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Michele Van Volkom, PhD

Lecturer

PhD, State University of New York at Albany

MA, State University of New York at Albany

BA, Seton Hall University

Office: Howard Hall , Room 134

Phone: 732-263-5479

Email: mvanvolk@monmouth.edu

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

About:

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.

Research Interests:

Generational and sex differences in the use of and attitudes toward technology; Sibling relationships in adulthood

Professional Associations:

National Academic Advising Association

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Eastern Psychological Association

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Selected Works:

Books:

Van Volkom, M. (2005). Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Social Psychology by Baron, Byrne, and Branscombe (11th ed.).  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Scholarly Articles:

(* indicates student co-author)

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.

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

Presentations/Invited Talks:

Van Volkom, M., & Beaudoin, E.*  (2016, March).  Self-esteem among emerging adults: Effects of birth order and residential status.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY

Van Volkom, M.  (2015, September).  Building critical thinking skills: Examples from a psychology of adulthood and aging course .  Poster session presented at the biennial Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology conference, Red Bank, NJ

Caianiello, J. G.*, & Van Volkom, M. (2015, March).  You're hired: The effect of school prestige and presence of profile pictures on overall impression of LinkedIn profiles .  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

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.