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.
Seven School Psychology graduate students and faculty member, Peg Potter, recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in Orlando, Florida. Second year graduate student Sean Soehren did a verbal presentation of his Master’s project: “Evidence-based Compilation Intervention Designed to Increase Classroom Compliance” while third year student Matt Steinborn did […]
Congratulations to Sean Soehren, School Psychology Graduate Student and Khulude Bukhari, Counseling & Student Affairs Graduate Student! Soehren and Bukhari have been selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers who will be presenting their research at the Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 14th. Soehren’s research is entitled, “Increasing Compliance Using Mystery Motivator and Sure […]
The MSUM School Psychology program is pleased to announce our graduate program has once again earned National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Full Approval -National Recognition- from the NASP Program Accreditation Board. NASP is a CAEP (NCATE) affiliated program. The approval is based on an extensive analysis of whether our graduate program complied with NASP […]
Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, conducted two inservice trainings with K-12 local educators from Norman County West and Ada-Borup on Monday, January 19. The training covered the topics of Academic Engagement and Academic Language/Vocabulary and tools to use in Tier 1 and Tier 2 instructional settings.
7:45 AM to 5:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0202 Classroom
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major