Department of Psychology

  • Convocation 2016
  • Dr. Calderon Dr. Wilson Dr. Ni
  • WPA 2016
  • ABA grads 2015
  • Dr. Jackson and Dr. Rafacz
  • Victor E and Dr. Jones 2015
  • WPA2016.Botwin

Latest News

Alcala Photo Former Psychology Student
A few weeks ago, Emanuel Alcala, research analyst at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI), stepped in front of 250 fellow researchers and scientists to talk about an issue he’s most passionate about – air pollution in the Valley and its effects on children.   Read more


Tom Breen 2016
Congratulations to Tom Breen
on completing his first half century in the Psychology department!





 Jeremy Edmondson Alumnus 2016
Congratulations to Jeremy Edmonson
, Psychology department’s Alumnus of the Year 2016.  Learn more about him here:



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Congratulations to Armen   Bacon, Fresno State's 2015 Top Dog!

Armen Bacon is receiving  the    Distinguished Alumni Top Dog Award for her service to the community, professional accomp-lishments as an educational and non-profit leader & her success as the published author of two books. Bacon, a native of Fresno, graduated from Fresno State in 1973 with a degree in Psychology.  Go Psychology!  We are proud of our alumni!  

WPA photo 2016

Western Psychological Association 2016 in Long Beach,
CA saw numerous presentations from faculty and students.  The fourth annual Fresno State Party at the WPA was a rousing success.

Swinging our tassel! (2016)
  For the third time in a row, the Department of Psychology was awarded the "Silver Tassel" Award for most enthusiastic attendance at the annual College of Science and Mathematics Convocation Ceremony. The Department of Psychology loves to celebrate the accomplishments of our students! We seen our Silver Tassel reward money by visiting Forestiere Gardens, marveling at the incredible creativity and tenacity of the gardens' creator, Baldassare Forestiere. 

Congratulations to our alumnus Adam Blake, currently a doctoral student at UCLA. Check out his latest publication! 

View the video created by our General/Experimental graduate students Rachel Radics and Amber Costantino!  This describes Phil Zimbardo's Heroic Imagination Project.