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.
Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name. White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard […]
The Psychology department has added two new courses to the Fall 2015 schedule. These courses are open to psychology majors and non-majors and will appeal to students across many disciplines. Psy 320 Social Psychology (course ID 001905) will be offered T Th 10:30-11:45 am. Prerequisite: Psy 113 General Psychology. This course gives an in-depth look […]
Dr. Stewart presented a session on “Increasing English Language Arts, Math and Academic Language Skills through a Focus on Vocabulary” at the 5th Annual ND RTI/MTSS conference June 8-10, 2015. Dr. Stewart also led the Action Planning session at the end of the conference. Over 330 educators attended the conference, held at the Holiday Inn […]
Calling all parents! Do you ever wonder how children learn their first language? Or how they use different kinds of visual information to recognize faces? Or when they first start to see in three-dimensions? The Child Development Labs in the Departments of Psychology at MSUM and NDSU would like to invite your children to participate […]
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major