At SF State, Cheng Yu is a researcher in the lab of Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate. He studies a field called “social vision,” which deals with how we perceive others based on nonverbal cues. He plans to become a psychology professor and also hopes to start an international nonprofit that will provide support for gay men in China. He will be honored with the other award recipients at a meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees Sept. 24.
Pushing back against the "common view" of cultural differences
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Welcome to the Psychology Department!
Join us tomorrow for a special SFSU Psychology Graduate Student Mini Conference! (3/2/21 from 2pm-3pm)
Psychology Graduate Students present on their Master's thesis topics and share their current research and findings. Q&A to follow.
Colin Fyfe (Clinical Psychology): "Emotional Disclosure: Rethinking the Ways Masculinity Impacts the Willingness to be Vulnerable"
Colin explores the context in which males are more likely to engage in maladaptive emotional responses when exposed to a gender threat. Preliminary analyses are helping to better understand the context which may cause males to engage in maladaptive emotional responses.
Dongbo Che (Industrial-Organizational Psychology): “Mediating effects of social perceptions between personality and performance ratings.”
Dongbo explores how personality and contextual social perceptions impact performance ratings, synthesizing previous research on interview ratings with his current findings on job performance ratings.
A Message from our Psychology Department Study Abroad Program
Though we all continue to shelter-in-place due to COVID-19, that has not stopped the learning process of our Gators. Our Study Abroad program would like to share the fruits of their labor with you: a Youtube channel featuring tips for self-care, social-emotional resources for young children, and shout-outs to all our essential workers from students like you!
We are starting you all off with their introductory video, but feel free to explore and share their channel with friends and family.
Department Office is Closed Until Further Notice
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you shortly.
Due to the status of campus operations, advising centers on campus have shifted to remote advising.
The Core requirements consist of PSY 200, 303, 305GWAR, 371, 400 and 690. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all core classes and a grade of CR must be earned in 303 and 690. Courses 200, 305, 371 and 400 must be taken for a letter grade. There are three basic areas in which students must complete 6 units apiece, for a total of 18 units. Additionally, students must complete 9 units from upper division Psychology electives or from any basic areas.
Psychology Major Program Impaction
In July 2009, the California State University Chancellor's Office approved impaction status for the Psychology Department. We declared impaction in order to better serve over 700 undergraduate majors by ensuring that they have seats in required courses, which will help them graduate in a timely manner.
Admission to the Psychology major is a selective and competitive process with attention given to GPA, financial need, first generation college student status, and completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer. The Department, in consultation with the University Admissions Office, reviews admissions criteria on an annual basis. The major can accomodate approximately 350-400 new students annually. Applications for admission to the major are accepted annually between October 1 and November 30.
Once admitted, the major can be completed in 2 years by students taking 15 units per semester and following an advisor approved roadmap. Roughly half of our students take 12-14 units per semester with the remaining students split between those taking fewer than 12 units per semester and those students taking 15 or more units per semester. Declaring impaction has improved students’ time to graduation and has allowed us to lower our student to faculty ratio. Faculty are committed to fostering engaged learning and academic success among our majors, and are more available for advising and mentoring with impaction.