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In Memoriam — Richard ‘Dick’ McFarland

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Richard “Dick” McFarland, professor emeritus of psychology, died April 26. He was 82.  

McFarland joined Cal State Fullerton in 1969 and served the campus for 28 years. He chaired the Psychology Department for three years and served as adviser and coordinator of the Health Professions program.

The biological psychologist’s research interests included studies of emotion, music and autonomic changes accompanying emotional experience. In 1988, he received a National Science Foundation grant that underwrote the purchase of psychophysiological recording equipment for lab courses and research in physiological psychology. He also authored an introductory textbook on biological psychology during his tenure.

McFarland is survived by his widow, Eleanor; son, Frank; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Christ Lutheran Church, 820 W. Imperial Highway, in Brea.