Department of Psychology

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David Lane , Ph.D.

David Lane, Ph.D.

Professor
Waggoner Hall 155
Work: 309-298-1593
Fax: 309-298-2179


Additional Information

Education:

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, B.A. in Psychology, 1990; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, M.A. in Higher Education, 1993; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; M.S. in Psychology, 2001; Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Ph.D. in Psychology, 2004. Dissertation: “Social comparison with risk images.”

Teaching:

Careers in Psychology (200), Research Methods (323), Health Psychology (427), Modern Theories in Psychology (490), and Social Bases of Behavior (523).

Research:

Social, health, and positive psychology.  Recent research has looked at how social influences affect health-related risk-taking, how comparison with social images predicts dropping out of college, and how a sense of meaning in life is related to well-being.

Recent Scholarly Activities:

Lane, D.J., & Mathes, E.W. (2018). The pros and cons of having a meaningful life. Personality and Individual Differences, 120, 13-16. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.08.012

Jamnik, M.R., & Lane, D.J. (2017). The use of reddit as an inexpensive source for high-quality data. Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, 22(5). Retrieved from http://pareonline.net/pdf/v22n5.pdf

Mathes, E.W., Lane, D.J., Helmers, B.R., Jamnik, M.R., Hendrickson, M., & Aleshire, B. (2017). The dark side of self-control: High self-control leads to better outcomes when engaging in bad behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 326-329. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.005

Lane, D.J. (2017).  Comparison with typical college students predicts graduation when identity is uncertain. Journal of College Student Retention,19(1), 45-58. doi: 10.1177/1521025115611401

Helmers, B.R., Lane, D.J., & Mathes, E.W. (April 2017). Possible future selves predict academic effort and social drinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Van Fossen, R., Lane, D.J., & Kazakova, N. (April 2017). Evidence of healthy neuroticism in a clinical sample of Type 2 Diabetics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Jamnik, M., & Lane, D.J. (May 2016). The moderating role of intrinsic aspirations on religiosity and spirituality. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Van Fossen, R., & Lane, D.J. (May 2016). Exploratory study of health perceptions in Black emerging adults with prediabetes.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.