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PSYC 360 Friday Forum Topics

Forums are on topics of current importance in the field of psychology and are offered in collaboration with the Minnesota Psychological Association. Students are asked to write papers summarizing the content and discussing the relevance of principles and practices presented to their own activities or within a specified hypothetical context. Specific topics are listed in the Class Schedule or announced in the Catalyst. Note: At least 12 credits in psychology, human services, or social work prior to registration.

Special information

Note: At least 12 credits in psychology, human services, or social work prior to registration. Grading is Pass/No Credit only. MPA fee is $15.
0-2 Undergraduate credit

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes

General

  • Student will be able to evaluate the validity of the information presented.
  • Student will learn the scientific perspective and knowledge base of the topic of psychology
  • Student will learn to apply this knowledge to both professional and hypothetical settings

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
21 Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: What Clinicians Need to Know Stasson, Mark F Books Course details
22 Building Bridges vs Dams: Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace Rydell, Susan T Books Course details
23 African American Adolescents: Building Resilience and Self-Efficacy Frankard, Heidi Lin Malloy Books Course details
24 The Future of Mental Health and Lessons from the Joy Lab Blaxton, Jessica Books Course details
25 Friday Forum: Psychological Care for People with Diabetes Rydell, Susan T Books Course details

Summer 2022

Section Title Instructor
21 Mental Healthcare for an Aging Population and Lessons from the Pandemic Blaxton, Jessica Books Course details
22 Fri Forum:Helping Families Formed by Adoption Navigate Post-Adoption Stress Kleyman, Kerry S Books Course details
23 Friday Forum: Minnesota Nice and Race Relations Spielmans, Glen I Books Course details
24 Friday Forum: The Addicted Brain Blaxton, Jessica Books Course details
25 The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change Stasson, Mark F Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
21 Friday Forum: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Psychologists Staff, Staff Books Course details
22 Friday Forum: MPA Presidents Conference on Child Psychology Staff, Staff Books Course details
23 Friday Forum: Third Minnesota Multicultural Summit Staff, Staff Books Course details
24 Friday Forum: Psychology of Radical Healing: From Theory to Practice Staff, Staff Books Course details
25 Friday Forum:Licensing Board Complaints:Tips to Avoid,Strategies to Respond Staff, Staff Books Course details