• “Last Lecture Series” Features Sal Costa

    February 9, 2016

    On Feb. 1, 2015, at 7:00 pm, Professor Sal Costa spoke at The Last Lecture Series: Round 1. This event is a chance for professors to speak about what they would say if it was their last lecture. Professor Sal Costa has been with Truman since 1975. His research focuses mainly on the use of […]

  • Psychology Majors are McNair Scholars

    September 25, 2015

    Psychology major, Roberto Renteria, one of six students, represented Truman’s Ronald E. McNair Program at the Annual McNair Scholars Research Conference Sept. 11-13 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country. The scholars gave public presentations based upon their projects conducted this past summer.  Roberto presented “Do Anger and Aggression Mediate Relations between Depression and Impairment?” […]

  • Faculty Recognitions

    May 26, 2015

    Professor Sal Costa received Research Mentor of the Year and Professor Karen Vittengl was a semi-finalist for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award this past spring in the School of Social and Cultural Studies through Student Government and the Center for Academic Excellence.

  • Outstanding Students in Psychology

    May 4, 2015

    Congratulations to Outstanding Students in Psychology Christopher Zerr and Clare Fielding Bogle. Also, to those who received Department Honors- Esther Chu, Joseph Hannan, Taylor Moore, Erin Nyquist, Megan Todd and Christopher Zerr and, lastly, to the 87 seniors who will be graduating this week. To those not graduating, we look forward to seeing you next […]

  • Students to Present Their Research in Chicago

    February 19, 2015

    Psychology majors and minors along with Psi Chi, the National Honor Organization in Psychology, will give oral and poster presentations at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, April 30-May 2. The list includes: Gender and Social Class Presentations “Racial Differences in Initial Contact Messages in Online Dating” by Mark N Hatala, Elizabeth Rehfeldt, Danny Hearst, […]

  • Vanessa Alexander Presents Research

    October 14, 2014

    Junior Psychology major and Spanish minor Vanessa Alexander (mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl) presented her research proposal titled, “The Relation between Beliefs on the Biological Origin of Schizophrenia and the Intensity of Symptoms Exhibited on a Blog” at the 18th Annual McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on September 19-21. McNair Scholars have conducted […]

  • Psychology SRC Presentations

    August 22, 2014

    Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research Oral Presentations included: “Machismo and Marianismo Revisited: Language, Acculturation, and Gender Role Perceptions Among Latinos” by Analia F. Albuja. (Dr. Sherri Palmer, Faculty Mentor) “Childhood Trauma as a Postcolonial Device in The God of Small Things” by Seth A. Emery. (Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor) “The Efficacy of Various Bridging Stimuli During Acquisition […]

  • Homecoming Reception to Honor Dr. Breault

    November 11, 2013

      Dr. Michele Breault, the first female faculty member hired in the Truman (then Northeast Missouri) department of psychology, began teaching in 1980.  Last December, Michele retired from full-time teaching and was honored by forty two people in attendance at a Homecoming Alumni Reception this past October.  Below are a few comments from our alumni […]

  • McNair Scholars Present Research

    September 17, 2013

    Seniors Megan Hohenstein and Analia Albuja presented research at the 21st Annual McNair Presentation on September 9, 2013. Megan presented “Working Memory, Metacognition, and the Impact of Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom” and Analia presented “Machismo and Marianismo Revisted: Language, Acculturation, and Gender Role Perceptions Among Latinos”.  Psychology faculty whom served as mentors for […]

  • Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors who have earned Department Honors!

    May 3, 2013

    Baker, Lauren Foster, Garett Jones, Daniel Lee, Kerry Spalding, Kelsey Turner, Andrew Kirby