Welcome to Psychology at GVSU.  Students major in psychology for various reasons, and different sets of courses are likely to be appropriate for students with different goals. Students should plan their studies in consultation with an academic advisor early and throughout their college career.
Psychology covers such a broad range of topics that psychologists specialize in many different areas, such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, neuropsychology, industrial-organizational psychology, educational psychology, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. The interests and training of the faculty members in the department cover all of these areas, so we are able to offer a wide range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum.

The Psychology Department is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Psych Dept Events

Ireland Study Abroad Info Session

October 25, 2018 4:30 PM

Professor Ellen Shupe will present an informational session for psychology's Ireland Study Abroad.

2018 Majors Fair

November 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where can you come to find information about all 90 of the Majors we have at GV? Where can you come and talk to alumni about what they are doing with their Majors?                                    The Majors...

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Psychology Research Colloquium

The Psychology Research Colloquium Committee hosts a series of weekly presentations of research in psychological science. GVSU psychology faculty as well as faculty outside the university are invited to present their research. We conclude each semester with Student Presentation Day where GVSU students present the research they have been involved with.

Here is the Psychology Research Colloquium Schedule.

In the Psychology Department, we have many high quality students working in various research labs. On student presentation day, we will hear from four students, each of which will give a short presentation on their research.

Recent Faculty and Student Conference Presentations

APS 2018 Chen & Dueker

Identifying Developmental Risk Profiles in Early Development Using ASQ Scores

Psychology graduate Katie Leahy

Psychology graduate Katie Leahy presenting her poster

Student Scholar Day 2018

Individual Differences in Enacting Verbs Through Story Telling in Toddlers

APS 2018 Sá

Individual Differences in Attending to Form-Based versus Content-Based Considerations in "Quality of Thinking Evaluations".

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The START Project is housed in the GVSU Autism Education Center and funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education to provide evidence-based training, technical assistance, and resources to school-based teams in Michigan that support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Page last modified September 20, 2018