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  • Psychology


  • Psychology

    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.

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  • Gary Nickell, Psychology, had paper accepted for publication in international journal

    Gary Nickell, Psychology, had a paper accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. The paper “The Prediction of Workers’ Food Safety Intentions and Behavior with Job Attitudes and the Reasoned Action Approach” was co-authored with Dr. Verlin Hinsz from NDSU.

    Psychology Club Bake Sale March 24, 25

    Psychology Club/Psi Chi is hosting a two-day bake sale on March 24th and 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Flora Frick-MacLean Hall corridor (by the vending machines and water fountain). Please come support our organization and buy some brain cookies, cookies, scotcharoos, and much more! Most items are only $1, and who doesn’t love […]

    School Psychology Students Attend and Present at National Conference

    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 […]

    Soehren and Bukhari Selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers

    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 […]

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  • Psych Conf. 4/24/2015 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM

    7:45 AM to 5:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0202 Classroom

    Job Search Boot Camp 5/14/2015 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    9:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Lommen LO 0104 Classroom

    MN GIS/LIS Workshop 5/20/2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Lommen LO 0004 Classroom

    MN GIS/LIS Workshop (ITV) 5/20/2015 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM

    8:00 AM to 5:15 PM - Lommen LO 0003 Classroom

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