Psychology Department

Senior Discovers Importance of Creativity at Biomedical Engineering Research Internship

Anthony Baker has big dreams to one day design spacesuits for NASA.

He knows experience is critical to making that dream come true. 

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Psychology Lecture to Address Suicide and Underserved Populations

A Palo Alto University professor whose work is focused around depression and suicide in ethnic minority adult and geriatric populations will present Nebraska Wesleyan University's Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture on Friday, March 29.

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Doors Open to New Acklie Hall of Science

Students were welcomed to a new semester on Monday, January 14 with a fresh blanket of snow and a much anticipated new science building.

Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science is the university’s first new academic building in 36 years. The three-story facility of approximately 80,000 square feet includes classrooms, laboratories, student study spaces, faculty offices and a greenhouse. The $29 million project was paid entirely through gifts from generous alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. 

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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.”

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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.

“I felt like I was the only one, the only one who was struggling, the only one who was going through what I was going through,” she says in a video shared with her 111,000 Twitter followers.

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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.

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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.

Without the aid and distraction of technology, Ferraro’s class worked together to transport equipment, purify water, heat food, locate campgrounds and mostly importantly, connect to the natural world.

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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.

The Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science is the university’s first new academic building in 36 years and will house the biology, chemistry and psychology programs. The facility will be located on 50th Street between St. Paul Ave. and Baldwin Ave. on the west side of campus.

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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.

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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.

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