Nickels, James

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Nickels, James

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19-- - present


Dr. James Nickels received a B.A. at the Occidental College in Los Angeles (California) in 1953. In 1955, he obtained an M.A. from the University of Missouri, where he worked as a Psychometrist from 1954-1955. He further worked as an Instructor at the same University as he worked on his Ph.D., completed in 1959. From 1959-1961, he acted as First Lieutenant and Research Psychologist in the United States Air Force, working in the Human Engineering Laboratory in New York. Moving to Nevada in 1961, Dr. Nickels worked at the University of Nevada for the next six years, where he held positions as Assistant Professor, Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and also served as Acting Director of the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Call Center. In 1967, he moved to Winnipeg to work at the University of Manitoba, where he remained until his retirement in 2009. During his time at the University of Manitoba, he occupied many positions in the Department of Psychology, including: Professor, Coordinator of Clinical Training, Acting Head and Acting Undergraduate Associate Head. He was also a Professor and Director for the Psychological Services Centre, and a Professor and Project Chair for the Center for Settlement Studies. Throughout his career, Dr. Nickels has published many works related to human values and life meaning, life satisfaction, quality of life, stress and coping, illusion of control, control and prediction of life events, human choice, time orientation and suicidology.


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Created on November 2, 2017 by Natalie Vielfaure.




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