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1 The Psychology Major Workshop Presented by the Psychology Resource Office
2 Welcome to the workshop! What we will be covering:The Psychology Department at CSULBResources on campusThe Psychology MajorPsychology vs. Human Development & Social WorkGetting involved!Internships and volunteer opportunitiesPopular fields in psychologyResearchWhy its importantHow to get involved
3 Welcome to the Psychology Department! The Psychology Department at CSULB is part of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA)We are one of the largest departments in CLAPsychology is an impacted major!We have more students than space availableOver 1500 of them!MajorsMinorsPre-majors (less than 60 units)
4 Psychology Department Chairs Dr. David WhitneyAssistant ChairDr. Dan Chiappe
5 Important Offices in the Building First FloorPSY 100 Department Main OfficeForms, add/drop, withdrawSecond FloorPSY 206 Psychology Resource Office (PRO)Grad school & career resources, PSY 301, course syllabiThird FloorPSY 314 Psychology Student Study Center (PSSC)Get help with coursework from SAs and GAs
6 Advising for the Psychology Department All advising for our major is done by ATLAS (Advising Teaching Liberal Arts Students)ATLAS is located in PH1-104Reasons to visit ATLAS:Declare Psychology as your major or minorGet GE or psychology advisingClass planningTimely graduation help and grad checks!
7 Psychology Resource Office (PRO) Job & volunteer opportunities in the CRRGrad school, GRE, and application process information in the GRRFinancial aid informationNews about psychology related activities on campusPsychology course syllabiPSY 301Information about how to get involved in the department: research and student organizationsVisit a PRO GuidePALS – new student mentoring program starting this semester!
8 More on Campus Resources Career Development Center (CDC)Job and internship infoCounseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)Free counseling and help with stressLearning Assistance CenterFree tutoringLeadership Resource CenterOffers certification from the Leadership AcademyLibraryTons of resources (such as PsychInfo)Writer’s Resource LabFree help with writing
9 The Psychology MajorPsychology 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 How to Become a Psychology Major Complete the prerequisites with a grade of C or betterPSY 100 General PsychologyPSY 210 Introductory StatisticsPSY 220 Research MethodsOverall GPA of at least 2.5To declare psychology as your major, second major, or minor visit ATLAS in PH1 104.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 majorMust take PSY 301 within the first two semesters400 level psychology courses are open to majors only
11 Defining Human Development and Social Work Studies the lifespan development within societal and cultural contextsExamines development primarily from the perspectives ofAnthropologyBiologyPsychologySociologyAim 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 allStrive 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 & Social Work Employment Opportunities Human ResourcesSchool & Health AdministrationElementary or School TeacherEducational CounselingAcademic AdvisingParent & Health EducatorProgram EvaluatorOccupational/Physical TherapistTraining and Development SpecialistsCase ManagersRecovery Support CoordinatorMental Health AssistantSocial Services AssistantGroup Home WorkerProgram CoordinatorActivity DirectorCommunity Outreach CoordinatorCare Coordinator
13 Getting Involved 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
15 Getting Involved 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 FallPsych Day in the SpringCheck postings in the CRR in PRO!
16 Popular Fields of Psychology What are you interested in?Popular Fields of Psychology
17 Clinical vs. Counseling Psychology Severity of ProblemMore severeLess severeNature of ProblemInternal to self, broad in scopeExternal to Self, Narrow in scopeLength of ProblemLonger-TermShorter-TermFocus of TreatmentCure the problemRestore functioning and growth
18 Clinical and Counseling Degree RequirementsPhD or PsyDYearly SalaryRanges from $51,885 - $90,330Average is $87,015Typical Job SettingsPrivate PracticeHospitalsMental Health ClinicsAcademic SettingsCourses to ConsiderPSY 314 AssessmentPSY 315 Psychological TestingPSY 370 AbnormalPSY 373 Intro to ClinicalPSY 405 FieldworkPSY 406 Applications of PsychPSY 475 Clinical InterviewingClinical Psychology Faculty MembersDr. ChunDr. SpanDr. FiebertDr. UrizarDr. Gonzalez
19 Developmental Psychology Study human growth and development throughout the lifespanPhysical, cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality, and emotional development.Specialize in specific ages and stages of life:Infant, child, adolescent, adult, and elderly.
20 Developmental Psychology Degree RequirementsPhD or PsyDYearly SalaryAverage is $56,500Typical Job SettingsSchoolsLearning CentersHospitalsMental Health FacilitiesNursing & Retirement HomesAcademiaCourses to ConsiderPSY361 Child and Adolescent DevelopmentPSY 362 Autism Spectrum DisordersPSY 363 Developmental PsychopathologyPSY 365 Adult Development and AgingPSY 463 Social and Personality DevelopmentDevelopmental Psychology Faculty MembersDr. HalimDr. Correa-ChavezDr. Pentz
21 Educational Psychology Educational psychologists focus on how humans learn in educational settings.They focus on factors such as:MotivationIntelligenceStudy habits and organizationPerseveranceResponse to success or failureThey also evaluate instructional methods by studying:Learning outcomesTeaching materialsCurriculumsAssessment methodsUse of technology and media
22 Educational Psychology Degree RequirementsPhDYearly SalaryAverage is $67,000Typical Job SettingsSchoolsGovernmentMilitaryCorporate SettingsPrivate EnterpriseCourses to ConsiderPSY 315 Psychological TestingPSY 332 Human CognitionPSY 333 Psychology of LearningPSY 361 Child and Adolescent Development
23 Forensic PsychologyForensic 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 Forensic Psychology Degree Requirements Masters or PhD Yearly Salary Entry level $60,000-$70,000Private practice $85,000-$95,000Typical Job SettingsGovernment agenciesAcademiaCorrectional settingsLaw enforcement & police departmentsCourt clinicsHospitalsPrivate practiceCommon Job DutiesCompetency evaluationsSentencing recommendationsEvaluating the risk of reoffendingTestimony as expert witnessChild custody evaluationsCourses to ConsiderPSY 332 CognitionPSY 351 Social PsychologyPSY 356 PersonalityPSY 363 Developmental PsychopathologyPSY 370 Abnormal PsychologyPSY 495 Psychology and the Law*Minoring or double majoring in Criminal Justice
25 Health PsychologyHealth 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 riskHealth promotion and disease preventionPsychosocial adjustment to chronic illness
26 Health Psychology Degree Required Yearly Salary Typical Job Settings PhD or PsyDYearly Salary$40,000-$85,000Typical Job SettingsHospitalsHealth Care ClinicsPrivate CorporationsGovernmentAcademiaCourses to ConsiderPSY 336 EmotionPSY 337 Psychology of HappinessPSY 378 Health PsychologyPSY 379 StressPSY 477 Psychology of AddictionHealth Psychology FacultyDr. AmirkhanDr. UrizarDr. Chun
27 Human FactorsHuman 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 Human Factors Degree Requirements Yearly Salary Typical Job Settings Masters or PhDYearly SalaryAverage Starting: $81,444 - $122,166Average :$98,896 - $148,344Typical Job SettingsAcademiaIndustryMedicalGovernmentAnywhere humans interact with machines and technology!Courses to ConsiderPSY 310 Intermediate StatisticsPSY 327 Intro to Human FactorsPSY 331 Sensation & PerceptionPSY 332 CognitionPSY 418 Computer ApplicationsPSY 427 Human FactorsHuman Factors FacultyDr. StrybelDr. VuDr. MilesDr. Chiappe
29 Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology 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 Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Degree RequirementsMasters or PhDYearly SalaryAverage $87,960Typical Job SettingsConsulting ServicesIndustryGovernmentAcademiaResearch InstitutionsSchoolsEmployment ServicesCourses to ConsiderPSY 315 AssessmentPSY 381 Intro to I/OPSY 383 Women, Family and Work IssuesPSY 384 Workplace DiversityPSY 453 Group DynamicsI/O Faculty MembersDr. WhitneyDr. WarrenDr. Quon
31 Marriage and Family Therapy 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 Marriage and Family Therapy Requirements for LicensurePh.D. or MastersPassage of a comprehensive written and oral examinationAt least 3,000 hours of supervised experience.Yearly Salary$45,000-$60,000Typical Job SettingsOutpatient Care CentersInpatient Care FacilitiesSchoolsSocial Service AgenciesMental Health FacilitiesPrivate PracticeCourses to ConsiderPSY 332 Human CognitionPSY 336 Psychology of EmotionPSY 351 Social PsychologyPSY 361 Psychology of Child and Adolescent DevelopmentPSY 365 Psychology of Adult Development and AgingPSY 3843 Women, Family, and Work Issues*Minoring in Child Development and Family Studies
33 NeuropsychologyNeuropsychologists 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 disordersAssessing and assisting people recovering from strokes, head injury and other neurological disordersForensically assessing individuals for neurological disordersAdministering brain scans and other neurocognitive testsConsulting with pharmaceutical companies that develop drugs affecting the central nervous systemProviding expert testimony during court trials
34 Neuropsychology Degree Required Yearly Salary Typical Job Setting Ph.D.Yearly SalaryAverage Starting: $77,000-$80,000Average: $94,000-$150,000Typical Job SettingPrivate or Government research facilitiesAcademiaHospitals and ClinicsPrivate PracticeConsulting FirmsCourses to ConsiderPSY 310 Intermediate StatisticsPSY 314 Psychological AssessmentPSY 332 Human CognitionPSY 341 NeuropsychologyPSY 342 PsychopharmacologyPSY 363 Developmental Psychopathology
35 School PsychologySchool 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 schoolAcademic AchievementMental HealthSubstance AbuseSocial RelationshipsLife Stress
36 School Psychology Degree Required Yearly Salary Typical Job Settings Masters, EdS, or PhDState certification requiredYearly SalaryAverage $62,200Typical Job SettingsPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsCommunity agenciesHospitals and clinicsAcademiaCourses to ConsiderPSY 314: AssessmentPSY 332: CognitionPSY 333: LearningPSY 361: Child and Adolescent DevelopmentPSY 362: Autism Spectrum DisordersPSY 363: Developmental Psychopathology
37 Social PsychologySocial 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:prejudiceaggressionconformitysocial perceptiongroup behaviorcriminal activitycommunity health problems, like HIV and AIDSsubstance abusefamily and domestic problems
38 Social Psychology Degree Required Yearly Salary Typical Job Setting Masters or Ph.D.Yearly Salary$70,000-$100,000Typical Job SettingPrivate or Government research facilitiesSchoolsCorrectional FacultiesSocial Welfare OrganizationsUniversitiesCourses to considerPSY 310 Intermediate StatisticsPSY 314 Psychological AssessmentPSY 351 Social PsychologyPSY 375 Community Psychology*minoring in SociologySocial Psychologist Faculty MembersDr. PedersenDr. Thoman
39 Sports PsychologyThere are two key areas of interest in sports psychologyUnderstanding 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 achievePsychological considerations in sport injury and rehabilitationCounseling techniques with athletesAssessing talentExercise adherence and well-beingSelf-perceptions related to achievingYouth sportsPerformance enhancement and self-regulation techniques
40 Sports Psychology Degree Requirements Yearly Salary Masters, PhD, or PsyDYearly Salary$60,000-$80,000Can earn up to six figures if works with professional athletesTypical Job SettingsAthletic organizations, departments, & teamsMilitaryPrivate PracticeConsultant workAcademiaThe Kinesiology department at CSULB offers a BS in Sports PsychologyPsychology Courses to ConsiderPSY 336 EmotionPSY 351 Social PsychologyPSY 378 Health PsychologyPSY 453 Group Dynamics
41 PsyD vs. PhD Differences in Emphasis Funding Time to Degree PsyD is practice basedPhD emphasizes research & practiceFundingPhD programs generally offer more funding, therefore, PsyD programs are usually more expensive.Time to DegreeGenerally 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 LineBoth are doctoral degrees. Which type of program you decide to attend depends on your personal career goals.
42 Graduate Programs at CSULB The Psychology Department at CSULB offers three graduate programs.MAPR: Master of Arts, Option in Psychological ResearchMSIO: Master of Science, Option in Industrial/Organizational PsychologyMSHF: Master of Science, Option in Human Factors PsychologyThere are also Psychology related programs that are offered outside of the psychology department.Masters in CounselingOption in Marriage and Family TherapyMasters in EducationOption in Educational PsychologyMasters in KinesiologyOption in Sport and Exercise PsychologyMasters in Social WorkEducational Specialist Degree in School Psychology
43 More Options after Undergraduate Degree in Psychology Non-Psychology Graduate ProgramsMedical SchoolLaw SchoolOccupational TherapyCreative Arts TherapyStudent Development in Higher EducationJobs with a B.A.Psychiatric TechnicianHuman Resources ManagementProbation and Parole OfficerLaboratory AssistantsChild CareElementary or High School Teacher
45 The Importance of Research Experience What are the benefits of research?Gain a better understanding of psychologyUnderstand what an academic research career would be likeDecide 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 presentationNetwork and meet other studentsReceive advising and mentorship from facultyAccess to opportunities such as authorship, presentations, competitions, and conferencesExperience for graduate school
46 Qualifications for Research Should have completed at least PSY 210 (Intro Stats) and PSY 220 (Research Methods)Preferably completed PSY 310 and several upper division psychology coursesComputer skills (such as SPSS, excel, etc.)Most of all be interested, enthusiastic, reliable, punctual and honest!
47 Typical Research Tasks Data collectionData encodingData analysisLiterature reviewsAnimal careComputer data entryInterviewingRunning subjectsRunning statistical programs
48 Getting Involved in Research Most important tip is to be proactive!Ask you professors! (tenure and tenure track)Take classes with faculty you are interested in working withTake classes related to your research interestsGet to know faculty and visit office hoursParticipate in classLook at department website under people for faculty interestsCheck the Psychology Major Handbook for research interestsUse PsychInfo to look up past publications and show professors you are genuinely interested and made an effort to research their previous workNetwork! Join clubs, make friends, and don’t be afraid to ask other people about their research experiencePSA/Psi Chi is a great way to meet other psychology studentsLook in to joining PALS – a mentorship program in PRO
50 Funding and Financial Aid FAFSAScholarshipsFellowshipsGrantsLoansCheck in PRO for the scholarship boardsCSULB Psychology Department Facebook will be posting scholarship opportunitiesBe Aware! Know your Options
51 Visit the Psychology Resource Office (PRO)! Try to visit at least once a semester! We are here to help.Contact infoLocated in PSY 206FaceBook: CSULB Psychology DepartmentWebsite:Phone number: