Lance Swenson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology

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  • PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • MA, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS, University of Georgia, Athens

Internship: Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium; Postdoctoral Fellowship: Brown University School of Medicine, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies.

Specialty Areas

NSSI and suicidality, socioemotional development, developmental psychopathology 


  • Kelly, L. M., Swenson, L. P., & Wolff, J. C. (in press). Application of the three-step ideation-to-action theory to passive and active suicidal ideation in college students. Minerva Psychiatry.
  • Jarvi Steele, S., Furbish, K., Bjorgvinsson, T., & Swenson, L. P. (2020). An exploratory mixed methods approach to implicit and explicit identification with non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Advance online publication.
  • Jarvi, S. M., Batejan, K. B., & Swenson, L. P. (2017). Motivation for and use of social networking sites: Comparisons among college students with and without histories of non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of American College Health, 65, 306-312. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2017.1312410
  • Jarvi, S. M., & Swenson, L. P. (2016). The role of positive expectancies in risk behavior: An exploration of alcohol use and non-suicidal self-injury. Crisis, 38, 115-122. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000471
  • Batjean, K. L., Jarvi, S. M., & Swenson, L. P. (2015). Sexual orientation and non-suicidal self-injury: A meta-analytic review. Archives of Suicide Research, 19, 131 – 150. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2014.957450
  • Muehlenkamp, J. J., Swenson, L. P., Batejan, K. L., & Jarvi, S. M. (2015). Emotional and behavioral effects of participating in an online study of non-suicidal self-injury: An experimental analysis. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 26-37. doi: 10.1177/2167702614531579
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Office Hours

    Mondays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (in-person, PSYCH-215)

    Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. - 2 p.m. (in-person, PSYCH-428)

    Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m. (in-person, PSYCH-215)

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Courses Taught

  • PSYCH-510-G Independent Study
  • PSYCH-721-W1 Evidence-Based Practice
  • PSYCH-H428-W1 Honors Senior Seminar in Psych
  • PSYCH-H555-A Honors Research
  • PSYCH-314-A Learning & Reinforcement
  • PSYCH-H114-A Honors General Psychology
  • PSYCH-325-A Health Psychology