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Janice C. Stapley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Departmental Advising Coordinator

Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of NJ

MA, Rutgers, The State University of NJ

BA, Russell Sage College

Office: Howard Hall, Room 142

Phone: 732-571-3681


CV URL: Janice Stapley's CV

Regularly Taught Courses:

FY 101: Psychology of Gender

PY 204: Adolescent Psychology

PY 222: Industrial Psychology

PY/AN 221: Qualitative Methods

PY320: Research III: Experimental Methods and Laboratory

PY 335L: Lab in Gender and Sex Roles

PY 491: Research IV: Thesis in Psychology

Research Interests:

Special areas of interest are developmental psychology and emotion. Research program is focused on gender differences in normal and pathological emotion and emotional development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Other areas of expertise include mixed-methods research and qualitative research; the application of developmental psychology to industrial/organizational psychology and human resources; and college adjustment and academic advising.

Professional Associations:

Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood

Eastern Psychological Association

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR)

Association for Psychological Science


2015 NCAA Mind Matters Challenge Phase 1 winner for "An interdisciplinary mixed-methods examination of student-athletes' beliefs, attitudes, and feelings about safety practices and concussion protocol."  10 of the 22 finalists will be awarded $400,000 in after Phase two competition is completed in Feb. 2016

2014 NACADA Research Grant ($2000) for “An examination of Academic Advice seeking within an Emerging Adulthood Framework”.

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Noonan, J., & Stapley, J. C. (2015, March). The demise of in-person academic advising is nowhere in sight! Academic Advising Today, 38(1).

Bothner,* K., & Stapley, J. C. (2014, December) Academic advising: The key to increasing retention among students with anxiety disorders. Academic Advising Today , 37(4).

Van Volkom, M., Stapley, J. C., & Amaturo, V.*  (2014).  Revisiting the digital divide: Generational differences in technology use in everyday life.   North American Journal of Psychology, 16,  547-564.

Stapley, J. C. (2014). Music and emotion regulation among emerging adults.  In F. R.Spielhagen and P. D. Schwartz (eds.) Adolescence in the 21rst Century (pp. 225-238). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc

Van Volkom, M., Stapley, J. C., & Malter, J*. (2013). Use and perception of technology: Sex and generational differences in a community sample. Educational Gerontology, 39, 729-740.

Houman, K., & Stapley, J. C. (2013) The college experience for students with chronic illness: Implications for academic advising.  NACADA Journal, 33,61-70.

Gissubel, K., & Stapley, J. C. (2012, December) Developmental insights to enhance communication with students. Academic Advising Today

Stapley, J. C. (2009). Gender differences in messages of children’s birthday cards: Socialization of agency and emotion. In K. Weekes (ed.) Privilege and Prejudice: Twenty Years with the Invisible Knapsack. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Presentations/Invited Talks:

Stapley, J. C., & Morecraft, J.* (2015, May). Sex differences in death anxiety and grieving among emerging adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Taylor, C., & Stapley, J. C. (2014, October). Academic Advising for Student-Athletes in the Middle Years.  Talk presented at the NACADA Eastern PA Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Stapley, J. C., Houman, K., & Noonan, J. (2014, April).  Counseling emerging adults with chronic illnesses.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NJ Counseling Association.

Noonan, J.*, Stapley, J. C., & Gissubel, K. (2013, September).  AP Psychology experiences and college success. Paper presented at the Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference in Red Bank, NJ.

Stapley, J. C. (2013, April).  Moderated a session "Gender and Society"  at the  NJ Women's and Gender Study Consortium's 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Trenton, NJ.

Van Volkom, M., & Stapley, J. C. (2013, March). Similarities and differences in attitudes toward technology across three generations of adults. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Stapley, J. C. (2012, April) Music and emotion regulation among emerging adults. CARD: Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Newburgh, NY.

Stapley, J. C., Gissubel, K., Kelly*, G., Cinque*, A., & Dillaway*, K. (2012, March) Emotion regulation and self-efficacy among at-risk college students. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA

Stapley, J. C & Houman*, K. (2011, October) The college experience for emerging adults with a chronic illness. Poster presented at the 5th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, New Providence, Rhode Island.

Stapley, J. C. & Jeffers*, M. R. (2011, October) Psycho-educational training in emotion regulation using music among emerging adults transitioning to college. Poster presented at the 5th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, New Providence, Rhode Island.