Stefani L. Yorges, ph.D.

Stefani L. Yorges
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Office: Wayne Hall 507
  • Phone: 610-436-3154
  • Email:

Office Hours: Spring 2024


  • Monday 3:15 - 4:15 PM 


  • Tuesday 10:00-12:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00-12:00PM


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.


"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!"

Listen to "Minimizing Negativity in the Workplace"

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."

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