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  1. UNK Psychology DepartmentBuilding Connections Learning, Educating, and Collaborating through Scholarship

  2. Prospective psychology majors should ask and receive answers toeight crucial questionsduring their campus visits.

  3. The following slidesanswer these questions for the UNK Psychology Department.

  4. GraduateSchool

  5. What are examples of graduate schools attended by UNK Psychology Majors?

  6. What are areas of specialization in which UNK Psychology Majors have earned graduate degrees?

  7. Clinical Psychology • Community Psychology

  8. Human Factors • Aviation Psychology

  9. Teaching • Organizational Psychology • Gerontology

  10. Psychometrics • Experimental Psychology • Medicine • Law

  11. Cognitive Psychology • Social Psychology • Cross-cultural Psychology

  12. Banking • Psychopharmacology • Neuroscience • Animal Behavior

  13. Nursing • Counseling Psychology • Social Work • Sociology • Law enforcement

  14. Career Preparation

  15. What are some sample job titles of UNK Psychology Majors with bachelor’s degrees?

  16. What are some of the specific job skills that UNK Psychology Majors can acquire and include on their resumes?

  17. Express ideas effectively • Use information technology successfully • Work comfortably in collaborative settings • Demonstrate listening and helping skills • Operate from an ethical framework Alicia O’Connell presents her and Adam Plautz’s paper at NPS/PERK 2002.

  18. Understand issues from a variety of perspectives • Think critically about complex issues • Gather and organize information from multiple sources • Perform and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics

  19. Research

  20. What are questions UNK Psychology Faculty answer with their research?

  21. How does death anxiety affect risk taking? • Are personal space preferences related to the need for affiliation? • What are the effects of listening mode (focused attention vs. meditative) on the perception of music?

  22. What are the effects of Zen meditation on stress levels and mental awareness? • How do heavy metals damage the brain? • How does parental influence change across junior high and high school and what factors influence those changes?

  23. How do peer groups form and change during the junior high and high school years? • What are the differences in jealousy between men and women? • Why do people believe in the paranormal, especially during times of great personal stress?

  24. What factors increase an individual’s likelihood of making a false confession? • Are there any benefits to procrastinating on a task? • What are the benefits to team teaching?

  25. What are some of the titles of the 17 research papers published and presented last year by UNK Psychology Majors?

  26. Publications… The relation between obsessive-compulsive traits, frontal lobe functioning, and visual recall. KELLI NELSON AND NOAH CLAYTON. (Kevin Byrd, faculty sponsor). Paper published in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, Cross cultural clues?: Cultural syndromes as potential indicators for the “What is beautiful is good” stereotype. STEPHANIE LIAN ANDERSON. (Rick Miller, faculty sponsor). Paper published in the Undergraduate Research Journal, A cross-cultural analysis of Fools Rush In.Tamina Eshleman. (Rick Miller, faculty sponsor). Paper published in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry,

  27. Presentations… The effects of mortality salience on perceptions of health practices. ARIEL HUBER. (Faculty sponsors, Bill Wozniak & Rick Miller). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT. College students hooking up: A look at attachment styles. JEFF LANGE, PAUL CHRISTENSEN, & STACY RUTAR. (Krista Forrest, faculty advisor). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT. Associations between Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Emotional Quotient Inventory. MARCY YOUNG. (Kevin Byrd, faculty sponsor). Paper presented at the Great Plains Psychology Students Conference, Emporia, KS.

  28. Effects of defendant social status and social support on juror verdicts. BRAD MUSIL, PAULA SIECZKOWSKI, & SARA WILSON. (Krista Forrest, faculty advisor) Paper presented at the Great Plains Psychology Students Conference, Emporia, KS. Awarded 1st. Place in the category of Undergraduate Empirical Research Posters. The effects of parenting style on moral development. JESSICA REINSCH. (Bob Rycek, faculty sponsor). Paper presented at the Great Plains Psychology Students Conference, Emporia, KS. Awarded 2nd. Place in the category of Sex, Gender and Development. The self concept clarity of sojourners with and without similar others. DANIEL DAVIS & JENNIFER WILLIAMS. (Rick Miller, faculty sponsor). Paper presented at the Great Plains Psychology Students Conference, Emporia, KS. Awarded 2nd. Place in the category of Multicultural psychology.

  29. The effects of organized and random groups on peer conformity. ANDREA MADSEN & JESSICA REINSCH. (Bob Rycek, faculty sponsor). Paper presented at the Great Plains Psychology Students Conference, Emporia, KS. Awarded 1st. Place in the category of Social Psychology. The effects of mortality salience and value consistency on jurors judgments of defendants. JESSICA BAKER. (Theresa Wadkins, faculty sponsor). Paper presented at the Great Plains Psychology Students Conference, Emporia, KS. Awarded 2nd. Place in the category of Undergraduate Empirical Research Posters. Multicultural identity: The effects of context on self-construals. STEPHANIE ANDERSON. (Faculty sponsor, Rick Miller). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Park City, UT.

  30. Classes

  31. What classes are offered by the UNK Psychology Department?

  32. General Psychology • Experimental Psychology • Behavioral Statistics • Psychometrics • Life Span Development • Psychopathology

  33. Environmental Psychology • Psychology and Law • Memory and Cognition • Theories of Personality • Psychopharmacology

  34. Motivation • Learning and Conditioning • Sensation and Perception • Industrial/Organizational Psychology • Physiological Psychology

  35. Social Psychology • Group Dynamics • The Psychology of Gender • Eastern Psychology • Humanistic Psychology

  36. Neuropsychology • Cross-cultural Psychology • Practicum in Psychology • Clinical Psychology • Death and Dying • Adolescent Psychology

  37. Adult Development and Aging • Biopsychology • Psychology of Religion • History and Systems of Psychology • Psychology and Criminal Behavior

  38. Community-Based Learning

  39. Where have UNK Psychology Majors performed practica, internships, and service learning?

  40. Richard Young Hospital • South Central Counseling • YRTC • Kearney Public Schools • SAFE Center • Boys Town • “I Believe in Me” Ranch • Tye Law Firm • Boys and Girls Home • Health and Human Services

  41. Academic Advising

  42. What academic advising opportunities are available in the UNK Psychology Department?

  43. Eight dedicated and experienced Faculty Advisors • Advising sessions for all majors twice a year • The UNK computerized advising system

  44. Accurate referrals to other campus resources • The Writing Center • The Career Center • Counseling and Psychological Services

  45. Clubs andOrganizations

  46. Psychology Club and Psi Chi • The Psychology Club is an organization open to all UNK students with an interest in psychology. • Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, which is open to all Psychology Majors and Minors who meet the appropriate grade-point-average criteria.

  47. The purpose of these organizations is to build community by connecting students with one another, faculty and staff, and with psychology-related activities and opportunities in • the the Psychology Department • the entire UNK campus, and • the community.

  48. Sense of Community