March 23, 2020

Welcome to the Psychology Department Webpage!  We hope that you and your family are well during these uncertain times!  Our world is changing rapidly, but learning and your success remain our top priority.  Below is information you might find helpful.


The faculty and staff have been asked to work remotely.  Accordingly, the department office is available via email to our administrative coordinator, Elizabeth Som ( and via phone 310-307-2518, Monday - Friday 9AM to 6PM. Please note that we have been receiving many calls, so if we miss your call, please leave a message with your name & phone number and Elizabeth will return your call as soon as she can.
If you need to meet with the Chair of the Psychology Department, use the link below to setup a Zoom meeting with Dr. Butler.



ACADEMIC ADVISING:  If you need assistance selecting classes for next term you have many options. 

  • Technology-Assisted Advising: Use the SMART PLANNER. Login to your Student Center.  The SMART PLANNER is located just above your academic requirements.  The planner will populate with your graduate requirement, but you can make adjustments and select which course you’d prefer to take to fulfill the requirements. 
  • Major Academic Advisor: Setup a phone appointment with Mo Chatterji through Elizabeth, please call 310-307-2518.
  • University Advisement Center (UAC): Request to meet with a GE counselor at
  • The Sears Center for Psychology Advising may be returning remotely.  We will update the website with more information soon.


COMMONLY USED FORMS: Download Adobe Reader or the Adobe Scan App.  All signatures can be obtained over email.



  • Free Software: Did you know that there is a suite of free software available to you as a student.  Login to MyCSUDH and find the “software Launchpad” for the full suite.  It can all be downloaded remotely.
  • Laptop checkout: Students can checkout laptops for FREE.
  • Free internet: Both Comcast and Spectrum are offering free internet to students.  For more information on how to take advantage of free services can be found online at and
  • PEGS is offering writing support:  See their email from more information.  Here is an excerpt.  “To receive assistance, students please make an appointment via Once registered with a valid email address, you can upload your written assignment/essay (maximum of 5 pages) to be reviewed by a Graduate Writing Consultant. Telephone messages will be accepted (Ext 2700) to assist students with online writing support.”
  • University Library Services: Students can use the CSUDH Library's  Text-to-Speech conversion (provided with the support of Division of Information Technology) This alternative way of reading provides students the flexibility to listen to their course reading materials while doing something else at home.  In addition, we know learning/reading needs repetition! Students can easily revisit their reading materials using this service.


We thank you for your patience during this difficult time!

Dr. Heather Butler, Department Chair