Psychology Department



Stefani Yorges

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


Fall 2015 Office Hours

Monday   12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday   2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

Representative publications:

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.


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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!

Teaching Philosophy

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.

Favorite Quote:

"Your life is only worth the impact you have on others."