Montana State University

Department of Psychology

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-3801
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Location: 319 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Keith Hutchison

Dept Administrative Associate

Brenda Lewis

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Psychology Faculty News

"All the recent Psychology Department news that fits here."

The Psychology Department is hiring an assistant professor to start Fall 2016. Look for our ad in the APS Observer (or online at MSU) in late this summer or early fall 2015.

The Psychology department hired Assistant Professor Dr. Brandon Scott to start August, 2015. Dr. Scott was a postdoctoral fellow at the Reach Institute at Arizona State University, and his research focuses on anxiety and emotion regulation in children.

Dr. Richard Block is Professor Emeritus of Psychology as of May 21, 2015. He plans to continue research, but is no longer webmaster. See his webpage for details.

Dr. Tom Heyman, a visiting postdoctoral researcher from Belgium, who is working with Dr. Keith Hutchison), is featured in the APA PeePs (Particularly Exciting Experiments in Psychology), and has an article is in press in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. View here

Dr. Jessi Smith was the keynote speaker at the MT Girls STEM Collaborative Conference in Helena November 2014. She was also interviewed on Montana Public Radio. Listen here

Dr. Monica Skewes presented a talk at Café Scientifique on October 24, 2014. View Here

Dr. Jessi Smith was named to the National girls STEM board. Read More

Dr. Richard Block was co-author (and PowerPoint creator) of a talk on "American Indians and the Metaphor of the Third World," presented in Denver, October 2014, at the meeting of the Association for Third World Studies. Another co-author was Aaron Richmond (M.S. MSU, Ph.D. University of Nevada-Reno, now Prof. at Metropolitan State University in Denver.

Dr. Jessi Smith wrote an invited blog post about the APS conference, social psychology, and ADVANCE. Read More

Dr. Richard Block made a presentation at the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, May 2014, and connected up again with some other researchers. Here is one image, with the more famous time researcher obvious. View JPG

Dr. Michael Babcock was awarded a "Pure Gold" award from MSU Pres. Cruzado for recognition of his outstanding teaching.