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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Central California Research Symposium 

Spring 2023 Symposium Information

Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Location: Fresno State Library 

The purpose of the Symposium is to share recent research
with community investigators in various fields, college
students, and faculty as well as to encourage research
activities in the Central Valley. All fields of research will be considered for presentation to exchange further ideas among
investigators and the general public.
All individuals, including faculty, residents, graduate and
undergraduate students are encouraged to submit


Authors of papers entered in the
student competition must be sponsored by a faculty member.
Your google submission will be routed to your faculty mentor for approval.

In order to participate in sessions,
participants must confirm their invitation to present. Presenters
who do not confirm will not be scheduled.

If a first author chooses to withdraw his or her abstract for any reason, a request must be submitted by
March 29, 2023.

Friday, March 24, 2023 via Zoom (10-11 a.m.). Register online for this virtual workshop.

Justin L. Matthews, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of General Experimental Psychology in the Department of Psychology (College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) at California State University, Monterey Bay. He teaches courses in research methodology, experimental design, and statistics.

Dr. Matthews' research blends cognitive science and social psychology in the realms of spatial cognition and human depiction in popular media. He has published in the areas of social distance, language use, human gesture, sexism in the media, as well as judgment and decision making.

Dr. Matthews holds an A.A. in Liberal Studies from the College of the Sequoias, a B.A. and M.A. in Experimental Psychology from California State University, Fresno, and both an M.S. in Social and Cognitive Sciences and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Information Sciences from University of California, Merced.

Past Results 


Symposium Cancelled due to COVID-19 

Symposium Results 

Event Proceedings 

Symposium Cancelled due to COVID-19