Biography

Dr. Camp earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from North Dakota State University in 1981. She completed a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Developmental Neuroscience from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Camp had held full-time faculty positions at Minnesota State University – Mankato, and Gustavus Adolphus College before coming to Marian University – Indianapolis in 1991. At Marian University, she was instrumental in developing the Master of Science in Counseling program and acquiring regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and the Indiana Department of Education for the school counseling track.

Academic interests:

My training and research within psychology has been interdisciplinary in nature. My primary interests during graduate school were in developmental psychobiology and animal learning. I continue to be interested in areas of behavioral neuroscience that relate brain functioning to the development of normal and abnormal behaviors. I spent several years as a research consult to staff at the Indianapolis Zoo working with wallabies and baboons. My current research interests focus on adolescent and young adult adjustments to adversity.  

Courses typically taught: 

  • PSY 100 General Psychology
  • PSY250 Research Methods
  • PSY350 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY365 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY460 Internship in Psychology
  • COU650 Applied Neuroscience 

Featured publications:

Broome, J.,D. Wills, K.V., Lapchak, P.A., Ghetti, B., Camp, L. L. & Bayer, S.A. (1999). Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor protects midbrain dopamine neurons from the lethal action of the weaver gene: a quantitative immunocytochemical study. Brain Research. Developmental Brain Research, 116(1), 1-7.

Schmacher, J. A. & Camp, L. L. (2010). The relationship between family functioning, ego-Identity, and self-esteem in young adults.  Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. 15(4), 179-187.   

Collisson, B., Rusbasan, D., Camp, L., Kellogg, J., & Allan, B. (2015). Showcasing psychological science: A conference for high school students and teachers. Association for Psychological Science - Observations. Retrieved from http://www.psychologicalscience.org

Featured presentations:

Camp, L., Kellogg, J., & Alvarado, A. (2018, April). Comparing burn survivors life satisfaction, body esteem and social comfort to age-matched controls in camp and home environments. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association conference, Chicago, IL.

Camp, L. L., (2017, September) Integrating scientific research into psychology courses:
high school and beyond.
Presentation at the Indiana Student and Teachers of Psychological Science conference, Indianapolis, IN.