Department of Psychology

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Dana Lindemann , Ph.D., BCBA

Associate Professor
166 Waggoner Hall
Work: 309-298-1593
Fax: 309-298-2179


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Dr. Lindemann studied undergraduate psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University. While at graduate school, Dr. Lindemann received specialized training in the area of applied behavior analysis. Her dissertation was titled, “Comparing two condom use components of a HIV/AIDS intervention for college students.” Dr. Lindemann is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Dr. Lindemann enjoys working with students and has taught twelve different courses related to experimental and behavioral psychology. Currently, she teaches Research in Psychology II: Research Methodology (Psy 323), Behavior Modification (Psy 442G), and Field Experience in Psychology (Psy 487/490).

Research Interests:
Dr. Lindemann facilitates a student research laboratory in the areas of applied behavior analysis and human sexuality. Her research focuses on the application of applied behavior analysis, and self-management in particular, to reducing risky health-related behaviors. Her primary research line focuses on reducing risky sexual behavior among college student, and she has collaborated with other psychology faculty to develop programs designed to reduce binge drinking and increase the use of healthy emotion regulation strategies. In addition, Dr. Lindemann has secondary research interests in the use of contract grading systems in today’s classrooms.

Recent Scholarly Activities:
Lindemann, D. F. & Harbke, C. R. (in press). Are written instructions enough? Effectiveness of condom packaging leaflets among college students. Health Education Journal.

Lindemann, D. F., Huntoon, A., & Harbke, C. R. (2012). Beneficial but not sufficient: Effects of condom packaging instructions on condom use skills. Psychology Research & Behavior Management, 5, 11-18.

Lindemann, D. F. & Harbke, C. R. (2011). Use of Contract Grading to Improve Grades among College Freshmen in Introductory Psychology. Sage Open, 1(3), 1-7. doi: 10.1177/2158244011434103

Lindemann, D. F., Brigham, T. A., Harbke, C. R., & Alexander, T. (2005). Toward errorless condom use: A comparison of two condom use courses to improve college students’ condom use skills. AIDS and Behavior, 9, 451-457.

Lindemann, D. F. & Brigham, T. A. (2003). The Measure of Observed Condom Use Skills (MOCUS). AIDS and Behavior, 7, 23-27.