Psychology Department

U2 Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Research Takes Student, Professor to Northern Ireland for U2 Conference

Three years ago Nebraska Wesleyan University student Georgia Straka selected “The Music and Meaning of U2” as her Archway Seminar, her very first college course.

“I didn’t really know who U2 was prior to the class,” Straka admitted. “But I ended up learning so much and really appreciating the band.”

Senior psychology major Nicole Vana turned to social media to help her cope with depression and suicidal thoughts. Now her Twitter account, website and non-profit — Spreading the Love — is a coping mechanism for thousands of others across the country.

Psychology Major Uses Personal Struggle to Help Others Cope

You are not alone.

If there’s one thing senior psychology major Nicole Vana wants people to know, you are never alone. 

Vana thought differently when she was a 17-year-old dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts.

Steven Pinker, one of the world's foremost writers on language, mind and human nature will deliver the 2018 Fawl Lecture. Pinker's lecture is titled, "Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress."

Harvard Psychology Professor, Pulitzer Prize Finalist Steven Pinker to Deliver NWU Lecture

Steven Pinker, one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature, will present Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture on Thursday, March 22.

His lecture, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress,” begins at 7 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium.

A class on the psychological reactions to nature inspired Brittany Lester to further research connections to nature, and ultimately led to her decision to pursue graduate school in the field.

Psychology Major Turns Mother Nature into Her Classroom

Two years ago Nebraska Wesleyan University psychology professor Frank Ferraro took students to Wyoming where they spent a week immersing themselves in the concepts they learned in his class, “Psychological Reactions to Nature.” For a week, the snowy range of Grand Teton National Park served as their classroom.

Members of the Acklie family are the first to sign a beam to the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

NWU Breaks Ground on Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University broke ground Tuesday, April 4 on a new science center named after a cherished member of the Lincoln community who was known for his service, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

Named Time Magazine's "World's 100 Most Influential People," Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal will deliver the 2017 Fawl Psychology Lecture.

Psychologist to Discuss Human and Animal Intelligence

Dutch-American psychology professor Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal will draw comparisons between human and animal mental capacities at Nebraska Wesleyan University's annual Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture.

His lecture, “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” will be held Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium.

NWU junior Flor Garcia will study in Morocco this spring thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Gilman Scholarship to Send NWU Junior to Morocco

A Nebraska Wesleyan University student has been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

Flor Garcia, a junior business administration and psychology double major, will spend the spring semester at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She is among 850 undergraduate students from across the U.S. selected for the scholarship.

Two NWU Students Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

Fulbright Commission Selects Two NWU Students for UK Summer Institute

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute. They are among approximately 60 undergraduates from the United States and UK to be selected for the prestigious program.

Psychologist to Examine Personal Connections to Environment

Susan Clayton, a social psychologist whose work examines how people think about and make personal connections to the environment, will deliver this year’s Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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