Dr. Laura Finken


Laura L. Finken, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Phone # (402) 280-3192
E-mail: lfinken@creighton.edu

Teaches Courses in:
Infant & Child Development; Adolescent & Adult Development; Marriage & Family; Human Sexuality; Introductory Psychology

Research interests:
I am continuing three research projects: (1) adolescentsí decisions about risk taking, (2) adolescentsí decisions about unintended pregnancy, and (3) factors related to sexual orientation prejudice. Students can participate in all aspects of research (e.g., data collection, presentations) but must demonstrate responsibility in handling the sensitive issues inherent in this type of research.

Representative Publications: 

Leak, G. K., & Finken, L. L. (2011).  The relationship between the constructs of religiousness and prejudice: A structural equation model analysis. International Journal for the Study of Religion, 21, 43-62.

Finken, L.L.  (2005). The role of consultants in adolescentsí decision making: A focus on abortion decisions.  In J.E. Jacobs & P.A. Klaczynski (Eds.) The Development of Judgment and Decision Making in Children and Adolescents (pp. 255-278).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

L.L.  (2003) The complexity of student responses to in-class debates in a human sexuality course.  Teaching of Psychology, 30, 263-265.