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The Grinnell College Psi Chi Chapter was installed in October of 2007. Each semester we induct eligible psychology majors. The chapter meets monthly. Members carry out service projects and support research in psychology. Please check out information at the Psi Chi national web...
The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.
Current Grinnell students are invited to apply to work at the Preschool Laboratory. To apply for a position, please print out the forms, fill them out carefully, and turn them in to Karen Veerhusen-Langerud at the Preschool. Preschool Teaching Assistant Application Preschool...
Summer Research Descriptions Science Summer Research Application Form

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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...
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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Links to Assessment Instruments CURE survey (Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience) RISC survey (Research on the Integrated Science Curriculum) ROLE survey (Research on Learning and Education) SEA CURE survey (Science Education Alliance Classroom Undergraduate Research...
The Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) survey grew out of a creative collaboration of faculty from Grinnell College, Hope College, Harvey Mudd College, and Wellesley College, funded by HHMI. The CURE may be used as a pretest-posttest or posttest-only survey to...
The RISC surveys (there are 3) are part of a research program initiated by the Interdisciplinary Learning Consortium, whose founding members represent Carleton College, Grinnell College, Hope College, St. Olaf College, and Whitman College. The Interdisciplinary Learning...
The Science Education Alliance Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (SEA CURE) pre-course survey is an instrument for student assessment of their experience with the National Genomics Research Initiative (NGRI) funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Students in...
Welcome. The three surveys described below - the Preflection, the SURE III, and the Follow Up - are supported by funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Each survey takes about 10-15 minutes. The surveys are being conducted by Professor David Lopatto of Grinnell...
Initial information on each participating research program and institution will be collected from a faculty member or program director known in the SURE as the Corresponding Program Coordinator (CPC). The information collected from the CPC will be used to create the lists of...

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Psychology major Fanchao (Frank) Zhu ’15 never expected to receive intensive business preparation as a liberal arts student. A scholarship through the College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) has changed his perspective. The psychology major from Nanjing, China...
“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...
“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...
Before classes begin, the Grinnell Science Project (GSP) brings together selected students who are interested in science and creates a community that helps them feel comfortable with college life both inside and outside the classroom. “GSP was a huge blessing. For one thing, the...
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...
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...
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 '...
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 ’...
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 ’...
At Grinnell, an array of class-related experiences outside of the main academic buildings gives students a chance to dig deeper into topics in real-world settings. Take Asani Seawell’s Advanced Health Psychology course, for example. Seawell, an associate professor of psychology...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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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This is a common application for the Science Division, submit only one application. Application Timeline: Applications due -- 5th week in spring semester -- Friday, February 21, 2014.Notification of offers -- To be announced.Accept/decline offers -- To be announced. Start/end...