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Lauren S. Seifert

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Lauren S. Seifert
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Professor of Psychology; Chair, Human Research Committee/IRB


Ph.D.: Cognitive Experimental Psychology, 1994
    Doctoral minor: Psychobiology
    The Ohio State University
M.A.: Cognitive Experimental Psychology, 1990
    The Ohio State University
Honors B.A.:    Psychology, 1987
    University of Akron, Akron, OH


2006- present: Full Professor, Psychology, Malone University
2000-2006: Associate Professor, Psychology, Malone College
1999-2000: Assistant Professor, Psychology, Malone College
1997-1999: Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Akron
1994-1997: Assistant Professor, Psychology, Malone College
1994:  Faculty Lecturer, Psychology, Capital University
1994:  Faculty Lecturer, Psychology, The Ohio State University
1991-1994:  Instructor, Introductory Psychology, The Ohio State University

Recent Scholarly Work

Seifert, L.S. (Invited Panel Discussant). (2013, October). Got IRB? What to know when planning human subject research projects. In M. Eddy (Chair), [Session of the same name.]. The Annual Conference of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, North Canton, OH, USA.

 Peer-Reviewed Publications

 Mills, E.J., Seifert, L.S., & Adams, C.M. (in press). Arts-based reminiscence through visual art and narrative analysis: An intergenerational exploration. American Journal  of Recreation Therapy, 13(3). 

Seifert, L.S., & Naramore, J. (2014). Judging activity success: Is it all about whether participants are interacting? Activities Directors’ Quarterly for Alzheimer’s  and Other Dementia Patients. 15(2), 17-33.

Seifert, L.S., Flaherty, K., & Trill, K. (2013). Beyond person-centered dementia care: The See-Saw Model for Day-to-Day Interactions. Activities Directors’  Quarterly for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Patients, 14(2). 15-31.

Seifert, L.S. (2012, December). Self-regulation in disability: Migraine management as action research. Action Research, 10(4), 336-355. doi: 10.1177/1476750312467835

Seifert, L.S., & Jones, A. (2010). Reviving slideshows: Technology and cognitive enrichment in dementia care. Activities Directors’ Quarterly, 11(4), 29-37. 


Seifert, L.S. (2010). Division 10 of APA: The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. In I.B. Weiner & W.E. Craghead (Eds.). The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Seifert, L.S., Drennan, B.M., & Baker, M.K. (2006). Intergenerational pen-pals: Making connections through the arts and children's hearts. Activities Directors' Quarterly, 7,

Seifert, L.S., & Baker, M.K. (2004). An individualized approach to religious coping in Alzheimer's disease. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 56, 181-188.

Seifert, L.S. (2002). Reconstructing memories through the arts. National Conference Proceedings: School of Visual Arts National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. School of Visual Arts: New York.

Seifert, L.S., & Baker, M.K. (2002). Art and Alzheimer-type dementia: A longitudinal study. Clinical Gerontologist, 26, 3-15.

Seifert, L.S. (1997). Activating representations in permanent memory: Different benefits for pictures and words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23, 1106-1121.

Poe, M.K., & Seifert, L.S. (1997). Implicit and explicit tests: Evidence for dissociable motor skills in probable Alzheimer's dementia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 631-634.

Teaching Assignments

PSYC121: Introduction to Psychology

PSYC272 and PSYC273: Psychological Research Methods 1 and II

PSYC330: Psychology of Learning

PSYC420: Research Practicum

PSYC440: Physiological Psychology

GEN460: Diversity, About Loving Our Differences

LEAD521: Research Methods for Organizational Leaders

Dr. Seifert and her husband have a prayer ministry. Each day begins with prayers for praises and challenges about which they know. In addition, Dr. Seifert leads the PRAYR Research Group at Malone University. For two years, PRAYR has held opportunities for people to join together and examine their experiences of prayer.

My life away from Malone University is very much like my life at Malone. The Lord has blessed me with a love of the work He has given me to do. I read. I write. I review manuscripts. I do research. Family and friends fuse with work to create the mosaic of my life.