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.
Archive for the ‘Psychology’
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 →
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.
Katherine 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 →
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.
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
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 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 →
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.
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 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/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!