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 Psychology Department is offering the following new courses this summer: Psy 290 (Positive Psychology) and Psy 390 (Forensic Mental Health). In addition, the following will also be offered: Psy 463 (Abnormal Psychology), Psy 342 (Learning and Memory), Psy 220 (Social Behavior, this is a LASC 5 course), Psy 261 (Personality), Psy 323 (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), [...]
Elizabeth Nawrot, Psychology, had an article titled “The role of eye movements in depth from motion parallax during infancy” published in the December issue of the Journal of Vision. The research investigated the role of various eye movement systems in infants’ ability to perceive depth early in life. More than 200 babies participated. A number [...]
Olivia Melroe, School Psychology Graduate Program, and Keith Melroe were honored by the City of Fargo -Native American Commission at Fargo City Hall on Nov. 14 for their contributions to the Native American community. They were thanked for their support of, and availability to, multiple agencies and organizations across the community.
Susan Everson-Rose graduated from the Psychology Department in 1985 and completed a Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. She was the first President of the Psi Chi Chapter on our campus. Her research has received recognition from the American Heart Association and she received an Alumni Award from MSUM some years ago. Her colloquium at [...]
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Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major