PhD, State University of New York at Albany
MA, State University of New York at Albany
BA, Seton Hall University
- 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
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
Van Volkom, M. (2005). Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Social Psychology by Baron, Byrne, and Branscombe (11th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
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- 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