Laurence E. Heglar

Laurence E. Heglar


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  • Professor of Psychology, Ethics and Science
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Wayne State University
  • MA degree in Psychology, Wayne State University
  • BA degree in Psychology, Oakland University

Areas of Interest and Research

  • Psychology and qualitative methods
  • Ethics and philosophy
  • History of Science
  • Ecology

Short Biography

Dr. Laurence Heglar has been teaching courses in psychology, ethics and ecology for the past ten years at the College for International Studies.

He received his Masters degree in Social Psychology (1981) and his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology (1994) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Dr. Heglar has taught for various university programs in Spain, including the University of Maryland, Endicott College, Schiller International University, and Syracuse University.

He teaches summer courses in Child Development and Research Methods in Education for Endicott College’s Masters in International Education program in Madrid, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

The College for International Studies (Madrid) awarded him the teaching excellence award in 2014. His current research is concerned with philosophical and methodological issues in the human sciences, particularly with observational and qualitative methods, and the work of the American philosopher John Dewey.


  • Cuevas, J., & Heglar, L (2013). Photography and the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Philosophy of Photography, 4 (2).
  • Heglar, L.E. (1996). Cognition and the argument from design. American Psychologist, 51(1).
  • Cassel, T.Z. & Heglar, L.E.(1981). Formats and resources for the artful accomplishment of physician participation in the warranted scapegoating of a child. In Digby Anderson, (ed.) Analytic Sociology, Great Britain. Invited paper for Special Edition on Microanalysis and Medicine.