Psychological Science


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 […]


Welcome to the 2015-16 Academic Year!

  Welcome Back Gusties! This photo of our Gustie Greeters exemplifies the excitement in seeing new and familiar faces back on campus. Psychological Science is thrilled to have its halls bustling with returning students and delighted to see new students in our area. Cheers to a fabulous 2015-16 academic year!    


Psychological Science Students and Faculty at New York APS Conference

                  This May, professors Marie Walker, Mark Kruger and Dick Martin presented at the Association for Psychological Science conference in New York along with students Carrie Boike ’15, Jordan Gette ’16 and Ashley Ziegenhagen ’16. It was a fast and productive trip that included presenting research, listening […]


Dr. Betsy Anderson: Guest Speaker for Gustavus Psychological Science

Because career exploration is a key aspect for our majors, this spring the Gustavus Adolphus College Psychological Science Psi Chi chapter welcomed guest speaker Dr. Betsy Anderson. Dr. Anderson is a clinical psychologist in New Ulm, MN. During her talk, Dr. Anderson walked interested students through an average day and talked about job expectations in her current […]


Psychological Science Spring Symposium

Last week, the department of Psychological Science held the Spring Research Symposium which is a culminating event for research conducted throughout the semester or academic year. Three seniors started the event by presenting their comprehensive research projects to a wide audience:  “Relationship Motivation and the Influence of Advertising” – by Allison Conrad “First Impressions: Impact of Perceived […]


Psychological Science Honored with new Research Endowment

Psychological Science is pleased to announce a new endowment given to award grants to support collaborative research in the psychological sciences between faculty and students. The generous donor behind this grant is Mary Bradford Ivey ’63. This endowment is dedicated to Florence Jenson Bradford ’33, mother of Mary Bradford Ivey ‘63.  It was through her […]


Summer Research Opportunities for Psychological Science Gusties

Recently, two of our Psychological Science students earned opportunities to participate in summer research programs. This is the result of their determination and tenacity throughout an extensive application process. These opportunities are quite an honor and we congratulate Lili and Allison!   Lili Rothschild I am a sophomore Psychological Science and Statistics double major. In […]