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MSUM alumnus, Troy White, presenting at “How to Survive: A Conversation” this weekend

Posted on June 25, 2015

Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name.

White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard Barry Hall (811 2nd Ave. N. Fargo, ND) June 26, 2015. “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” features hope-filled messages from survivors of childhood abuse, and audience members will be encouraged to join the conversation about how we survive the challenges in our lives. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology department has added two new courses

Posted on June 25, 2015

The Psychology department has added two new courses to the Fall 2015 schedule. These courses are open to psychology majors and non-majors and will appeal to students across many disciplines. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, presents at statewide RTI conference

Posted on June 19, 2015

Dr. Stewart presented a session on “Increasing English Language Arts, Math and Academic Language Skills through a Focus on Vocabulary” at the 5th Annual ND RTI/MTSS conference June 8-10, 2015. Dr. Stewart also led the Action Planning session at the end of the conference. Over 330 educators attended the conference, held at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND.

Learn more about Child Development Labs

Posted on June 01, 2015

Calling all parents!
Do you ever wonder how children learn their first language?
Or how they use different kinds of visual information to recognize faces? Or when they first start to see in three-dimensions?

The Child Development Labs in the Departments of Psychology at MSUM and NDSU would like to invite your children to participate in research designed to address these questions. We are looking for children from infants to 10 years of age to complete fun studies at the Child Development lab at MSUM, the Language Lab or the High Level Vision Lab at North Dakota State University. Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot presents research at vision conference

Posted on May 26, 2015

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 Development Lab. Eight undergraduate student researchers assisted with this project over the past two years.

Psychology graduate receives prestigious Paterson award

Posted on May 18, 2015

KatieJohanson_9550 webcopyKatherine 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 an MSUM student has received the award. John Gunstad received the award in 1997. The award citation, in part, stated: “Katherine demonstrated academic success in pursuing double majors in psychology and gerontology, among other facets of her undergraduate education, she has also consistently been the recipient of honors, awards, and scholarships.”

Johanson, who graduated summa cum laude from MSUM, was accepted into a number of doctoral programs, but will pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She received a $5,000 graduate fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Leilani Feliciano on developing cognitive profiles of older diabetics. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department inducted 12 students into Psi Chi

Posted on May 13, 2015

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.

Students Present at NACADA Conference

Posted on May 13, 2015

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.

Psychology Department hosted the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference; MSUM alumnus was keynote speaker

Posted on April 29, 2015

The Psychology Department hosted the annual Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference last Friday. Twenty seven poster presentations, and four papers were presented by students from MSUM, NDSU, Concordia, UND, and the University of Jamestown. Ten of these presentations involved 14 students from our Department. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Psi Chi and Psychology Club hosting 2015 Red River Psychology Conference this week

Posted on April 21, 2015

MSUM Psi Chi and Psychology Club are pleased to host the 2015 Red River Psychology Conference on April 23-24 at MSUM Paseka School of Business. The key note speaker is Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, an MSUM graduate and first-ever MSUM Psi Chi President. Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department recognizes students for awards

Posted on April 20, 2015

The Psychology Department recognized Katherine Johanson, Psychology and Gerontology major, as the 2015 nominee and winner of the Paterson Award given to an outstanding Psychology senior by the Minnesota Psychological Association. Caroline Kinskey received the Excellence in Research Award, as a junior student in Psychology. Aubrey Borgen received the junior Departmental Award, for Excellence in overall academic achievement and commitment to the field of Psychology. Congratulations to all of you.

Creating compliance: Improving behavioral intervention in the classroom

Posted on April 10, 2015

Graduate student to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Meghan Feir

School Psychology graduate student, Sean Soehren, entered the program knowing he wanted to help struggling students in the classroom, and through his research, he may be able to assist educators with new methods of growing classroom compliancy.

His presentation topic, “Increasing Compliance Using Mystery Motivator and Sure I Will Behavioral Interventions,” is based on the research he did on behavioral intervention for his thesis. Soehren worked with second graders with reading disabilities and extreme behavioral issues last spring to find a way to increase compliance for the benefit of the classroom. Read the rest of this entry →

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

Posted on March 30, 2015

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

Posted on March 18, 2015

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 some sugar? See you there!

School Psychology Students Attend and Present at National Conference

Posted on February 25, 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry →

Soehren and Bukhari Selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers

Posted on February 10, 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology Graduate Program gets “Full Approval” from NASP

Posted on February 05, 2015

The MSUM School Psychology program is pleased to announce our graduate program has once again earned National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Full Approval -National Recognition- from the NASP Program Accreditation Board. Read the rest of this entry →

Stewart presented to NCW & Ada-Borup teachers

Posted on January 21, 2015

Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, conducted two inservice trainings with K-12 local educators from Norman County West and Ada-Borup on Monday, January 19. The training covered the topics of Academic Engagement and Academic Language/Vocabulary and tools to use in Tier 1 and Tier 2 instructional settings.

Department of Psychology publishes first issue of The Red River Psychology Journal

Posted on November 24, 2014

The Department of Psychology publishes the first issue of The Red River Psychology Journal. This online journal showcases our undergraduate student research and provides student editors with experience as peer reviewers. The journal is serialized with an ISSN number so the contents are electronically archived and searchable. And the journal will be used as a department newsletter and alumni outreach. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Psi Chi receives $1000 Undergraduate Research Conference grant from Psi Chi International

Posted on November 18, 2014

MSUM Psi Chi (the honor society for psychology) has received a $1000 Undergraduate Research Conference grant from Psi Chi International.

MSUM Psi Chi will use the funds to host the Red River Psychology Conference on campus April 23-24. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the MSUM Psi Chi chapter.  The key note speaker will be Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, an MSUM graduate and first-ever MSUM Psi Chi President. Read the rest of this entry →

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