Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of
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The psychology faculty prides itself on the individual attention its students receive both in and outside the classroom.
All of the department's full-time faculty members are actively involved in research. They welcome student participation in their projects and also supervise student research projects.
Arlene R. Lundquist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: 208 Faculty Center
Dr. Lundquist came to Utica College in 2000 as an Associate Professor in Psychology. She was broadly trained in life span development psychology, earning degrees in Psychology (B.A.), Counseling (M.A.), and Child and Family Studies (Ph.D.). Over the course of her academic career she has evolved into a generalist in her field with experience teaching 20 different undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology. She was a two time finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Distinguished Teaching Award and once recipient of the college wide Teaching for Tomorrow Award while at Creighton University (1994-1998). Additionally, Dr. Lundquist is 1 of 9 college professors across the United States who participates in the Faculty Advocate Program for classroom technology products developed by Allyn & Bacon, Pearson Education Publishing Corporation.
Dr. Lundquist’s current research interests are motivation and pedagogy. Her research on motivation focuses on what motivates people to trust one another, while her pedagogical research concentrates on academic motivation and developing teaching strategies for the Introductory Psychology college classroom. Her most recent publication (2005), Grade Aid Workbook with Practice Tests for Wood, Wood, & Boyd, The World of Psychology, (5e), co-written by Lisa M. Bauer, demonstrates her commitment to both teaching and research in the area of academic motivation. Dr. Lundquist’s earlier research focused on friendship and intimacy in interpersonal relationships and she still maintains a professional interest in those areas. Dr. Lundquist strongly encourages student participation in her research program, as well as, has supervised numerous independent student research projects.
Dr. Lundquist is a member of the American Psychological Society, International Association for Relationship Research, the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology, the Teaching of Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and American Association of University Professors. She is currently the Utica College faculty representative for various national and international student scholarship and fellowship programs and has been the NCAA Faculty Representative for the college since 2002.
UC's psychology department offers excellent facilities for research and discovery.
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- Abe Judson Memorial Psychology Center - features statistical and stiumuli software on all computers
- Animal Behavior Laboratories - located in Gordon Science Center, for research on behavior and visual perception
- Child Development Laboratory - with one-way mirrored observation room
"Utica College was the foundation for my success in graduate school, but it is my memories from Utica College that I will cherish for a lifetime." "Utica College was the foundation for my success in graduate school, but it is my memories from Utica College that I will cherish for a lifetime."