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Ladonna Lewis

Ladonna Lewis

I am currently serving as the Department Chairperson for Psychology at Glendale Community College in Glendale Arizona. Because I am currently employed by a two-year institution research, research is not expected; however, I do have an ongoing program of applied research focusing on Adult Probation Officers. We are interested in the impact of the job on the officers. There are many ways that probation officers are similar to police officers, however there are many more ways that they are unique. Most of the research on job impact in law enforcement has be conducted with police officers as participants. We have collected job impact data from approx. 350 probation officers in five states. The information we have learned is being desiminated to probation departments to help them better prepare their officers of the potential job impact, and also to help them cope with incidents as they arise.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Rush, L. L. (1998). Affective reactions to multiple social stigmas. Journal of Social Psychology, 138(4), 421-430.
  • Rush, L. L. (1997). The ebonics debate. Psychological Discourse, 28(2&3), 6.
  • Thompson, C. J., Ward, W. E., & Lewis, L. (1994). Characteristics of the successful college student: A profile of African-American student leaders. UCLA Journal of Education, 5, 101-124.
  • Lewis, K., Lewis, L., & Garby, T. (2013). Surviving the trenches: The personal impact of the job on probation officers. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(1), 67-84. DOI: 10.1007/s12103-012-9165-3
  • Rush, L. L. (1998). [Review of the book Racism: From slavery to advanced capitalism]. Journal of Black Psychology, 24(1), 101-106.

Other Publications:

  • Lewis, L. (2004). Same subject, different setting: Teaching psychology from the two-year perspective. The Observer, 17(4).
  • Lewis, L. (2007). Teaching black psychology throughout the psychology curriculum. Psychology Teacher Network, 16(4), 17.

Courses Taught:

  • Black Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
  • Research Methods

Ladonna Lewis
Glendale Community College
Department of Psychology
6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85383
United States

  • Phone: (623) 845-3645
  • Fax: (623) 845-3689

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