Research Undergrads Attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

From a study on the effects of salinity on the reproduction and parasite susceptibility of water fleas, to how one’s critical thinking ability predicts positive and negative life events, six science majors from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) shared their research with peers … [Read more...]

Tara Victor: 2014 Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity

Associate professor of psychology Tara Victor’s interest in the brain was first piqued after taking a neuropsychology course as an undergraduate psychology major at Hanover College. “I began to understand that my interest in basic brain research could turn into an applied clinical specialty. I … [Read more...]

Psych Majors Go to D.C. to Present Findings on Self-Esteem and Online Victimization

A California State University, Dominguez Hills study by a team of psychology students has found that persons with low self-esteem are at a greater risk of becoming victims of online crime, but that safety messaging greatly reduced that risk. Psychology Alumna Vanessa Black and graduate student … [Read more...]

Benefits of New Equipment a No Brainer for Department of Psychology

By Wyahee Tucrkile The Department of Psychology is getting a clearer picture of how the mind reacts to different tasks and stimuli thanks to a new piece of equipment called the functional near-infrared spectroscopy, also known as the fNIR. The department showcased its new acquisition during … [Read more...]

University’s STEM Scholars Garner Interdisciplinary Experience at National Conference

Thirteen years ago, a lone student from California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science’s (SACNAS) National Conference at the urging of biology professor, Laura Robles, now acting vice president of Research and Funded … [Read more...]

Minority Students in Sciences Experience Their Future at National Conference

Eleven research students of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) and Minority Access to Research Careers-Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC-USTAR) programs were given the opportunity to attend the largest gathering … [Read more...]

Ludivina Vasquez: A Better State of Mind

Ludivina Vasquez, 20, finished strong at California State University, Dominguez Hills, graduating on May 18 with a Bachelor of Art in psychology from the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. Vasquez started out as an average student, but reached her stride toward the end of her sophomore … [Read more...]

Christian Somoza: From Soldier to Psychology Graduate

At 18, Christian Somoza didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. He was enrolled in Cerritos College but was struggling a bit. After a semester he decided he wasn't ready for college, and joined the Marine Corps, where he could develop discipline, serve his country, and earn a G.I. Bill, … [Read more...]

L. Mark Carrier: Multitasking Expert Keeps Focus on Students

Despite a research specialty on multitasking, Dr. L. Mark Carrier tends to keep his focus on one common goal: the success of his students and faculty. As a third-time chair of the psychology department, he works to give his colleagues the support that he has received in being nominating and winning … [Read more...]

Ana Pitchon: Working Toward a Sea Change in Fishing Industry, Conservationism

Ana Pitchon, assistant professor of anthropology, presented a poster on the practice of forming stakeholder groups when designating Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) during a session on the California State University’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) at the CSU Office of the … [Read more...]