Psychological Science

Psi Chi Welcomes You to Spring Semester 2016!

Psi Chi welcomes you back to the hill for spring semester! We are in the process of planning exciting social events and speakers for the coming months. Be sure to keep your eyes open for more information in the future! If you have any ideas for social events or have a speaker that you would […]

Matt Broschard ’16: Research Observer in Computational Memory Lab

Matt Broschard ’16, a Psychological Science major, was a Research Observer in Dr. Sean Polyn’s Computational Memory Lab at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Broschard ’16 was supported in this endeavor with an award from the Ivey Psychological Science Student research fund from Gustavus Adolphus College. His main project was analyzing data for an EEG […]

Psychological Science 2015 Fall Research Symposium

This fall, the Gustavus Adolphus College’s Department of Psychological Science hosted it’s largest Fall Symposium in Beck Hall. Featuring over 30 research presentations and a host of attendees, the Fall Symposium was a great success. Professors Kyle Chambers and Patricia Reeder welcomed guests from the Southern Minnesota Children’s Museum to review students’ developmental research projects. The […]

Developmental Psychology Research with Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

This past semester I have had the privilege of taking Developmental Psychology at Gustavus Adolphus College with Dr. Kyle Chambers where I have gained an understanding of developmental psychology through a hands-on group research project in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. For the research project, each group was responsible for selecting a […]

Elizabeth Best ’15 Shares Grad School Tips

Hello Psychological Science Gusties! My name is Elizabeth Best and I graduated from Gustavus last spring, 2015. I am writing to you all about how life is going as a graduate student. I am attending John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California studying Sport Psychology. I am in a unique dual degree program where […]

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 […]