Psychology news

Two Northwestern professors, Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, psychology, and Dr. John Vonder Bruegge, biblical and theological studies, recently presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s annual conference in Boston.

Northwestern College senior psychology major Emily Starr of Firth, Neb., has received a $1,500 2017–18 Undergraduate Research Grant from Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.

Two 2018 Northwestern College graduates, Virginia Kjer and Osiris Ordaz, presented their psychology research at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science May 24–27 in San Francisco.

Three psychology professors from Northwestern College—Drs. Melanie Nyhof, Laird Edman and Jennifer Feenstra—presented their research at international conferences in May.

Northwestern College was the inspiration for a grant-funded project designed to encourage conversations about science and faith on college and university campuses.

Nine Northwestern College professors will conduct research and pursue further study this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.

Northwestern College has approved new academic programs in entrepreneurship and statistics to be offered next fall. The college has also elevated the art therapy pre-professional program to a major and changed the secondary education endorsement to a major.

The scholarly work of 93 Northwestern College undergraduate and graduate students will be on display during the college’s Celebration of Research on Thursday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center.

Twenty-four Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2018 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.

Dr. William Struthers, author of “Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain,” will speak at Northwestern College Oct. 24 and 25.

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