Archive for 2014

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Are You Addicted to Being an Over-Scheduled Gustie?

We talk to our peers every day and complain about being stressed, tired and overwhelmed. Yet, when the involvement fair rolls around we are writing our name and email down on every sign-up sheet in sight. Are we addicted to being over involved and stressed out? A new study shows that may be the case. […]

Psychological Science Welcomes New Faculty

Gustavus Adolphus College extends a warm welcome to three new faculty with us in the department of Psychological Science: Patricia Reeder  Patricia completed her Ph.D. in Brain & Cognitive Science at the University of Rochester in 2010. After that, she was a postdoctoral researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Rochester, and then a Visiting […]

Retirement Celebration for Martin, Robinson and Simpson

At the end of May, the Gustavus Adolphus College’s Department of Psychological Science held a retirement celebration for professors Dick Martin, Tim Robinson and Barbara Simpson. The event, held on campus, was attended by many friends and colleagues. The highlight of the celebration was a musical performance by Tim and the Flood Plain Four followed […]

Psychological Science Retiring Professors with 132 Years of Service

Story by Erin Luhmann ’08 Psychology professor Tim Robinson estimates he has written more than 800 letters of recommendation for students over the span of his 45-year career at Gustavus. “If I have about an average of about five people a year to write for and about four letters apiece, it’s about 20 per year,” […]

Psychological Science Spring Symposium

Gustavus Adolphus College’s Psychological Science department recently held their annual Spring Symposium in the Beck Hall atrium. There were 15 student groups and four honors students who presented research conducted throughout the year. Topics ranged from second language learning and stereotype threats to emotional self-regulation in athletes and non-athletes. Our psychological science department also works closely […]

A New Endowed Professorship Honoring Gustavus Psychological Science Retirees

Three distinguished Gustavus professors in our Department of Psychological Science—Dr. Richard Martin, Dr. Tim Robinson ’65, and Dr. Barbara Simpson—are retiring and their significant impact on the department and the College will be felt for a long time. On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the College’s faculty meeting, President Jack Ohle made an announcement that will […]

Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference 2014

Recently, Gustavus Adolphus College Psychological Science faculty and students attended the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology conference held at Bethel University. Three of our seniors presented research on projects they started in the fall of 2013: Madison Heckel presented her honors thesis on the cognitive effects of second-language learning in adults. Brooke Meyer presented her research on […]

Psychological Science Research Mixer

Have you wondered what type of psychology and neuroscience research is happening at Gustavus Adolphus College? Last week at our Research Mixer, students and faculty came together to discuss the various types of research conducted on campus with our cutting-edge laboratory  technologies. Feel free to visit Beck Hall second floor to review the research posters outside […]

2014 Psi Chi Induction Ceremony

  Congratulations to those qualifying Psychological Science majors who were inducted into the Psi Chi international honors society! On April 15th the 2014 Psi Chi induction ceremony took place for our local chapter at Gustavus. New members were formally inducted into the society and graduating seniors were given their cords to wear during commencement. Psi Chi […]

Psychological Science April Events

  Majors/Minors Fair 2014! The Psychological Science department was excited to see so many excited students at our recent Majors/Minors fair last week. First year students were given the opportunity to discuss courses with faculty and students from both Neuroscience and Psychological Science. If you have additional questions or are interested in declaring your major, […]