Psychological Science

Spring Symposium 2015 

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 […]

Mary Kay Bradford Ivey ’63 

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 […]

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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 […]

 

Psychological Science Major Karin Nordin ’15 Wins National Speech Competition

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Karin Nordin ’15 won the prestigious Interstate Oratorical Association (IOA) National Contest on April 24-25 at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Nordin is the fourth Gustavus student to win the 141-year-old competition and joins previous Gustavus champions Ronald Brown (1953), Jean LeVander (1964), and Ronald Ford (1974). The IOA was […]

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Psi Chi Induction Ceremony at Gustavus

                  Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. More than 600,000 lifetime members have joined in this worthwhile cause including distinguished members such as Drs. Albert Bandura, B. F. Skinner, and Phillip […]

Behboudi 

Sisters in Psychological Science

A few weeks ago, I was honored to assist Natasha Behboudi ‘18 declare her major in Psychological Science. Natasha is a sister to Meishon Behboudi ’15 who is also a major in Psychological Science and current President of our Psi Chi Honors Society. Delighted that sisters were engaged in the same major at Gustavus, I asked […]

Emma 

Psychological Science: A Senior Perspective by Emma Nystadius

Another of our fabulous Psychological Science student workers is graduating this year. While we’ll miss Emma’s daily presence in the department, we’re so excited for the world of opportunities that lay ahead for her. Here, Emma Nystadius ’15 shares her thoughts as she works through her last semester on campus. “The end of Fall Semester brought about […]

 

Psychological Science Alumnus Jean-Paul Noel ’12 Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Jean-Paul Noel ’12 is the recipient of a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Noel was one of 2,000 individuals awarded a fellowship this year out of more than 16,500 applicants. The fellowship will support Noel’s research through the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University. Since 1952, the […]

Danielle Klunk 

Psychological Science Mentorship Program

Gustavus Adolphus College has initiated mentoring programs in various majors throughout the years. This year, Gustavus Psychological Science alumni have generously donated time to mentor several of our current majors. There are impactful, positive benefits to these mentoring relationships as exemplified in the overview Danielle Klunk ’16 shares about her experience this year:   “The mentoring program […]

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Psychological Science: A Senior Perspective by Karin Nordin

  As a senior in college, no subject of conversation exceeds the popularity of that one, terrifying, constantly appearing question; What are you doing with your life? As a Psychological Science major, the guesses usually involve some sort of clinical psychology. No, I’m not going to be a therapist. No, I’m not going to be a […]