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Dr. Tanya Boone
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Department of Psychology

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311
U.S.A.


tboone@csub.edu     
(661) 654-2366

All students who are under the 1997-1999 Catalog or later must complete
2 units of Applied Experience and a 1-unit Seminar in Applications of Psychology (Psyc 395).

Prerequisites:

  • Psyc 291 with a grade of "C" or better

  • GPA of 2.0

Important Note:  Students cannot enroll in Applied Experience courses themselves. You must go through the processes outlined below to be enrolled in the courses.

Your Applied Experience Options

Psychology 496—Internship in Applied Psychology (1-5 units)

Students will have supervised field experiences in a community agency concerned with the promotion of human well-being through the application of psychological knowledge. Students are expected to complete the following number of internship hours based on the number of units they sign up for:

2 units = 40 hours during the quarter

3 units = 60 hours during the quarter

4 units = 80 hours during the quarter

5 units = 100 hours during the quarter

 

To enroll in this course:

1.  Create an account in RunnerLink.

2.  Choose 3-5 placement sites from the approved list for Psychology. To view a list of placement locations, click here. Submit your resume to the sites you have chosen through RunnerLink. For Spring 2014 enrollment, you must submit your resume to your selected sites by March 18, 2014.

Important Note:  We strongly prefer and encourage you to choose a placement site from this list. If you choose a site off this list, you must allow a minimum of 3 weeks for paperwork and application processing. For Spring 2014 enrollment, you must complete the Electronic Orientation (see below for details and information) and Quiz no later than March 18, 2014.

3.  Complete the mandatory Electronic Orientation. If you have any problems with this, please call the CECE office at 654-3033.

4.  Upon successful completion of the Orientation Quiz, you will receive an email from cece@csub.edu with instructions for enrolling in Psyc 496 and Psyc 395 (if appropriate; see below for details). NOTE:  You can NOT register for these courses yourself; MyCSUB will not allow you to do so.

 

Psychology 497—Cooperative Education (1-5 units)
 

Students engage in sponsored learning in a work setting that is integrated with the academic setting. In other words, students receive pay while doing their Applied Experience. Students must obtain permission for this from the Applied Experience Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Boone. Email Dr. Boone at tboone@csub.edu with the name of your employer, your position title, and a brief description of your duties. In addition, indicate what additional things you will experience and learn at your job while enrolled in PSYC 497.

Students are expected to complete the following number of cooperative education hours based on the number of units they sign up for:

2 units = 40 hours during the quarter

3 units = 60 hours during the quarter

4 units = 80 hours during the quarter

5 units = 100 hours during the quarter

To enroll in this course:

1.  Email Dr. Boone (tboone@csub.edu) for permission to use your employment for your Applied Experience.

2.  Complete the mandatory Electronic Orientation and Quiz. If you have any problems with this, please call the CECE office at 654-3033.  For Spring 2014 enrollment, you must complete the Electronic Orientation and Quiz no later than March 18, 2014.

2.  Upon successful completion of the Orientation Quiz, you will receive an email from cece@csub.edu with instructions for enrolling in Psyc 497 and Psyc 395 (if appropriate; see below for more information). NOTE:  You can NOT register for these courses yourself; MyCSUB will not allow you to do so.

 

Psychology 481—Directed Research in Psychology (1-5 units)
Work with a faculty member on a research project. To enroll, the student and faculty supervisor must complete the Applied Experience Contract and submit it to the Applied Experience Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Boone. You can obtain an Applied Experience Contract from Dr. Boone (DDH D110) or from the Psychology Department Office (DDH D107).

 

 

Psychology 498—Directed Study in the Instruction of Psychology (1-5 units)
Get hands-on experience with teaching by working with a faculty member as a teaching assistant. To enroll, the student and faculty supervisor must complete an Applied Experience Contract and submit it to the Applied Experience Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Boone. You can obtain an Applied Experience Contract from Dr. Boone (DDH D110) or from the Psychology Department Office (DDH D107).

 

 

About Psychology 395—Seminar in Applications of Psychology

 

In addition to completing the Applied Experience, students are required to complete this 1-unit, online course. The purpose of this course is for students to discuss their experiences, and to explore issues of ethics in the Applied Experience. Some details about this course:

  • This course is credit/no credit.

  • The course occurs on Blackboard, with no class meetings.

  • You must complete this course the same quarter you do your Applied Experience. You will be signed up for it at the same time you are signed up for the Applied Experience.

  • If you choose to earn Applied Experience credits in subsequent quarters, you do not have to repeat this course

  • If you do not earn credit for 395, you will have to repeat it. This means you will also have to repeat your Applied Experience!