Stefani L. Yorges
Professor of Psychology
Purdue University, 1996
Office Phone: 610-436-3154
Office Room #: PB 47
Preferred means of contact: Email
Preferred period of time to contact before scheduling advisee meeting: At least one week
On sabbatical for calendar year 2014
Courses typically taught:
- Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Brief description of research interests:
Employee engagement (or the opposite -- absenteeism, turnover, withdrawal behaviors), charismatic leadership, stress.
Yorges, S. L., Bloom, A. J., DiFonzo, K., & Chando, E. (2007). Great expectations? Student reactions when courses don't measure up. Psychology and Education, 44, 18-29.
Yorges, S. L. (2007). Absenteeism: Is 10% causing 90% of your problem? The CEO Refresher, June issue.
"“Want to minimize the negativity found in your workplace? It starts with you! Listen to Dr. Stefani Yorges as she equips you with positive leadership strategies that will save your department or perhaps even your marriage!”
Advice to Students
Get involved in the department as soon as possible--on committees, in research, in Psychology Club, or on the Student Life Committee. These
kinds of activities will not only enhance your education here, but also look good on anyone's resume!
Get to know your adviser; he/she can provide advice on more than simply which classes to take!
Provide grounding in theory and research, then APPLY APPLY APPLY what we know to the "real world."
Walking on the beach, Phillies baseball games, spoiling my two dogs and one cat, lyrical dance classes/choreography.
"Your life is only worth the impact you have on others."