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.
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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.
Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, Carol H. Sibley and Korella Selzler, Library, have received an award for a research article published in the “Journal of Reading Education.” This “Outstanding Article Award” was selected by the Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading of the International Reading Association.
Dr. Potter and Dr. Stewart, MSUM School Psychology faculty, and 19 graduate students attended the MSPA Mid-Winter Conference Jan. 17 and 18. The theme of the conference was “Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes.” Several students also volunteered at the conference.
Lisa Stewart, MSUM School Psychology, trains Reading Corps in Massechusetts. Dr. Lisa Stewart provided a day of on-site consultation and a full day training for PreKindergarten Reading Corps staff, teachers, coaches and volunteers in Massechusetts on NOvember 30 and Dec 1. Her visit was part of the Americorps Reading Corps National Replication Project that is replicating the success of Minnesota Reading Corps in other states. Dr. Stewart focused on instructional coaching skills with the staff during her on-site visits and then spent a day training all Massechusetts members, coaches and staff on implementing tiered small group early literacy interventions for the most at-risk preschoolers in their centers and classrooms.
Elizabeth Nawrot, Psychology, is the invited speaker at NDSU’s Psychology Department Colloquium Series Friday Oct. 19. Nawrot will present “The development of depth perception in infancy: Motion parallax and eye movement systems.” This talk will summarize Nawrot’s three-year research program to study infant visual development that has been funded through a $260,000 grant from the National Institutes for Health.
The talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the NDSU Department of Psychology and Center for Visual Neuroscience.
Dr. Lisa H. Stewart, School Psychology, trained Americorps Minnesota Reading Corps members and their internal coach teacher partners at the St. Paul River Centre August 13-17.
This year 1,187 MRC members will provide early literacy and reading research-based interventions to children from age three to 3rd grade in over 600 schools and preschools throughout the state. MRC is the largest state Americorps program in the country and there are MRC members serving in Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Pelican Rapids, and many other local communities. Read the rest of this entry →
We are pleased to announce that Julia Roland has agreed to serve as Interim Director of First Year Programs effective August 6. Roland has eight years of experience working in Student Affairs, with four years’ experience working in First Year Programs. Roland’s past experience has included programming in the areas of new student orientation and registration, first year experience, family day, learning communities and ‘After Dark’ activities both at MSUM and previously with Mayville State University. Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Lisa Stewart, school psychology, and Dr. Mary Dosch, CTL, presented at the North Dakota Response to Intervention conference in Fargo on June 18, 19 and 20. More than 300 educators attended the conference from North Dakota and Minnesota.
Stewart was also involved in planning the conference and eight graduate students from the MSUM school psychology program attended and volunteered at the conference.
Seventeen MSUM psychology students presented research at the 26th Annual Red River Psychology Conference on April 19 and 20, 2012. The students were Justine Breedon, Spencer Coffman, Ethan Dahl, Dominique DeZiel, Tim Fode, Kimberly Fritel, Jesse Forster, Farryn Helm, Kelsey Ihringer, Bria Itzen, Jennifer Livingood, Emily Lyons, Megan Nere, Nathan Nowak, Dylan O’Brien, Rachel Thompson, and Jennifer Wenner. Read the rest of this entry →
Ashley Hoeck, psychology major, recently received the Female Student Leader of the Year award. This award is given by the Office of Student Activities.
Six psychology students were recently inducted into Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology. These students are: Ibukun Awosika, Spencer Coffman, Jessie Heising, Bria Itzen, Carmella Jasperson, and Elizabeth Plankers. The Psychology Department congratulates these students for their accomplishments.