Richard LaFleur, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard E. La Fleur earned his Bachelors of Science, Masters of Psychology and Ph.D in Psychology, (Consciousness and Society) at the University of West Georgia. His research interests include the concept of mattering as it relates to veterans post- deployment during the reintegration process, using phenomenology (qualitative methods - namely Narrative Inquiry) to frame his research. Click here: Current Research on PTSD.

Central to Dr. La Fleur's research is the concept of Moral Injury and the lived experiences of cultural dissonance that perpetuates populous fragmentation and creates deep wounds within the soul.  Dr. La Fleur seeks to initiate spaces for communal dialogues to foster physical, mental and spiritual healing and growth both through individuals and community.  As a liaison and advocate for veterans and other military personnel, Dr. La Fleur is instrumental in navigating the challenges of transitioning from military life to civilian life, including veterans seeking higher education.  (For more information about Dr. La Fleur's work with veterans, send an email to rlafleur@westga.edu).     

Just as important, Dr. La Fleur's work on mattering is central to human existence and creates a framework to better understand roles and relationships, as well as social discourse.  One of the courses taught by Dr. La Fleur is "Phenomenology of Social Existence", taking a closer look at the seven pillars of society and the individual and collective ways we 'make meaning' in life. In addition to this and other courses in Psychology, Dr. La Fleur lectures on Integrative Health - a holistic approach to health and mental well-being, promoting a healthier lifestyle.  Here is an example of an integrative approach to life.

  • B.S., Psychology, University of West Georia, 2008
  • MA, Psychology, University of West Georia, 2013
  • PhD, Psychology - Consciousness and Society, University of West Georgia, 2014

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Summer 2020 Sections

  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: E01
  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: E02

Spring 2020 Sections

  • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 09G
  • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: E02
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E01
  • PSYC-4085 (Horiz. Sem. Social Horicultura) Section: E02
  • PSYC-7490 (Phenomenology of Soc Existence) Section: 01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 53G
  • XIDS-2002 (Psych of The Walking Dead) Section: 39
  • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: E02
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
  • PSYC-4670 (Values, Meaning & Spirituality) Section: 01
  • PSYC-4884 (Senior Seminar) Section: E02

Summer 2019 Sections

  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar-Senior) Section: E01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 03G
  • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: E01
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E01
  • PSYC-4085 (Social Horticulture) Section: 07
  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: E01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E03
  • PSYC-4085 (Hzn Sem: Veterans and Society) Section: 02

Summer 2018 Sections

  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: E01

Spring 2018 Sections

  • PSYC-3900 (Personality Theories) Section: E01
  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E03
  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E02
  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: E01
  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: 01
  • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: 02

Fall 2017 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E05
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: 01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
  • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E01
  • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: E02