Michael C. LaFerney has research interests in the social psychology of nursing practice, applied social psychology, psycho- pharmacology, ecopsychology, and gerontology. He is a member of the International Association of Holistic Psychology (Fellow), the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology. APPPAH- the international resource for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. Association for Patient Experience, Association for Early intervention in Mental Health (IEPA) Division 34 APA - Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology and. Project NatureConnect. Member nurse leader -Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International!
He is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Quincy College in Quincy, MA. In addition to his Psychology career he is a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist for Arbour SeniorCare, Haverhill, MA..
- Applied Social Psychology
- Causal Attribution
- Close Relationships
- Health Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Social Cognition
- LaFerney, M. (2011). Vitamin D deficiency in older adults. Current Psychiatry, 11(11).
- LaFerney, M. (2009). Social psychology in nursing. ADVANCE for LPNs.
- LaFerney, M. (2008). Depression or chronic fatigue syndrome? Current Psychiatry, 7(1).
- LaFerney, M. (2005). PRN medications: Are you using them safely? Current Psychiatry.
- LaFerney, M., & Pfeiffer, M. (1996). Minimizing attrition in a managed care partial hospital program. Continuum: Developments in Ambulatory Mental Health Care, 3(4), 241-245.
- LaFerney, M. (2009). Overcoming the bystander effect. Reflections on Nursing Leadership.
- LaFerney, M. (2008). Persuasion or manipulation? Can tools used in marketing and business fit the nursing model? ADVANCE for Nurses, 8(20), 14.
- LaFerney, M. (2007). The fundamental attribution error: Nurses need to consider the person and the situation when assessing patient behavior. ADVANCE for Nurses.
- LaFerney, M. (2006). In/voluntary admissions: Are involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions of nursing home patients overused? ADVANCE for Nurses, 6(8), 35.
- LaFerney, M. (2006). Using evidence to thwart burnout: Use evidence-based research to combat negative distortions in nursing practice. ADVANCE for Nurses, 8(2), 31.
- LaFerney, M. (2005). Suicidal threats in long-term care: While at risk, older adults are not likely to attempt suicide in a nursing home. ADVANCE for Nurses, 7(25), 25.
- LaFerney, M. (1991). Transitional residential housing on state hospital grounds. Nurse Recruiter Magazine, 4(3), 1-2.
- Osser, D., DaPonte, J., Diethelheim, K., & LaFerney, M. (1993). Psychopharmacology history of neuroleptic resistant psychotic patients. In S. Soreff & M. McDufee (Eds.), Documentation Survival Handbook (pp. 187-197). Seattle, WA: Hogrefe & Huber.
- LaFerney, M. (2011). A psychiatric approach to vasovagal syncope: Psychiatric evaluation, pharmacotherapy, CBT, and patient education may help patients with vasovagal syncope. Current Psychiatry 10.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Child Development
- Child Psychology
- General Psychology
- GROUP Dynamics
- Growth and Development
- Interpersonal Communication
- Psychology of Change
- Psychology of Learning
- Social Psychology
- Sports Psychology
Michael C. LaFerney
88 Pickens Street
Lakeville, Massachusetts 02347
- Phone: (508) 946-1755