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Psychology Building

The mission of the Department of Psychology is to provide excellent instruction in a discipline central to understanding human behavior, one’s self, and others. The faculty bring current theories and knowledge to the classroom and create opportunities for students to participate in active and ongoing scholarship. The faculty provide instruction at the undergraduate level to prepare students for careers and graduate study, offer general education courses for breadth of knowledge, and develop students’ skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication, proposal writing, data analysis, research methods, statistics, computers, problem solving, and interpersonal relations. The faculty provide graduate professional training and pre-doctoral preparation. The faculty engage in thoughtful deliberate efforts to advance knowledge in their discipline and to produce continuous improvement in their teaching effectiveness. Faculty engage in professional service to advance the aims of the discipline, department, college, and university.

Psychology Department Contacts:

Front Office: (562) 985-5001

Psychology Resource Office: (562) 985-5680

Undergraduate Advising: (562) 985-7804

Graduate Advising: (562) 985-5000

Psychology Department Chair

PSA & Psi Chi – Psychology Student Groups

CSULB Psychology Honors Program

Statements regarding controversial issues.

Department Faculty History

    Psych Day will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Psychology Building Quad. Festivities include a graduate and volunteer fair, workshops, games and special speakers, beginning at 10:00 am. A buffet lunch will be offered for a small donation from 11:00 until 2:00. The keynote speaker, Dr. Collie Conoley, will present his research on Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy at 4:00 pm in the Beach Auditorium.

    Flyer announcing the keynote speaker:

    Psychology Undergraduate Advising done by ATLAS

    Please see ATLAS to declare Psychology as a major or minor, get Psychology advising, GE advising, class planning, Timely Graduation help and Grad Checks! ATLAS is located in Ph1 room 104.

    Looking to get Psychology Course Credits for courses from other schools or study abroad Click here for more information

    Psychology Resource Office (PRO) is now open. Click here for hours and more information.

    Upcoming Events

    The Psychology Colloquium series occurs every other Wednesday. Click here for information on time, date and speakers.


    The Psychology Student Study Center hours for Spring 2015 have been posted

    Click here to view our Spring 2015 courses!