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SPOTLIGHT & NEWS

In this section we highlight news, events, and activities regarding our psychology faculty, students, and department.

Students and Alumni: We want to hear from you! Let us know about your recent accomplishments, awards, or honors. For suggestions, questions, or concerns, please email the editor at psych@calstatela.edu.

 

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from l to r: Dr. Heidi Riggio, John Tigner, Yarazeth Zepeda, Josh Uhalt, Ayana Younge, & Hung Ta from l to r: Dr. Robert Kennison, Prof. Pamela Harman, Ramon Herrera, and Dr. Ted Bell from l to r: Dr. Munyi Shea, Dr. Heidi Riggio, Hung Ta, & Dr. Doug Stenstrom  
       

 

August 2014

>> Dr. Pamela Regan was interviewed on the UK radio show London at Large (hosted by Alan Coombs, Newstalk 1290 CJBK, August 13, 2014) about her research on close relationships here in Cal State LA's Dept. of Psychology.  The interview focused on the evolutionary (adaptive) significance of physical contact for normal human development, as well as the important role played by touch in the emotional, social, and physical well-being of humans across the lifespan.

>> Dr. Ramani Durvasula was interviewed for the article, "LA's Psychologists Prepare For An Explosion Of New Jobs," published by CBS Los Angeles. The article has also been picked up by USA Today. In the article, Dr. Durvasula discusses how Cal State LA's Psychology Department is preparing its students to meet the projected demand for industrial-organizational psychologists.

 

June 2014

 

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» Next stop: PhD! Many of our super talented graduate students will be headed onward to doctoral programs in the fall. PhD pictureHere is a partial list, in alphabetical order...

Darin Brown
Ph.D. program: Cognitive, Brain, and Behavior program at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Faculty mentor: Joel Ellwanger
“I'll be working with Dr. Jim Cavanagh. My lab will primarily be looking at EEG waves (and other neural imaging measures) in healthy and brain damaged populations. I also plan to continue the research I started here at CSULA that examines emotional processing and physiological responses when stimuli is processed through multiple sensory modalities. I am really excited to get started (especially to get my feet wet with fMRI, MEG, and TMS measures), but I am equally saddened to leave CSULA. My mentor (Dr. Joel Ellwanger), the teaching staff, the department staff, and my grad school cohort have become family to me, and I wish I can take everybody with me. The master’s program here did an amazing job of turning me from a passive student into a competitive doctoral applicant, as well as a seasoned researcher (although I still have a long way to go to become a master). Also, the University of New Mexico will be accepting my master’s degree, so on top of starting the program off with an adept knowledge of statistics, research methods, and how to design and run a research experiment, I will also be given the opportunity to teach almost right away. After spending a long 5 years of writing and publishing, I hope to find a teaching job at the university level and start my research career examining positive emotions (such as empathy, forgiveness and mindfulness) from a social neuroscience perspective.”

Ricky Colombo
Ph.D. program: Applied Behavior Analysis program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Faculty mentor: Henry Schlinger

Ana Fonseca
Ph.D. program: Psychology with a specialization in Racial and Ethnic Identity, University of Arizona
Faculty mentor: Jessica Dennis

Phoebe Lee
Ph.D. program: Human Development, City University of New York
Faculty mentor: Jessica Dennis

Minas Michikyan
Ph.D. program: Human Development and Psychology, UCLA
Faculty mentor: Jessica Dennis

Wendy Ochoa
Ph.D. program: School of Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Technology, UC Irvine
Faculty mentor: Kaveri Subrahmanyam
“Cal State L.A. will always hold a very special place in my heart for providing me with the opportunities and support to surpass my own expectations. I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Subrahmanyam whose mentorship molded me into the scholar I am today. I would also like to encourage students to take advantage of programs like Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) who gave me the support to make school my priority.”

Sibella Salazar
Ph.D. program: Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University
Faculty mentor: Jessica Dennis

Josh Uhalt
Ph.D. program: Social Psychology, New Mexico State University
Faculty mentor: Heidi Riggio
“I was admitted to the New Mexico State University (NSMU) Ph.D. program for the fall semester of 2014 (Yay!). I will be studying Social Psychology. Hopefully I’ll gain valuable research and teaching experience while I’m there for the next few years. I hopefully plan on moving back to California and find a teaching position at a university. My experience at Cal State LA was awesome. I wouldn’t be where I’m at now without the support from my cohort or the guidance from my advisor Dr. Riggio. I (almost) wish the program was another year long (keyword is almost).”

Ayana Younge
Ayana is a Sally Casanova Fellow and as part of the summer research experience, will be at UC Berkeley for a summer research internship with Dr. Dana Carny. 
Faculty mentor: Heidi Riggio

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recent publications

Michikyan, M., Dennis, J., & Subrahmanyam, K. (2014). Can you guess who I am? Real, ideal and false self-presentation on Facebook among emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood.

Using a multiple self-presentation framework, this study found that emerging adults (ages 18-30) presented their real self, ideal self, and false self on Facebook, and that identity state and psychosocial well-being predicted different aspects of such online self-presentation. Results suggest that those with a more coherent sense of the self tended to present their real self on Facebook to a greater extent, whereas those with a less coherent identity and lower psychosocial well-being (e.g., self-esteem) tended to present their false self on the site to a greater extent.  

Subrahmanyam, K., Michikyan, M., Clemmons, C., Carrillo, R., Uhls, Y. T.  & Greenfield, P. M. (2014). Learning from paper, learning from Screens: Impact of screen reading and multitasking conditions on reading and writing among college students. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 3(4), 1-27.

Two experimental studies with college students explored the effect of medium and opportunities to multitask on reading (Study 1) and report writing (Study 2). Results from Study 1 showed that neither multitasking nor medium impacted reading comprehension, but those who multitasked took longer to read both passages, indicating loss of efficiency with multitasking. Study 2 found no differences in report quality or efficiency between those whose source materials were paper or computer. However, global report quality was significantly better when participants read source texts on a computer screen without Internet or printer access, compared with when they had Internet and printer access. Active use of paper for note-taking greatly reduced the negative impact of Internet and printer access.

 

May 2014

» Tuesday, May 27
Dr. Brandesha Tynes from USC, "A longitudinal study of traditional vs. online racial discrimination and adolescent adjustment"
King Hall C3097 from 3:15 - 4:15pm

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» On May 19, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research held it's annual Graduate Student and Faculty Mentor Recognition Reception. The Department of Psychology extends congratulations to all our outstanding graduate student honorees for their academic and professional achievements.

SALLY CASANOVA PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWS: Tyler Hatchel (mentor: Kaveri Subrahmanyam) and Ayana Younge (mentor: Heidi Riggio)

GRADUATE EQUITY FELLOWSHIP: Roza Manasyan (Psychology ABA), Christine Schmelzle (Forensic Psychology), Erika Tututi (Psychology ABA), and Jennifer Woolfoot (Psychology ABA)

STUDENT AUTHORS ON PUBLICATIONS:

Carrillo, Rogelio., Clemmons, C., Greenfield, P.M, Michikyan, M.,Uhls, R., Subrahmanyam, K.
“Learning from Paper, learning from screens: Impact of screen reading and multitasking conditions on reading and writing among college students”
International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning. 3(4), 1-27.

Carrillo, Rogelio., Subrahmanyam, K., Tran, P.,
“Effects of online multitasking on reading comprehension of expository text”
Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research of Cyberspace, 7(3), article 2.

Jillian Shen, Guan, S. A., “Language brokering and parental praise and criticism among young adults from immigrant families” Journal of Child and Family Studies DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-9940-5

Shea, M., Wong, Y. J., Wang, S., Jimenez, V, Hickman, S. J., & LaFollette, J. R. “Towards a constructionist perspective of examining femininity experience: The development and psychometric properties of the subjective femininity stress scale”
Psychology of Women Quarterly, XX(X) 1-17 DOI: 10.1177/0361684313509591

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES:

Elizabeth Bochove
The Effects of Congruency on Emotional Memory
Western Psychological Association Conference

Darin Brown
Multimodal Emotion Enhanced Memory: Congruent vs. Incongruent Cross processing Effect on Recall.
Western Psychological Association Conference

Rogelio Carrillo, M. Michikyan, K. Subrahmanyam
The Relationship between Psychosocial Identity and Wee-Being in a Sample of Latino/a Emerging Adults
Society for Research in Human Development

Ruby Fletes, Jian (Jillian) Shen
Acculturative stress among Latinos: Is the 2.5 generation distinctive?
Western Psychological Association Conference

Ana Fonseca, Guadalupe Gutierrez
Is the 2.5 Generation the Best of Both Worlds?
Western Psychological Association Conference

Andrew Frane
Manova Protection vs. The Bonferroni Procedure: An Empirical Comparison of Power
Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention

Shea, M., Cachelin, F., Guiterrez, G. , Wang, S, Phimphasone, P.
Mexican American women’s perspectives on a culturally adapted cognitive-behavioraltherapy guided self-help program for binge eating disorder
Western Psychological Association Conference

Tyler Hatchel
Relation between Daily Self-Esteem and Online Self-Presentation among Minority Emerging Adults
Society for Research on Adolescences (SRA)

Hatchel, T., Michikyan, M., Kennison, R., R., Subrahmanyam, K.
Daily Self-Esteem and Online Self-Presentation of the Real, Ideal, and False Selves in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Emerging Adults: Hmmm...To Present or not to Present a Selfie?
Association for Psychological Science Conference

Liana Kostandyan, Pheobe Lee
The effect of Latino parent socialization for language and cultural pride on ethnicity
Western Psychological Association Conference

Joshua Limon
Word Lists Dominate Contextual Cues in “Affective Area”
American Psychological Association Conference

Ly, A., Maekawa, M., Martinez, C., Ortiz, N.
Problems in Racial and Ethnic Identity Research: An In-Depth Analysis
Western Psychological Association Conference

Belen Oceguera
Psychological Functioning Linked to Personality Traits on a Diverse College Sample
American Psychological Association Conference

Aguilar, G. Ochoa, W., Castellanos, A., Subrahmanyam, K.
Understanding the Oral Narrative Development of Latino Dual Language Preschoolers
Western Psychological Association

The Narrative Skills of Bilingual Spanish-Speaking Children
Head Start’s 112th National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Ochoa, W., Subrahmanyam, K.
Analyzing Language-Mixing Among Preschool Dual Language Learners
Head Start’s 112th National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Mariela Rivas
The Value of Testing Transfer: Fostering a Robust Understanding of Correlation V. Causation
Western Psychological Association Conference

Hung Ta
Physical Size, Reproductive Roles, and Gender Stereotypes: A Test of Social Dominance Theories Religiosity and the God-serving bias
Western Psychological Association

Social dominance orientation, religiosity, and attitudes toward homosexuality
Western Psychological Association Conference

John Dennem-Tigner
Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: Embeddedness, Social Dominance Orientation, and Religiosity
Western Psychological Association Conference

Religiosity and rape myth acceptance: The mediating role of traditional ideology
Use of projective drawing feedback to activate change in substance abuse treatment
Mediation of links between attachment and relationship outcomes: Self-efficacy in romantic relationships
Association for Psychological Science Conference

Josh Uhalt
Social dominance orientation, religiosity, and attitudes toward homosexuality
Association for Psychological Science Conference

Perceptions of homosexuals and atheists as prospective parents
Judgments of parenting ability: Marital and child adoption status
Unanswered prayers: Religiosity and the God-serving bias
Attributes for death: Relations between emotions and religiosity
Western Psychological Association Conference

Ma, W., Gonzalez, R., Wang, S., & Shea, M.
College Stress and Spirituality as Correlates of Psychological Adjustment among college Students
American Psychological Association Conference

Yu, Z., Shi, W., Wang, S., Gonzalez, V., Ham, A., & Shea, M.
Parents and Teachers’ perspective of School Bullying among Asian and Latino Immigrant Child
American Psychological Association

Ayana Younge
Self-efficacy in romantic relationship: Mediator between attachment style and relationship outcomes
Association for Psychological Science

Judgments of Parenting ability: Marital and child adoption status
Effects of target gender and marital status on impressions
Perceptions of relationship conflict: Links with parental marital conflict and divorce
Western Psychological Association Conference

Yarazeth Zepeda
Family cohesion, conflict, and adulthood life satisfaction: The Fullerton Longitudinal Study
Self-efficacy in romantic relationships: Mediator between attachment style and relationship outcomes
Association for Psychological Science Conference

Parent and sibling relationship quality among Latino-American young adults
Attributes for death: Relations between emotions and religiosity

CSULA GRADUATE DELEGATE FOR THE CSU RESEARCH COMPETITION: Darin Brown (MA, faculty mentor: Joel Ellwanger)
Multimodal Emotion Enhanced Memory: Congruent vs. Incongruent Cross Processing Effect on Recall

SPECIAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Jessica Angulo
Outstanding poster presentation award at the 22nd Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Nancy Castillo
Outstanding poster presentation award at the 22nd Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

John Dennem-Tigner
Centers for the Study of Gender and Sexualities Student Fellowship Award

Guadalupe Gutierrez
Best Poster Award at the 22nd CSULA Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Tyler Hatchel
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities Research Grant

Wendy Ochoa
Summer Research Fellowship at UC Irvine

Mariela Rivas
The Value of Testing Transfer: Fostering a Robust Understanding of Correlation v. Causation
Western Psychological Association Convention Robert L. Solso Awardee

Hung Ta
Research, Scholarship & Creativity Activity Award

Ayana Younge
MORE Fellowship Program

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» On Friday, May 9, William A Covino was invested as Cal State L.A.'s seventh president. The formal investiture ceremony was held at the Luckman Theatre and included delegates from other academic institutions, as well as Cal State L.A. faculty dressed in full regalia. Several psychology faculty were on hand to welcome President Covino!

Pictured, from l to r: Drs. Ramani Durvasula, Pamela Regan, and Kaveri Subrahmanyam.

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» Tuesday, May 13
Dr. Violet H. Mesrkhani, "Emotional functioning among parents of childhood cancer survivors"
King Hall C3097 from 3:15 - 4:15pm

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» Darin Brown (MA in Psychology) placed second at this year's 28th Annual CSU Student Research Competition held at Cal State East Bay on May 2-3. Darin was one of ten students chosen to represent Cal State L.A. at the statewide research competition. Darin Brown pictureThe competition consists of ten dicipline categories in the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each student has 10 minutes to present an oral presentation to an audience and a jury, who then have a few minutes to ask questions. Darin's presentation was on his thesis, "Multimodal Emotion Enhanced Memory: Congruent vs. Incongruent Cross Processing Effects on Recall," and his presentation was the only win for Cal State L.A.! Way to go, Darin!

Darin's faculty mentor is Dr. Joel Ellwanger. Darin is pictured with his second place award!

 

 

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Alumni Spotlight: Tony Ye (class of 2013)

Tony Ye is a recent graduate of our Psychology M.A. program. He also obtained his undergraduate degree here at CSULA in Television, Filmtony ye picture & Media Studies in 2010. Under the mentorship of Dr. Alicia Izquierdo, Tony’s research investigated the long-term neurocognitive effects of Methamphetamine on adolescent rats. His work has led him to achieve many awards and recognitions. Most notably, he represented CSULA at the 27th Annual CSU Student Research Competition and won 1st Place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Tony is currently finishing his first year of a Psychology Ph.D. program in the area of Cognition & Neural Systems at the University of Arizona. His research interest focuses on the neurophysiology of frontostriatal systems that underlie effortful decision making with the rodent model. After graduating with his doctorate, Tony plans to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship for several additional years of research and hopes to secure a professorship here in our psychology department. We asked Tony a few questions about Arizona and his experience here at Cal State L.A.:

Psych Dept: What are some things to do in Arizona?
Tony: Besides involuntarily baking yourself in the sun, there are plenty of outdoor activities. Tucson is a very bike-friendly community to begin with, we are also surrounded by various mountains that are quite suitable for hikes, mountain biking and climbing, camping, and occasionally snowboarding – believe it or not. There’s also plenty of campus life here at U of A, especially when football and basketball season comes around. Contrary to popular belief, the heat isn’t as bad as it sounds. Overall, Tucson is a substantial yet welcoming change of pace from Los Angeles.

Psych Dept: Any advice for current CSULA students about graduate school & the importance of research experience?
Tony: My time here in the Psychology M.A. program was a great learning experience, and it played a major role in launching my academic career. Coming from a Bachelor’s in Film, the support that I’ve received from various faculty members fostered my growth in psychology. The prolific collaboration with my mentor escalated my curiosity and research skills in neuroscience. My admittance into a Ph.D. program is largely due to my experience here at CSULA.

Everyone that has decided to major in psychology should definitely have graduate school in mind. Although it may seem like a daunting and frightful challenge, graduate school should be an enjoyable and very rewarding learning experience that transcends what you’ve already accumulated as an undergraduate. The defining factor that makes graduate school an inspiring adventure has a lot to do with your affinity to your research interest and to your mentor (i.e., the faculty member you are collaborating with). You and your mentor should share a mutually beneficial collaboration. Not only are you helping to advance the work of their lab, but that work will also propel your research experience to be a competent candidate for Ph.D. programs. The idea here is that graduate school is as fun as you make it.

Needless to say, research experience is vital for graduate school. The first step you should take in this whole process is deciding on a topic in psychology that sparks your interest. With all the courses that you’ll have to take in the curriculum, something is bound to capture your interest. Then, find a faculty member that focuses on similar research and inquire about joining their lab. This process may be time consuming, so don’t worry if you feel like you’re getting stuck!

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April 2014

» On April 25, Cal State L.A. held it's 53rd Honors Convocation to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have worked diligently to achieve academic excellence. Psychology faculty and staff were on hand to pass out certificates and congratulate our many honorees! Below is a list of psychology students who received awards during the 2013-2014 academic year.

pictured from left to right: Drs. Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Joel Ellwanger, Senqi Hu, Jessica Dennis; Jessica Dennis and Dean Scott Bowman.

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The Dean's List: Undergraduates who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher in 12 or more units of graded course work in one quarter and who rank in the upper five percent of students in academic achievement in their college are named to the the Dean's List.

Alarcon, Cynthia | Ashrafi, Sheerin Sharon | Baghasarian, Maria | Baghdasarian, Serani | Beltran, Krystal Nicole | Benitez, Bernard | Boghossian, Lara Lisa | Brown, Melissa Jean | Cabral, Diana | Chortabtim, Sasida | Coyoy, Evelyn Yesenia | Escobedo, Stephanie | Eskandari, Andre | Estrada, Jorge Hernandez | Frane, Andrew Vann | Fung, Derek Ka Yin | Gallegos Jr, Ezequiel | Gomez, Gabriela Angelica | Gomez, Lizbeth Berenice | Gonzalez, Diego Jesus | Guzman, Suzanne Marie | Hardcastle, Jared Allen | Hatchel, Tyler James | Hernandez, Marisol | Herrera, Lisette | Hubbard, Jordan Earl | Irianto, Effieana N | Jaime Trejo, Celina | Jordan I, Alejandra Rangel | Keoski, Emily Ann | Liao, Isabelle | Limon, Joshua | Lopez Montiel, Dulce A | Lopez, Gloriana | Lopez, Josue Isidro | Lopez-Gomez, Karina | Magdaleno, Vanessa | Martin, Vannessa | Mattice, Michael Scott | McDermott, Peter | Mendez, Adrian Daniel | Mendez, Rachel Joy | Miranda, Isaac Matthew | Mirzoyan, Varduhi | Mora, Matthew Andrew | Moran, Sandra Lucia | Navarrete, Christian Alan | Nguyen, Khanh Kim | Ochoa, Wendy | Ortiz, Victoria Allison | Palparan, Hazel Jade Morales | Panther, Shane William | Perez, Karla Nohemi | Quan, Matthew K | Quijada, Brenda | Ramirez Duran, Jasmin Maritza | Ramirez, Noe | Raygoza, Jessica | Reyes, Lizzet | Rios, Sean Paul | Rivas, Mariela Janet | Rivera, Karen Alejandra | Rodriguez, Richard Ernesto | Sandoval, Samantha Rae | Saracay, Emely Yamileth | Snyders, Nicholas Alexander | Solis, Abigail | Stolyarova, Alexandra | Tang, Alice | Truong, Nancy Ngoc | Valenzuela, Charvel Alan | Virgen, Nicole | Wang, Sherry | William, Sylvia Diane | Williams, Marina Elizabeth | Yoneda, Carli Kiyoko

Freshman Honors at Entrance: Students who receive Honors at Entrance are first-time freshmen who entered Cal State L.A. with a minimum 3.5 grade point average in high school.

Aguilar, Sandra | Al Hassani, Mariam | Avila, Louie | Banuelos, Yvette | Barrios, Elisa | Beltran, Nayeli Vanessa | Coronado, Ariana | Cortez, Jonathan | Dorado, Guadalupe | Escobar, Dulce Naomi | Escorcia, Giovanni | Espinoza, Rocio | Estrada, Stephanie   Elizabeth | Flores, Brenda | Galvez, Stephanie | Gamet, Skye Lee | Gott, Jaime N | Guevara, Ivonne | Hernandez, Yesenia | Hunt, Kamri Jordan | Jarkian, Talin | Juarez, Kris | Kazaryan, Anna | Llanos, Armida Aracely | Marquez, Karla E | Martinez, Gabriela | Monge, Kenia Yazmin | Ortiz, Joseph Lionel | Ramirez, Daisy Lizeth | Ramos, Itzel Ivon | Romero, Cynthia Damari | Sajche, Juan Carlos | Sarmiento, Dana Robin Javier | Ta,  Michael Duong | Thrower, Alexis Nicole | Venegas, Melissa Carolina | Zaso, Florydalma

Special Recognition in Graduate Studies: Students receiving Special Recognition in Graduate Studies are those who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement through 2013 by maintaining a grade point average of 3.8 or higher in 80% or more of their required program and have received special recommendation by their department.

Bochove, Elisabeth | Carrillo, Rogelio | Maekawa, Magie | Younge, Ayana | Baker, Katie | Bickelman, Allison | Colombo, Richard | Craven, Hillary | Djanbazian, Millen | Dotson, Brenna | Foster, Danielle | Lee, Gina | Manasyan, Roza | Miller, Lyssa | Orso, Diamond | Othman, Maisam | Ryan, Justina | Sotomayor-Galindo, Javier | Tututi, Erika | Waring, Kirstie | Woolfoot, Jennifer | Liu, Ying | Babakhanian, Vahe | Bassam, Myrna | Gordon, Lyndsy | Heimann, Benjamin | Madrid, Amber | Santos, Carlos | Sarkisyan, Ani | Truong, Kimberly

William Hobson and Evelyn Troup Fund Scholarship:

Jessica Zuheide ANgulo | Maria Baghasarian | David Banuelos | Halima DeLosAngeles Barreto | Bernard Benitez | Elisabeth Ashley Bochove | Lara Lisa Boghossian | Darin Russel Brown | Rogelio Carrillo | Jessica A Cerda | Pearl Chan | Andrew Chang | Millen Djanbazian | Ruby Elise Fletes | Ana Laura Fonseca | Andrew Vann Frane | Emily Anne Frost | Ezequiel Gallegos | Marissa Paula Garay | Marina Gamal Gatas | April Lynn Giddens | Trevor Arthur Akira Graham | Suzanne Marie Guzman | Matthew Travis Harrison | Tyler James Hatchel | Cristal Hernandez Santiago | Alexandra Indaco | Lily Poulei Lam | Joshua Limon | Ying Liu | Karina Lopez-Gomez | Julianna Marie Magallanes | Roza Manasyan | Rachel Joy Mendez | Nancy Olivia Navejas | Wendy Ochoa | Maisam Mutassem Othman | Mathew K Quan | Douglas David Ramon | Jessica Raygoza | Bianca Katalina Crystal Rodriguez | Danilo Lionel Rodriguez | Sibella Bernadette Salazar | Bryant Joseph Salinas | Christine Nicole Schmelzle | Winnie Shi | Kathry Trang | Sherry W Wang | Dacia Renee Weir | Tony Ye | Ayana Nissa Younge | Erika Zambrano

Charles Wang Scholarship: Alexandra Stolyarova

Psi Chi Honor Society, new members:

Abraham Preciado | Anh Nguyen | Ayana Younge | Brianna Rodriguez | Bryant Salinas | Carlos A. Vidales | Claudette Antuna | Cynthia Karasarkissian | Donna Chen | Dora Chavez | Ellen Davidian | Emely Saracay | Emily Frost | Erica Montoya | Gabriel Regalado | Gabriela Gomez | Ivette Rodriguez | Jared Anderson | Jasmine Gonzalez | Jennifer Markewych | Jessica Angulo | Kassandra Reyes | Lilibeth Lira | Lily Lam | Lizbeth Echeverria | Louis Lopez | Mariela Rivas | Mitsuki Hlaing | Nicole Ortiz | Nicole Virgen | Patricia Mejia | Regina Butler | Rosa Guzman | Rosio Espinoza |Sandra Vasquez | Sasha Ozelle Alo | Sheerin Ashrafi | Stacy Benavides | Stamatina Giannakopoulou | Tifanny Padilla | Ty Breece Tucker | Victor Alcantara | Victoria Pickett | Viviana Ruano | Yumi Bledsoe

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» Tuesday, April 22
Dr. Jonathan Troper from California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant University, "Career Paths in Industrial and OrganizationalPsychology"
King Hall LH1 from 3:15 - 4:15pm

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» On April 17, it was announced that Dr. Jessica Dennis and Dr. Heidi Riggio were selected as the recipients of the 2014 NSS Oustanding Faculty Advisor Award. The goal of the award is to encourage wider support and recognition for academic advisement at CSULA and within the College of Natural and Social Sciences. Drs. Dennis and Riggio were both lauded for their strong interpersonal skills, their caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, and their guidance regarding student progress towards academic and career goals.

 

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February 2014

» Minas Michikyan has published an article in the scholarly journal, Computers in Human Behavior. The article, "Can you tell who I am? Neuroticism, extraversion, and online self-presentation among young adults," was co-authored with CSULA psychology faculty members Kaveri Subrahmanyam and Jessica Dennis. This is one of the first studies to show that personality traits - including neuroticism and extraversion predict presentation of multiple facets of the self on Facebook. Specifically, young adults who may have general tendency to be moody or experience greater emotional instability (markers of neuroticism) may present the self on Facebook in ways so as to deceive, compare to, and impress others (false self), and present aspects of who they want/hope to be (ideal self).  Furthermore, those young adults who may have general trendency to be shy or experience self-doubt (markers of lower extraversion) may engage in greater self-exploratory behaviors on Facebook.

Minas Michikyan, pictured on the right, is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and teaches courses on sex and gender, developmental psychology, and multicultural psychology. He is also a researcher at the Children's Digital Media Center @Los Angeles (CSULA/UCLA), the Multicultural Research Center (CSULA), and the Digital Learning and Development Lab (University of Southern California).

 

 

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January 2014

» Tuesday, Jan 28
Dr. Ji Son, "Teasing out the role of language: The development of categorization in English-Chinese bilingual children"
King Hall LH1 from 3:15 - 4:15pm

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» Tuesday, Jan 14
Dr. Mitch Eisen, "Suggestibility and eyewitness memory"
King Hall LH1 from 3:15 - 4:15pm

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