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Psychology Works Speaker Series

Posted on September 21, 2016

Monday, Sept. 26 | 4:30 p.m. | BR 162  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot Attends European Conference on Visual Perception in Barcelona

Posted on September 06, 2016

Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) attended the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) in Barcelona, Spain this past week. Nawrot presented research on “The Development of Convergence and Divergence to Radial Optic Flow in Infancy.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Potter Attends Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Posted on July 27, 2016

Peg Potter, Psychology, recently attended a Public Policy Institute co-sponsored by The George Washington University and the National Association of School Psychologists in Washington, D.C.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot Attends Council on Undergraduate Research Business Meeting

Posted on July 07, 2016

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 →

School Psychology Faculty, Graduate Students Present at MTSS Conference

Posted on June 29, 2016

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 →

Faculty, Students Return from Study Abroad Trip to Peru

Posted on June 10, 2016

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 →

Honors Program Scholarships Awarded

Posted on May 02, 2016

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 elected to the Council on Undergraduate Research

Posted on March 08, 2016

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.

School Psychology Students and Faculty Present in New Orleans

Posted on February 24, 2016

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.

“Psychology Works” presentation held on Monday, February 22

Posted on February 10, 2016

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.

School Psychology Faculty and Students Present at State Conference

Posted on February 08, 2016

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 →

Lisa Stewart presents at NAEYC

Posted on January 06, 2016

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 →

New section of Environmental Psychology (Psy 324) now open

Posted on December 04, 2015

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.

Psy 390: Psychology of Sound and Music offered this spring

Posted on November 10, 2015

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.

Fall 2015 issue of The Red River Psychology Journal is out

Posted on November 06, 2015

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 →

Internship and employment opportunities at the North Dakota Autism Center, Inc.

Posted on November 02, 2015

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 →

Dr. Sherryse Corrow to speak this afternoon at 4

Posted on October 14, 2015

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 helps ready new Minnesota Reading Corps members

Posted on August 20, 2015

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, published a paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Posted on August 05, 2015

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.

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 →

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