Thursday, May 6, 2021

2021 Research Day

On Friday, April 30th, 2021 the Department of Psychology held its annual Research Day. The purpose of research day is to bring the program together for an all-day conference.

Psych Students at the UMN Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a research fair that gives undergraduate researchers across all University of Minnesota campuses the opportunity to present their research to the community. This semester, the symposium was held virtually. The Department of Psychology had many students present.

Robiner Receives Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology Award

Headshot of Dr. William Robiner
Congratulations William Robiner, PhD, ABPP for being awarded the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology by APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12! Robiner received his award for his excellence in mentoring including at the Medical School’s Psychology Internship as well as UMN Psychology's Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research (CSPR) students through the internship application process. As part of his mentorship, he leads a meeting every fall with the CSPR and Counseling students where he shares ideas for organizing their application experience and encourages gives encouragement to students.

UMN Researchers Present at the 55th Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

On April 17th, several University of Minnesota Psychology students and faculty had the opportunity to present their research at the 55th Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC). This virtual event hosted by the University of St. Thomas, allowed participants to engage in poster presentations and student talks as well as attend informational sessions and hear from Keynote speaker Dr. Bryana French of the University of St. Thomas.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Koutstaal on the Creative-Cliff Illusion

Headshot of Dr. Wilma Koutstaal
Have you ever experienced that it is increasingly harder to come across new ideas after an initial creative brainstorming session? You may assume that creativity declines over time; however, this is not true and in fact, this phenomenon is called the “creative-cliff illusion.”