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Professor of Psychology (1978)
- B.A., M.S., D.A., Lehigh University
Office: PPHAC, Room 226
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Development of optimal functioning across the life-span; application of psychology to community issues and organizations; humanistic psychology; school evaluation and educational reform projects; survey research; prejudice reduction/welcoming diversity workshops;school evaluation research, sport psychology, and counseling.
Art Lyons, D.A., Lehigh University, is a licensed psychologist who is interested in the teaching/learning process, all areas of psychology that deal with enhancing human functioning, and the application of psychology to community issues and organizations. He is Director of the Introduction to College Life program. He is a charter member of the American Psychological Society and also a member of the American Psychological Association. Within that organization he serves as President for Division 32, Humanistic Psychology. Off campus he serves on the Steering Committee for the Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute and runs numerous prejudice reductions, welcoming diversity, and conflict resolution workshops within the local community. Current research efforts include a variety of evaluation, benchmarking projects in local school districts, educational reform projects, and survey research involving local manufacturers. He also serves as an Evaluation and Research Consultant for The Davison Group Inc., a local humanistically oriented consulting firm. He has an ongoing interest in the field of Sport Psychology. His publications include work in the areas of psycholinguistics, humanistic psychology, statistics, personality, and clinical counseling psychology.
- “Positive ethics in psychology,” in The Pennsylvania Psychologist (Special section in Journal)
Recent Activities of Note
At the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention held August 6-9 in Toronto, Art Lyons, professor of psychology, was elected chair of the Divisions for Social Justice (DSJ), a group of thirteen APA divisions. DSJ pursues social justice issues within APA governance and in terms of research, action, and public policy. For the past three years DSJ has pushed APA to take a stronger stance against psychologists being involved in enemy interrogations that include torture. In 2010, DSJ will focus on two issues: immigration and California's passage of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state.