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.
Psychology Club is having their FIRST Psychology Club meeting of the fall this Thursday, September 18th at 6:00pm in CMU 214! Come join us for games, treats, and socializing! We will discuss what Psychology Club does (including how you can join Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology), talk about the Red River Psychology Conference in [...]
The Psychology Department launches an online journal The Red River Psychology Journal. The RRPJ publishes the research of our undergraduates, and provides students the chance to take part in the peer review process as student editors. The RRPJ also provides department updates for our students and alumni.
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.
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Regional Science Center SC 0108 Classroom
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 205 Individuals attending your event can be directed to park in Lot U on the West side of the Student Union. We have parking permits ready for you to pick up when you arrive in the CMU Main Office Room 115. All catered food for events held in the Comstock Memorial Union shall be provided by MSUM Dining Services. Please contact the Catering Manager at 218-477-2852 to discuss your needs.
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Library LI 0124 Faculty Development Multi-purpose Rm
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major