology PSY 370 Abnormal Psychology PSY 495 Psychology and the Law *Minoring or double majoring in Criminal Justice

25  Health Psychology examines how biological characteristics, behavioral factors, psychological factors, and social conditions interact to influence health and illness.  Health psychologists can participate in clinical work, research, or public policy work.  Applied health psychology research investigates topics such as:  Identification of disease risk  Health promotion and disease prevention  Psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness

26  Degree Required  PhD or PsyD  Yearly Salary  $40,000-$85,000  Typical Job Settings  Hospitals  Health Care Clinics  Private Corporations  Government  Academia  Courses to Consider  PSY 336 Emotion  PSY 337 Psychology of Happiness  PSY 378 Health Psychology  PSY 379 Stress  PSY 477 Psychology of Addiction  Health Psychology Faculty  Dr. Amirkhan  Dr. Urizar  Dr. Chun

27  Human factors is a field that seeks to improve design by increasing the usability, safety, and efficiency of systems.  The goal of human factors is to create a user-center design.  Human factors is interdisciplinary and applied. HF professionals use knowledge from various fields to improve product and system design. In terms of psychology, the focus is to apply knowledge about perceptual and cognitive processes to improve the design and usability of systems.  Human Factors can be applied almost anywhere! A few examples: Human computer interaction (HCI), aviation and aerospace, automobiles, medical, mobile devices, aging, usability, design, and error prevention.

28  Degree Requirements  Masters or PhD  Yearly Salary  Average Starting: $81,444 - $122,166  Average :$98,896 - $148,344  Typical Job Settings Academia Industry Medical Government Anywhere humans interact with machines and technology!  Courses to Consider  PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics  PSY 327 Intro to Human Factors  PSY 331 Sensation & Perception  PSY 332 Cognition  PSY 418 Computer Applications  PSY 427 Human Factors  Human Factors Faculty  Dr. Strybel  Dr. Vu  Dr. Miles  Dr. Chiappe

29  Industrial organizational psychology is the branch of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to organizations.  This field focuses on increasing workplace productivity and related issues such as the physical and mental well being of employees.  I/O is an applied field with the goal of understanding the workplace. I/O professionals perform many tasks such as studying worker attitudes and behavior, evaluating companies, and conducting leadership training.

30  Degree Requirements  Masters or PhD  Yearly Salary  Average $87,960  Typical Job Settings  Consulting Services  Industry  Government  Academia  Research Institutions  Schools  Employment Services  Courses to Consider  PSY 315 Assessment  PSY 381 Intro to I/O  PSY 383 Women, Family and Work Issues  PSY 384 Workplace Diversity  PSY 453 Group Dynamics  I/O Faculty Members  Dr. Whitney  Dr. Warren  Dr. Quon

31  Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships.  They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment.

32  Requirements for Licensure  Ph.D. or Masters  Passage of a comprehensive written and oral examination  At least 3,000 hours of supervised experience.  Yearly Salary  $45,000-$60,000  Typical Job Settings  Outpatient Care Centers  Inpatient Care Facilities  Schools  Social Service Agencies  Mental Health Facilities  Private Practice  Courses to Consider  PSY 332 Human Cognition  PSY 336 Psychology of Emotion  PSY 351 Social Psychology  PSY 361 Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development  PSY 365 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging  PSY 3843 Women, Family, and Work Issues  *Minoring in Child Development and Family Studies

33  Neuropsychologists focus on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors.  The following are typical responsibilities of neuropsychologists:  Conducting academic research on neurological disorders  Assessing and assisting people recovering from strokes, head injury and other neurological disorders  Forensically assessing individuals for neurological disorders  Administering brain scans and other neurocognitive tests  Consulting with pharmaceutical companies that develop drugs affecting the central nervous system  Providing expert testimony during court trials

34  Degree Required  Ph.D.  Yearly Salary  Average Starting: $77,000- $80,000  Average: $94,000-$150,000  Typical Job Setting  Private or Government research facilities  Academia  Hospitals and Clinics  Private Practice  Consulting Firms  Courses to Consider  PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics  PSY 314 Psychological Assessment  PSY 332 Human Cognition  PSY 341 Neuropsychology  PSY 342 Psychopharmacology  PSY 363 Developmental Psychopathology

35  School psychologists seek to improve students’ well-being by addressing developmental, emotional, social, and academic problems that interfere with their education.  They assess students with special needs such as physical, emotional, and learning disabilities and assess the coordination of special education programs designed to assist them.  Examine factors such as:  Adjusting to school  Academic Achievement  Mental Health  Substance Abuse  Social Relationships  Life Stress

36  Degree Required  Masters, EdS, or PhD  State certification required  Yearly Salary  Average $62,200  Typical Job Settings  Public Schools  Private Schools  Community agencies  Hospitals and clinics  Academia  Courses to Consider  PSY 314: Assessment  PSY 332: Cognition  PSY 333: Learning  PSY 361: Child and Adolescent Development  PSY 362: Autism Spectrum Disorders  PSY 363: Developmental Psychopathology

37  Social psychologists specialize in the factors influencing human behavior in groups. In other words, they rely on scientific research to explain why people behave and think the way they do in social settings.  Although differences exist between psychologists and sociologists, social psychologists utilize research and analytical methods used by both types of specialists.  Social psychologists examine factors such as:  prejudice  aggression  conformity  social perception  group behavior  criminal activity  community health problems, like HIV and AIDS  substance abuse  family and domestic problems

38  Degree Required  Masters or Ph.D.  Yearly Salary  $70,000-$100,000  Typical Job Setting  Private or Government research facilities  Schools  Correctional Faculties  Social Welfare Organizations  Universities  Courses to consider  PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics  PSY 314 Psychological Assessment  PSY 351 Social Psychology  PSY 375 Community Psychology  *minoring in Sociology  Social Psychologist Faculty Members  Dr. Pedersen  Dr. Thoman

39  There are two key areas of interest in sports psychology  Understanding how psychology can be applied to improve motivation and performance.  Understanding how sports and athletics can improve mental health and overall well-being.  Sports psychology includes a range of topics including:  Motivation to persist and achieve  Psychological considerations in sport injury and rehabilitation  Counseling techniques with athletes  Assessing talent  Exercise adherence and well-being  Self-perceptions related to achieving  Youth sports  Performance enhancement and self-regulation techniques

40  Degree Requirements  Masters, PhD, or PsyD  Yearly Salary  $60,000-$80,000  Can earn up to six figures if works with professional athletes  Typical Job Settings  Athletic organizations, departments, & teams  Military  Private Practice  Consultant work  Academia  The Kinesiology department at CSULB offers a BS in Sports Psychology  Psychology Courses to Consider  PSY 336 Emotion  PSY 351 Social Psychology  PSY 378 Health Psychology  PSY 453 Group Dynamics

41  Differences in Emphasis  PsyD is practice based  PhD emphasizes research & practice  Funding  PhD programs generally offer more funding, therefore, PsyD programs are usually more expensive.  Time to Degree  Generally PsyD students complete their degree in a year or two less than PhD students. Most of this has to do with the fact that PhD students have to design, conduct, write, and defend a dissertation.  Bottom Line  Both are doctoral degrees. Which type of program you decide to attend depends on your personal career goals.

42  The Psychology Department at CSULB offers three graduate programs.  MAPR: Master of Arts, Option in Psychological Research  MSIO: Master of Science, Option in Industrial/Organizational Psychology  MSHF: Master of Science, Option in Human Factors Psychology  There are also Psychology related programs that are offered outside of the psychology department.  Masters in Counseling ▪ Option in Marriage and Family Therapy  Masters in Education ▪ Option in Educational Psychology  Masters in Kinesiology ▪ Option in Sport and Exercise Psychology  Masters in Social Work  Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology

43  Non-Psychology Graduate Programs  Medical School  Law School  Occupational Therapy  Creative Arts Therapy  Student Development in Higher Education  Jobs with a B.A.  Psychiatric Technician  Human Resources Management  Probation and Parole Officer  Laboratory Assistants  Child Care  Elementary or High School Teacher

44 The Why, What, and How

45  What are the benefits of research?  Gain a better understanding of psychology  Understand what an academic research career would be like  Decide if you enjoy research-especially if you want to attend a research based grad program!  Learn new skills in research methods, statistical analysis, teamwork, and oral presentation  Network and meet other students  Receive advising and mentorship from faculty  Access to opportunities such as authorship, presentations, competitions, and conferences  Experience for graduate school

46  Should have completed at least PSY 210 (Intro Stats) and PSY 220 (Research Methods)  Preferably completed PSY 310 and several upper division psychology courses  Computer skills (such as SPSS, excel, etc.)  Most of all be interested, enthusiastic, reliable, punctual and honest!

47  Data collection  Data encoding  Data analysis  Literature reviews  Animal care  Computer data entry  Interviewing  Running subjects  Running statistical programs

48  Most important tip is to be proactive!  Ask you professors! (tenure and tenure track)  Take classes with faculty you are interested in working with  Take classes related to your research interests  Get to know faculty and visit office hours  Participate in class  Look at department website under people for faculty interests  Check the Psychology Major Handbook for research interests  Use PsychInfo to look up past publications and show professors you are genuinely interested and made an effort to research their previous work  Network! Join clubs, make friends, and don’t be afraid to ask other people about their research experience ▪ PSA/Psi Chi is a great way to meet other psychology students ▪ Look in to joining PALS – a mentorship program in PRO

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50  FAFSA  Scholarships  Fellowships  Grants  Loans  Check in PRO for the scholarship boards  CSULB Psychology Department Facebook will be posting scholarship opportunities Be Aware! Know your Options

51  Try to visit at least once a semester! We are here to help.  Contact info  Located in PSY 206  gmail.com  FaceBook: CSULB Psychology Department  Website: ogy/pro  Phone number:

52  Any questions?


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