In this episode, Dr. Dennis Lorenz of the UW-Green Bay Psychology program discusses the biological basis of addiction, including the more recently recognized behavioral addictions to things like gambling, internet, sex, and more.
1. When will you graduate? I will graduate May 2018.
2. What are your career plans? I am interested in many dimensions of psychology, so I have yet to fully decide. I know I want to work with at risk youth, but the specific route I will take is still undetermined.
3. Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I found it fascinating that there are reasons for how we become who we are. I am an empathetic person and this field of study will allow me to help others.
4. What do you do for fun? I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and my dog, Willow. I am also trying to learn how to cook.
5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? My proudest accomplishment so far is being a TA for Infancy and Early Childhood. It was a wonderful learning experience for taking initiative and helping others.
6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? Good Will Hunting.
7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? The one thing I hope to accomplish is to be knowledgeable and well-prepared for graduate school.
8. What else do you want people to know about you? I have overcome various obstacles in my life. These challenges have allowed for personal growth and compassion towards others. It is true when people tell you to never give up. I am also very grateful for the education I am receiving at UWGB.
1. When will you graduate? I will graduate this May.
2. What are your career plans? My career plans are to continue with my education and get my masters degree in social work and become a licensed clinical social worker. From there I want to do therapy in prisons and research to see what rehabilitation programs actually work in certain areas for helping them adjust back to society.
3. Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I have always found it interesting. I was first in a psychology class in high school and wanted to pursue a career in it from there on.
4. What do you do for fun? For fun I like to hang out with my friends, doing a variety of things. Sometimes that means a chill night or going out on adventures!
5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? My academic experience that I am most proud of is studying abroad. Both times that I went I was able to volunteer in communities that have a lot less than I do. Through this experience I became more grounded and thankful for what I do have. Being able to give to those communities as well was an amazing experience for our group as a whole. Seeing their faces light up was amazing. Some of the toys we gave out were the child’s first toy ever so that was really a special experience.
6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? Movie: What About Bob? I recently saw this movie and it had me in tears I was laughing so hard. Not only is it based on a client and his therapist, but it shows how sometimes the therapist needs a break as well. Book: The Mirror Sisters, this is not only a book with several psychology references, it is also kind of a horror book as well. Over all it’s a great read for anyone who likes these kinds of books. TV Show: Fraiser, I grew up watching this show and I loved the whole idea of a psychologist even at a young age. This also probably pushed me further into my career choice as well.
7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? The last thing that I will do for my undergraduate degree is participate in Camp Lloyd. I hope that I can make a difference in a least one of the children’s life. Reminding them that they are not alone, this is not their fault, and it is okay to have fun and just be a kid again. Loss is not an easy thing to deal with, and I hope through this camp we can all make a difference for these children.
8. What else do you want people to know about you? I love the show Supernatural, I love to travel, and I can’t wait to start my masters program in the fall.
In this episode, Ryan talks with Allee Schramm, Michaella Brickner, Michelle McChesney, and Annemarie Schwery about Psi Chi and the Psychology and Human Development Club (PsychHD) at UW-Green Bay. They talk about why they got involved with the organizations, what they do in their different positions, and what they think they have gotten from their involvement.
It’s that time of year again, when we tell you all the reasons why you should get active and involved with the psychology major at UW-Green Bay and all the ways to do it.
We’ll start with five things you should do this week:
- Download the free UWGB Psychology App, available through ITunes and Google Play. Use these links to go directly to it or search for “UWGB Psychology.”
- Stop by OrgSmorg on Wednesday, 2/1, from 11 to 1 in the Phoenix Rooms at the Union and check out the Psych and Human Development Club and Psi Chi Booths.
- Find out what the two student orgs are up to on the “Events” page of this blog or through the App.
- Look at the five types of Individualized Learning Experiences we offer and make decisions about what you can do, what you would like to do, and when you might like to do them. These are important experiences but they are competitive and require some planning ahead.
- Introduce yourself to someone new in the psychology program. Is there a faculty member or a club officer you’ve been wanting to meet? By the end of the week, make a point of introducing yourself.