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Michele Van Volkom, PhD

Lecturer

PhD, State University of New York at Albany

MA, State University of New York at Albany

BA, Seton Hall University

Office
Howard Hall, 134
Phone
732-263-5479
Email
mvanvolk@monmouth.edu
Regularly Taught Courses
FY101: First Year Seminar (Health Psychology)
PY103: Introduction to Psychology
PY205: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PY220: Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory
PY311: Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Lab
PY491: Research IV: Thesis in Psychology
About

I began teaching at the State University of New York at Albany in May of 1999.  I also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Sage college during graduate school.  After completing my doctoral program in Social Psychology in 2002, I spent one year as a visiting assistant professor at Susquehanna University.  In September of 2003, I began my full time faculty position at Monmouth University.

Research Interests
Generational and sex differences in the use of and attitudes toward technology; Sibling relationships in adulthood
Publications
Books
Van Volkom, M. (2005). Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Social Psychology by Baron, Byrne, and Branscombe (11th ed.).  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
(* indicates student co-author)
Scholarly Articles
Van Volkom, M., & Beaudoin, E.* (2016).  The effect of birth order and sex on perceptions of the sibling relationship among college students.  College Student Journal, 50,  347-354. Van Volkom, M., Stapley, J. C., & Amaturo, V.*  (2014).  Revisiting the digital divide: Generational differences in technology use in everyday life.   North American Journal of Psychology, 16,  547-564.Van Volkom, M., Stapley, J. C., & Malter, J.* (2013). Use and perception of technology: Sex and generational differences in a community sample. Educational Gerontology, 39, 729-740.Ciarocco, N. J., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Van Volkom, M. (2013). The impact of a multifaceted approach to teaching research methods on students' attitudes. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 20-25. doi:10.1177/0098628312465859Van Volkom, M., Machiz, C.,* & Reich, A. E.*  (2011).  Sibling relationships in the college years: Do gender, birth order, and age spacing matter?  North American Journal of Psychology, 13, 35-50.Van Volkom, M. (2009).  The effects of childhood tomboyism and family experiences on the self-esteem of college females.  College Student Journal, 43, 736-743.Van Volkom, M.  (2008).  Attitudes towards cigarette smoking among college students. College Student Journal, 42, 294-304.Van Volkom, M.  (2006).  Sibling relationships in middle and older adulthood: A review of the literature.  Marriage and Family Review, 40, 151-170
Presentations/Invited Talks
Van Volkom, M., & Beaudoin, E.*  (2016, March).  Self-esteem among emerging adults: Effects of birth order and residential status.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NYVan Volkom, M.  (2015, September).  Building critical thinking skills: Examples from a psychology of adulthood and aging course .  Poster session presented at the biennial Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology conference, Red Bank, NJCaianiello, J. G.*, & Van Volkom, M. (2015, March).  You're hired: The effect of school prestige and presence of profile pictures on overall impression of LinkedIn profiles .  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.Van Volkom, M., & Nye, J. L.  (2013, September).  Teaching the science of psychology outside of Intro: The case of first year seminar.  Poster session presented at the biennial Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference, Red Bank, NJ.Van Volkom, M., & Stapley, J. C.  (2013, March).  Similarities and differences in attitudes toward technology across three generations of adults.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Professional Associations
National Academic Advising AssociationAmerican Psychological AssociationAssociation for Psychological ScienceEastern Psychological AssociationSociety for Personality and Social Psychology