Psychology

How to Be Successful in an Interview

Posted: September 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM CDT

How to Be Successful in an Interview

By Kennedy Kluthe Are you preparing to receive a big scholarship or land your dream job? Typically, part of the process to reach these achievements includes an interview. The interview is the first time that you will be seen off paper and as a real person. The interview is often viewed as the “make it or break it” point in the selection process. In order for you to get your big scholarship or dream job, consider following these five easy steps. 1. Practice Your Handshake Imagine...

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By: Kennedy Kluthe

Category: Psychology, General

Welcome Back, Psychology Students!

Posted: August 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

Welcome Back, Psychology Students!

  Welcome back UNK Psychology students to the fall 2018 semester, and welcome to the UNK Psychology blog! We hope everyone is ready for a fun semester. The Psychology Club is getting ready for an exciting semester, and we hope to see you at the following upcoming events: Welcome Back picnic This is open to all UNK students, those interested in joining Psychology Club, and those who just want to get to know fellow psychology students and the professors in the department. This picnic will...

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By: Jeffrey Grummert

Category: Psychology, General

5 Study Tips to Set You Up for Success

Posted: April 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

5 Study Tips to Set You Up for Success

By: Regan Taubenheim In order to avoid any extreme cases of “stud-dying” with finals just around the corner, I have provided 5 simple and easy-to-follow study tips. Following these tips will decrease the chances of meltdowns or college dropout thoughts the night before your next big exam. In some cases, no number of tips in the world will save you from the complete stress that accompanies the rigorous study demands some classes require. Unfortunately, your grades will not improve...

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By: Regan Taubenheim

Category: Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences, General

Caring for a Dying Loved One

Posted: April 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

Caring for a Dying Loved One

I had always known death to be a very real thing. However, until someone close to you dies, do you really understand the full realm of emotions and the care and support you may have to provide your loved one who is dying? It was not until I was in high school that I started to understand what it truly takes to care for one who is dying. My grandmother passed away the summer before my senior year of high school, and although it was an extremely sad time for myself and whole family, it was...

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By: Julia Daro

Category: General, Psychology

Pregnancy in College: Hard, but Not Impossible

Posted: March 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM CDT

Pregnancy in College: Hard, but Not Impossible

A typical college student’s biggest struggles consist of deciding which classes to take, what to eat for supper, and whether it is a good idea to stay out late. It is true – college is incredibly hard at times, but it becomes immensely hard if you become pregnant. According to a recent review by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (2014), a large portion of women who get pregnant in college end up dropping out temporarily or permanently. This is due in part to...

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By: McKenzie Ironshell

Category: Psychology, General

Bedtime and Your Health: What Are the Risks of Watching TV?

Posted: March 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM CST

Bedtime and Your Health: What Are the Risks of Watching TV?

One of the popular practices among our society today is binge-watching television. I myself am guilty of this. Not only do I find myself spending a far greater number of hours in front of a screen than I would like to admit, but I find myself watching more at one particular time of day: bedtime. Does that cut down my hours of sleep? Can that be healthy? Health Impacts According to the Sleep Foundation, television at bedtime could negatively impact our health (Foley, Ancoli-Israel, Britz, and...

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By: Brenna Schneider

Category: General, Natural and Social Sciences, Psychology

Welcome to the UNK Department of Psychology Blog!

Posted: February 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM CST

Welcome to the UNK Department of Psychology Blog!

“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” –Shakuntala Devi Have you ever stopped to think about the effect of Psychology in the world around you? Our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors govern the decisions we make every day. This blog was created for University of Nebraska at Kearney students to highlight current topics in Psychology that affect their everyday lives, in...

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By: Jillian Rocheford

Category: Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences

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