Psychology Department

Welcome to the Psychology Department

We welcome you to the website of the Psychology Department at California State University, San Marcos.  Psychology is the empirical investigation of behavior from a biological, cognitive, and/or psychosocial perspective.  We invite you to browse these pages to learn more about our programs and the support we offer to students.

For questions regarding the Psychology Department, please contact the Chair of Psychology, Dr. Miriam Schustack.

For questions about this website, please contact Soheyla Mohseni, Academic Coordinator, or Marie Thomas, Professor.


  • Welcome to the Psychology Department's newest faculty member, Dr. Kimmie Vanderbilt. Dr. Vanderbilt is a Developmental Psychologist and we are delighted to have her join our faculty!
  • The CSUSM Psychology Student Research Fair will be held Spring 2014!  Get involved and be a part of the celebration!