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Dr. Lindsey Root Luna
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Perspectives on Personality
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuroscience Capstone


  • B.A. in Psychology, Hope College, 2003
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Miami, 2005
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Miami, 2009

Research and Professional Interests

  • Emotion & Emotion Regulation
  • Virtues (e.g., Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, Hope)
  • Psychophysiology
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychotherapy & Psychological Assessment

Brief Biography

Lindsey Root Luna is an Assistant Professor who is also a graduate of Hope College. Her research focuses on emotion and emotion regulation, as well as the cultivating virtues, and the effects of both emotions and virtues on psychophysiology. She enjoys introducing students to psychology and research methods, as well as working with more advanced students regarding specific research projects, behavior disorders, and clinical psychology. Additionally, Lindsey maintains a private practice at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids were she conducts therapy and assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. She is married to Marvin and enjoys music, nature, and learning new things.


Contact Information

Dr. Lindsey Root Luna
Hope College Psychology Department
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

phone: 616-395-7727
fax: 616-395-7163