Fall 2015 Newsletter

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Rick Bevins, Department of Psychology Chair
Dear Alumni, Students, Colleagues, and Friends,

Thank you for checking out the 2015 edition of the Department of Psychology newsletter! As you can see, it is an exciting time to be part of the psychology department. Just ask our students, staff, and faculty, who reflect on the best thing about being part of the psychology department.

Read the full department chair letter

Save the Date! - April 2015!

The 64th Nebraska Symposium, entitled “Impulsivity: How Time and Risk Influence Decision Making,” will be held at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln City Campus on April 21 (Thursday) and 22 (Friday), 2016.
More information here.

Psychology Department Fund

The Department of Psychology at UNL has a long and impressive history, and you are part of that history! You can also help the department have a long and impressive future. Financial gifts from alumni and friends are a vital source of support for the psychology department.

Happiness Photo
Can Money Buy Happiness?

We’re all familiar with the idea that money can’t buy happiness. Yet, the reality is that we all spend money and for most of us it is a limited resource. How can we spend our hard earned dough in ways that will maximize our happiness?

Read more about making your next purchase

New Faces & Fond Farewells

Welcome the additions to the faculty.

Congratulate and bid farewell to our retiring faculty.

Portrait of Joanna Seley
What Can You Do With a Bachelors Degree in Psychology?

“There’s nothing you can do with a bachelors degree in psychology.” This is a common misconception among many regarding a major in psychology. In reality, only one third of UNL psychology graduates go on to graduate or professional school, while the other two-thirds go directly into the workforce. For those that enter the working world, what careers do they choose?

Read more about the truth about Psychology degrees

Green Space Can Make Kids Concentrate Better

Faculty member Anne Schutte with colleagues Julia Torquati, Department of Children, Youth and Family Studies, UNL, and Heidi Beattie, Troy University, recently published “Impact of urban nature on executive functioning in early and middle childhood" in the journal Environment and Behavior. We sat down with Anne to learn more.

Read more about kids and green space