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Welcome to NDSU Psychology

NDSU Psychology features award-winning instruction and world-class research in areas including health, social, developmental and clinical psychology, as well as visual and cognitive neuroscience. On this website, you'll find just about everything you will need or 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,

James Council
Chair, Department of Psychology



NDSU Psychology News

Available Now! Dr. Clay Routledge's new book, Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource.
"Clay Routledge manages to combine a scholarly approach with anecdotal detail and wit, which makes this insightful and comprehensive overview of nostalgia research highly accessible to a wide audience." - Tim Wildschut, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southampton

Michael D Robinson to present the Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectureship
PUBLISHED: November 9, 2015
EVENT: November 19, 7pm
Please join us in Festival Hall at 7:00 pm, November 19, for the inaugural NDSU Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectureship. Michael D. Robinson, professor of psychology, will present “The Surprising Power of Conceptual Metaphor.” Sponsored by NDSU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and by the offices of the president and provost, the lectureship is awarded to an individual whose outstanding, high impact research, scholarship, or creative activity consistently supports NDSU's top tier research status and who has a proven ability to effectively present that research to a broad community in the land grant tradition. A reception will follow. 

Bullying Report
Prairie Public Radio
November 4, 2015
Wendy Troop-Gordon was interviewed on the Prairie Public Radio show "Main Street" about her work on bullying. Dr. Troop-Gordon's interview begins at 26:15. Listen here!

What Has Science Taught Us About Bullying?
North Dakota Compass
November 2015
Wendy Troop-Gordon's important work on bullying is featured in the November 2015 "Ask a Researcher" feature of North Dakota Compass. "October was bullying prevention month. While much important outreach is conducted during that month, it does not mean that the work stops there. The work to prevent bullying can be carried out year-around, and therefore today is a perfect time to discuss what researchers have learned about bullying and how we can keep all of our children safe at school and in our communities. As a developmental psychologist who studies bullying," Read more here...

Graduate Program Fall Visitation Day a Success!
See what we did on Friday, November 13!
If you are considering graduate school, visit North Dakota State University to learn about our three doctoral programs in psychology. We will describe training and research opportunities in Psychological Clinical Science, Health and Social Psychology, and Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience. Lunch and tours of the department/campus will be provided. 


Colloquia are held on Fridays at 
3:30 in Minard 230

11/06  Monica Fabiani, Ph.D.
           U of Illinois-Urbana Champagne

11/13  Patricia Hawley, Ph.D.
           Texas Tech

11/20  Student Presentations
11/27  No colloquium
           Thanksgiving break
12/04  Alex Shackman, Ph.D.
           University of Maryland
12/11  Student Presentations
Click here for the full 
colloquia schedule


Transgender Activist speaks at NDSU
Oct 19, 2015 - Valley News
Psychology Graduate Student Darcy Corbitt-Hall was featured in this article about transgender activist, Aydian Dowling's visit to NDSU. "Aydian Dowling made history by becoming the first transgender man to be featured on a Men’s Health Magazine cover." Read the story here

Are You a Head Person or a Heart Person?
July 16, 2015 Science of Us
By Christian Jarrett
Dr. Michael Robinson Lab research showcased on popular Science web site:
Imagine meeting a stranger and having a chance to learn what sort of person they are by asking just one question. You might try the obvious: “Are you an introvert or an extrovert?” Or you could probe their political leanings: “Are you Republican or Democrat?” In each case, you’d hope the answer would tell you a fair bit about the person’s psychology. Here’s a question you probably wouldn’t think of, but which new research suggests could be surprisingly informative: “Do you Read the full story

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Department of Psychology
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8622 / Fax: (701) 231-8426
Campus address: Minard Hall 232 
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2765 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Department Chair: James Council, Ph.D.
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:36:08 PM