Psychological Science


Gustavus’s Center for Developmental Science Honored with Visit from Museum of Science Representative

In October, the Gustavus Adolphus College’s Center for Developmental Science (CDS) was visited by Katie Todd, a representative from the Museum of Science, Boston. The visit was part of the establishment of a Living Laboratory by the Gustavus Adolphus College’s Center for Developmental Science at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato. The Living […]


Psychological Science Guest Speaker: Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP

Gustavus Adolphus College’s Psi Chi chapter recently invited Dr. Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, to speak with our Psychological Science students.  Dr. Vang is a licensed clinical psychologist who discussed how she promotes mental health in adults and children in the Twin Cities area.  In particular, she spoke to her experiences as being the first Hmong-speaking […]


Skylar Schulz ’10, Psychological Science Alumn, Shares Insights for Undergrad Gusties

Last year, Gustavus Psychological Science alum, Skylar Schulz ’10 was awarded the Edith Mueller Endowed Fund for Graduate Education in the Tucker Center at the University of Minnesota. We are delighted to have Schulz share insights and tips for undergrad Psychological Science Gusties with major Tara Hoverstad ’16. Tara: What advice would you give to PSY […]


Nobel Conference 51: Synopsis by Travis Sigafoos ’16

My first experience with the Nobel Conference was during a campus visit as a senior in high school. I recall entering Lund Forum excited to hear Dr. Paul Glimcher delve into the intricacies of decision-making at Nobel Conference 47, The Brain and Being Human. Meanwhile, I was in the midst of deciding which college to […]


Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology

Delighted to receive an invitation to the Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology from Gustavus alum Jacob Anderson ’02, a Psychological Science major and currently a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. The event is October 23-24, 2015 and is free to attend. Click here for more information.


Allison Birnschein ’17 Conducts Dementia Research at University of Iowa

  Full of opportunities to develop my research skills, the ten weeks I spent at the University of Iowa this past summer with professional researchers, clinicians, medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students were invaluable to say the least. Enrolled in an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, I was matched with mentor, Dr. Natalie Denburg, a […]


Lili Rothschild ’17 Research on mTBI Relationships to Anxiety and Mood

  During summer 2015, I worked with Dr. Art Maerlender at University of Nebraska- Lincoln. I was a member of the Minority Health Disparities Program as part of the Summer Research Program at UNL with 11 other students from universities around the US. With Dr. Maerlender, I worked on a systematic review of literature concerning […]


2015 Braatz Summer Research Recipient

Last spring, I applied for the Braatz summer research opportunity, and was so fortunate to have received it. This past summer has been an amazing one for learning more about research in psychology, realizing my personal interests in research, and having fun while doing it! What I did this summer is working alongside Professor Patricia […]


Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant Report

This past summer, Dr. Lauren Hecht (Psychological Science) and Psychological Science Honors major Matt Broschard (‘16) received a 2015-16 Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant for their project: Building an Olfactometer to Determine Neural Mechanisms of Attention. These grants allow faculty and students to collaborate on research and are supported by The John S. Kendall Center for […]