The Psychology Department provides outstanding instruction to help students understand people’s behavior and thought processes while seeking to uncover the links between biological processes, environmental influences and human behavior. The department’s curriculum focuses heavily on research and is oriented toward psychology as a science and not as an application. Award-winning faculty members actively pursue research projects, present at regional, national and international conferences and are published in nationally recognized journals. They also participate in ongoing collaborative research with students, and oftentimes present their research findings in tandem with students at regional and national conferences.
The department features highly sophisticated labs— including an auditory perception lab, child development lab, animal research and other facilities—that allow students to conduct a range of research and experiments into many specialty areas of psychology. The Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and Psychology Club provide outstanding opportunities for students to engage in psychology related interests outside the classroom and build a sense of community with fellow students. The program’s deep research component, one-on-one mentorship and opportunities for professional development through student organizations and conferences provide the preparation students need for success in graduate school or careers in psychology and other related fields.
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology, inducted 14 new members into the MSUM chapter on May 6. The new members are: Danielle Bany, Megan Boeddeker, Amanda Heitkamp, Miranda Horst, Kelsey Ihringer, Katherine Johanson, Samantha Kallberg, Catherine Kippley, Emily Lyons, Courtney Messinger, Jesse Olson, Jessica Sand, Emily Steinle, and Madhuri Tiwari.
Alum John Gunstad, Psychology ’97, is presenting “Obesity, Bariatric, Surgery and Cognition” at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo May 14. See attached document below for details. Gunstad is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University. Gunstad is the only MSUM Psychology alum to win the Paterson Award for the [...]
The Psychology Department gave out four Departmental Awards to undergraduate students at both the junior and senior level to recognize their achievements. This spring, Bria Itzen was given the “Psychology Student Departmental Award” (junior psychology major), while Kelsey Ihringer was given the “Psychology Research Award” (junior psychology major). In the fall, Tiffany Zilka was given [...]
Booktango publishing has recently released, “The Insightful Marriage: What You Really Need to Know and Do to be Happily Married” written by Richard Kolotkin, Professor of Psychology. This marriage self-help book is available for both Kindle and Nook readers. It is also available directly from Booktango.
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Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major