Professor Kandy McKeown
Professor McKeown has been with Lansing Community College since 2015 teaching a broad range of psychology courses. In her spare time, Professor McKeown is completing her Doctorate, with plans to complete it in December of 2021. She is “Noni” to 5 amazing grandchildren from 11-16 yrs old, is a photographer in her spare time, and enjoys running distance road races and spending time with her SO, Steve, and furbabies along with her daughter, SIL, and grandkids.
Our course examines psychological theories, concepts, and research that pertain to the study of death and personal death awareness. Topics include cross-cultural and historical perspectives, health care systems, medical ethics, grief/loss issues, funerals and body disposition, legal and social issues, death in modern society, suicide and beliefs about life after death.
Dr. Kelland has been a psychology professor at LCC since 1997, and also serves as the college’s Accreditation Liaison Officer. In addition to writing, he enjoys hiking and bird photography.
Tao of Positive Psychology is a general overview of the field of positive psychology, with major sections on well-being, strengths and virtues, positive emotional and cognitive states, positive institutions, and a special section on stigmatized groups and the need for positivity. The book begins with a personal journal that Dr. Kelland kept while on the sabbatical during which most of this book was written.
This book covers general personality theory, with an emphasis on cultural aspects affecting personality development. There is also a section focusing on making positive choices in the development of one’s personality from a number of different cultural/philosophical perspectives.
Delia Thrasher, PhD and Professor Kandy McKeown
Professor McKeown has been with Lansing Community College since 2015 teaching a broad range of psychology courses.