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Welcome to NDSU Psychology

The NDSU Department of Psychology offers award-winning instruction and world-class research in a variety of areas including health, social, developmental, clinical, and visual & cognitive neuroscience. On our website, you will find just about everything you want to know about our department. Our site has just been rebuilt for ease of navigation, so you should be able to easily find information about our faculty, facilities, undergraduate and
 graduate programs, job openings, and our colloquium series. Of course, you are also welcome to contact us by phone, email, or in person. We'd love to hear from you!

Best regards,

Mark Nawrot, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology



NDSU Psychology News

Illusions in the Periphery
Parsing Science
November 27, 2018

Ben Balas from North Dakota State University talks about his research into the Flashed Face Distortion Effect, an illusion in which normal faces – when rapidly presented in people’s peripheral vision – are perceived as grotesque and distorted. His article, “Factors that do and don’t affect the strength of the Flashed Face Distortion Effect”, written with Hannah Pearson, was posted to the PsyArxiv pre-print server on June 5, 2018.  Listen here!
4th Annual NDSU Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectureship Series
Dr. Clay Routledge will present "Are Americans Really Becoming Less Religious?" as part of 4th Annual NDSU Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectureship series. The lecture will be Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union Plains Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow in the Legacy Lounge.
People turn to nostalgia in times of stress, research shows
NBC Today Show - October 31, 2018
See Dr. Clay Routledge's appearance on the Today Show as he talks about the science behind the human need for nostalgia.
#NDSUintern Spotlight
Read about Psychology major Rachel Raush's experience with her Admission Counselor internship.
Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?
The New York Times - June 23, 2018
Dr. Clay Routledge is an author, psychological scientist, and professor. His research focuses on the many ways that people gain and maintain perceptions of meaning in life and how these perceptions contribute to psychological wellbeing, physical health, and intergroup relations.


Colloquia are held on Fridays at 
3:00 in Minard 230

1/11/19 - Introduction to Colloquium
               Series and Syllabus Review

1/18/19 -  Erin Conwell, Ph.D. &
               Ben Balas, Ph.D.

1/25/19 -  Job Talk

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Colloquia Schedule


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Department of Psychology
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8622
Campus address: Minard Hall 232 
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2765 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Department Chair: Mark Nawrot, Ph.D.
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