Department of Psychology

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David Lane , Ph.D.

Waggoner Hall 155
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Fax: 309-298-2179


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Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, B.A. in Psychology, 1990; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, M.A. in Higher Education, 1993; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; M.S. in Psychology, 2001; Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Ph.D. in Psychology, 2004. Dissertation: “Social comparison with risk images.”


Research methods (323), Health Psychology (427), Human Social Behavior (250), Modern Theories in Psychology (490).


My specialty areas are health and social psychology. My primary research interests look at how social psychological processes can predict health behaviors; I have a particular interest in substance use among college students.

Recent Scholarly Activities:

Lane, D.J., Gibbons, F.X., O’Hara, R., & Gerrard, M. (2011). Standing out from the crowd: How comparison with prototypes can decrease health-risk behavior in young adults. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33(3), 228--238.

Shepherd, J.L., Lane, D.J., Tapscott, R.L., & Gentile, D.A. (2011). Susceptible to social influence: Risky driving in response to peer pressure. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(4), 773-797.

Lane, D.J., & Ford*, J.N. (May 2011). Using social prototypes to encourage hand washing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL