Psychology is an interesting and practical major that provides an understanding of people’s behavior and thought processes. Psychologists uncover the links between biological processes, environmental influences and human behavior. Because psychological principles help to explain a wide range of behaviors, students are prepared for a variety of careers. MSUM’s psychology faculty are knowledgeable and student-focused, and our well-equipped facilities are designed for student research.
Students begin with an introductory-level series of courses, followed by courses in statistics and research methods. Students may specialize in areas emphasizing graduate school preparation or for work in the profession by taking upper-level courses in learning, personality, cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, or the psychology of women.
An important quality of MSUM’s psychology program is the science/research orientation built into the curriculum. Students work closely with faculty on research projects in their rea of specialty, and the department houses psychology labs of exceptional sophistication for a university its size. Eight labs provide opportunities for students to carry out experiments in many specialty areas, including infant perception in our child development lab or body image perception in our social psychology lab.
The Department of Psychology publishes the first issue of The Red River Psychology Journal. This online journal showcases our undergraduate student research and provides student editors with experience as peer reviewers. The journal is serialized with an ISSN number so the contents are electronically archived and searchable. And the journal will be used as a […]
MSUM Psi Chi (the honor society for psychology) has received a $1000 Undergraduate Research Conference grant from Psi Chi International. MSUM Psi Chi will use the funds to host the Red River Psychology Conference on campus April 23-24. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the MSUM Psi Chi chapter. The key note speaker will […]
Minnesota State University Moorhead Celebrates November American Indian Heritage Month TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 10:30 AM Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Lobby) Laidman (JR) Fox, Jr., Spiritual Advisor from Spirit Lake Nation, will conduct a traditional pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7:00 – 9:00 PM Buffalo […]
Dr. Lisa Stewart presented two sessions at the ND Department of Public Instruction Fall Conference October 8-10, 2014 in Bismarck. Her sessions were titled “Using iPad Apps in Interventions” and “Strengthening Language and Literacy: Hands On Activities”. Over 900 teachers attended the conference from across the state.
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0164 Classroom
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0161 Computer Lab
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0167 Classroom
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0164 Classroom
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major