Psychology

Dr. Susan Lonborg

Professor of Psychology
Distinguished University Professor

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University
M.A. The Ohio State University
B.A. Whitworth College

Licensed Psychologist, State of Washington (#1123)

Certificate in Human Research Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine (June, 2000)

Office: 480 Psychology Building
Phone: (509)-963-2397
E-Mail: lonborg@cwu.edu

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan_Lonborg

Courses Typically Taught at CWU

  • General Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Design and Statistical Analysis for Applied Research (Graduate)
  • Advanced Statistical (Graduate)

Research Interests

  • Legal and ethical issues in psychology
  • Psychology of the Internet (e.g., online gaming, social networking)
  • Health psychology
  • Applications of social cognitive theory
  • Gender issues in counseling and career development

Recent Publications

  • Rae, J. R., & Lonborg, S. D. (2015). Do motivations for using Facebook moderate the association between Facebook use and psychological well-being? Frontiers in Psychology, 6:771.
  • Schwartz, T., & Lonborg, S. D. (2011). Telepsychology and security management. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(6), 419-425.
  • Gabriel, K. I., Hong, S. M., Chandra, M., Lonborg, S. D., & Barkley, C. L. (2011). Gender differences in the effects of actue stress on spatial ability. Sex Roles, 64, 81-89.
  • Lonborg, S. D., & Travis, C. B. (2007). Living longer, healthier lives. In J.C. Chrisler & V. Muhlbauer (Eds.), Women Over 50: Psychological Perspectives (pp. 53-78). New York: Springer.

Recent Presentations

  • DeNoble, G. L, Buchanan, C. G., & Lonborg, S.D. (2016, April). Effect of prior trauma exposure on alpha amplitude, heart rate, and self-reported negative affect. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Lonborg, S. D., & Rae, J. (2016, January). Do motivations for using Facebook moderate the association between Facebook use and psychological wellbeing? Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Rae, J. R., & Lonborg, S. D. (2012, August). Health-promoting behaviors and well-being of undergraduate Facebook users. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Lonborg, S. D., & Lyons, T. L. (2012, August). Building stronger communities: Heterosexual allies for LGBT children and families. In Working with and Advocating for  LGBT Children, Youth, and Families. Conversation hour presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Lyons, T. L., Lonborg, S. D., & Gabriel, K. L. (2012, August). Social factors in the mental health and success of LGBT members of a rural university community. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.