Psychology

Technology, nature and development: Connecting concepts, students during J-Term

Laptops, iPhones and other electronic devices are staples in today’s society, but some argue these devices may be more dangerous than we think. In the January Term (J-Term) course PSY 302 “Technology, Nature and Development: Disconnect to Reconnect,” Hastings College students explored these major mainstays in their everyday lives — and discovered the true effects of their technological interactions. The course is taught by Dr. Stephanie Furrer, a psychology professor at Hastings College who specializes in childhood development. It originated as an interdisciplinary exploration of nature and ...Read more

MacLeod applies psychology, sociology studies to nonprofit internship

Hastings College senior Brooke MacLeod has her sights set on making a difference in the world, and she is active in her efforts to make a positive impact. “My two goals are to get rid of food insecurity and homelessness. I’m always striving to reduce the number of those demographics,” she said. The sociology and psychology double major spent her 2017 January Term (J-Term) serving the communities surrounding her hometown of Burlington, Colorado, with her internship at the Colorado East Community Action Agency (CECAA). CECAA’s mission is to reduce and eliminate poverty in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit ...Read more

Psychology major helps ID top job candidates

When Lincoln, Neb.-native and Hastings College student Kelly Prange first contacted Talent Plus about a summer internship, the news wasn’t encouraging. After she described her interest in industrial and organizational psychology, experience and coursework at Hastings College, the recruiter explained Talent Plus wasn’t seeking interns at the time. He also said when the talent search and consulting company does hire interns, they work year-round in Lincoln. Kelly continued applying for other internships when Talent Plus surprised her and called back. After an interview, they offered her a year- ...Read more