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Seth Langley

Applied Psychology Adjunct Faculty

Applied Psychology

Dr. Seth Langley is an Educational Psychologist, Clinical Professor, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services and Advisement, Academic Affairs at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, where he provides administrative oversight and psycho-educational counseling to students enrolled in the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Health Professions, and the School of Public Health. Additionally, Dr. Langley works with physician residents, and psychiatric patients dealing with issues of stress, anxiety, or metacognitively related factors.   He received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology from Howard University.  His teaching experiences of over 20 years at the undergraduate and graduate university level covers a wide range of psychology, human development, and mental health counseling course content. In addition to his teaching experiences, Dr. Langley has served as an educational psychology consultant to various organizations including the Minnesota Vikings professional football organization, The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, SUNY Optometry and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.   Dr. Langley has also been actively involved in quantitative and qualitative research for over 20 years. His experiences have covered diverse subject matters from examining psycho-physiological responses to stress, to identifying psycho-educational factors that influence the academic achievement motivation of underprepared college students. He has published in the Journal of Research and Teaching in Developmental Education on related topics, was awarded Outstanding Research Award by the New York College Learning Skills Association, and is currently involved in completing and analyzing a collection of data on examining the effects of self-regulation and motivation on the academic achievement of graduate and medical students.   Dr. Langley’s scholarly and professional work reflects an ongoing interest in Educational Psychology.

Selected Publications

Langley, S. R., & Bart, W. M. (2008). Examining Self-Regulatory Factors that Influence the Academic Achievement Motivation of Underprepared College Students. Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 25(1), 10-22.

Langley, S., Wambach, C, Brothen, T., & Madyun, N. (2004). Academic Achievement Motivation: Differences Among Underprepared Students Taking a PSI General Psychology Course. Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 21(1), 40-48.