News & Announcements...

2015 June 23, Scroll: "Study Shows Morals Help the Brain" interview with Professor Eric Gee

2015 Psych 361: Rat Olympics "Raticate takes the gold!"

2015 February 3, Scroll: Professor Matthew Whoolery Shares TED Talk Experience 

2015 January 11: KPVI News Channel 6 - "Mental Health in Madison County"

Three BYU-Idaho psychology students (Jordan Moon - who just graduated, Emily Robinson, and Matt Marquez - who is a health psych major!) were interviewed by KPVI News Channel 6 regarding mental health here in Madison County. Here is a link to the video and commentary: 

2014 Psych 361 Behavioral Learning: Rat Olympics "Brain, the Rat"

2014 November 20, Forum: "Losing Your Self in India" by Dr. Matthew Whoolery  
On Thursday, November 20th at 2:00pm in the Taylor Chapel, we were privileged to hear from one of our own in a college forum. Brother Matthew Whoolery of our Psychology Department spoke on "Losing Your Self in India." As a recent Fulbright Scholar, Brother Whoolery went to India in 2012-2013 and taught in the Psychology Department at Lady Shri Ram College at the University of Delhi. He traveled extensively in India and interacted extensively with Indian psychologists and students. In 2014, he was asked to return to Delhi to give a TED talk that is titled "How to Be Unhappy." He will discuss his experiences and draw upon people he met who illustrate important cultural differences which present a different way of viewing life, relationships, and religion.  

2014 October, News & Notes:
Department of Psychology Faculty Member Matthew Whoolery Gives TED Talk in India "How To Be UnHappy"
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Matthew Whoolery, a member of the Psychology faculty and a Fullbright Scholar recently gave a TED Talk in New Delhi, India. In September 2014, Dr. Whoolery was invited to return to Delhi to give a TED talk at Lady Shri Ram College at the University of Delhi.   When you are drowned in unhappiness most of the time, it can be a little tough to wake up to the shiny concept of joy. He is here to tell you how to be great at, what you're already good at. Watch him talk about "How to be Unhappy". 

2014 July, New & Notes:
New Health Psychology Emphasis Added
  Scroll Article July 8, 2014  
  Emphasis in Health Psychology

Two new internships for I/O Emphasis Students! See Internship tab for more information.

Graduation Requirement: ETS Major Field Test
Beginning Fall 2012 Semester, graduating seniors are required to take the ETS Major Field Test in order to graduate. This needs to be taken your last semester at BYU-Idaho. This requirement will show up on your graduation plan. The Psychology Department will pay for this test. The test will not affect your graduation. If you are not on campus the semester you are graduating, you will be excused from the test.

The test will be available to take at the testing center and you will be notified of the opening and closing test dates. You will need to pick up your pass code and instructions from the Psychology Department office before going to the testing center. The test will take 2 hours.

2014 July, Standard Journal "Our Town" spotlights BYU-I Psychology Professor, Matthew Whoolery: Five countries, four kids, three languages, two foreign universities and one passion.

2014 March, News & Notes:  Experiential Learning for Psychology Majors also Benefits School District   Psychology majors work with Madison School C.A.R.E.S. program to help children and make the community a better place.  Eric Gee coordinates this opportunity for students to be involved in data collection and evaluation for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS) program.

2012 December, News & Notes:  BYU-Idaho Graduate Receives Award for Pro Bono Legal Work  Former psychology major, Camille Borg, receives Utah State Bar Pro Bono Publico Law Student of the Year Award.

2012 Psych 361 Behavioral Learning: Rat Olympics "The Rescue"

2011 February 16: The Egyption Revolution: Causes, Crisis, and Future
BYU-Idaho Forum by Psychology Department Faculty Member Matthew Whoolery

2011 September: Reflections of former BYU-Idaho Psychology Professor, Ron Jacques, on 10 year anniversary of September 11th: Stung by Tragedy, Lifted by FaithVisit

2011  Congratulations to Psychology Students publishing a manuscript in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, vol. 10, May 2011Individualistic and Structural Attributions of Poverty in the LDS Population by Alex North, Arwen Behrends, Kayla Green, Luis Oquendo, Tamra Dison, Justin Larson, and Yohan Delton.

2009 May 21: Gambling: A Losing Bet, An Investment of Psychological Principles in Spiritual Bankruptcy
BYU-Idaho University Forum by Psychology Department Faculty Member Richard Cluff 
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2009 Psych 361 Rat Olympics on Channel 3 News! 
Our first competitor can jump over four feet. Didn't catch that? Here's a different angle. Okay maybe he can't make the jump every time. But he sure loves to get back to home sweet home.