Emotions and Aging Lab
The Stanley Emotions and Aging Lab (SEAL) at the University of Akron aims to advance the understanding of social and emotional development across the lifespan. We use experimental and correlational designs to research age differences in emotional communication, emotion regulation, and social judgments.
Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley
Associate Professor of Psychology
I am accepting new students for Fall 2022.
Please see www.uakron.edu/aging for more information about the program and how to apply.
Anthony Villalba, M.A.
5th Year Doctoral Student
2nd Year Doctoral Student
Dr. Britney Webster
Kent State University
Dr. Jennifer Turner
Assistant Professor, Psychology
University of Hawai'i at Hilo
*Denotes current or former student.
Stanley, J. T., & *Turner, J. R. (2021). Cross-cultural perspectives on humor appreciation and function across the lifespan. In E. Vanderheiden & C-H. Mayer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Humor and Culture.
*Turner, J. R., & Stanley, J. T. (2021). Holding on to pieces of the past: Daily reports of nostalgia in a lifespan sample. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000980
Allard, E. S., Stanley, J. T., *Turner, J. R., & *Harrington, A. K. (2021). Age similarities in matching pro- and contra-hedonic emotional strategies to everyday scenarios. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 28(2), 161-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2020.1722792
*Villalba, A. A., Stanley, J. T., *Turner, J. R., *Vale, M. T., & *Houston, M. L. (2020). Age differences in preferences for fear-enhancing versus fear-reducing news in a global pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3661. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.589390
*Vale, M. T., Stanley, J. T., *Houston, M. L., *Villalba, A. A., & *Turner, J. R. (2020). Ageism and behavior change during a health pandemic: A preregistered study. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3156. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.587911
Hoemann, K., Vicaria, I. M., Gendron, M., & Stanley J. T. (2020). Introducing a face sort paradigm to evaluate age differences in emotion perception. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa038
Thompson, E., *Webster, B. A., Stanley, J. T., & Levant, R. (2020). Measurement invariance by age group for the Aging Men’s Masculinity Ideologies Inventory. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 28(3), 301-317. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1060826520911159
Levant, R., *Webster, B. A., Stanley, J. T., & Thompson, E. (2020). The Aging Men’s Masculinity Ideologies Inventory (AMMII): Dimensionality, variance composition, measurement invariance by gender, and validity. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 21(1), 46–57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000208
*Turner, J. R., & Stanley, J. T. (2020). “We” before “me”: Differences in usage of collectivistic and individualistic language influence judgments of electability and performance. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 75(9), e242-248. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbz030
Stanley, J. T., & *Webster, B. A. (2019). A comparison of the effectiveness of two types of deceit detection training methods in older adults. Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, 4:26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-019-0178-z
Stanley, J. T., Morrison, L. B., *Webster, B. A., *Turner, J. R., & *Richards, C. J. (2019). An age-friendly university (AFU) assists with technology learning and social engagement among older adults and individuals with developmental disabilities. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 40(2), 261–275. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2019.1572009
Ferrer, R. A., Stanley, J. T., Graff, K., Klein, W. P., Goodman, N., Nelson, W., & Salazar, S. (2016). The effect of emotion on visual attention to information and decision making in the context of informed consent process for clinical trials. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29(2-3), 245–253. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.1871
Stanley, J. T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2015). Caring more and knowing more reduces age-related differences in emotion perception. Psychology and Aging, 30(2), 383–395. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pag0000028
Diefendorff, J. M., Stanley, J. T., & Gabriel, A. (2015). Aging and emotional labor processes: An interaction-based model. Chapter in L. Finkelstein, D. Truxillo, F. Fraccaroli, & R. Kanfer (Eds.), SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series, Facing the Challenges of a Multi-Age Workforce: A Use-Inspired Approach (pp. 180–205). Routledge.
Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., Stanley, J. T., Isaacowitz, D. M., & Zhang, Q. (2014). Thinking more holistically as we grow older? Results from different tasks in two cultures. Culture and Brain, 2(2), 109–121. https://10.1007/s40167-014-0018-4
Stanley, J. T., Lohani, M., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2014). Age-related differences in judgments of inappropriate behavior are related to humor style preferences. Psychology and Aging, 29(3), 528–541. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036666
Stanley, J. T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2014). Putting emotional aging in context: Contextual influences on age-related changes in emotion regulation and recognition. Chapter in P. Verhaeghen and C. Hertzog (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Everyday Problem-Solving During Adulthood (pp. 99–114). Oxford University Press.
Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., Stanley, J. T., Isaacowitz, D. M., & Ho, M. Y. (2013). Perspective taking in older age revisited: A motivational perspective. Developmental Psychology, 49(10), 1848–1858. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0031211
Stanley, J. T., Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2013). Cultural differences in gaze and emotion recognition: Americans contrast more than Chinese. Emotion, 13(1), 36–46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0029209
Stanley, J. T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2012). Socioemotional perspectives on adult development. In S. K. Whitbourne and M. Sliwinski (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging (pp. 236–253). Wiley-Blackwell.
Isaacowitz, D. M., & Stanley, J. T. (2011). Bringing an ecological perspective to the study of aging and emotion recognition: Past, current, and future methods. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35(4), 261–278. https://doi:10.1007/s10919-011-0113-6
Stanley, J. T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2011). Age-related differences in profiles of mood-change trajectories. Developmental Psychology, 47(2), 318–330. https://doi:10.1037/a0021023
Stanley, J. T., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2011). Beliefs about behavior account for age differences in the correspondence bias. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66(2), 169–176. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbq078
Stanley, J. T., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2008). Challenges older adults face in detecting deceit: The role of emotion recognition. Psychology and Aging, 23(1), 24–32. https://doi.org/0.1037/0882-7918.104.22.168
Blanchard-Fields, F., & Stanley, J. T. (2007). Aging at work: Managing real and perceived changes in aging workers. In S. W. Gilliland, D. D. Steiner, and D. P. Skarlicki (Eds.), Managing Social and Ethical Issues in Organizations (Vol. 5, pp. 83–108). Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Anthony Villalba wins highly competitive James McKenney Travel Award!
· 10 students selected from an international group of applicants based on aspirations to advance the field of gerontology/geriatrics.
· Funding awarded to attend the 2021 Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific and Education Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
Emotions and Aging Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-4301
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