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

Tara Victor

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...]

Benefits of New Equipment a No Brainer for Department of Psychology

One of the result graphics projects onto a generic image of the brain demonstrating in reds and blues the oxygenation levels of the test subject.

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

MBRS scholar Donna James.

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

Psychology majors Kelly Whaling and Hugh Leonard won an award for their poster presentation.

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

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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

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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

L. Mark Carrier

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 (center) presented research on the designation of Marine Protected Areas with psychology student John Bunce at the CSU Office of the Chancellor. Pictured with CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred García

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...]

Science Students Represent CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS National Conference

Students from a number of minority science cohorts represented CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS

Students from several science cohorts at California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was held in Charlotte, N.C. last month. Four students presented their research at ABRCMS, with Kristie Gordon taking home a … [Read more...]

Theodore Mozeleski: Army Reservist Awarded Bronze Star

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Theodore Mozeleski

When Chief Warrant Officer 2 Theodore Mozeleski (Class of ’84, psychology/philosophy) joined the Army Reserves in 1986, he did so in part because of his father’s place in history as an Army sergeant who received campaign stars for taking part of the Battle of the Bulge and in the Central European … [Read more...]