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, 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.
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 […]
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Library LI 0203C - Small Group Room
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0167 Classroom
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - MacLean MA 0164 Classroom
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Nemzek NZ 0206 Computer Lab
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major