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.
Dr. Lisa Stewart published the chapter, “Best Practices in Developing Academic Local Norms” in the most recent edition of the National Association of School Psychology Best Practices in School Psychology. The Best Practices resource is a staple in graduate programs across the country and the new edition was released August 2014.
Magdalene Chalikia, Psychology, presented an e-poster at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France, July 8-13. The title of the presentation was “Relationships and rates of errors within and between numerical and knowledge problem categories.” Verlin B. Hinsz, and Jared L. Ladbury of the Psychology Department at NDSU were co-authors.
Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, presented conference sessions on “Using Apps in Interventions,” “Instructional and Data Coaching” and “Strengthening Language and Literacy in PreK and K” at the 4th Annual ND RTI Conference on June 16, 17 and 18.
Dr. Stewart and School Psychology Graduate Students contribute to success of ND RTI conference. The 4th Annual ND Response to Intervention Conference was held in Fargo, ND June 16, 17, 18. Over 380 educators from ND and MN attended. Speakers included Dr. Steve Goodman, Dr. Kevin Feldman, Dr. Amanda Vanderheyden and Dr. Matt Burns as [...]
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major