Resources for Students

You may find quick, useful information in the links provided here.  However, the best source of information is our dedicated faculty and staff.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your success.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the Psychology Department Policy on Academic Dishonesty.

Kisses of Death--What to Avoid When Applying to Graduate School

Student Success Series: Kisses of Death--What to Avoid When Applying to Graduate School

As part of the Psychology Department's Student Success Series, Dr. Jeannette Stein and Amanda Taylor, MS, discussed what to avoid in the graduate school application process.  The principles may be applied to job applications and interviews as well. Contact a faculty mentor to learn more.

Powerpoint Presentation

Handout: Quick Tips

Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate School

Student Success Series: GRE preparation

Now available on YouTube!

Learn more about preparing for the GRE. Presented by lecturer, Jason Jarvis,  as part of the Psychology Department's Student Success Series . If you'd like more information about this workshop or any other departmental events, feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

Student Success Series: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Dr. Allen Bellamy and Dr. Karen Bedell discuss the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology:  Learn more about this exciting field, required education and career options.

Watch on YouTube

Minds of Murderers

Evolutionary Psychologist Dr. Bill McKibbin and Legal Psychologist Dr.Pete Molinaro discuss the minds of murderers.

Watch on YouTube

The American Psychological Association

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.  In addition to advancing the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives they provide information to guide the undergraduate experience. Check out some of their advice and contact us for more information:

How can I find a good undergraduate program?  Hint: If you are on this page, you've found one!

What can I do with a degree in psychology?

What are some of the sub-fields within psychology?

How do I write a scientific research report?

I am considering graduate school. Now what? 

What about graduate school?  Answers to frequently asked questions

While APA offers a great deal of information, please contact us. We are here to help.


Psychology Department Policy on Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism is defined in the University of Michigan—Flint catalog as: taking credit for someone else’s work or ideas, submitting a piece of work (for example, an essay, research paper, assignment, laboratory report) which in part or in whole is not entirely the student’s own work without fully and accurately attributing those same portions to their correct source. This includes purchasing papers from various sources, submitting very similar answers as someone who you have worked with, as well as resubmitting the same paper, in part or in whole, for multiple classes. In order to deter and detect plagiarism, students’ written work in psychology courses must be submitted through SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection software, through Blackboard. SafeAssign checks written documents for overlap with other source materials including published web content, journals, books, papers previously submitted in courses at the University of Michigan-Flint, and papers submitted to other universities.

Should plagiarism be detected, faculty will inform the student and follow course policies regarding consequences. In addition, students’ names and the nature of the plagiarism will be maintained in a database in the department of Psychology which is accessible to faculty when there is a legitimate educational need to know. Plagiarism, once reported, may have significant consequences beyond the course. For example, faculty may decide not to serve as a reference or write letters of recommendation on behalf of a student or alumni, may refuse to hire the student as an instructional or research assistant, or may choose not to work with the student on a UROP project. Further, such behavior would likely lead to disqualification for scholarships or nomination for Psi Chi, the Maize and Blue Award or other honors, which are deliberated by department faculty.

Questions regarding written work and the possibility of plagiarism should be directed to the instructor BEFORE the submission of the assignment or exam.