Lauren S. Seifert


With expertise in Cognitive-Experimental Psychology, Aging, Psychobiology, Psycholinguistics, and Empirical Aesthetics, Professor Seifert has over 50 publications and has served in governance in national and international organizations. Some of her favorite moments are spent with students in conversations about their interests and goals.

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.


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


  • Chair & Coordinator, Human Research Protections Program - Institutional Review Board 
  • Full Professor, Psychology, Malone University
  • Associate Professor, Psychology, Malone College
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Malone College
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Akron
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Malone College
  • Faculty Lecturer, Psychology, Capital University 
  • Faculty Lecturer, Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • Instructor, Introductory Psychology, The Ohio State University

Recent Scholarly Work

  • Seifert, L.S., Kaelber, K., Flaherty, K., & Bowman, T. (in press). Experiences in Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do Stakeholders Post on the Internet? Cyberpsychology.
  • Seifert, L.S., Flaherty, K., Kaelber, K., & Kromer-Edwards, C. (2019) Using Online Resources in Health Co-Inquiry: A Bifurcated Method for Analyzing Stakeholder Narratives. Current Psychology. 38(27).
  • Tengler, A., & Seifert, L.S. (2017). Beginning high school: Christian students’ perceptions and choices. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 26(2), 105-123.
  • Seifert, L.S. (2017). Suffering and love. [Invited review of the film: Everything, everything by Stella Meghie, Dr., Produced by Alloy Entertainment, 2017]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(46) Article 10.
  • Seifert, L.S. (2017). Cultivating mutuality from loneliness and grief. [Invited review of the film: This beautiful fantastic by Simon Aboud, Wr./Dr., Produced by Ipso Facto, 2016]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(42), Article 10.
  • Seifert, L.S. (2017). Being oneself: The meanings of age and aging. [Invited review of the book: The Palgrave handbook of the philosophy of aging by G. Scarre, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2016]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(26), Article 3.
  • Seifert, L.S. (2017). Splitting the geode: Analyzing strategy use in cognitive aging. [Invited review of the book: Cognitive aging: The role of strategies by P. Lemaire. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(3), Article 4.
  • 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

  • Seifert, L.S., Kaelber, K., Flaherty, K., & Edwards, C. (May, 2018). Using online resources in Health Co-Inquiry: A Bifurcated Method for analyzing stakeholder narrative. Poster Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Seifert, L.S., Flaherty, L., & Kaelber, K. (April, 2017). Using online data in Health Co-Inquiry: A new method. Poster presented at the 126th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 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, 27-41.
  • 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