CSUSM NewsCenter (Psychology)

2019
April
29,
2019
Stephanie Trevino is as tough as an old patch of Texas leather, fitting being that she hails from San Antonio. She served two tours of duty in the Marines during wartime, one in Iraq for seven months in 2008 and one in Afghanistan for eight months th...
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February
18,
2019
As the first in his family to attend college, Conner Whitten knows all too well the challenges faced by first-generation students. For Conner, those challenges not only included helping his parents understand the often complex, painstaking process...
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2018
October
25,
2018
Looking at Armando Zaragoza’s resumé, it is easy to understand his desire to become a university vice president of student affairs. “I just love interacting with students,” said Armando, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a ba...
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October
04,
2018
Music feeds the soul, as the saying goes. Sean Griser believes that now more than ever, especially since a music-based project he took on more than three years ago has transformed the course of his academic career at Cal State San Marcos.  Griser ...
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July
23,
2018
Lexy Perez figured a rejection letter would eventually reach her email inbox when she applied for an internship with The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. She was sure one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed publications would select someone w...
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2017
November
20,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Dr. Keith Trujillo, a California State University San Marcos psychology professor and director of the university’s Office for Training, Research & Education in the Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the...
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May
08,
2017
Erica Alfaro will be easy to spot during Cal State San Marcos’ morning commencement ceremony on May 19. Just look for the cap that has “We did it Luisito! 2%” proudly displayed. Luisito refers to her 11-year-old son Luis. The 2 percent represen...
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April
20,
2017
Angelica Rocha has had a lifelong passion for science. As a young girl, while many of her peers were reading Teen Magazine, Rocha was immersed in the science section of periodicals such as Newsweek. “Imagine my excitement when I grew up to lear...
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April
13,
2017
Get ready for a tobacco-free environment. Cal State San Marcos, which already limits tobacco use to designated smoking areas, will become a completely smoke- and tobacco-free campus beginning in fall 2017. Electronic cigarettes will also be banned...
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February
01,
2017
Psychology professor Keith Trujillo has spent his professional career opening doors to careers in scientific research for students from underrepresented communities across the country. Trujillo has trained scores of first-generation college studen...
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January
30,
2017
SAN MARCOS – California State University San Marcos psychology professor Keith Trujillo has been recognized with the prestigious 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service. The California St...
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2016
December
05,
2016
Fawad Alizada doesn’t mince words when talking about the benefits of the Cal State San Marcos Faculty Mentoring Program. “The mentor program is a big reason why I am the first person in my family of 10 brothers and sisters to graduate from college...
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September
23,
2016
Ivan Hernandez never thought of himself as Ph.D. material. At least not until the Cal State San Marcos junior was introduced to the CSUSM MARC U*STAR program that encourages and supports qualified minority students majoring in the sciences into pursu...
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August
05,
2016
CSUSM study team receives national award for findings in 10-year study. ...
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July
27,
2016
Dr. Sharon Hamill believes in paying it forward. “I was fortunate to have CSU and UC professors who invested in me, a first-generation college student,” said the Cal State San Marcos psychology professor who also serves as the faculty director for...
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April
25,
2016
There has been a concerted national effort to broaden the participation of women and members of traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for decades. While strides have been ma...
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February
08,
2016
She is the former chair of the Cal State San Marcos psychology department, she serves as the faculty director of the California State University Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM, she’s the first program director of the University’s new Child an...
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February
08,
2016
The numbers are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16 million Americans are living with a malady caused by smoking, which remains the leading cause of preventable death. Tobacco use is causing nearly...
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2015
December
07,
2015
The brain is one of the most complex and magnificent organs in the human body. Neurosurgeons train for a minimum of 15 years—including four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school and seven years in a residency program—to garner th...
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October
06,
2015
A first-generation college student who went on to earn her Ph.D. in zoology, Kimberly D’Anna-Hernandez, an assistant professor at Cal State San Marcos, is helping students from a myriad of backgrounds flourish at the collegiate level. “Cal State S...
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September
09,
2015
Oct. 3 event brings together experts, resources and contacts for those in need of caregiving information ...
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May
21,
2015
They are among the best and the brightest at Cal State San Marcos. Six outstanding graduates were honored by CSUSM President Karen Haynes at a special awards dinner earlier this month. All were recognized for their academic excellence, service to ...
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2014
July
09,
2014
As California grapples with a record-breaking drought and a significant increase in wildfires, regional leaders and scientists have been pondering how San Diego County’s climate is changing. What will our natural environment be like in 35 years? And ...
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