Psychological Science


Psi Chi Officers at Gustavus Adolphus College

Psi Chi Officers…What do they do? Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology has a chapter and local officers here at Gustavus Adolphus College. The main role of Gustavus Psi Chi officers is to plan educational events for students in the Psychological Science department. The officers meet once a week to discuss possible speakers […]


Summer Opportunities for Psychological Science Students

Looking For a Summer Job? If you are interested in… Working with kids! A free YMCA membership! Creating and implementing creative activities! A flexible schedule! Check out YMCA Twin Cities Part Time School Age Childcare   If you are… A junior Majoring in business, statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, the physical sciences, or the social and […]


Welcome to Spring Semester 2015!

Welcome Psychological Science students to spring semester 2015! Beck Hall is filled with the hustle and bustle of returning students ready to tackle their second semester of the academic year. Personally, I’m delighted to have you all back on campus as it’s your energy that makes Gustavus a great place. Sigmund Freud wrote: “One day, […]

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Psychological Science Wraps Up Fall Semester ’14 with Research Symposium

Fall semester ’14 culminated in Gustavus Adolphus College Psychological Science’s biannual research symposium. New this year were information tables from Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychological Science majors and the Center for Developmental Science. A total of 17 research exhibits were presented to strong attendance. Research topics included studies on Career and Gender Bias, Gender Perceptions […]


Psychological Science Alumna Kimberly Clayton ’13 Speaks to FTS Class

Hey everyone! For those of you who are just joining us, welcome to the psychological science blog and for those returning, welcome back. I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Lauren Hecht-Schroeder’s First Term Seminar class on November 19 to discuss the complexities of the Animal Mind. I was asked to join this class following […]


Grant to Allow Psychology Students to Work in Living Lab

The Center for Developmental Science (CDS) at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) in Mankato have been awarded a $3,000 stipend from the National Living Laboratory Initiative in Boston that will create unique opportunities for Gustavus psychology students. The stipend will allow the CDS and the CMSM to create a […]

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Mental Health Wellness Fair!

Announcing the 3rd Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair Tuesday, November 18th from 6-8 pm at the St. Peter Community Center Learn about Mental Health and Wellness services available in St. Peter and surrounding areas. This event features speakers, meditation and yoga activities, informational booths, refreshments, door prizes and more! Click here for an article […]


Upcoming Events in Psychological Science

  To all Psychological Science majors:  Come and join in the fun! Bowling with the Professors Monday, November 17th @ 7:00 pm King Pins, St. Peter Sponsored by Psi Chi       IMPACT  Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Cardiac Theranostics An undergraduate collaboratory sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. Join fellow students […]

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Gustavus Psi Chi Event: Speaker Mischa Tursich PhD, LP

On Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm, the Gustavus Adolphus College Psychological Science department hosted Mischa Tursich (PhD, LP), who gave a presentation entitled “Graduate School, Sexy Brains, & Beyond: Notes from a Clinical Psychologist.” Dr. Tursich spoke about her experiences in graduate school and gave advice to students, stressing the importance of networking and researching […]

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Psi Chi Event: Grad School Panel Discussion

The psychological science department’s honor society, Psi Chi, recently held a grad school panel in which four Gustavus Adolphus College psychology professors talked about their experiences at grad school. Kyle Chambers, Janine Wotton, Patty Reeder, and Michaela Bucchianeri were the four faculty members on the panel. They shared tips and advice they wished they had been […]