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“Falling” Victim to the Tunnel Illusion

Written by Lauren Casey, Leigh Hanefeld, Aleese Holst, and Amanda Otto   What is the Tunnel Illusion? It is Halloween, and you and your friends decide to go to a haunted house. While wandering through the spooky scenery, you come upon a tunnel that seems to be rotating. Curious about where the rotating tunnel will […]

Amy Specker’s Grad School App Process

What is your name, year, major? What activities are you involved with on campus? My name is Amy Specker, and I am a Senior. I am double majoring in Communication Studies & Psychological Science. On campus, I am a member of Christ Chapel Choir and the Gustavus Wind Symphony. How did you decide that you […]

MUPC 2019!

Dear Psychology Colleagues, We look forward to seeing you and your students at the 54th Annual MUPC!  This year the keynote speaker is Dr. Kathleen Vohs, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O’Lakes Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She is also a Gustavus Adolphus Psychological Science Graduate! The […]

Refugee Mental Health Panel

On September 25th 2018, Community Mental Health students in the Department of Psychological Science opened their classroom to Gustavus campus members, inviting them to a panel titled, “Mental Health and the Refugee Experience.” Kawthar Abdi, Community Health Worker with VINE – Mankato, Mohamed Ibrahim, Health Literacy and Community Health Worker with Minnesota Council of Churches […]

Psychological Science Major, Liz Toeben ’18 Helps Give a Voice to Mental Health

The annual Building Bridges conferences are nothing new to the Gustavus community. Previous topics include issues such as The Grassroots Movement (2017), The War on Drugs (2016), and Rape Culture (2015). What is new for the Gustavus community is this year’s specific connection of social justice and psychological science. The 2018 conference titled “Mental Health: […]

Seeking Updates From Psychological Science Alumni

Dear Psychological Science Alumni, We miss you and want to hear from you! Please consider filling out this quick survey to let us know what you’re up to these days. We hope to feature a few alums on this blog and on our Beck Hall digital display each month in order to showcase the variety […]

Gustavus Psychological Science Students Present at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

On April 29th, nine Gustavus Psychological Science students presented their research at the 2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference held at St. Olaf College. The MUPC is held as a means of providing a forum for the presentation of original research, applications, and conceptual papers by undergraduate students. The nine Gusties presented their own research as well […]

Student Presents Collaborative Research at the Society for Research in Child Development Meeting

Senior psychological science honors major, Allison Birnschein, will be presenting her research at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2017 Biennial Meeting this April. She partnered with Professor Kyle Chambers on a project for the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato. The museum staff asked if the Gustavus Center for Developmental Science […]

Psychological Science Nominates Lili Rothschild for the Donald G. Paterson Award

Gustavus senior, Lili Rothschild, has been nominated by the Gustavus Psychological Science Department for the Minnesota Psychological Association’s Donald G. Paterson Award. The award is given to an outstanding college senior planning to pursue a career in psychology. Rothschild is double-majoring in psychological science and statistics with a neuroscience minor. In her first year at […]

Psychological Science Welcomes New Faculty: Lucie Holmgreen

Psychological Science welcomes our newest faculty member Lucie Holmgreen to the department. Lucie Holmgreen received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She loves teaching about psychology, having taught at Marquette, Rush Medical College, Cardinal Stritch University, and Alverno College. She completed her internship […]