Alexis Nagle honored with 2018 Psi Chi Research award.

Alexis Nagle (’18) was honored for her research efforts at the 2018 Midwestern Psychology Conference in Chicago, IL. Her work with Dr. Stacy Freiheit investigated the perceptions of trauma survivors. Congratulations to Alexis for this prestigious award!

Alexis Nagle at MPA 2018
Alexis Nagle at MPA 2018

Welcome the new Psi Chi inductees for 2017 – 2018!

The psychology department was proud to honor our newest inductees to the national honors society of psychology, Psi Chi. We wish all our new Psi Chi members the best!

Psi Chi 2018 students, who by chance all came with lit candles to the event.

Student researchers attend annual psychology conference, MPA, in Chicago, IL.

Many students were accepted to present at the annual Midwestern Psychology Conference in Chicago, IL. This year was one of our best for Augsburg student research posters at the conference!

Joel Enriquez Blas at MPA 2018
Joel Enriquez Blas at MPA 2018
Donovan Paz-Basurto at MPA 2018
Donovan Paz-Basurto at MPA 2018
Owen Harrison at MPA 2018
Owen Harrison at MPA 2018
Alexis Nagle at MPA 2018
Alexis Nagle at MPA 2018
Aleksys Patterson and Megan Mccready at MPA 2018
Anders Jader at MPA, 2018
Anders Jader at MPA, 2018

Students present research at 2017 Midwest Psychology Association Conference

Many of our students attended the 2017 Midwest Psychology Association annual conference in Chicago, IL.

Anabel Chavez (’17) at MPA 2017
Casey Regnier (’17) and Austin Conery (’17) at MPA 2017
Diamonique Walker (’17), Simona Mackovichova (’18), Rebecca Hillebrand (’17), Bruce Clark (’16) and Skyler King (’18) at MPA 2017
Dave Matz and Simona Mackovichova (’18) at MPA 2017
Skyler King (’18) at MPA 2017
Madeline Kinn (’17) and Ben Denkinger at MPA 2017

Augsburg Hosts 2016 Midwest Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Students from around the state visited the Augsburg campus on April 23rd, 2016 to present their research findings and network with their peers. Keynote speaker Gary Wells discussed his research on the reliability of eyewitness testimony. Check out some of our accomplished undergraduate researchers showing off their final posters!

Austin Conery, Dan Zeng, Samantha Boline and Tser Cheng at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conferenceams

Hannah Ross at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

Casey Regnier at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

Preston Krenz & Julie Johnson at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

Jake Kraft at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

Bruce Clark at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

Kathryn Block, Trewayne Flatgard, and Jolene Catudioat the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

Ali Kanan at the Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference

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2016 Conference Presentations from the Clinical Psychology Lab

2016 Midwestern Psychological Association conference with Katie Burger '16

2016 Midwestern Psychological Association conference with Katie Burger ’16

2016 American Psychological Association convention with Bruce Clark '16

2016 American Psychological Association convention with Bruce Clark ’16

Meeting up with Dr. Justin Gauthier '09 at the 2016 American Psychological Association convention. Dr. Gauthier received the 2016 APA Division 56 Outstanding Poster Award.

Meeting up with Dr. Justin Gauthier ’09 at the 2016 American Psychological Association convention. Dr. Gauthier received the 2016 APA Division 56 Outstanding Poster Award.

Environmental Psychology Class Assesses Augsburg Campus

The Augsburg Environmental Psychology class recently completed an annual assessment of a campus environmental factor.  This year students chose to investigate campus accessibility for various disabilities.  They found many positive points for accessibility on campus, but also some features where improvements could increase the convenience for students.  In an assignment called Environmental Treasure Hunt the class had to imagine being in a wheel chair and getting from the Mortensen Dormitory to chapel.  Other campus assessments completed in past years included use of nature, esthetic/artistic elements, and safety.  These assessments are forwarded to the office handling buildings and grounds at Augsburg.

Report Urges Caution in Handling and Relying Upon Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Cases, Recommends Best Practices for Law Enforcement and Courts

The National Academy of Sciences recently issued a report that resoundingly supports the findings of eyewitness scientists.   The report is of particular interest to Augsburg: Dr.
Nancy Steblay of the Psychology Department has been a strong contributor to eyewitness research, often with the laboratory assistance of Augsburg students.  Dr. Steblay was one of the
eyewitness scientists who testified before the NAS in Washington, DC as the NAS committee began their review of eyewitness science.  The report  recommends best practices that law enforcement agencies and courts should follow to improve the likelihood that eyewitness identifications used in criminal cases will be accurate. Science has provided an increasingly clear picture of the inherent limits in human visual perception and memory that can lead to errors, as well as the ways that law enforcement processes can compromise eyewitness identifications, the report says.  Dr. Steblay’s research has focused on the revision of police identification procedures as a means to reduce eyewitness error.