‘Careers’ Category



Allison Birnschein ’17 Conducts Dementia Research at University of Iowa

  Full of opportunities to develop my research skills, the ten weeks I spent at the University of Iowa this past summer with professional researchers, clinicians, medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students were invaluable to say the least. Enrolled in an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, I was matched with mentor, Dr. Natalie Denburg, a […]


Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant Report

This past summer, Dr. Lauren Hecht (Psychological Science) and Psychological Science Honors major Matt Broschard (‘16) received a 2015-16 Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant for their project: Building an Olfactometer to Determine Neural Mechanisms of Attention. These grants allow faculty and students to collaborate on research and are supported by The John S. Kendall Center for […]


Dr. Betsy Anderson: Guest Speaker for Gustavus Psychological Science

Because career exploration is a key aspect for our majors, this spring the Gustavus Adolphus College Psychological Science Psi Chi chapter welcomed guest speaker Dr. Betsy Anderson. Dr. Anderson is a clinical psychologist in New Ulm, MN. During her talk, Dr. Anderson walked interested students through an average day and talked about job expectations in her current […]


Sisters in Psychological Science

A few weeks ago, I was honored to assist Natasha Behboudi ‘18 declare her major in Psychological Science. Natasha is a sister to Meishon Behboudi ’15 who is also a major in Psychological Science and current President of our Psi Chi Honors Society. Delighted that sisters were engaged in the same major at Gustavus, I asked […]


Psychological Science Alumna Kimberly Clayton ’13 Speaks to FTS Class

Hey everyone! For those of you who are just joining us, welcome to the psychological science blog and for those returning, welcome back. I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Lauren Hecht-Schroeder’s First Term Seminar class on November 19 to discuss the complexities of the Animal Mind. I was asked to join this class following […]


Grant to Allow Psychology Students to Work in Living Lab

The Center for Developmental Science (CDS) at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) in Mankato have been awarded a $3,000 stipend from the National Living Laboratory Initiative in Boston that will create unique opportunities for Gustavus psychology students. The stipend will allow the CDS and the CMSM to create a […]


Gustavus Psi Chi Event: Speaker Mischa Tursich PhD, LP

On Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm, the Gustavus Adolphus College Psychological Science department hosted Mischa Tursich (PhD, LP), who gave a presentation entitled “Graduate School, Sexy Brains, & Beyond: Notes from a Clinical Psychologist.” Dr. Tursich spoke about her experiences in graduate school and gave advice to students, stressing the importance of networking and researching […]


Psi Chi Event: Grad School Panel Discussion

The psychological science department’s honor society, Psi Chi, recently held a grad school panel in which four Gustavus Adolphus College psychology professors talked about their experiences at grad school. Kyle Chambers, Janine Wotton, Patty Reeder, and Michaela Bucchianeri were the four faculty members on the panel. They shared tips and advice they wished they had been […]


Annika Johanson ’12: Gustavus Pscyhological Science Major Helping Children and Families

When children suffer from medical conditions that require hospitalization, it can be a challenging and emotional time for the child and the child’s family. It’s the kind of environment Gustavus alumna Annika Johnason ’12 witnesses every day. Johanson is a Child Life Specialist for both Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Gillette Children’s Specialty […]


Andrew Lilja ’13: Gustavus Psychological Science Major Pursuing Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction

During his time at Gustavus, Andrew Lilja ’13 never imagined he would be working in the field of human-computer interaction, let alone that the field even existed. But through psychology classes, research opportunities at Gustavus and Iowa State University, and influential faculty members, Lilja became interested in decision-making and computers, ultimately bringing him to Iowa […]