Active Minds Movie Night

Join the Psychology department and Active Minds for a movie night in the pulse on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:30-8:00pm.

We will be showing Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story which stars Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder. Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who conducted a series of radical experiments at Yale University in 1961 that tested the willingness of ordinary humans to obey an authority figure – even when that figure ordered them to harm another person. The film explores not only the experiments themselves, but the debates over deception and research ethics that followed.

We will be having a discussion following the film about initial reactions, the research conducted, and  ethical issues raised by the experiments.

We hope to see you there!

“You could say we are puppets. But I believe that we are puppets with perception, with awareness. Sometimes we can see the strings. And perhaps our awareness is the first step in our liberation.” – Stanley Milgram

See this flyer for more info!

Lauren M. Crepeau ’16
English, Communication Studies, and Women’s Studies
lmcrepeau@stkate.edu
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Executive Pathways Internships

These are 6 openings for paid internship positions through Executive Pathways for the Minnesota Department of Human Services:

  • Office of Economic Opportunity — Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Office of Equity, Performance, and Development — Child Support Measures  
  • Compliance Office — Appeals, Contracts, General Counsel and Management & Policy
  • Disability Services Division — Community Supports Administration
  • Office of Economic Opportunity — Family and Children’s Services Administration
  • Office of Inspector General — Licensing, Policy and Operations

Please see this website for detailed descriptions of the positions. To apply, visit this website and search “internships”. Students must submit two letters of recommendation, a resume, and an unofficial transcript with their applications. For positions requiring a law degree, please submit a writing sample.

There are also 6 openings for unpaid internships at the Minnesota Department of Human Resources:

Digital Forensic Analyst Intern, Compliance—Internal Audits
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and three references to scott.a.stillman@state.mn.us by Friday, December 9th.

Foster Care Policy Intern, Division of Child Safety & Permanency
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a 3-10 page academic or professional writing sample to lorna.batton@state.mn.us by Friday, December 9th.

Media Outreach Intern, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard  of Hearing Minnesotans
Please send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to david.emery@state.mn.us by Friday, December 9th.

Population Health Management of Jensen Class Members Intern, Jensen/Olmstead Quality Assurance and Compliance Office
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a 4-5 page academic or professional writing sample to Peg.booth@state.mn.us by Friday, December 9th.

Project Analyst Intern, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
Please send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to david.emery@state.mn.us by Friday, December 9th.

Research Intern, Mental Health Services
Please send cover letter and resume to terry.gromala@state.mn.us by Friday, December 9th.

Human Resources Intern, Human Resources
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample to Melissa.a.hines@comcast.net by Friday, January 20th.

See here for more information. Good luck!

Lauren M. Crepeau ’16
English, Communication Studies, and Women’s Studies
lmcrepeau@stkate.edu

A Good Time for the Truth

Join the Psychology department on November 29th for the last colloquium of the semester! As usual, the colloquium will be held from 12:00-1:00 in Mendel 101, feel free to bring your lunch!

Professors Peterson, Mitra, Sesma, and Williams-Wengerd will discuss professor Taiyon Coleman’s essay Disparate impacts: Moving to Minnesota to live just enough for the city”, which is published in the book A Good Time for the Truth.

The discussion will focus on questions such as:

  • How can psychology – what we know about individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors – help us understand prejudice, discrimination, and racial inequalities
  • How can psychology help us discuss these difficult topics and find a way to move forward, together, to work towards racial equality?
 1 lucky winner will take home a copy of the book at the colloquium!
We hope to see you there!
Lauren M. Crepeau ’16
English, Communication Studies, and Women’s Studies
lmcrepeau@stkate.edu

Spring 2017 Classes

Registration is right around the corner, and we are excited to announce a few new courses that will be available for spring 2017 registration!

Psyc 2992: Improvisation & Mental Health

Psyc 2994: Psychology of Sexual Orientation

Psyc 3040: Introduction to Clinical & Counseling Psychology

Psyc 4994: Topics- Psychology of Eating.

Please see the attached flyers for more information. Make sure to schedule an advising session with your advisor before signing up for classes!

Lauren M. Crepeau ’16
English, Communication Studies, and Women’s Studies
lmcrepeau@stkate.edu