Psychological Science

Gustavus Psychological Science Students Present at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

On April 29th, nine Gustavus Psychological Science students presented their research at the 2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference held at St. Olaf College. The MUPC is held as a means of providing a forum for the presentation of original research, applications, and conceptual papers by undergraduate students. The nine Gusties presented their own research as well […]

Student Presents Collaborative Research at the Society for Research in Child Development Meeting

Senior psychological science honors major, Allison Birnschein, will be presenting her research at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2017 Biennial Meeting this April. She partnered with Professor Kyle Chambers on a project for the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato. The museum staff asked if the Gustavus Center for Developmental Science […]

Psychological Science Nominates Lili Rothschild for the Donald G. Paterson Award

Gustavus senior, Lili Rothschild, has been nominated by the Gustavus Psychological Science Department for the Minnesota Psychological Association’s Donald G. Paterson Award. The award is given to an outstanding college senior planning to pursue a career in psychology. Rothschild is double-majoring in psychological science and statistics with a neuroscience minor. In her first year at […]

Psychological Science Welcomes New Faculty: Lucie Holmgreen

Psychological Science welcomes our newest faculty member Lucie Holmgreen to the department. Lucie Holmgreen received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She loves teaching about psychology, having taught at Marquette, Rush Medical College, Cardinal Stritch University, and Alverno College. She completed her internship […]

Fall Research Symposium: A time for sharing, curiosity, and questions

Students and faculty took a brief hiatus from the hustle and bustle of the end of the semester to share a semester’s worth of hard work and research at the annual Fall Research Symposium this past Friday, December 9th. The gathering took place in the Beck Atrium where students displayed their research posters for other students […]

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.  […]