The Psychology Department launches an online journal The Red River Psychology Journal. The RRPJ publishes the research of our undergraduates, and provides students the chance to take part in the peer review process as student editors. The RRPJ also provides department updates for our students and alumni.
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Dr. Lisa Stewart published the chapter, “Best Practices in Developing Academic Local Norms” in the most recent edition of the National Association of School Psychology Best Practices in School Psychology. The Best Practices resource is a staple in graduate programs across the country and the new edition was released August 2014.
Magdalene Chalikia, Psychology, presented an e-poster at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France, July 8-13. The title of the presentation was “Relationships and rates of errors within and between numerical and knowledge problem categories.” Verlin B. Hinsz, and Jared L. Ladbury of the Psychology Department at NDSU were co-authors.
Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, presented conference sessions on “Using Apps in Interventions,” “Instructional and Data Coaching” and “Strengthening Language and Literacy in PreK and K” at the 4th Annual ND RTI Conference on June 16, 17 and 18.
Dr. Stewart and School Psychology Graduate Students contribute to success of ND RTI conference. The 4th Annual ND Response to Intervention Conference was held in Fargo, ND June 16, 17, 18. Over 380 educators from ND and MN attended. Speakers included Dr. Steve Goodman, Dr. Kevin Feldman, Dr. Amanda Vanderheyden and Dr. Matt Burns as well as breakout sessions from local and regional teams and experts. Dr. Lisa Stewart, faculty in the MSUM School Psychology program, was one of the conference organizers and several MSUM School Psychology graduate students including: Breanne Ternes, Stacy Quackenbush, Kari Shane, Sean Sohren, and Alison Carlson volunteered at the conference. The conference is sponsored by ND SEEC and MDEC and draws educators from across the state of ND and several bordering MN school districts.
Nine employees were recognized for excellence at the 2014 Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon May 15.. Employees are nominated by their peers for recognition in five categories. This year’s award winners include:
Excellence in Service to Students: Hannah Severtson, Director of Learning Communities and Dr. Theresa Hest, Professor of Communication Studies
Excellence in Service to the Community: Brittney Goodman, Executive Director of Library Services
Excellence in Service to the University: Joanne Strandlien, Records Office; Dr. Richard Lahti, Associate Professor of Chemistry; and Nathan Hollatz, Admissions Counselor
Excellence in Teaching: Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Associate Professor of Film Studies
Excellence in Research and Creative Activity: Dr. Peter Geib, Professor of Business Management and Dr. Lisa Stewart, Professor of Psychology
Doris Walker-Dalhouse and A. Derick Dalhouse publish chapter in “Social Diversity within Multiliteracies”
Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita STL, and A. Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, have a chapter entitled “Culture and Identity” in an edited book being published by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. The book is entitled Social Diversity within Multiliteracies and is edited by Fenice B. Boyd and Cynthia H. Brock.
The Psychology Department proudly inducted 14 students as members of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. The following students were recognized for their achievements: Matthew Ashburn, Julie Piche, Merianne Bott, Erik Gatzke, Rebecca Larson, Meri-Elena Salonek, Sean Hushagen, Aubrey Borgen, Sara Rundlett, Rachel Tengwall, Shawn Carlson, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher McDonald, and Beth Anderson. Congratulations to you all!
The Psychology Department congratulates the following three award winners: (1) Kelsey Ihringer–Senior–Diana Divecha Award in Developmental Science, (2) Katherine Johanson–Junior–Psychology Departmental Award, and (3)Madhuri Tiwari–Junior–Psychology Research Award.
Psychology students presented research at the 28th Annual Red River Psychology Conference, hosted by Concordia College.
The following presentations were made:
Madhuri Tiwari and Katie Johnson (with Dr. C. Malone) “Competing Sound and Spelling Information Produce Memory Blocks in Word Fragment Completion”
Samantha Kallberg (with Dr. R. Bergstrom)”Appearance-related Social Norms: How the Thin-Ideal Impacts Opposite Sex Perceptions of Attractiveness” Read the rest of this entry →
Courtney Messinger, a senior Psychology major, has been accepted into the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and has been offered a fellowship. She will be attending the Human Resources and Industrial Relations program. Congratulations, Courtney!
Katherine Johanson, a junior majoring in Gerontology and Psychology, has been awarded the Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology.
Johanson will receive the scholarship at the 38th Annual MGS Conference on April 25 in Brooklyn Center.
Three Psychology students have had their research abstracts accepted for a conference at Stanford University this spring. Kelsey Ihringer will present research on attachment and emotion discrimination; Madhuri Tiwari will present research on test anxiety; and Katherine Johanson will present research on perfectionism. These student research projects were mentored by Dr. Chris Malone and Dr. Lisa Nawrot in the Psychology Department.
The Psychology Department is offering the following new courses this summer: Psy 290 (Positive Psychology) and Psy 390 (Forensic Mental Health). In addition, the following will also be offered: Psy 463 (Abnormal Psychology), Psy 342 (Learning and Memory), Psy 220 (Social Behavior, this is a LASC 5 course), Psy 261 (Personality), Psy 323 (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), Psy 317 (Alcohol and Drug Abuse), Psy 345 (Physiological Psychology), and Psy 202 (Lifespan Development).
Keep these in mind as your are making your summer school choices.
Elizabeth Nawrot, Psychology, had an article titled “The role of eye movements in depth from motion parallax during infancy” published in the December issue of the Journal of Vision. The research investigated the role of various eye movement systems in infants’ ability to perceive depth early in life. More than 200 babies participated. A number of MSUM undergraduate students were involved with the project, which was funded for three years by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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.