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Department of Psychological Science

Lovinger 1111
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4185

Duane A. Lundervold

Professor and Coordinator
Behavior Analysis Programs and
Behavior Science Research Laboratory


Dr. Duane LundervoldEducation, Training and Experience
Dr. Lundervold received his Masters and Doctoral-level training in Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Lundervold has been at UCM since 1999.  He teaches Psy 2130: Learning, Psy 4730: Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, Psy 3010: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, and Psy 5130 Principles of learning, and Psy 5420: Behavioral medicine. His expertise is in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Medicine. He has provided ABA and cognitive behavioral treatment to individuals across the lifespan and conducts basic and applied research in these areas. He has a clinical practice in Kansas City focusing on adults and older adults with depression and anxiety neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Lundervold also has an appointment in the Department of Neuroscience at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Dr. Lundervold is Editor of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice (BARP), published by the American Psychological Association (APA).  In 1994, he was a Research Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). From 1997-1999, he was Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Counseling Program at the University Texas at El Paso. While in El Paso, Dr. Lundervold provided pro bono Behavior Therapy services at Socorro Community Health Center, a multidisciplinary program located in Socorro Colonia, 27 miles east of El Paso, near the Rio Grande River. Before returning to SIU-C to get his doctoral degree, Dr. Lundervold worked for 10 years as a Project Coordinator at Oregon Research Institute located in Eugene, Oregon.


Scholarly Interests and Activities
The Behavior Science Research Laboratory, located in Lovinger 1016, is under the direction of Dr. Lundervold and is the on campus location for research conducted by him and his students. Work in the lab has included basic and applied research on Behavioral Relaxation Training, mindfulness, treatment acceptability, and pain. His off campus research site is Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. This research site is devoted to work with older adults and focuses on behavioral assessment, essential tremor, and social anxiety.


Publications and Presentations
Dr. Lundervold has over 40 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and an equal number of presentations. He is the author of one text, Behavior analysis and therapy in nursing homes (1992). His most recent publications have appeared in the Psychiatry Journal, Clinical Gerontologist, Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and the International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. He and his students regularly present research at national and international conventions including the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Association for Psychological Science, and Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

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Representative Research and Publications