Lucie Holmgreen


Assistant Professor in Psychological Science

Dr. Holmgreen's research integrates clinical and social psychological approaches. She studies trauma (bad things that happen to us) and attachment (the way we think, feel, and behave in close relationships). She is particularly interested in the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral reasons for the cyclical nature of trauma - that is, the reasons that experiencing trauma makes experiencing further trauma even more likely. In some cases, this involves studying harmful behaviors. Additionally, she is interested in the ways institutions respond to individuals' traumatic experiences and the way these responses impact mental health. Some of Dr. Holmgreen's research uses correlational survey designs, and some is experimental. She primarily studies college students, who are at high risk of certain kinds of trauma victimization or perpetration. 

Dr. Holmgreen lives with her husband (a chemical engineer), their toddler son, and an old basset hound. In order to keep their toddler alive and well, the Holmgreens have temporarily given up their hobbies of reading about history and science, playing board games, brewing beer and mead, and indulging in worlds of fantasy and science fiction. Dr. Holmgreen also looks forward to the day when she may have a little time to play the guitar and sing folk music again. 


Dr. Holmgreen received her B.A. from Ohio State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She completed her internship at a VA hospital and Indian Health Service in Albuquerque and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology 12 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, and 2017/SP
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II 2 2019/SP and 2018/SP
PSY-344 AT:Psych/Sexual Assault 2 2018/FA and 2017/FA
PSY-100 General Psychology 1 2019/FA
PSY-236 Personality Psychology 1 2017/SP