Psychology Department

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.

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.

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.

​Two NWU Grads Accepted to JET Program to Teach in Japan

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University graduates will teach in Japan next year.

Xtreme Rat Challenge Celebrates 40th Year

Over the past four decades, nearly 800 lab rats have walked, climbed and jumped their way to coveted gold medals at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Xtreme Rat Challenge.

Psychology Professor to Discuss Links to Everyday Choices

How does your living room, office, music collection and Facebook profile reflect who you are?

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