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  • Red River Psychology Conference
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  • Red River Psychology Conference

    In 1986, MSUM started the longest-running campus organized undergraduate psychology conference in the tri-state area. Today, the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference is also supported by Concordia College and North Dakota State University.

    This student-centered meeting provides undergraduate students the opportunity to demonstrate their research through poster and verbal presentations at a professional scientific conference, network with faculty in graduate programs and professionals in the psychology field, and step into an intellectually stimulating environment as an emerging psychology professional. More than 200 students and faculty from the region and Canada attend each year.

    MSUM hosted the 23rd Annual Red River Psychology Conference in Spring 2012. Blair Johnson, an MSUM psychology alumnus, professor of psychology at the University of Connecticut, and a specialist in social influence, was the keynote speaker.  

    Internationally featured speakers read like a “Who’s Who” in the world of psychology. It’s a tremendous opportunity for undergraduates to get a first-hand glimpse of professional achievement and research excellence ranging from neuropsychology, memory and autism, to infant music perception, false memories and prejudice.

    Recent Presenters

    • Morton Ann Gernsbacherprofessor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison… specialist in autism and psycholinguistics… written and edited professional and lay books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters… co-editor of Psychological Science in the Public Interest… associate editor of Cognitive Psychology.
    • Laurel Trainordirector and driving force in the creation of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind… professor of psychology at McMaster University… published over 60 pioneering research articles and book chapters on the neuroscience of auditory development and the perception of music.
    • David Matsumotorenowned expert in the field of microexpressions, gesture, nonverbal behavior, culture and emotion…director of Humintell, a company that provides training to individuals and organizations in these fields...professor of psychology at San Francisco State University… founder/director of SFSU’s Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory, which focuses on studies involving culture, emotion, social interaction and communication.
    • Roy F. Baumeisterprofessor of psychology at Florida State University…social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, aggression, consciousness and free will…authored nearly 500 publications…written, co-written, or edited nearly 30 books.
    • Stephen J. Suomichief of the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology (a monkey lab) at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland…recognized for his contributions to the understanding of how socialization affects the psychological development of non-human primates…research professor at the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University…fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.