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.
Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, recently attended the Vision Science Society conference in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. Nawrot presented a poster titled “Oculomotor responses to radial optic flow in infancy”. This research was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and included data from more than 125 infants tested here at the MSUM Child […]
Katherine A. Johanson, a psychology and gerontology major, received the prestigious Donald G. Paterson Undergraduate Award in Psychology at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior to recognize and encourage high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level. It’s the second time in 32 years that […]
On May 4th, the Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The inductees are: Oyinkansola Adeyemi, Sarah Besette, Tyler Carlson, Alexandra Gomez, Rebecca Greenmyer, Dana Jacobs, Caroline Kinskey, Bianca Milz, Cameron Monson, Andrew Swedzinski, Eloise Warren, and Geoffrey Zehnacker.
Taylor Rodriguez, Economics major, and Madhuri Tiwari, Psychology major, presented on the student panel at the Region 6 NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising conference held in Fargo on May 9.
Sarah Butrum, Psychology Major