Psychology

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The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...

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“I think, therefore I play!” So says Janet Gibson, who is leading her first years in a multifaceted exploration of chess. The students are studying: The history of the game, biographies of grandmasters, the artistry of chess sets, chess in music, art, and novels, the world of...
Grinnell College Professor of Psychology and Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics David E. Lopatto has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor...
Victoria Vertilo ’12 and psychology professor Janet Gibson have published a paper, “Influence of character strengths on mental-health stigma,” in the Journal of Positive Psychology. “The paper presents correlational and experimental data of individual differences measures on...
Fall Inductees: Elizabeth Steuber '14 Zoe Cronin '14 Mai Ha Vu '13 Seth Howard '14 Claire Tseng '14 Spring Inductees: Kenzie Doyle '15 Michelle Kim '14 Claire Lowe '14 Jeremy Bulman '15 Liesl Schnabel '15 Jade Denson '15 Daniela Jaime Garcia '15 Max Herzberg '14 Cassidy White '...
Spring 2014 Inductees: Rebecca Carpenter '15 Elizabeth Gillig '15 Dongye Lu '15 Stella Oh '16 Dan Teng '15 Emily Twedell '15 Fall 2013 Inductees: Lorraine Blatt ’14 Miriam Clayton ’15 Benyamin Elias ’15 Jessica Flannery ’15 Ashlee Hulbert ’15 Iulia Iordache ’15 Laurie Polisky ’...
Tracy Pa ’15 and Isaiah Tyree ’15 have been awarded federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the spring 2014 semester. Tyree is a history and psychology major from Taos, New Mexico. He will study at the University of...
  Grinnellians are helping Grinnellians get enough sleep.   This summer four computer science majors worked on project designed specifically for Grinnellians that will help students track their sleep and encourage good sleep habits. Janet Davis, associate professor of computer...
Participants enjoyed beautiful weather on Saturday, Oct. 5 for psychology’s walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association   The two-mile walk through downtown Grinnell was a psychology service project to raise awareness of the national Alzheimer’s Association's program of Walks to...

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The Grinnell College Preschool Laboratory provides a high-quality preschool program for the College and town and a research lab for Grinnell students and faculty. Preschool staff members use developmentally appropriate practices to create a supportive, nurturing learning...
Studying psychology, you learn how to read texts closely, design and conduct laboratory research and use related technology, and analyze and interpret statistics. In courses you investigate the natural science and principles of behavior and learn how to ethically apply them to...

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