Robert Rycek

Professor

Office: COPH Room 320F   |    Phone: (308) 865-8237   |    Email: rycekr@unk.edu

Dr. Robert Rycek

Courses Regularly Taught

Courses Regularly Taught
  • Human Development
  • Experimental Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology Lab
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development and Aging

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Development
  • Adolescent Egocentrism

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Rycek, R. F., & Rycek, J. M. (2015). School psychology: Working with children in the school setting. In J. G. Irons & R. L. Miller (Eds.). Academic advising: A handbook for advisors and students Volume 2: A guide to the sub-disciplines. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/academic-advising-2015-vol2.

Miller, R. L., Rycek, R. F., & Fritson, K. (2011). The effects of high impact learning experiences on student engagement. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15, 53-59.

Rycek, R. F. (2008). Undergraduate research at professional psychology conventions.  In R.L. Miller, R. F. Rycek, E. Balcetis, S. Barney, B. Beins, S. Burns, R. Smith, & M. E. Ware (Eds.), Developing, promoting and sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology. (pp. 243-245) Syracuse, NY: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Miller, R. L., Rycek, R. F., Balcetis, E., Barney, S., Beins, B., Burns, S., Smith, R., & Ware, M. E. (Eds.). (2008). Developing, promoting and sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology. Syracuse, NY: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Miller, R. L., Rycek, R. F., Wozniak, W. J. (2004).  The successful job applicant: What the University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks in a new assistant professor.  In W. Buskist, B.C. Beins, & V. W. Hevern (Eds.), Preparing the new psychology professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers (pp. 114-117). Syracuse, NY: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Briner, W., Rycek, R. F., Moellenberndt, A., & Dannull, K. (2000). Neurodevelopmental effects of lanthanum in mice. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 22, 573-581.

Briner, W., Rycek, R., Moellenberndt, A., & Dannull, K. (2000). Neurodevelopmental toxicity of lanthanum in mice. In J. Centeno, P. Collery, G. Vernet, R. Finkelman, H. Gibb, & J. C. Etienne (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine, 6, 453-455.

Rycek, R. F., Stuhr, S. L., McDermott, J., Benker, J., & Swartz, M. D. (1998). Adolescent egocentrism and cognitive functioning during late adolescence. Adolescence, 33, 745-749.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards
RMPA Distinguished Service Award, 2014
Pratt Heins Award for Service, 2004
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, 2003
NSEA Award for Teaching Excellence, Finalist, 2001
UNK Creative Teaching Award, 2001
OTICA, 2001
UNK Creative Teaching Award, 2000
UNK Mentoring Award, 1999
CNSS Research Mentoring Award, 1999