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Laura L . Finken, PhD

Associate Professor

Laura Finken

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College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

Laura L . Finken, PhD

Associate Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Developmental Psychology

Research Focus

Decision Making, Adolescent Risk Taking, and the Social, Personality, and Cognitive Factors related to Sexual Orientation Prejudice

Department

Psychological Science

Position

Associate Professor

Books

  • Blackwell Publishing
    Finken, L. L. (2006). Teaching controversial psychology topics: Teaching human sexuality. In S. Davis & B. Buskist (Eds.) The Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology (pp. 196-201). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. , p. 196-201 2006
  • The development of judgment and decision making in children and adolescents
    Finken, L. L. The role of consultants in adolescents' decision making: A focus on abortion decisions, p. 255-278 2005

Articles

  • Teaching of Psychology
    Khanna, Maya M., Brack, Amy S. B., Finken, Laura L. Short- and Long-Term Effects of Cumulative Finals on Student Learning
    40, p. 175-182 2013
  • International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
    Leak, Gary K., Finken, Laura L. The Relationship Between the Constructs of Religiousness and Prejudice: A Structural Equation Model Analysis
    21, p. 43-62 2011
  • Teaching of Psychology
    Finken, L. L. The complexity of student responses to in-class debates in a human sexuality course
    30, p. 263-265 2003
  • Teaching of Psychology
    Finken, L. L., Cooney, R. R. A comparison of progressive and two-draft writing assignments in introductory psychology courses
    30, p. 246-248 2003
  • Journal of Quantitative Criminology
    Osgood, D. W., Finken, L. L., McMorris, B. J. Analyzing multiple-item measures of crime and deviance II: Tobit regression analysis of transformed scores
    18, p. 319-347 2002

Presentations

  • Leak, G. K., Finken, L. L., & Budesheim, T. L. (2016, May). A Construct-Focused Examination of the Relationships among Right-Wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation, and Various Types of Prejudice. A presentation at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. 2016
  • Budesheim, T. L., Finken, L. L., & Leak, G. K. (2014, November). A Socio-Functional Model of How Personality and Sex Differences Influence Perceived Threats, Emotional Reactions, and Behavioral Responses Toward Gay Men and Lesbians. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Leak, G. K., Ruchensky, J. & Finken, L. L. (2014, May). Validation of a Revised Measure of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. A presentation at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. 2014
  • Budesheim, T. L., Leak, G. K. & Finken, L. L. (2013, January). How stereotype content mediates the relationship between RWA, SDO, and prejudice. A presentation at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. 2013
  • Rogers, T., Luteran, S., Leak, G. K. & Finken, L. L. (2012, May). The relationship between two types of religious sexual orientation prejudice. A presentation at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 2012
  • Khanna, M. M., Laughlin, M., Badura Brack, A. S. & Finken, L. L. (2011, May). The impact of cumulative finals on long-term retention of course material. A presentation at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C. 2011

Other

  • Khanna, M., Badura-Brack, A. & Finken, L. (2010). Summer research grant from the
    Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment at Creighton University.