The Psych Report

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The 2015 Psych Star Awards

We’re excited to announce the first ever Psych Star Awards, to be awarded at the end of the Fall 2015 semester.

  • Psych Research Star
  • Psych Service Star
  • Psych Rising Star
  • Psych Rock Star

Be on the lookout for more information on the awards, including the nomination and selection process. All declared psychology majors will receive an email with the award criteria and nomination and selection process later this week.

Psychology and Stuff

We’ve launched a brand new show, a podcast, called Psychology and Stuff.  It features interviews with psychology faculty, psychology students and alumni, and professionals out in the community.  We talk about a wide range of topics related to work, personal lives, and other “stuff.”

You can learn more about the podcast here.

Don’t Forget to Download the App

It’s no secret but there’s a UWGB Psychology app, available through ITunes and Google Play.  There’s event information, links to videos and podcasts, information on how to get involved, and more. Use the links above to go directly to it or search for “UWGB Psychology” in ITunes or Google Play.

If you already have use the app, tell us what you think by giving it a grade (and feel free to expand on your grade in the comments section below)?

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Psychology, Service, Inquiry: PSI Talks

Do you have powerful ideas that are worth spreading? If so, here’s an opportunity to share those ideas as a PSI Talk!  The UWGB Psychology Program would like to invite you to apply to do a short, 8 to 10 minute, presentation on an aspect of psychology as part of PSI Talks, an event we are hosting on December 7th, 2015 at 7:00pm.  This event will include five engaging and thought provoking student and alumni presentations, followed by a reception.

Possible topic areas for talks might include:

  • a meaningful personal experience you have had that can be connected to psychological concepts
  • service you have done for the community or on campus that is connected to your psychology education (e.g., an internship or volunteer experience)
  • a way that you use psychology in your work or your career
  • a review of a psychological concept or literature and how it is relevant to everyday life
  • original research you have conducted as a Research Assistant, Honors Student, or in class

The PSI Talks will be held On Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 7:00pm in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center.

To be considered, you must:

  • be a UW-Green Bay Psychology major or a graduate of the UW-Green Bay Psychology program,
  • submit a 200-word abstract describing your talk, and
  • provide the name of a UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty member who would be willing to endorse your talk and supervise your talk if you are selected.

Please email the following information to Dr. Ryan Martin (martinr@uwgb.edu) by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16th.  We will then select semi-finalists who will meet with the selection committee for a brief interview the week of the October 26th.  The final presenters will be identified and notified that week.  Continue reading

UWGBpsych 2014-15 End-of-the-Year Review

It’s been a big year and we wanted to take some time at the end here to recap the awesome things our students and faculty did in 2014-15.

Active Student Orgs

Brace yourselves for a long one here but our student orgs did SO MUCH for our program this year that we’ve got a lot to say about them. Both the Psychology and Human Development (PHD) Club and Psi Chi had incredible years and we’re thankful for all their hard work.

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Meet the Profs
As always, the PHD Club organized two great events where students and faculty could hang out together. Both events were really well attended and really fun.

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Speakers and Panel Discussions
Both groups brought in incredible speakers this year from Dr. Craig Anderson’s talk on video game violence to Dr. Connie Flanagan’s presentation on civic engagement.  Psi Chi also helped sponsor an incredible talk, organized by Women’s and Gender Studies, from Anita Sarkeesian on online harassment and sexism.

That wasn’t all, though, in addition to the invited speakers, Psi Chi held a series of interdisciplinary talks on complex issues like free will and the mind vs. brain.  Altogether, the two groups worked to bring fresh, fascinating ideas to the campus community.

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Grad School Series and Career Talks
The PHD Club again organized a series of talks on graduate school and careers in psychology with topics ranging from The Basics of Graduate School in Psychology to Mastering the GRE to What Can You Do with a Psychology Degree Anyway.  These talks are so important to our students, and we’re thankful to the club for organizing them and the faculty for speaking at them.

Gratitude Event
Because they are awesome, the clubs worked together and organized a day to give thanks to their teachers.  They brought in food and put together a book of thank you notes from current and former students.

PHD Club Research Project
The PHD Club organized a research project to explore student engagement within the Psychology and Human Development majors.  They presented the results to the psych and hum dev faculty, at the end of the year poster session, and the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference.

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Volunteering
Both clubs were active in the community too, forming teams for the NAMIwalk, a walk to raise awareness of and money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Be The Light Walk to help raise awareness of suicide, and the Jingle Bell Run/Walk, an arthritis fundraiser.

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Psi Chi Induction
Of course, one of our favorite events every year is the Psi Chi Induction Ceremony, when eligible juniors and seniors officially become members of this important honor society. This year, we inducted 50 new members and brought in Molly Swenty, a psychology student alum and former president of Psi Chi, to speak about life after college.

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#SmileSquad (and other videos)

Some psychology students, known as the Smile Squad, took to the halls last fall to improve the campus morale as we went into finals week. The outcome gave everyone a lot to smile about.

Of course, that’s not the only video we launched this year.  Two new Youtube shows, Psyched for Careers and Psyched for Graduate School, debuted this year with a total of thirteen episodes.  Six different faculty members and one student guest helped make these great shows informative and fun.

Finally, we brought back last year’s Happy Video with VH1 Inspired Pop-ups to point out all those hidden psychology references.

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