The Psychology Department at California State University, Northridge has long been considered to be outstanding. In fact, a recent report from the National Science Foundation confirmed that more graduates of our department completed Ph.D. programs than graduates from any other non-Ph.D. granting university in the country.
Psychology professor, actor, host, director and social impact filmmaker Luciana Lagana received the Best Political Statement Movie Award at the 2016 Action on Film (AOF) International Film Festival in Monrovia, California for her feature documentary LGBT UNITED. This film is currently being tested for its anti-bias value at California State University, Northridge. It won several awards on the film festival circuit, including a diversity award at the Long Beach Indie Film Festival 2016, the California Endowment Special Sons and Brothers Award for positive and balanced depictions of young men of color. Read more
Prof. Meeta Banerjee has received the Association of Black Psychologists "2016 SAGE Professional Research Award" for excellence in scholarship. The award is for her 2014 Journal of Black Psychology publication titled Community Violence and Racial Socialization: Their Influence on the Psychosocial Well-Being of African American College Students. Read more
Dr. Wohldmann gives a popular "rewilding" TEDx UCLA talk Read more
Thousands of parents in California rely on the more than 30,000 licensed family child care homes in the state to take care of their children during and after daytime work hours.
Though these providers, on average, have more than 11 years of professional experience and engage in professional development and quality improvement, a substantial number of them struggle financially, according to findings from a study led by California State University, Northridge psychology professor Holli Tonyan. Read more about Prof. Tonyan's Research.
Five faculty from the Department of Psychology have been awarded the 2015-16 Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Award! Read more