Michele Van Volkom, Ph.D.
Department Advising Coordinator
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
M,A., State University of New York at Albany
B.A., Seton Hall University
Office: Howard Hall, Room 134
Regularly Taught Courses:
FY101: First Year Seminar (Health Psychology)
PY103: Introduction to Psychology
PY205: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PY220: Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory
PY311: Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Lab
PY491: Research IV: Thesis in Psychology
I began teaching at the State University of New York at Albany in May of 1999. I also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Sage college during graduate school. After completing my doctoral program in Social Psychology in 2002, I spent one year as a visiting assistant professor at Susquehanna University. In September of 2003, I began my full time faculty position at Monmouth University.
Generational and sex differences in the use of and attitudes toward technology; Sibling relationships in adulthood
National Academic Advising Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Eastern Psychological Association
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Van Volkom, M. (2005). Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Social Psychology by Baron, Byrne, and Branscombe (11th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
(* indicates student co-author)
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.
Ciarocco, N. J., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Van Volkom, M. (2013). The impact of a multifaceted approach to teaching research methods on students' attitudes. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 20-25. doi:10.1177/0098628312465859
Van Volkom, M., Machiz, C.,* & Reich, A. E.* (2011). Sibling relationships in the college years: Do gender, birth order, and age spacing matter? North American Journal of Psychology, 13, 35-50.
Van Volkom, M. (2009). The effects of childhood tomboyism and family experiences on the self-esteem of college females. College Student Journal, 43, 736-743.
Van Volkom, M. (2008). Attitudes towards cigarette smoking among college students. College Student Journal, 42, 294-304.
Van Volkom, M. (2006). Sibling relationships in middle and older adulthood: A review of the literature. Marriage and Family Review, 40, 151-170
Van Volkom, M., & Nye, J. L. (2013, September). Teaching the science of psychology outside of Intro: The case of first year seminar. Poster session presented at the biennial Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference, Red Bank, 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.