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.

Department Commitment to Mutual Respect

Department Statement on Power Imbalances and Sexual Harassment

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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Recent Job & Internship Postings

12/17/18 Nonprofit Leadership/Volunteer Coordinator Intern for job 2256651
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Expires: 1/15/19

12/17/18 Mentor- CLS and Skill Building for job 2255828
IKUS Life Enrichment Services
Expires: 1/1/19

12/17/18 Mentors- CLS and Skill Building for job 2255798
IKUS Life Enrichment Services
Expires: 1/1/19

12/17/18 Summer Camp Counselor and Activity Instructor for job 2253926
North Star Camp for Boys
Expires: 1/31/19

12/17/18 General Intern for job 2253669
Old National Bank
Expires: 2/1/19

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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

Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting

Professor Mario Fific and student Thomas Goralski attended the 2018 Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov 13 - 18th.

Visual Science of Art Conference 2018

Professor Leon Lou presented a poster at the Visual Science of Art Conference 2018, in Trieste, Italy entitled "Head-to-Mirror Proportion Error Decreases in Self-Portraits that Include Background Objects".

Student Scholar Day 2018

Student Scholar Day 2018

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START log with web address

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 November 15, 2018