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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 →

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.

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