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 area 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.
The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. The Henry and Carol Raff-Stevenson Scholarship is awarded to Alexis Schmitz (Psychology) and Aleta Sanford (Business). The John Chisholm Endowed Scholarship is awarded to Shannon Galegher (Biology). The Honors Alumni Scholarship is awarded to […]
Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) has been elected as a Councilor to the Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The mission of the CUR is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. The CUR hosts an undergraduate research poster session on Capitol Hill, produces a Quarterly journal, and provides special […]
Twelve graduate students in school psychology and four MSUM faculty attended the National Association of School Psychology Conference in New Orleans, LA on Feb 9-13. Several faculty and students presented at the conference. Dr. Olivia Melroe and colleagues presented a Symposium on “An Indigenous Conceptual Framework: Guiding Culturally Effective School Psychology Practice.” Kristy Boomer and […]
The February “Psychology Works” presentation will be Monday, February 22 at 3:30 pm in Bridges 361. Kandia Qual, Fargo Area Program Director of Dacotah Foundation, will provide information and answer questions about internship and employment opportunities. Dacotah Foundation provides community-based chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The “Psychology Works” series, organized by the MSUM Psychology […]
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bridges Hall BR 0167 Planetarium
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major