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Psychology

Campus Location: 
Crete
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Overview

A psychology major consists of a wide range of theoretical and applied courses for students interested in obtaining a broad understanding of human behavior. Through two emphases, general psychology and mental health, the major prepares you for a career in a variety of human service settings.

Internship Opportunities

Doane students may participate in semester-long internships, gaining hands-on, applied experience for college credit. Psychology students have completed internships at such organizations as:

• Adams Street Center - CMMCLC
• Applied Behavior Analysis Program (Autism)
• Attention Center for Youth
• Blue River Family Resource Center
• Camp Kindle
• Catholic Social Services
• Cedars Youth Services
• CenterPointe, Inc.
• Community Alternatives
• Crete Area Medical Center
• Crete Public Schools (Middle School; High School)
• Crete Manor
• Crete Police Department
• Developmental Services of Nebraska
• Friendship Home
• Kenexa
• Lincoln Action Program
• Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department
• Lincoln Public Schools
• MADD Nebraska
• Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
• Munroe-Myer Institute
• National Research Corporation
• Nebraska State Patrol
• Nebraska Health & Human Services
• Region V Services

Learning Environment

As a psychology major, you may find yourself in at least 1 of these 3 locations on the Crete Campus.

Gaylord Hall, one of three Doane buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, houses the psychology faculty offices.

Lied Science and Mathematics Building is a $10.2 million, 60,000 square-foot building which features high-tech science labs and general purpose classrooms.

Communications Building houses faculty offices, classrooms, computer labs, the library, and art gallery.

Faculty
Research & Video Demonstrations

All Psychology students are required to complete a senior seminar research project. Psychology majors work with one another to design and implement research projects on topics of personal interest.

Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members in ongoing research projects through Doane College's undergraduate summer research program, an honor lab or through individual work with a professor. Such research projects have included:

  • social perceptions of sexual assault victims
  • coping strategies in reaction to the break-up of romantic relationships
  • gender stereotyping
  • judgments of responsibility about victims of crime and other negative events
  • counterfactual thinking
  • barriers to mental health service utilization in underserved populations.

Many students also present their research at the Great Plains Psychology Conference, the Nebraska Psychological Society Conference, and Doane College's Mind Expo.

Student Organizations
Coursework
View detailed course information PSY 117 - Introduction to Psychology (3) PSY 234 - Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques (3) PSY 365 - Psychology of Personality (3) PSY 252 - Research Method in Psychology (3) PSY 255 - Child and Adolescent Development (3) PSY 256 - Adult Development (3) PSY 314 - Physiological Psychology (3) PSY 344 - Memory and Cognition (3) PSY 336 - Social Psychology (3) PSY 396 - Pre-seminar (1) PSY 416 - Abnormal Psychology (3) PSY 496 - Senior Research Seminar (3) SSI 217 - Applied Statistics for Social Science (3) PSY 380 - Psychology Research Assistantship (0-3)