Fall 2017 ~ Welcome!

August 21st, 2017

We’re glad to see familiar faces returning to campus, and happy to welcome new students to the department.  Here are a few guidelines to help make the year a success:

  • Attend class regularly. You can’t learn if you’re not there.
  • Ask questions.
  • Recognize that you can learn from your professors, and also by listening to the questions posed by your fellow students.
  • Treat people with respect. 
  • Seek assistance outside of class when you need it. Your profs can guide you to the appropriate resources if they don’t have an answer.
  • And if (as is likely if you are reading this) you have an interest in majoring or minoring in Psychology, get to know Schara.

Have a great year!

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Information for Majors & Minors

March 21st, 2017

In order to give you the most current information about the requirements for the Psychological Science major and minor, we provide this link to the College catalog where this information resides.  Please consult this information as you plan your courses, and see your adviser with any questions.

Major

Minor

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Welcome Back for the Spring!

January 17th, 2017

Yes, winter is in full swing, but we still call it the “spring” semester.  The Dept. of Psychological Science welcomes you back after what we hope was a restful break.

Here are a few reminders:

  • Feel free to talk with professors about your future. We can help!
  • If you’re considering a PhD program, get involved in research. The experience will open doors for you.
  • Aiming for a degree in counseling or clinical psych? Consider doing a practicum.
  • Seniors: expect to take our assessment exam. It’s a graduation requirement and it helps us to make the department stronger.
  • Graduation: May 6!

Have a great semester!

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Jordan Troisi (2006) Wins Teaching Award

October 25th, 2016
From left: Jane Halonen (for whom the award is named), Jordan Troisi, Amy Fineburg (chair of the awards committee)

From left: Jane Halonen (for whom the award is named), Jordan Troisi, Amy Fineburg (chair of the awards committee)

Alum Jordan Troisi, now an assistant professor at the University of the South (Sewanee), recently received the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s 2016 Jane Halonen Teaching Excellence Award for early career faculty. We are proud of him!  Learn about his current research and teaching here.

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Welcome to New and Returning Students!

August 22nd, 2016

The Fall 2016 Semester is getting underway, and we in Psychological Science are happy to see the campus full of students! Please watch this page for announcements about meetings and other items of relevance to Psych Majors and Minors.

Please stop by Olin 308 to introduce yourself to Schara Swan, if you don’t already know her. Shara keeps the department running, and you want to be on her good side.

And don’t forget to take advantage of your professors’ open hours – we’re here for you!

Enjoy the semester!

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Psych Students, Alum, & Prof. Keyes Honored at Convocation

April 22nd, 2016

Some of our best were honored at the Spring 2016 Honors Convocation.

  • Jessica McKindles received the Heston Award, given annually to the outstanding psychology major.
  • Brandon Johnson won the Hogberg Award for Research Excellence.
  • Jaime Bourgoin and Katie Zinkel received the Kirsten Metalonis Summer Research Fellowship.  These awards were established by the family of Kirsten Metalonis, a Psychology major killed in an auto accident shortly before graduation in 1999.

The Human Services and Neuroscience Concentrations, overseen by the Department of Psychological Science, also presented awards:

  • Candace Cullens won the award for Excellence in Human Services.
  • Erik Brink (Biology major) received the Ned Garvin Award for Excellence in Neuroscience.

In addition. Brandon Johnson‘s thesis was recognized as one of the College’s top three honors theses.

Brook McClintic Griese (1997)

Brook McClintic Griese (1997)

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Professor Barbara Keyes received the Arthur Anderson Teacher of the Year award.  Well deserved!

In addition, Alumna Brook McClintic Griese, 1997, received a Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony on Friday, April 22. Brook and her husband Brian Griese established Judi’s House—a facility to assist children and families dealing with grief—in Denver.
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We congratulation all of these deserving honorees!

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Welcome back!

January 19th, 2016

The Department of Psychological Science hopes that you return refreshed and invigorated for the start of the new semester.

A few reminders:

  • If you plan to major in Psychology, see Schara Swan (Dept. Secretary) in Olin 308 to complete a major declaration form.
  • If you are thinking about graduate school, and especially if you are considering a PhD program, think about getting involved in research. Talk with a prof whose research interests you to see if there is a place for you in the lab.
  • If you are aiming toward the applied side of psychology, consider doing an internship or practicum. Dr. Keyes is the person to see about this.
  • Whatever your plans are for a future in psychology, be more than a face in a classroom. Get to know your profs and fellow psych majors outside of class: visit profs at their office hours, study in the Third Floor Lounge where you can interact with the profs and with other students, attend special events like outside speakers or research talks.

We wish you a successful and rewarding semester!

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Psychological Science Students Honored

April 27th, 2015

Psychological Science students received many honors at the 2015 Honors Convocation, Thursday, April 23:

  • Jessica Glazier and Zach Kribs received the Heston Award, given annually to the outstanding psychology major(s).
  • Shanti Madhavan and Stephen Foster won the Hogberg Award for Research Excellence.
  • Jaime Bourgoin received the Kirsten Metalonis Scholarsip, and Jessica McKindles won the Metalonis Summer Research Fellowship.  These awards were established by the family of Kirsten Metalonis, a Psychology major killed in an auto accident shortly before graduation in 1999.

The Human Services and Neuroscience Concentrations, overseen by the Department of Psychological Science, also presented awards:

  • Shanti Madhavan won the award for Excellence in Human Services.
  • Emily Morlock received the Ned Garvin Award for Excellence in Neuroscience.

In addition. Jessica Glazier‘s thesis was recognized as one of the College’s top four honors theses.

Alumna Cindy (Cardwell) Fast, 2008, received the Young Alumni Award at a ceremony on Friday, April 24.

We congratulation all of these students!

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MUPRC 2015

October 7th, 2014

Web page for the 2015 Michigan Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference is here.

It was a wonderful event, with many fine presentations.  Thanks to all who participated!

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Welcome Back Pizza Party!

September 3rd, 2014

Psych majors!  Please join the faculty and your fellow majors (new and old) for pizza and camaraderie!

TUESDAY, September 9th, 2014

OLIN 345

NOON – 1:30 PM

PLEASE RSVP by STOPPING BY OLIN 308 TO VOTE ON OUR TOPPING CHOICES.

 

Cross eyes to see 3D effect!

Cross eyes to see 3D effect!

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