People

Research Team

Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley, Lab Director

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Stanley earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with a focus in Cognitive Aging, from Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia. After postdoctoral work at Brandeis University and the Behavioral Research Program of the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Dr. Stanley joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at UA, where she directs the Emotions and Aging Lab. As a member of the Adult Development and Aging program faculty, Dr. Stanley mentors both undergraduate and doctoral students as they conduct research in the Emotions and Aging Lab

Email: jstanley@uakron.edu

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Britney Webster, M.A., 6th year

Doctoral Candidate

Britney Webster completed her M.A. in Adult Development and Aging based on her thesis on deceit detection in romantic couples. She is focused on growing our understanding of how adults make judgments (emotion perception, deceit detection, emotion regulation strategies, etc.) within dyadic social interactions. She is currently developing her dissertation on emotion regulation in romantic couples.

Email: britawebster@gmail.com

Webpage: www.britneyawebster.com

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Jennifer Turner, 4th year

 My main area of focus is examining age-related differences in the mind and body connection through embodiment as a technique to reduce ageism, which is the topic of my Master’s thesis. Current work also includes investigating individual and aging related changes in emotional problem-solving, decision making, and humor.

Email: jrt25@zips.uakron.edu

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Cassandra Richards, 3rd year

I graduated from the University of Charleston in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minors in both Business Administration and Applied Leadership Studies. I am currently interested in examining age-related differences in social emotion regulation in romantic relationships. I would further like to examine how social exclusion may influence age-related differences in social emotion regulation.

Email: cjr98@zips.uakron.edu

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Anthony Villalba, 2nd year

Anthony Villalba is in his first year of study in the Adult Development and Aging program at the University of Akron. His research interests include emotional processing, specifically in the field of emotion perception. Future research projects may include context dependent emotion perception paradigms and emotion regulation studies

Email: av48@zips.uakron.edu

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Undergraduate Lab Members

Current:  Lauren Agra, Will Carney, Lauren Knight,

Alumni: Jasim Abbasi, Sarah Ahmed, Dominic Amantea, Kaela Betta, Kayla Brown, Michael Brandon, Ryan Cash, Kiara Chatman, J. Collins, Matthew Cook, Alex DeChurch, Katelyn DeCosta, Tessa Delino, Valerie Gentner, Frank Glicker, Kevin Karas, Shadia Kawkabani, Joe Klein, Clara Lamb, Paul Lizhnyak, Caterina  Lyuksyutova, Rachel Martin, Shatha Matar, Jessica McFarland,  Christopher Mugnaini, Srjdana Ninkovic, Ivy Novosel, Amanda Paternite, Christopher Petsko, Skyler Pierce, Steven Porter, Tori Potemski, Shana Pryor, Austin Robertson, Hamilton Robinson, Ann Rossmiller, Rachel Snodgrass, Shannon Stack, Anthony Sullivan, Michael Thutt, & Jennifer Turner.

Honors Theses

Amanda McLaughlin 2014-2015                                                                        Amy Thielke 2014-2015