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Psychology Academic Resource Laboratory (PARL)

The Psychology Academic Resource Laboratory (PARL) is a resource for all undergraduate students in psychology and the social sciences. The purpose of the PARL is to provide academic support for enhancing quantitative, computing, writing, biological, and research methodology skills that are essential to psychology. The PARL also offers a variety of specialized computer programs and tutorials on statistics, research methods, psychometrics, and the biological bases of behavior. Psychology graduate students staff the lab, which will be available during the semester on a drop-in basis (hours are posted below).  Graduate assistants also provide limited individual attention for academic consultation. Finally, we plan to schedule workshops, symposia, and videos presented by faculty, staff, and graduate students throughout the year. The presentations might include writing APA style papers, graduate/professional schools information, career options in psychology, the Internet, and research topics in psychology. Check with Soheyla Mohseni (phone: 760-750-4102) for further information about PARL.  

Can't make it to PARL? Check out our Statistics Help page.

Hours & Location: Spring 2018 

PARL is located in SBSB 1206

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 9:30AM & 4:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM-11:00AM & 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 10:00AM & 4:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Friday: 12:30PM -3:30PM

**Important Note: PARL will be closed during Spring Break (March 19-23).

Students seeking help with a particular assignment should bring the course syllabus and/or the assignment requirements with them to PARL.


Graduate Student Staff:

Rob Grijalva 

Faculty Staff and Contact Information:

Faculty Advisor, Dr. Heike Mahler

Co-Faculty Advisor, Dr. Dan Berry


Applying for a PARL Staff Position:

Each year the department hires graduate students to work in PARL. This position allows for hired graduate students from CSUSM's Psychology Graduate Program to work in PARL a specified number of hours per week.  Preference is given to second year students with strong skills in methods, statistics, and APA-style writing. Right now the position is just for fall, but a successful candidate may be rehired in spring. 

To check availability of PARL staff positions, please contact Soheyla Mohseni (phone: 760-750-4102).