Monday, June 1, 2020

Undergraduate Seniors are Awarded the Borine Award for Spring 2020

All students graduating with a psychology major complete a capstone project during their senior year. This project demonstrates expertise in an area of psychological research. The Sharon Borine Award for Top Capstone was established to recognize the best of these projects every semester; Psychology Honor Students are nominated yearly for the top prize. Capstone Student projects are reviewed by section leaders, the course instructor, and a group of faculty reviewers in the Department of Psychology to select and rank the recipients. Honors students are nominated by their faculty mentor and submissions are evaluated and ranked by a faculty panel.

Congratulations to the Spring 2020 recipients: Claudia Herbert, Samantha Gardow, Samuel Lee, and Rachel Jensen!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Check Out the Class 2020 Senior Tribute Video Showcasing the Psych Department!

(many heartwarming faculty shoutouts to be on the lookout for!)

Congrats to Graduating Peer Advisor (Gabi Kinney)

Headshot of Gabi Kinney
Throughout her three years as a Peer Advisor in the Psychology department, Gabi has designed both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 yearly reports, helped with department branding, designed a lab website for Dr. Richard Douglass, and just recently coordinated and produced the Senior Tribute Video. We are very grateful for Gabi’s contributions to the department; she will be missed!

After graduating, Gabi will be interning at broadhead, an advertising agency in Minneapolis. She will be working on the digital team, which combines her love of producing creative work with planning advertising strategy in a digital space. She plans to continue her freelance work in the future and can be reached via Linkedin for creative projects.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kuncel on High School GPA and College Admissions


Headshot of Nathan Kuncel
Nathan Kuncel, PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota was interviewed by Fox9 for a piece titled “Districts take different approaches to considering students' GPA during pandemic.”  Kuncel discusses how college admissions may be affected by high school decisions on calculating GPA during the pandemic.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mann Receives 2020 COGS Outstanding Mentor Award


Headshot of Dr. Traci Mann
Traci Mann, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychology has received the 2020 Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Mentor Award.  Mann was considered for this award because of her outstanding work with graduate students.  Erin Standen, graduate student in the social area, says,  “We (as Traci Mann's graduate students) are so proud and so grateful to have her as our advisor!”

May Means Mental Health


This semester has been historic, to say the least, but now as it comes to a close and finals begin it is an important time to remember that May is Mental Health Awareness month. This tradition was established in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization and has been a lasting observance ever since. Now more than ever it is crucial that we take this opportunity to evaluate our own emotions, thoughts, and mental states. While everyone has their own way to keep their mind healthy, here are some extra tips to incorporate during this quarantine.