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If you are interested in joining the HERD research team, please send Dr. Hastings your CV or resume including a statement of interest in the field. We are looking for students who want to gain experience in the field of research. Also, because our subjects will be 3-4 year old kids, experience or interest with them is highly desirable!

Dr. Hastings Email Address: pdhastings@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program:

The Psychology Department at the University of California, Davis offers a program oriented toward training qualified students to pursue careers in the areas of research and teaching. We do not offer training in the areas of clinical or counseling psychology. Although students in the program have the option of obtaining an M.A. degree enroute to the Ph.D., students are admitted to the graduate program only if they plan to obtain a Ph.D. degree. Resources and faculty personnel are concentrated in five areas: developmental; perception, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience; psychobiology (comparative and physiological psychology), social-personality, and quantitative.

UC Davis faculty and graduate programs attract highly qualified students from diverse educational, social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. It is the mix of backgrounds, ideas, and experience of faculty and students that contributes to the richness of both the campus and the city of Davis. The Psychology Department takes pride in the tradition of informality and supportiveness in student-faculty associations.


For questions about the Psychology graduate program contact Angela Scully, our graduate program coordinator, at (530)752-9362 or by email at ascully@ucdavis.edu