Lawrence Burns

Lawrence Burns

Professor - Personality/Clinical Psychology

  • B.S. California Maritime Academy
  • M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York - Stonybrook

Outstanding University Service Award 2010

Pew Teaching Excellence Award 2000

Office: 2219 Au Sable Hall

Phone: (616) 331-2862

Email: [email protected]



Pew Teaching Excellence Award 2000

Outstanding University Service Award 2010


Clinical/Personality Psychology, Scholarship of Teaching

Courses Taught

PSY 303 - Psychopathology
PSY 311 - SWS Controversial Issues Psych
PSY 405 - History and Systems
PSY 492 - Advanced General: The Capstone

Research Interests

****coming soon****

Recent Publications

Plominski, A. & Burns, L. R. (2018). Troubled Minds of the Gifted: An Investigation of the Psychological Well-Being of Grand Valley State Honors Students. Journal of Advanced Academics, 29(1), 5-28.

Sederlund, A., Burns, L., & Rogers, W. (2020). Perfectionism and procrastination: Seeking determinants of both. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 5099.

Meadows, A., Rose, M., Burns, L., & Bellamy, K. (2021). Using discussion to teach Capstone courses in Psychology. Creative Education12(1), 122-139 DOI: 10.4236/ce.2021.121009.

Phillips, N., Carpenter, R., Mangan, E., & Burns, L. (2022). Predictors of relationship satisfaction: What’s perfection got to do with it? Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 10(1), 39-56.

Carpenter, R., Wheeler, M., Burns, L., Dueling, J., & Rogers, W. (2023). EFA, CFA, convergent and discriminant validity of the PNP-SF. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 13(1).

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