Olivia Melroe, School Psychology Graduate Program, and Keith Melroe were honored by the City of Fargo -Native American Commission at Fargo City Hall on Nov. 14 for their contributions to the Native American community. They were thanked for their support of, and availability to, multiple agencies and organizations across the community.
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Susan Everson-Rose graduated from the Psychology Department in 1985 and completed a Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. She was the first President of the Psi Chi Chapter on our campus. Her research has received recognition from the American Heart Association and she received an Alumni Award from MSUM some years ago. Her colloquium at NDSU is Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Below is the announcement from NDSU. Read the rest of this entry →
Psychology student Rebecca Spanier and Dr. Lisa Stewart present at Northern Lights Conference in Grand Forks. Psychology major Rebecca Spanier presented a poster titled “Establishing the Reliability of the Preschool Receptive Vocabulary Measure (RVM) and the Expressive Vocabulary Measure (EVM)” at the October Northern Lights Psychology Conference at UND in Grand Forks, ND.
Stewart was advisor on the project and School Psychology students Adam Boles and Britney Bachmeier also participated in the research project.
The paper “Sex-Based Salary Disparity and the Uses of Multiple Regression for Definition and Remediation” by Magdalene H. Chalikia, Psychology Department, and Verlin B. Hinsz (Psychology Department, NDSU) has been accepted for publication in Current Psychology. The paper will first appear online at the end of October, and in hard version later in November 2013.
Maggie McLean presented a poster at the Midwest Instruction Leadership Council (MILC) conference on using data to evaluate whether a movement and music program increased on task behavior and task initiation in a group of second grade students. Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, advised McLean on the poster and also attended the MILC conference held at the St. Paul River Centre Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL and A. Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, have a chapter published in Immigration in the 21st Century: Political, Social, and Economic Issues, edited by Judy Ho and Published by Nova Publishers, N.Y. The title of the chapter is Preservice Teachers Culturally Relevant Beliefs: The Impact of a Clinical Experience Tutoring Sudanese Students.
The graduate program in School Psych program recently was approved for a university sponsored iPad technology initiative. All on-campus School Psychology graduate students will be issued iPads this fall at no cost to the students. The iPads will be integrated into day-to-day course instruction, as well being used by the graduate students in assessment labs, in practicum settings, and for research projects. The iPads will allow the MSUM graduate students to be trained on the increasingly sophisticated assessment and data collection applications that they will be expected to be using when working in public schools. Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Lisa Stewart, psychology, trained 80 Northwestern Minnesota Americorps Reading Corps members Aug 20- 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 1,000 Reading Corps members from all across Minnesota started their year of service this week by taking the Americorps pledge and getting trained to provide high quality targeted interactions and reading interventions with kids from age 3 to grade 3. Many MSUM Dragons and alums have been Minnesota Reading (or Math) Corps members. To learn more about the program, see Dr. Stewart or visit minnesotareadingcorps.org.
Recent Psychology graduate Spencer Coffman has published a paper on “Facial Expression: The Ability to Distinguish Between Enjoyment and Nonenjoyment Smiles.” Spencer conducted the research with Dr. Elizabeth Nawrot (Psychology) as part of an Experimental Psychology class. The article appears in the Summer 2013 issue of the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. Spencer graduated in 2012 and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology.
Lisa Stewart organized and presented at an RTI conference that drew more than 360 regional educators. Dr. Stewart, School Psychology, was on the planning committee for the 3rd annual N.D. Response to Intervention (RTI) conference held at the Fargo Holiday Inn June 10-12. In addition to organizing the conference, Stewart presented at several conference sessions on topics ranging from RTI-A, using iPad apps in educational interventions, vocabulary interventions, and team action planning. School Psychology graduate students Adam Boles and Margaret McLean co-presented with Stewart at two separate presentations and 8 other School Psychology graduate students volunteered at the conference.
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology, inducted 14 new members into the MSUM chapter on May 6. The new members are: Danielle Bany, Megan Boeddeker, Amanda Heitkamp, Miranda Horst, Kelsey Ihringer, Katherine Johanson, Samantha Kallberg, Catherine Kippley, Emily Lyons, Courtney Messinger, Jesse Olson, Jessica Sand, Emily Steinle, and Madhuri Tiwari.
Alum John Gunstad, Psychology ’97, is presenting “Obesity, Bariatric, Surgery and Cognition” at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo May 14. See attached document below for details.
Gunstad is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University. Read the rest of this entry →
The Psychology Department gave out four Departmental Awards to undergraduate students at both the junior and senior level to recognize their achievements. This spring, Bria Itzen was given the “Psychology Student Departmental Award” (junior psychology major), while Kelsey Ihringer was given the “Psychology Research Award” (junior psychology major). Read the rest of this entry →
Booktango publishing has recently released, “The Insightful Marriage: What You Really Need to Know and Do to be Happily Married” written by Richard Kolotkin, Professor of Psychology. This marriage self-help book is available for both Kindle and Nook readers. It is also available directly from Booktango.
Seven faculty members (Bergstrom, Dalhouse, Malone, Nawrot, Nickell, Potter, and Stewart) from the Psychology Department along with a number of students attended the 27th Annual Red River Psychology Conference at NDSU April 12. The conference is designed to showcase research being done by undergraduate students at NDSU, MSUM, Concordia College, and other regional colleges and universities.
Three MSUM Psychology majors (Tim Fode, Megan Boeddeker, and Bria Itzen) made presentations of their research.
Be that Teacher: Breaking the Cycle for Struggling Readers, a book coauthored by Doris-Walker Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, and Victoria Resko, Vanderbelt University, was listed in a recent publication by Teachers College Press as one of its three bestsellers.
Professor Christine Malone, Psychology, will give a lecture on critical thinking Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Science Lab 118. The title of the lecture is “Can we Teach Critical Thinking? Cognitive Psychology’s Response.”
The lecture is part of the College of Social and Natural Sciences lecture series. The lectures focus on current issues in the sciences. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Doris Walker-Dalhouse, professor emerita STL, and A. Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, has a chapter (chapter 1) in a recently published, edited book, entitled: Struggling Readers Can Succeed: Teaching Solutions Based on Real Kids in Classrooms and Communities. The title of the chapter is: Outcomes in Reading for Bryant, An African-American Urban Learner: A Case Study. The editors of the book are Nina L. Nilsson, St. Joseph’s University and Sandra E. Grandy, Governors State University. The publisher is Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, N.C.
School Psychology faculty and graduate students presented at national conference in Seattle. Dr. Peg Potter and graduate student Mike Porter presented a poster, “One Probe Versus Three Probes in Benchmarking Procedures” at the National Association of School Psychology conference in Seattle, Wash. Feb 12-15. Read the rest of this entry →
Richard Kolotkin, Maggie Williams, Casey Lloyd and Earnest Halford, Psychology, have found that the answer to this question is a resounding “yes.” Anyone interested in learning more about this new virtual threat to marriage can access the full report of their research, recently published in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research in December of 2012 (Volume 5, Number 3), by going to this URL.