Office: Math/Psychology 335
Lab: Sondheim 511
Website: Pediatric Psychology Lab
Ph.D. – Purdue University – 1981
Area of Study:
Child Clinical, Pediatric/Child Health Psychology
The treatment of acute pain in children; Protective parenting and child and family adjustment to chronic childhood illnesses, such as food allergy and cancer; Social adjustment in children with chronic illness.
Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 285)
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (PSYC 382)
Introduction to Interviewing and Case-Conceptualizing (PSYC 601)
Child Clinical (PSYC 650)
Child Health Psychology (PSYC 742)
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES: Accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Undergraduate opportunities available.
We have an active undergraduate research lab, with many research opportunities during fall and spring semesters as well as over the summer. A two-semester commitment is required. Interested students should email Dr. Dahlquist to arrange for an interview. Please include your GPA, a resume and statement of interest in your email.
Graduate Program Affiliation(s):
Human Services Psychology (HSP)
Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:
Director, Human Services Psychology program
Bollinger, M. E., Dahlquist, L. M., Mudd, K., Sonntag, C., Dillinger, L., & McKenna, K. (2006). The impact of food allergy on the daily activities of children and their families. Annals of Asthma, Allergy, & Clinical Immunology, 96, 415-421.
Law, E. F., Dahlquist, L. M., Sil, S., Weiss, K. E., Herbert, L. J., Wohlheiter, K., & Berrin Horn, S. (2011). Videogame distraction using virtual reality technology for children experiencing cold pressor pain: The role of cognitive processing. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 84-94. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsq063;PubMedID: 20656761; PMCID: PMC3107585
Wohlheiter, K. A. & Dahlquist, L.M. (2013). Interactive versus passive distraction for acute pain management in young children: The role of selective attention and development. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 202-212. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss108. PMID: 23092971
Weiss, K. E., Dahlquist, L. M., & Wohlheiter, K. (2011). The effects of interactive and passive distraction on cold pressor pain in preschool-aged children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 816-826. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsq125; PubMedID: 21278378; PMCID: PMC3146755
Sil, S., Dahlquist, L. M. & Burns, A. J. (2013). Videogame distraction reduces pain and behavioral distress in a preschool-aged child undergoing repeated burn dressing changes: A single-subject design. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 330-341. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss128. PMID: 23248343