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Ask the Expert: Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Mental Health

Ask the Expert: Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Mental Health

May 20, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Can parents counteract a violent neighborhood? Does green space have an impact on brain development? Dr. S. Alexandra Burt shares about her research on under-resourced neighborhoods and its impact on mental health and brain development.

Psychology Professor William Chopik Receives Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement

Psychology Professor William Chopik Receives Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement

May 15, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. William Chopik for receiving the 2024 Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement from the International Association for Relationships Research (IARR).

Graduate Student Connor Eichenauer Receives 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributions to J-DEI

Graduate Student Connor Eichenauer Receives 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributions to J-DEI

May 13, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Connor Eichenauer, a 5th year graduate student specializing in Organizational Psychology, on receiving the 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributions to JDEI.

Why so many jobs are boring: New MSU study identifies large interest gaps in US labor market

Why so many jobs are boring: New MSU study identifies large interest gaps in US labor market

May 9, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

A recent study found large gaps between people’s career interests and U.S. job demands. These gaps indicate that the interest demands of the U.S. labor market differ drastically from the supply of interested people, revealing how many people have unfulfilled interests at work.

Sean Hankins named the recipient of the 2024 Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Staff Award

Sean Hankins named the recipient of the 2024 Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Staff Award

May 7, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

The College of Social Science has selected Sean Hankins, an academic specialist who serves as the director of the MSU Adolescent Diversion Program, for the 2024 Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Staff Award.

MSU experts weigh in on push for a shorter US workweek

MSU experts weigh in on push for a shorter US workweek

May 7, 2024

Angela Hall is an associate professor in Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, and Chu-Hsiang “Daisy” Chang is a professor of organizational psychology in the Department of Psychology in the College of Social Science. Together, they answer questions about the potential effects of a reduced workweek, including labor history and potential implications.

Autism Awareness Month: A Behavioral Neuroscientist’s Insights on Social Play

Autism Awareness Month: A Behavioral Neuroscientist’s Insights on Social Play

April 25, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

What’s going on in your brain when you’re navigating social situations? And how exactly are social behaviors developed and regulated by the brain? Behavioral neuroscientist Dr. Alexa Veenema shares about her research on social play.

2024 Outstanding PSY Senior: Alisar Alabdullah

2024 Outstanding PSY Senior: Alisar Alabdullah

April 24, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Alisar Alabdullah the 2024 Psychology Outstanding Senior!

10 MSU PSY graduates receive Board of Trustees' Award for academic excellence earning a 4.0 GPA

10 MSU PSY graduates receive Board of Trustees' Award for academic excellence earning a 4.0 GPA

April 16, 2024

During its April 12 meeting, the MSU Board of Trustees presented the graduating seniors with the Board of Trustees' Award, recognizing their achievement of the highest scholastic average one can receive, a 4.0 GPA.

MSU Psychology holds memorial luncheon in honor of Dr. Deborah Kashy

MSU Psychology holds memorial luncheon in honor of Dr. Deborah Kashy

April 15, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Faculty, staff, alumni, graduate students, and friends gathered to remember and celebrate the lasting impact of Dr. Deborah “Debby” Kashy who passed away on September 8, 2023.

Psychology Communicator Shelly DeJong earns 2023-24 Matt Hansen Award for Support Staff

Psychology Communicator Shelly DeJong earns 2023-24 Matt Hansen Award for Support Staff

April 10, 2024 - Emily Jodway

The College of Social Science Dean’s Advisory Committee of Support Staff recently announced Shelly DeJong as the winner of the 2023-24 Matt Hansen Award for Support Staff.

Clinical Science graduate student receives the Caldwell Award

Clinical Science graduate student receives the Caldwell Award

April 9, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Alexandra Vazquez, a psychology graduate student in the Clinical Science area, was awarded the Bob and Bets Caldwell Land Grant Values Award for her notable record of service-oriented research, mentorship, and community involvement.

Journey to UURAF with Sophia Futo and Sumaiya Imad

Journey to UURAF with Sophia Futo and Sumaiya Imad

April 7, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

First-year Social Science Scholar students, Sophia Futo from Ohio and Sumaiya Imad from Bangladesh, were awarded Provost Undergraduate Research Initiative (PURI) funding to research how people with lived experience of psychosis can be better involved in clinical psychology research. Working with Dr. Katy Thakkar, they are doing a comprehensive literature review in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other locations around the world. We met with Sophia and Sumaiya to talk about their research, what has surprised them along the way, and why this work is important to them.

MSU Organizational Psychologist Meets with Congressional AI Task Force Members

MSU Organizational Psychologist Meets with Congressional AI Task Force Members

April 2, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Organizational Psychologist Dr. Christopher Nye has been at the forefront of addressing the intersection of AI and workforce dynamics. Recently he met with two members of the Congressional Task Force on Artificial Intelligence.

Meet Clinical Science Alum Sharon Adusei

Meet Clinical Science Alum Sharon Adusei

March 29, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Sharon Adusei earned a PhD in Psychology from Michigan State, specializing in Clinical Science. She is now a Clinical Strategy Manager at a digital health start-up, she works clinically with children and parents in her private practice, and she services on two boards. She shared recently about her time at MSU, how it set her up for success in her many roles today, and what advice she has for current students.

Community-Centered Leadership: A Q&A with Dr. Kwesi Brookins

Community-Centered Leadership: A Q&A with Dr. Kwesi Brookins

March 25, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Dr. Kwesi Brookins, Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and professor in the Ecological-Community Psychology program. Dr. Brookins will be delivering the keynote at the Joseph L. White lecture series on April 5th at 1:30M.

Faculty voice: Three myths about personalities

Faculty voice: Three myths about personalities

March 20, 2024 - Ted Schwaba, Ph.D.

Dr. Ted Schwaba shares three myths that you may assume to be true about personalities, but current findings robustly refute.

MSU drives conversation, research on the future of work

MSU drives conversation, research on the future of work

March 17, 2024 - Jack Harrison

Faculty from across MSU colleges and representatives from community organizations came together to collaborate and engage on the subject of the future of work. Expert-led interactive discussions centered on four topics, including human interaction with artificial intelligence, accessibility changes to technology, new skills in the labor market and government engagement. Additionally, graduate students presented their research on the future of work.

Research Spotlight: Ignacio Acevedo

Research Spotlight: Ignacio Acevedo

March 17, 2024 - Karessa Weir

Associate Professor of Psychology and Core Faculty in Chicano/Latino Studies, Dr. Ignacio Acevedo has contributed greatly to the research on how young people access services and supports, especially within Latine communities. It is the basis of his Community-AID Lab which uses data to develop, disseminate and improve sustainable preventative and positive development programs for all youth.

Environmental Pollution, Social Injustices, and Cognitive Health: A New Study in Southeast Louisiana

Environmental Pollution, Social Injustices, and Cognitive Health: A New Study in Southeast Louisiana

March 15, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Thanks to recent funding, Dr. Kas Anderson Jr. and a team will be scientifically studying the impact of air pollution and social detriments of health on quality of life and cognitive health for older Black Americans in rural Louisiana.

MSU Criminal Psychology Club Spotlight: Iliana Wilson

MSU Criminal Psychology Club Spotlight: Iliana Wilson

March 13, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Iliana Wilson, the President of the MSU Criminal Psychology Club! Iliana is pursuing dual degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice with plans to graduate in the fall of 2024. As a Spartan, Iliana has had multiple research experiences including interning with the Cold Case Unit with the Michigan State Police. Read on to learn why Iliana chose Psychology and Criminal Justice, what the Criminal Psychology Club is all about, and what some of her best advice is for other students.

PSY Staff Spotlight: Darlene Dalessandro

PSY Staff Spotlight: Darlene Dalessandro

March 13, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Darlene Dalessandro, an Academic Program Coordinator who has helped countless graduate students over the years! Read on to learn what Dar likes most about her job, how she describes herself, and more!

Meet Organizational Psychology Alumna Dr. Jen Wessel

Meet Organizational Psychology Alumna Dr. Jen Wessel

February 29, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Jen Wessel earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State, specializing in Organizational Psychology. Now an associate professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, Dr. Wessel reflects on her time at MSU, how it impacts her work today, and what three pieces of advice she has for current graduate students.

Three PSY Graduate Students Receive College Research Awards

Three PSY Graduate Students Receive College Research Awards

February 27, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to three MSU Psychology graduate students on receiving research awards from the College of Social Science to support their dissertation work!

Meet Joy Pond, the New PSY Department Administrator

Meet Joy Pond, the New PSY Department Administrator

February 22, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

You might have noticed a new face in the Department of Psychology this week! Meet Joy Pond, the new PSY department administrator.

Diversity Spotlight: Pat Carey, PhD

Diversity Spotlight: Pat Carey, PhD

February 14, 2024 - Becky Jensen

Dr. Patricia M. Carey graduated from MSU with a degree in Psychology and most recently served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Diversity Programs at New York University. She is a constant advocate for Black women in higher education and the pursuit of racial justice for all individuals.

Diversity Champion: Dr. Lee June

Diversity Champion: Dr. Lee June

February 12, 2024 - Emily Jodway

Dr. Lee June, an MSU Psychology professor, has been involved in advocacy for racial justice his entire life, inspiring students to be ‘justice fighters' in their own right. He is an award-winning author, has taught in the Honors College and the African Studies program and has served in a variety of advisory positions for university multicultural and diversity issues.

Adolescent Diversion Program Spotlight: Mariella Battley

Adolescent Diversion Program Spotlight: Mariella Battley

February 7, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Mariella Battley is a senior pursuing a Psychology Bachelor of Science degree. During her time at MSU, she has been involved with the Adolescent Diversion Program (ADP) first as a student and secondly as an undergraduate assistant. Read to learn how ADP impacted her, what she hopes for the future, and what advice she has for current students.

MSU making voice-activated AI more accessible, fair

MSU making voice-activated AI more accessible, fair

February 5, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

A multidisciplinary team, including Organizational Psychologist Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, receives a $5 million NSF award to make voice-activated AI accessible and fair to people who stutter.

Dr. Lucy Thompson Published in Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology

Dr. Lucy Thompson Published in Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology

January 31, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Thompson on authoring a chapter in The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology. Dr. Thompson’s chapter addresses the critical need for feminist perspectives in psychological understandings of workplaces and organizations. Read on to hear her approach as a critical feminist psychologist, why this framework is vital to work and organizational research, and what advice she has for students entering the workplace.

MSU’s Program Evaluation Student Has Global Impact

MSU’s Program Evaluation Student Has Global Impact

January 30, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Throughout Fahim Safi's travels around the world, Fahim is pursuing a graduate degree through MSU’s Program Evaluation online program. Hear from his own words about the impact he’s having in the world, why he chose program evaluation, and what advice he would give to people looking to make a difference in the world.

Adolescent Diversion Program Spotlight: Jessica Bryson

Adolescent Diversion Program Spotlight: Jessica Bryson

January 25, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Jessica Bryson is a Psychology and Criminal Justice major with a minor in Youth and Society. As a sophomore, Jessica participated in the Adolescent Diversion Program (ADP) an experiential learning course that involves training undergraduate students to work with local youth who are involved in the juvenile court system. Jessica shared recently about how ADP impacted her, how it has helped shape her goals for the future, and what advice she has to future psychology majors.

College of Social Scientists shined in this year’s Diversity Research Showcase

College of Social Scientists shined in this year’s Diversity Research Showcase

January 24, 2024 - Karessa Weir, Shelly DeJong

Students from MSU College of Social Scientists brought home a wide variety of awards at this year’s Diversity Research Showcase hosted by MSU Honors College. This annual university-wide showcase features MSU undergraduate student work or work in progress on issues of diversity that advance inclusion.

Dr. Buchanan Reappointed to Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board

Dr. Buchanan Reappointed to Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board

January 19, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to MSU Psychology professor Dr. NiCole Buchanan on her reappointment to the Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board.

PSY Student Research Spotlight: Sam Barans

PSY Student Research Spotlight: Sam Barans

January 18, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Sam Barans, a senior majoring in psychology and mathematics, has worked hard over the years to acknowledge what he’s interested in and pursue what he’s most curious about. He received the Dean’s Assistantship Award which is allowing him to explore his research interests of better understanding barriers that individuals involved in the American justice system or are experiencing serious mental illness face in getting help. Sam shared recently about his research experiences, how his path led him to this point, and where he hopes to go in the future.

PSY Staff Spotlight: Mindy McLouth

PSY Staff Spotlight: Mindy McLouth

January 17, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Mindy McLouth, a friendly face in the MSU Psychology Clinic since 2005! Read on to learn what Mindy’s favorite thing about her job is, what she likes to do outside of work, and more!

Graduate Student Jo Alanis Receives J-DEI Research Grant

Graduate Student Jo Alanis Receives J-DEI Research Grant

January 12, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Jo Alanis received the MSU Psychology Department’s Graduate Student J-DEI Research Grant. Jo recently shared about her work researching immigrants in the workplace, why this type of work is important to her, and what she wishes that she had learned earlier.

Since Roe was overturned, fewer Michigan adults want to have children

Since Roe was overturned, fewer Michigan adults want to have children

January 11, 2024

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, it created uncertainty for Americans’ access to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care. This uncertainly may have led to an increase in the number of Michigan adults who said they never want to have children, according to Michigan State University researchers.

Now Accepting: Applications for the 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributions to J-DEI

Now Accepting: Applications for the 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributions to J-DEI

January 10, 2024

The MSU Department of Psychology's J-DEI Committee is now accepting applications for the 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Graduate Contributions to J-DEI

Now Accepting: Applications for the 2024 Faculty/Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to J-DEI

Now Accepting: Applications for the 2024 Faculty/Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to J-DEI

January 10, 2024

The MSU Department of Psychology's J-DEI Committee is now accepting applications for the 2024 Joseph L. White Award for Outstanding Staff/Faculty Contributions to J-DEI.

When do we become old? New MSU study explores age bias across 13 countries

When do we become old? New MSU study explores age bias across 13 countries

January 9, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Age is but a number, right? Look at any birthday card aisle in the store and you are sure to see “50 is the new 30” or “You’re only as old as you feel.” A new study from Michigan State University explored age perceptions over the course of the lifespan of over one million people across 13 countries.

PSY Student Spotlight: Lia Moore from TheGreenCuisine

PSY Student Spotlight: Lia Moore from TheGreenCuisine

January 4, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Lia Moore, a senior MSU psychology major, recently launched a new vegan cooking show, TheGreenCuisine. In the pilot episode, Lia and her guest, Maliq Carr, recreate his favorite food but with plant-based ingredients. We sat down with Lia recently to talk about her pivot after a medical retirement from volleyball, her love of learning, and what led her to her new cooking show.

Jeneia Dinglasan Receives Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Contributions to J-DEI

Jeneia Dinglasan Receives Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Contributions to J-DEI

January 3, 2024 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Jeneia Dinglasan, a psychology major with minors in social science qualitative data analytics and cognitive science, for receiving the MSU Psychology department’s Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Contributions to Justice, Diversity, Equity, and/or Inclusion.

Do you eat with your eyes, your gut or your brain? A neuroscientist explains how to listen to your hunger during the holidays

Do you eat with your eyes, your gut or your brain? A neuroscientist explains how to listen to your hunger during the holidays

December 20, 2023 - Dr. Alex Johnson

The science behind eating behavior reveals that the process of deciding what, when and how much to eat is far more complex than just consuming calories when your body needs fuel. Hunger cues are only part of why people choose to eat. As a scientist interested in the psychology and biology that drives eating behavior, Dr. Johnson shares about how the brain’s experiences with food shape eating decisions.

Two MSU psychology graduates receive Board of Trustees’ Award for academic excellence, 4.0 GPA

Two MSU psychology graduates receive Board of Trustees’ Award for academic excellence, 4.0 GPA

December 15, 2023

Congratulations to two psychology graduates who received the Board of Trustees' Award for academic excellence, 4.0 GPA.

Seven MSU Psychology student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors for Fall 2023

Seven MSU Psychology student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors for Fall 2023

December 15, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to the seven Michigan State psychology student-athletes who earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors for the fall of 2023.

MSU Twin Registry partners with Pistons for first-ever twin theme night

MSU Twin Registry partners with Pistons for first-ever twin theme night

December 14, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The MSU Twin Registry and the Detroit Pistons are partnering for the first-ever “Twin Night” on Friday, January 12th at the Little Caesars Arena.

MSU welcomes inaugural 1855 Professorship recipients including Dr. Blair Burnette

MSU welcomes inaugural 1855 Professorship recipients including Dr. Blair Burnette

December 13, 2023 - Emilio Silerio-Gonzalez

The first cohort of Spartan professors, including Dr. Blair Burnette from MSU Psychology, dedicated to advancing MSU’s diversity, equity and inclusion objectives were welcomed and celebrated. The 1855 Professorships were created under the leadership of then Provost Woodruff and are named for the year the university was founded.

From interests to employment (or not): New study explores gender gaps in career paths

From interests to employment (or not): New study explores gender gaps in career paths

December 13, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

A recent study found significant variations in career interests between men and women. Surprisingly, even with these interest differences, gender gaps in career opportunities are more substantial than anticipated. The study also noted that these gender differences are more pronounced at lower education levels. This suggests a pressing need for gender diversity efforts to concentrate on professions that do not require a college degree.

Michigan State University senior named Marshall Scholar

Michigan State University senior named Marshall Scholar

December 11, 2023

Michigan State University senior Dorothy Zhao is the institution’s 20th Marshall Scholar. Zhao is an Honors College senior completing three Bachelor of Science degrees in just three years, including Neuroscience, Psychology, and Human Biology.

PSY Student Research Spotlight: Kyle Oliver

PSY Student Research Spotlight: Kyle Oliver

December 11, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Kyle Oliver, a senior psychology and neuroscience double major, has been working in the Timing, Attention, and Perception Lab since his first year at MSU. This year, he received a Dean’s Assistantship Award from the College of Social Science to help fund his own research experiment with his mentor Dr. Devin McAuley. Learn about his research experience and how its helping to shape his future.

PSY Academic Advisor Noël Lugo Published in Award Winning Book

PSY Academic Advisor Noël Lugo Published in Award Winning Book

December 4, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Noël Lugo, a psychology academic advisor and coordinator of undergraduate diversity programs, co-authored a chapter titled "The Transgender Spectrum" in an award winning book. Read a Q&A with Noël about their chapter and what they hope for the future in gender care.

Grad Student Internship Spotlight: Nathan Baker with Honeywell

Grad Student Internship Spotlight: Nathan Baker with Honeywell

November 30, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Nathan Baker is a 4th year PhD student specializing in Organizational Psychology. Over the summer, Nathan began an internship with Honeywell to support the assessment team. Nathan sat down with us recently to talk about his interests, what he’s learning through this internship, and how he sees Organizational Psychologists uniquely contributing to companies like Honeywell.

MSU Psychology mourns the passing of office services staff Rachelle Gladding

MSU Psychology mourns the passing of office services staff Rachelle Gladding

November 27, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Rachelle Gladding passed away peacefully on November 21st, 2023.

From basketball courts to board rooms, how a PSY alumni is making an impact

From basketball courts to board rooms, how a PSY alumni is making an impact

November 16, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

As an avid sports fan and player, alumni Andy Grant ‘07 came to MSU knowing he wanted to study sports psychology. Ever since he’s been using his background to help others, from sports teams to executive leadership teams, identify and achieve their goals. We recently sat down with Andy to hear about his time at MSU, how his psychology education has helped in every step of his career, and how he hopes to help others get 1% better.

Study Abroad Experience with Psych Student Kendra Kelly

Study Abroad Experience with Psych Student Kendra Kelly

November 13, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Kendra Kelly is a second-year Psychology student from Grand Ledge, Michigan. This past summer, she had the opportunity to study abroad in London. While there, she studied the Psychology of Women in a variety of diverse contexts in London. Read on to learn more about Kendra’s study abroad experience and what it was like learning outside of a classroom.

Meet Behavioral Neuroscience Alum Major Carl Smith

Meet Behavioral Neuroscience Alum Major Carl Smith

November 10, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Major Carl Smith earned a PhD in Psychology in 2011, specializing in Behavioral Neuroscience. Shortly before graduating, he committed to joining the Army as a uniformed Research Psychologist (71F). From researching nerve agent intoxication to sleep restrictions on soldiers’ marksmanship, Dr. Smith now is the Associate Director for the Center of Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience. He shared with us recently about his career, how his behavioral-neuroscience background prepared him for his work, and what advice he has for students.

Want higher graduation rates? New study shows public spending on families is key

Want higher graduation rates? New study shows public spending on families is key

November 10, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

A new study, conducted in collaboration between researchers at Michigan State University and Central Michigan University, found that public spending on social safety net programs and on education spending each independently impact high school graduation rates, which are a key predictor of health and well-being later in life.

Do pets make you happier? MSU study shows they did not during the pandemic

Do pets make you happier? MSU study shows they did not during the pandemic

November 6, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

There is a general understanding that pets have a positive impact on one’s well-being. A new study by Michigan State University found that although pet owners reported pets improving their lives, there was not a reliable association between pet ownership and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Conversation with Psi Chi President Dorothy Zhao

A Conversation with Psi Chi President Dorothy Zhao

November 6, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dorothy Zhao, a senior studying Psychology and Neuroscience, is the president of Psi Chi at Michigan State University, the International Honor Society in Psychology that focuses on scholarship and advancing the field of psychology. We reached out to Dorothy to talk about her love for research, her goals as Psi Chi president, and her advice for new psychology students.

Dr. Robin Lin Miller Receives American Evaluation Association’s 2023 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award

Dr. Robin Lin Miller Receives American Evaluation Association’s 2023 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award

November 1, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Lin Miller for receiving the 2023 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award from the American Evaluation Association. This prestigious award is presented to an evaluation practitioner who has made substantial cumulative contributions to a specific area of evaluation practice and whose contributions to the field have been influential, substantial, and sustained over time.

Dedicated to Making a Difference: Transgender and Gender Diverse People Find Support in Trans-ilience

Dedicated to Making a Difference: Transgender and Gender Diverse People Find Support in Trans-ilience

October 29, 2023 - Emily Springer, University Outreach and Engagement

The MSU University Outreach and Engagement office spotlighted the work that Dr. Jae Puckett and the Trans-ilience research team are doing in the community, including the Gender Affirmation Project that helps individuals change their name and gender marker.

TED Talk Highlights the Work of Poverty Disrupter & MSU Psychology Alumna Dr. Aisha Nyandoro

TED Talk Highlights the Work of Poverty Disrupter & MSU Psychology Alumna Dr. Aisha Nyandoro

October 20, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The Michigan State Psychology department congratulates psychology alumna Dr. Aisha Nyandoro on her recent TED Talk titled “What does ‘wealth’ mean to you?” Dr. Nyandoro, who specialized in ecological-community psychology at Michigan State, founded Magnolia Mother’s Trust, the longest-running guaranteed income program in the United States.

Two Psychology students among eight MSU nominees for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Two Psychology students among eight MSU nominees for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

October 17, 2023

Psychology students Brennan Haugen and Dorothy Zhao are among six undergraduate students and two alumni from Michigan State University to be nominated for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

Black Girls in Social Science Spotlight with Amaya Elliott

Black Girls in Social Science Spotlight with Amaya Elliott

October 17, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Amaya Elliot is a third-year student from Detroit majoring in Psychology with a minor in Human Behavior and Social Services. This year, she has joined the e-board of a new student group, Black Girls in Social Science. Amaya recently sat down with us to talk about her passion for Social Science and her hopes for the impact that this group can have.

Grad Student Internship Spotlight: Connor Eichenauer

Grad Student Internship Spotlight: Connor Eichenauer

October 13, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Connor Eichenauer is a fifth year PhD student specializing in Organizational Psychology. In 2023, Connor had the opportunity to intern at Ford Motor Company as a People Analytics intern. He recently shared about his experience and how it aligns with his research interests.

A Conversation with the Co-Presidents of the Psychology Club

A Conversation with the Co-Presidents of the Psychology Club

October 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Hear from Psychology Club co-presidents Olivia and Siya about what they love about the Psychology Club and their goals for this year.

Adolescent Diversion Program Spotlight: Shannon Gielow

Adolescent Diversion Program Spotlight: Shannon Gielow

October 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Shannon Gielow is a 2023 MSU graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During her time at MSU, Shannon was involved with the Adolescent Diversion Program which fueled her drive to make large-scale policy changes in the juvenile justice system. She sat down with us to talk about her time in the ADP, her hopes for the future, and what advice she has to other psychology majors.

Meet Clinical Science Alumni Jeff Lin

Meet Clinical Science Alumni Jeff Lin

September 29, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Jeff Lin earned a PhD in Psychology in 2020, specializing in Clinical Science. Now in a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, he researches mindfulness and how contemplative practices alter mind, brain, and behavior. Read more about Dr. Lin's time at MSU and how it impacts who he is today.

Social Science student Brennan Haugen earns 2023 Mitchell Scholarship Nomination

September 27, 2023 - Emily Jodway

Brennan Haugen, a Psychology student in the College of Social Science, was one of two Michigan State students nominated for this year's Mitchell Scholarship.

MSU College of Social Science Service Award: Dr. Neal Schmitt and Dr. Kara Schmitt

MSU College of Social Science Service Award: Dr. Neal Schmitt and Dr. Kara Schmitt

September 27, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Neal Schmitt, University Distinguished Professor emeritus of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University, and Dr. Kara Schmitt, who served as the Director of Testing for the State for 30 years, for receiving the 2023 College of Social Science Service Award.

Outstanding College of Social Science students and alum nominated for prestigious Marshall Scholarship

September 25, 2023 - Emily Jodway

The MSU Psychology department is well represented in this year’s Marshall Scholarship nominees, with two out of ten student nominees majoring in psychology.

Psychology Emerita Rose Zacks Receives APS 2024 William James Fellow Award

Psychology Emerita Rose Zacks Receives APS 2024 William James Fellow Award

September 22, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Rose Zacks, professor emerita of cognition and cognitive neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University, for receiving the 2024 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

Internship Spotlight: Grad Student Erin Neaton with the Detroit Lions

Internship Spotlight: Grad Student Erin Neaton with the Detroit Lions

September 20, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Erin Neaton, a fourth-year psychology graduate student specializing in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, interned with the Detroit Lions as an analyst in their information department this summer. Learn more about her research interests and what her internship experience was like with the NFL.

Meet Lily, 2023 Homecoming Court Member

Meet Lily, 2023 Homecoming Court Member

September 19, 2023 - Breana Teamer

Meet Lily Florian, psychology major and a 2023 Homecoming court member!

New Clinical Science Faculty:  Dr. Blair Burnette

New Clinical Science Faculty: Dr. Blair Burnette

September 19, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The Michigan State University Psychology Department welcomes Blair Burnette, Ph.D., as a new assistant professor in the Clinical Science program. Dr. Burnette, who earned her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University, comes most recently from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota and the School of Public Health, specifically in the Epidemiology and Community Health division. Dr. Burnette’s research explores the forces that shape how people feel about eating and their bodies, weight bias in healthcare settings, and intuitive eating.

Meet Clinical Science Spartan Mikhila Wildey, Ph.D.

Meet Clinical Science Spartan Mikhila Wildey, Ph.D.

September 18, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Mikhila Wildey earned a PhD in Psychology from Michigan State, specializing in Clinical Science. Now an associate professor at Grand Valley State University as well as a couples therapist, she is able to apply what she learned in both an academic and clinical setting. Read more about Dr. Wildey's time at MSU and how it still impacts her work today.

Social/Personality Psychologist Dr. Ted Schwaba Joins Faculty

Social/Personality Psychologist Dr. Ted Schwaba Joins Faculty

September 13, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The Michigan State University psychology department welcomes new faculty member Ted Schwaba, Ph.D. to their social/personality psychology program. Dr. Schwaba, who earned his doctorate from UC Davis, comes most recently from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Schwaba's research specializes in personality genomics, lifespan personality development, and life experiences and personality development.

Meet Behavioral Neuroscience Spartan Joel Soler, Ph.D.

Meet Behavioral Neuroscience Spartan Joel Soler, Ph.D.

September 12, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Joel Soler earned a PhD in Psychology in May 2019, specializing in Behavioral Neuroscience. Shortly after graduating, he began working for Eli Lilly and Company as a medical writer and is now a Senior Manager in the Lilly Research Laboratories Campus Recruiting division. Joel sat down with us recently to talk about his time at MSU, how he ended up in the field that he is, and how his program prepared him to make a difference in the workplace.

Beyond the Lecture Hall: Dr. Weaver's Impactful Teaching

Beyond the Lecture Hall: Dr. Weaver's Impactful Teaching

August 30, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Drink lots of water. If you have taken a class with Dr. Jonathan Weaver, there is a good chance you’ve received this advice. Weaver, an associate professor of psychology, has made this his mantra over his years of teaching at Michigan State. Read more about Dr. Weaver here.

A letter from a '23 Grad

A letter from a '23 Grad

August 28, 2023 - Jessie Greatorex

Jessie Greatorex, 2023 Social Science Commencement Speaker, welcomes students to MSU and shares some of her best advice.

PSY Student Researcher:  Darielle Kontcho

PSY Student Researcher: Darielle Kontcho

August 24, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Darielle Kontcho, is a 3rd year student from Erlanger, Kentucky, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. Darielle sat down with us recently to talk about switching majors in times of uncertainty, how research can give you the opportunity to discuss significantly underrepresented topics, and how she hopes to continue to help people in her future endeavors.

Now Accepting: Applications for Graduate Student JDEI Research Grant

Now Accepting: Applications for Graduate Student JDEI Research Grant

August 22, 2023

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 Graduate Student J-DEI Research Grant. This award was created by the PSY J-DEI Committee to support the psychology department's graduate students on exemplary research topics that examine or advance J-DEI. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Friday, October 13th, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

New research: Political attitudes did not change during COVID-19 pandemic

New research: Political attitudes did not change during COVID-19 pandemic

August 17, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

A new study from researchers at Michigan State University and Tilburg University found that Americans’ political attitudes did not change significantly during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, contrary to what many expected.

Can coffee or a nap make up for sleep deprivation? A psychologist explains why there’s no substitute for shut-eye

Can coffee or a nap make up for sleep deprivation? A psychologist explains why there’s no substitute for shut-eye

August 17, 2023 - Dr. Kimberly Fenn

How can we get less sleep and still perform at our peak? Dr. Kimberly Fenn shares about her research with the MSU Sleep and Learning Lab with this question in mind.

Trying to predict political outcomes? Look at political ideology

Trying to predict political outcomes? Look at political ideology

August 14, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Traditional wisdom holds that to predict a political outcome, it is best to look at how strongly a person adheres to a political party. However, a recent study by social psychologists from Michigan State University and Tilburg University in the Netherlands reveals that ideological identities, like aligning with liberal or conservative views, play a crucial role in keeping political attitudes stable. This research deepens our understanding of the factors that shape individuals’ opinions and values on political issues over an extended period.

Dr. Rebekka Weidmann receives Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Research in Personality

Dr. Rebekka Weidmann receives Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Research in Personality

August 11, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Rebekka Weidmann for receiving the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Research in Personality. This award is presented biennially to recognize exceptionally high-quality work from emerging personality psychologists.

Psychology and History student Justin Crouch is the inaugural recipient of the Henderson Family Award

Psychology and History student Justin Crouch is the inaugural recipient of the Henderson Family Award

August 9, 2023 - Patti McDonald

Justin Crouch, a senior majoring in Psychology (with a minor in History) was recently awarded the Henderson Family Award, making him the first-ever recipient of the award.

Introducing New Graduate Student Sydryl Denila

Introducing New Graduate Student Sydryl Denila

August 9, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Sydryl Denila, an incoming graduate student in the Ecological-Community Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Lexi LaChappa

Introducing New Graduate Student Lexi LaChappa

August 9, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Lexi LaChappa, an incoming graduate student in the Ecological-Community Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Mihael MacBeth

Introducing New Graduate Student Mihael MacBeth

August 9, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Mihael MacBeth, an incoming graduate student in the Ecological-Community Psychology research area.

Now Accepting: Applications for Outstanding Undergrad Contributions to J-DEI

Now Accepting: Applications for Outstanding Undergrad Contributions to J-DEI

August 7, 2023

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Contribution to Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (J-DEI) in Psychology. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 15th, 2023 at 5:00 pm. This award was created by the PSY J-DEI Committee to award undergraduate psychology students in their contribution to the advancement of J-DEI.

Introducing New Graduate Student Lindsay Ackerman

Introducing New Graduate Student Lindsay Ackerman

August 7, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Lindsay Ackerman, an incoming graduate student in the Social/Personality Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Kenya Mulwa

Introducing New Graduate Student Kenya Mulwa

August 7, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Kenya Mulwa, an incoming graduate student in the Social/Personality Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Caton Weinberger

Introducing New Graduate Student Caton Weinberger

August 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Caton Weinberger, an incoming graduate student in the Organizational Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Hee Woong Park

Introducing New Graduate Student Hee Woong Park

August 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Hee Woong Park, an incoming graduate student in the Organizational Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Laura Bauer

Introducing New Graduate Student Laura Bauer

August 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Laura Bauer, an incoming graduate student in the Organizational Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Xiaolong Zhang

Introducing New Graduate Student Xiaolong Zhang

August 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Xiaolong Zhang, an incoming graduate student in the Organizational Psychology research area.

Introducing New Graduate Student Asher Denny

Introducing New Graduate Student Asher Denny

August 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Asher Denny, an incoming graduate student in the Organizational Psychology research area.

New study: Political animosity is global

New study: Political animosity is global

August 2, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers across six different countries found that affective polarization, or the tendency to dislike people who belong to opposing political parties while favoring people from their own political party, is a global bias — not just an American one. The research further indicates that the dislike grows stronger when two people think about political issues the same way but come away with different beliefs about those issues.

Together Towards Well-Being: Jessica Saucedo's Journey as a Community Psychologist

Together Towards Well-Being: Jessica Saucedo's Journey as a Community Psychologist

August 1, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

MSU Psychology graduate student, Jessica Saucedo, is a community psychologist that isn’t afraid to look at the larger systems that an individual lives in, including the systems she finds herself in. As a graduate student in the Ecological-Community psychology program, Saucedo is on a transformative journey that intertwines personal growth, health and well-being, and collaborative research endeavors.

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Haley Hall

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Haley Hall

July 31, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Haley Hall, a soon to be psychology alumna, who is interning with Crim Fitness Foundation. This internship is through the Flint Study Away Internship Program, a credit-bearing summer internship program where MSU undergrads live, work, and study within the city of Flint for 8-10 weeks. Learn more about Haley's role at her internship, how psychology prepared her for this role, and how this internship turned into something more than expected!

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Apeksha Ramasani 

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Apeksha Ramasani 

July 28, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Apeksha Ramasani, a psychology student heading into her last semester, who is interning with Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village. This internship is through the Flint Study Away Internship Program, a credit-bearing summer internship program where MSU undergrads live, work, and study within the city of Flint for 8-10 weeks. Learn more about Apeksha's work at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, her experience with the Flint Study Away program, and how this internship has helped her know her path moving forward.

Dr. Dorothy Carter receives Early Career Award from the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research

Dr. Dorothy Carter receives Early Career Award from the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research

July 26, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Carter on receiving an Early Career Award from the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Donna McAlpine

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Donna McAlpine

July 25, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Donna McAlpine, a second year psychology student who is interning with Catholic Charities in Flint, Michigan. This internship is through the Flint Study Away Internship Program, a credit-bearing summer internship program where MSU undergrads live, work, and study within the city of Flint for 8-10 weeks. Learn more about Donna's work at Catholic Charities, her experience with the Flint Study Away program, and what drew her to the field of Psychology.

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Olivia Feldman

Flint Study Away Internship Spotlight – Olivia Feldman

July 24, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Olivia Feldman, a third year psychology student who is interning with Voices for Children in Flint, Michigan. This internship is through the Flint Study Away Internship Program, a credit-bearing summer internship program where MSU undergrads live, work, and study within the city of Flint for 8-10 weeks. Learn more about Olivia’s work at Voices for Children, her experience with the Flint Study Away program, and how psychology has set her up for success in this internship.

Community Psychology is Key to Dr. Katie Clements’ Teaching

Community Psychology is Key to Dr. Katie Clements’ Teaching

July 21, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Katie Clements is a community psychologist whose journey has been marked by a deep commitment to community engagement and a belief in the transformative power of education. Learn more about how Dr. Clements strives to empower individuals and communities through her research, teaching, and mentorship.

PSY Undergrad Internship Spotlight: Courtney Tolbert

PSY Undergrad Internship Spotlight: Courtney Tolbert

July 20, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Meet Courtney Tolbert, a psychology major interning at Tuesday’s Child in Chicago, Illinois. Courtney works with kids that have behavioral issues to help prep them for school in the fall. The Department of Psychology is proud to celebrate our undergraduate psychology majors who are interning this summer across the country!

Clinical Science Ph.D. student shares tips on stress eating on the news

Clinical Science Ph.D. student shares tips on stress eating on the news

July 17, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Fox 26 Houston invited Clinical Science Ph.D. student Megan Mikhail to share tips on how to cope with stress eating. Mikhail discussed how to know when you may be eating due to stress and what kind of stress triggers this type of eating.

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Acacia Meyer

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Acacia Meyer

July 14, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

We invite you to meet Acacia Meyer, a psychology junior, who is interning at Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center. The Department of Psychology is proud to celebrate our undergraduate psychology majors who are interning this summer across the country!

Dr. Emily Durbin named the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for the College of Social Science

Dr. Emily Durbin named the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for the College of Social Science

July 12, 2023

Dr. Emily Durbin has been named the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for the College of Social Science.

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Olivia DeCator

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Olivia DeCator

July 6, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

We invite you to meet Olivia DeCator, a psychology senior, who is interning at the Fort Wayne Police Department's Hope and Recovery Team (HART). The Department of Psychology is proud to celebrate our undergraduate psychology majors who are interning this summer across the country!

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Maya Calloway

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Maya Calloway

June 22, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The Department of Psychology is proud to celebrate our undergraduate psychology majors who are interning this summer across the country! We invite you to meet Maya Calloway, an incoming psychology junior, who is interning at University of Michigan Health- Pediatric Psychology division .

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight:  Alexis de Vries

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Alexis de Vries

June 21, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The Department of Psychology is proud to celebrate our undergraduate psychology majors who are interning this summer across the country! We invite you to meet Alexis de Vries, an incoming psychology senior, who is interning at Eve's House in Lansing MI.

Present-day experiences may change our childhood memories

Present-day experiences may change our childhood memories

June 20, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

A new study from Dr. Bill Chopik sheds light on how memories of childhood caregivers continue to change among middle-aged and older adults.

Dr. Rebecca Campbell honored with University Distinguished Professor designation

Dr. Rebecca Campbell honored with University Distinguished Professor designation

June 19, 2023

Dr. Rebecca Campbell, and 9 other faculty, have been named University Distinguished Professor in recognition of their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and public service.

Brent Donnellan recommended as dean of the College of Social Science

Brent Donnellan recommended as dean of the College of Social Science

June 15, 2023 - Becky Jensen

Brent Donnellan has been recommended to serve as the dean of Michigan State University’s College of Social Science.

Anti-trans bills and political climates are taking a significant mental health toll on trans and nonbinary people – even during Pride

Anti-trans bills and political climates are taking a significant mental health toll on trans and nonbinary people – even during Pride

June 13, 2023 - Dr. Jae A. Puckett

The rainbow Pride flags flying this month obscure the ongoing legislative attacks threatening the health and well-being of transgender and nonbinary people and their families. Here Dr. Jae Puckett shares about their research and what it means.

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Laura Lojacono

PSY Undergraduate Internship Spotlight: Laura Lojacono

June 12, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is proud to celebrate our undergraduate psychology majors who are interning this summer across the country! First off, we invite you to meet Laura Lojacono, an incoming psychology senior, who is interning at the Mental Health Advocates of Western New York this summer. Laura plays a vital role as a Community Outreach intern, connecting individuals in need with essential resources.

Gender Affirmation Project: Breaking Down Barriers for Trans and Nonbinary Communities

Gender Affirmation Project: Breaking Down Barriers for Trans and Nonbinary Communities

May 31, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Michigan State University's Trans-ilience lab has partnered with Allen Neighborhood Center, a Lansing community non-profit, to launch the Gender Affirmation Project. The program will offer logistical and financial support to trans and nonbinary people seeking legal gender affirmation through name and/or gender marker changes.

Mental Health Awareness: Insights and Advice from Dr. Jason Moser

Mental Health Awareness: Insights and Advice from Dr. Jason Moser

May 23, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Jason Moser is a psychophysiologist at MSU whose research spans various areas of psychology, neuroscience, and kinesiology. His lab, the Clinical Psychophysiology Lab, explores the interaction between mind and body and seeks to understand the full human experience. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we sat down with Dr. Moser to discuss what steps people can take in their own life to address their mental health and why he believes in a holistic approach.

Alisar Alabdullah, a First-Generation Syrian Immigrant, Receives College of Social Science's Undergrad Research Award at MSU

Alisar Alabdullah, a First-Generation Syrian Immigrant, Receives College of Social Science's Undergrad Research Award at MSU

May 16, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Alisar Alabdullah, a first-generation Syrian immigrant and an honor student majoring in Psychology with a minor in human behavior and social services, recently received the College of Social Science’s Undergrad Research Award at Michigan State University.

Understanding the Impact of Stress on the Maternal Brain: A New Study Funded by the National Institute of Health

Understanding the Impact of Stress on the Maternal Brain: A New Study Funded by the National Institute of Health

May 9, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Joseph Lonstein, a behavioral neuroscientist in the MSU Department of Psychology, along with Drs. Galit Pelled, a neuroscientist in MSU Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, and Fredric Manfredsson at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix have received a $425,000 grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, a subdivision of the National Institute of Health. This two-year grant will fund their project, Neural Basis of Stress-Derailed Motherhood, which aims to examine how stress affects a mother’s brain and behavior in a laboratory rat model.

Dr. Deborah Kashy Receives the College of Social Science’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Deborah Kashy Receives the College of Social Science’s Lifetime Achievement Award

May 4, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Dr. Deborah Kashy, a social psychologist, has recently been awarded the College of Social Science’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching, Research, and Service. With nearly 25 years of service at Michigan State University, Dr. Kashy has established a record of remarkable achievements in scholarship, instruction, and mentorship, as well as exceptional service to both the University and the field of social psychology.

Two MSU Psychologists Elected as Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Two MSU Psychologists Elected as Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

May 3, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Michigan State Psychology is proud to announce that two of its esteemed faculty members in Organizational Psychology, Dr. Nathan Carter and Dr. Christopher Nye, have been elected as fellows of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). This recognition is a testament to their outstanding contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

PSY Outstanding Senior: Martin Lee

PSY Outstanding Senior: Martin Lee

May 2, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Martin Lee has been named the Psychology Outstanding Senior. Lee, an international student from Hong Kong, has maintained a 4.0 GPA while also being a member of the Honors College.

Dr. Brooke Ingersoll Named the 2023 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year

Dr. Brooke Ingersoll Named the 2023 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year

May 1, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Congratulations to Dr. Brooke Ingersoll, a clinical psychologist, on receiving the 2023 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award for Michigan State University. This award is presented annually and recognizes faculty who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers.

MSU psychology professor recognized in ‘2022 Highly Cited’ list

MSU psychology professor recognized in ‘2022 Highly Cited’ list

November 18, 2022 - Kaylie Crowe and Kim Ward

Eleven Michigan State University researchers, including psychology professor Dr. Richard Lucas, have been recognized in the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics. The list identifies individuals from across the globe who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields of research over the past decade.