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Stefani L. Yorges

Contact Psychology  


Wayne Hall
125 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Undergraduate Office: 5th Floor Room 502
Phone: 610-436-2945
Undergraduate Email:

Graduate Office: 5th Floor Room 506
Phone: 610-436-2532
Graduate Email:

Stefani L. Yorges

Stefani L. Yorges
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Purdue University, 1996
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  • Office Phone: 610-436-3154
  • Office Room Number: Peoples Building 47
  • Preferred Means of Contact: Email
  • Preferred Period of Time to Contact Before Scheduling Advisee Meeting: At least one week

Office Hours Fall 2017

  • Monday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (on campus)
  • Tuesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (virtual only)
  • Thursday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm (virtual only)

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!"
Click here to 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."