Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) recently attended the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) business meeting in Tampa, Fla. Nawrot was elected to serve as a Councilor in the Psychology Division. Read the rest of this entry →
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School psychology faculty and graduate students presented at a statewide MTSS conference. Dr. Lisa Stewart, school psychology faculty, and Alannah Dosh, school psychology graduate student, presented a session on “Increasing Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice in your Schools,” and Alyssa McDonough, school psychology graduate student, presented a session on “Mindfulness Practices Across Tiers” at the North Dakota RTI/MTSS Conference in Fargo June 6-8. Read the rest of this entry →
Five faculty — Mary Dosch, Janelle Miedema, David Paul, Vicki Riedinger, and Lisa Stewart — just returned from a leading a two week study abroad in Peru with 23 students.
For the second year in a row, the group was a cross disciplinary service-oriented group consisting of undergraduate and graduate students from education, psychology, speech language hearing sciences, counseling and social work. Read the rest of this entry →
The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry →
Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) has been elected as a Councilor to the Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The mission of the CUR is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. The CUR hosts an undergraduate research poster session on Capitol Hill, produces a Quarterly journal, and provides special Institutes on undergraduate research and faculty development as well as a bi-annual national conference.
Twelve graduate students in school psychology and four MSUM faculty attended the National Association of School Psychology Conference in New Orleans, LA on Feb 9-13. Several faculty and students presented at the conference. Dr. Olivia Melroe and colleagues presented a Symposium on “An Indigenous Conceptual Framework: Guiding Culturally Effective School Psychology Practice.” Kristy Boomer and Dr. Lisa Stewart presented a poster titled “Teaching Math Vocabulary in Preschool: A Comparison of Techniques.” Alannah Dosh, Dr. Lisa Stewart and Dr. Mary Dosch presented a poster titled “Resources for Improving Evidence-Based Practice in Schools.” The NASP conference was attended by over 5,000 school psychologists, faculty and students.
The February “Psychology Works” presentation will be Monday, February 22 at 3:30 pm in Bridges 361. Kandia Qual, Fargo Area Program Director of Dacotah Foundation, will provide information and answer questions about internship and employment opportunities. Dacotah Foundation provides community-based chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The “Psychology Works” series, organized by the MSUM Psychology Department and Psychology Club, presents representatives from a variety of places in the FM community where psychologists and other mental health professionals work, and where undergraduate students may also work or do internships to gain valuable experience and skills.
Seven School Psychology Graduate Students presented posters and Dr. Lisa Stewart presented two breakout sessions at the Minnesota Association of School Psychology (MSPA) MidWinterConference January 28 and 29 in Bloomington, MN.
Dr. Lisa H. Stewart presented a session titled “MultiTiered Systems of Support in Preschool: Focus on a Literacy and Math Rich Schedule” and copresented a session with MSUM School Psychology alumni Kelli McGovern titled “Tier II Math Interventions: Who, How, Lessons Learned.” Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Lisa Stewart, Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology Graduate Program, and Minnesota Reading Corps colleagues Kate Horst and Dr. David Parker, presented a research poster at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference in Orlando, Fla., November 20, 2015. The poster, “Successful Kids and Satisfied Teachers: Preschool Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Key Components and Research Outcomes,” included an overview of the Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) model and outcomes from an external evaluation facilitated by MRC. Read the rest of this entry →
Need a LASC Goal 10 course for Spring 16? A new section of Psy 324 Environmental Psychology just opened (course ID 001764, MWF 12-12:50). Environmental Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between humans and their social and physical environment. Topics include: environmental perception and cognition, crowding, noise, privacy, urban environments, the psychology of sustainability and designing more habitable environments.
If you are interested, please register in e-services as soon as possible.
This coming spring, the Psychology Department is offering Psy 390: Psychology of Sound and Music. This is a course of potential interest to students of various backgrounds. Current issues in the psychology of music and sound will be examined, with a focus on how music affects our brains, our minds, our thoughts. This is NOT a course about music therapy, even though the topic of how music may play a role in health will also be discussed. Some of you may consider adding this course to your spring schedule.
The Fall 2015 issue of The Red River Psychology Journal was published this week. This online journal showcases MSUM 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. Read the rest of this entry →
As part of the MSUM Psychology Department and Psych Club series “Psychology Works” Darcy Kasprowicz (Developmental Director) will provide information and answer questions for faculty and students about internship and employment opportunities at the North Dakota Autism Center, Inc. on Tuesday November 3rd at 3pm in BR 363. Read the rest of this entry →
The Psychology Department is pleased to host a research talk by Dr. Sherryse Corrow—Winner of MSUM 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award and 2008 MSUM Psychology graduate. Dr. Corrow will present “The stranger in the mirror: Understanding the brain through neuropsychological cases of face blindness” on Wednesday, October 14th at 4:00 pm in Bridges 162. Sherryse is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in neurology/ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of British Columbia. The talk is sponsored by the Comstock fund and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, helps new batch of Minnesota Reading Corps members get ready to serve. Dr. Stewart attended and trained at the Minnesota Reading and Math Corps Summer Institute on August 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Read the rest of this entry →
Gary Nickell, Psychology, had a paper published this summer in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. The paper “Regulatory fit theory at work: Prevention focus’ primacy in safe food production” was co-authored with Dr. Verlin Hinsz from NDSU and Ernest Park from Grand Valley State University.
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 →
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. 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.
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 →