Psychological Science

Integrating Hands On Research Opportunities in Introductory Psychology Classes

Dr. Lauren Hecht is a cognitive psychologist and the primary investigator in the Vision Lab within the Perception and Attention (PAtt) Labs. This semester she is teaching general psychology, and is using this opportunity to incorporate student research into the course. The psychological science department is aiming to incorporate more lab experiences into the classroom […]

Community Collaboration: Cedar Valley CoLab and Gustavus Psychological Science

  Two Gustavus Psychological Science research groups from PSY 225-001 and PSY 244 took their Spring research beyond the classroom and out into the St. Peter community. The projects focused on researching and evaluating the needs of two different organizations in the community: The Creative Play Place For Everyone and The Third Floor Youth Center. […]

The Top 5 Things to Know When Thinking About Graduate School

As the years seems to fly by faster and faster, students in the Psychological Science department are quickly realizing that if graduate school is next on their list, the preparation for this next chapter of their lives must start sooner rather than later. Luckily, Psi Chi, the honor society for Psychological Science at Gustavus Adolphus […]

New Edition of Handbook Published by Gustavus Alum, Dr. Kathleen Vohs

Gustavus Alumna, Dr. Kathleen Vohs ‘96, has come out with a new and improved edition to her and co-editor Roy Baumeister’s, “Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications.” Kathleen D. Vohs, PhD, graduated from Gustavus in 1996 and is currently a professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. The handbook […]

Psychological Science Welcomes New Faculty

Psychological Science welcomes Mary Saczawa to the department!   Mary Saczawa Mary received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Florida in 2016, with sub-focuses in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and Research Design and Analysis.  She is originally from Alabama and did her undergraduate work at Emory University, studying Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.  […]

Neuroscience Capstone Class Hosts Community Brain Wellbeing Workshop

On April 26, Professor Kayla De Lorme’s Neuroscience Capstone students organized an event called “The Brain Wellbeing Workshop” at the Senior Center in St. Peter in order to implement some of of the knowledge they had learned over the course of the class. They focused mostly on the aging brain, having each student present some […]

Neuroscience and Art: Perspectives from Neuroscience Program Director, Dr. Mike Ferragamo

A new perspective on art is on display until April 24th at the Hillstrom Museum of Art. B.J.O. Nordfeldt’s painting, Two Pigeons, which is presently featured at the Hillstrom, has a connection to the Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychological Science. Dr. Mike Ferragamo and Dr. Don Myers, Director of the Hillstrom Museum,  share their disciplinary expertise on the […]

Psi Chi Inducts 20 New Members

  The Gustavus chapter of Psi Chi inducted 20 new members at their spring induction ceremony on April 13th, 2016. Graduating seniors were also honored at the event, which brought together faculty and students to celebrate the academic achievement of the students in attendance. Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, is one of […]

Psi Chi Event: Speaker Deb Johnson ’90

The Psi Chi honors society recently invited Gustavus alumna Deb Johnson ’90 to speak with Psychological Science students. Deb is currently the Education and Exhibits Director at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. She spoke about her journey from Gustavus grad with a Psychological Science degree to school psychologist, to stay at home mother, to where […]

St. Peter Herald Writes About Living Laboratory

The St. Peter Herald recently interviewed Deb Johnson ’90, the Director of Education and Exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, and Professors Kyle Chambers and Patricia Reeder. The article describes the group’s creation of a Living Laboratory, which is a collaboration between the Center for Developmental Science at Gustavus and the Children’s Museum in Mankato. […]