Welcome to Psychology at GVSU
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.
PSY 101 Participation in Psychological Research
Undergraduate Degrees Offered
Graduate Studies Offered
Alumni Panel Discussion - Career Paths after GVSU
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 To 7:30 PM
Place: ASH 2310
Three alumni speakers with unique career paths:
Claire Hopkins: Class of 2015, currently a Childrenýs Counselor at Relief After Violent Encounter-I/M, Inc.: Supportive Counseling and Advocacy Services, Ionia, MI
Steven Dendrinos: Class of 2006, currently the Director of Health Informatics, responsible for electronic health record training at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI.
Travis Whitaker: Class of 2012, Data Manager and Research Specialist at the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Chicago, IL.
Please join us to hear their stories and ask them questions! Hosted by: PSI CHI & Psych. Dept. Alumni Relations Committee
The Robert Hendersen Leadership Award
Named after the Psychology Department’s longest-serving and most transformative Chair, the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award recognizes students who demonstrate effective leadership and commitment to others in their campus, community, or work environments, and whose engagement in these activities has drawn upon or enriched their knowledge of psychology.
Each academic year, a single student will receive this award following careful consideration of all candidates. The winner will be announced near the end of the fall semester, and the Psychology Department will formally recognize the winner at an event during the winter semester.
In order to be eligible for the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award, candidates must (a) have declared a major in psychology or behavioral neuroscience, (b) be of junior or senior standing, (c) have a GPA of 3.5 or above, and (d) be currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University.
Applications for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Apply for the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award, if you are a student who meets the eligibility criteria. Please note that completed applications are due by midnight on Monday, November 11.
Nominate Someone for the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award, If you know a student who you think would be a good candidate. Please note that nominations must be received by midnight on Monday, October 14.
Bridging the Gap Between Generations: Social Participation via Befriending Programs