The Psych Report

The Blog for the Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Author: cowellj@uwgb.edu

Getting to Know Your Psych Orgs

We have the PsycHD club and Psi Chi which is the Psi Chi honor society. ANYONE and EVERYONE who is interest in psychology or learning a bit more about psychology is welcome to attend both organization’s meetings and events.
The sponsored meetings/events are every Tuesday at 6:00pm in MAC 210 and are also live on Zoom for those who wish to attend virtually. PsycHD and Psi Chi switch off weeks in which they sponsor meetings/events. This semester we are planning incorporating something each week whether it is guest speakers, Q&A panels, workshops, social events, and much more. If this interests you please stop by MAC 210 Tuesdays at 6:00pm.
You can also keep up with our social media where we will post updates about events and meeting on:
  • Facebook
    • UWGB PsycHD Club
    • UWGB Psi Chi
  • Instagram:uwgb_psychd
  • Snapchat: gb_psychclub
 
If you have anymore questions feel free to email the clubs at:
  • PsycHD: sophd@uwgb.edu
  • Psi Chi: sopsichi@uwgb.edu

Getting to Know Your Psych Org Leaders

 

PsycHD Club Officers

Cecelia Limmex

Name: Cecelia Limmex

Major: Psychology with a General Emphasis

Minor: Humanities with a World Culture Emphasis

Position: President

Future Plans: Attend graduate school for Social Work.

Taylor Kegen

Name: Taylor Kegen

Major: Psychology

Minor: Human Biology

Position: Vice President

Future Plans: Become a child counselor.

Name: Stephanie Felland

Major: Psychology

Minor: Women and Gender Studies

Position: Secretary

Future Plans: Pursue Masters in Social Work or Counseling.

Name: Hannah Mohoric

Major: Psychology with a Mental Health Emphasis

Minor: Sociology

Position: Public Relations

Future Plans: Either pursue School Psychology or Behavioral Health.

Name: Jocelyn Hamann

Major: Psychology

Position: Treasurer

Future Plans: Either working with older adults or doing something in the school system.

Independent Learning Experience Event

This year was the very first Independent Learning Experience Event sponsored by the PsycHD Club. You can learn more and access the information that was covered at the meeting and all those amazing opportunities here: Independent Learning Experience Information

What is Sport Psychology?

Have you heard of Sport Psychology before? Can you describe it? Did you know that the Psychology program here at UWGB had two sport psychologists on the faculty and a Sport Psychology masters program?

Let’s break it down…

Drs. Jana Fogaca and Alan Chu are the two Psychology faulty who are Sport Psychologists. They both work with students on research regarding sport psychology and they are the two in charge of the master program. Here is what they had to say about some further information on sport psychology for those of us who are fairly new to the topic.

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  • How would you describe sport psychology?
    • Sport psychology focuses on the use of psychological skills to perform well
    • typically work with athletes, but the field has been expanding to work with other performers, such as musicians, dancers, surgeons, and pilots
    • Psychological skills include strategies like deep breathing, mindfulness, self-talk, imagery, developing a growth mindset, working well with others, being a good leader, etc
    • One nice thing is to use sport activities to teach these skills to kids. It helps them build their confidence and perform better at school and engage less in risky behavior.
  • What are the important aspects to know about the sport psychology master’s program?
    • The masters program is prepared to receive students who want to work in applied sport psychology (with the applied track) and who want to focus on research and pursue doctoral studies (thesis track).
    • We designed it in a way that the students will have opportunity to take all the courses necessary for the CMPC (certified mental performance consultant) certification.
    • We also have two faculty, Dr. Fogaca and Dr. Chu, who are certified and part of the list of approved mentors.
    • We also have great connections with the community and they are excited to receive potential interns and researchers from our program.
  • What kind of work is done with students in the sport psychology research lab?
    • RAs help with literature review, design, and may do some pilot data collection and analysis
    • “This semester, we are finishing up the plan for an intervention at the YMCA where we will use basketball and volleyball drills to teach psychological skills to the participants. They are helping me think about the drills, how to incorporate psychological skills into them, and how to communicate difficult concepts to kids. On the second half of the semester, they will help me implement the project and collect data.” – Dr. Fogaca
    • “For field experience, some of my RAs and I will go to several high schools in this areas to collect data on sport motivation, meet with coaches to provide suggestions, and deliver some mental skills workshops to athletes. For lab experience, we have been planning projects on the effects of novelty on motivation (in collaboration with Dr. Cowell) and gender and racial biases in sport (in collaboration with Dr. Fogaca) that will involve experiments with the use of physiological measures such as eye tracking.” – Dr. Chu

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