The Department of Psychology welcomes Dan Lannin, Ph.D., who joined the clinical-counseling psychology program in August 2016.

Dan Lannin

Dan Lannin joined the clinical-counseling psychology faculty in August 2016.

Lannin completed a B.A. in philosophy and religion at Hope College, and an M.Div. at Western Theological Seminary. After working in California and Colorado, Lannin returned to school to take post-baccalaureate courses in psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He then earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University.

Lannin’s primary research interests involve help-seeking behavior, stigma, self-affirmation theory, personal values, and the grandiose and vulnerable dimensions of narcissism. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Law and Human Behavior.

Lannin’s clinical areas of expertise center around the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in individual and interpersonal process group therapy. He is teaching General Psychology this fall and Theories & Techniques of Counseling: Adults in the spring. He is also excited to teach Senior Seminar sections in both the fall and spring semesters on the topic of the psychology of happiness. In this seminar-style course, students complete a final “happiness project” in which they consult the scientific literature to design and empirically test a personal regiment aimed at increasing their subjective well-being.

Lannin and his family enjoy their new home in Bloomington-Normal. In his free time, he enjoys making jazz music, playing sports that involve a ball and/or a racquet, and spending time with his wife Crystal and two children, ages 7 and 5.