Jennifer Tehan Stanley, Ph.D.

Jennifer Tehan Stanley, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor & Interim Chair
Dept/Program: Adult Development and Aging Psychology
Office: CAS 365
Phone: 330-972-8376
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Dr. Stanley earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with a focus in Cognitive Aging, from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. After postdoctoral work at Brandeis University and the Behavioral Research Program of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Stanley joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at UA, where she directs the Emotions and Aging Lab. Dr. Stanley studies socioemotional functioning across the lifespan, focusing on two broad areas of aging and emotional life: emotion recognition and emotion regulation. Her publications have appeared in Developmental Psychology, Psychology and Aging, and The Journal of Gerontology.


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, Emotion, 11, 3661.

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.

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.

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.  

Allard, E. S., Stanley, J. T., Turner, J. R., & Harrington, A. K. (2020). Age similarities in matching pro- and contra-hedonic emotional strategies to everyday scenarios. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 28(2), 161-183.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stanley, J. T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2015). Caring more and knowing more reduces age-related differences in emotion perception. Psychology and Aging, 30, 383-395.

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, 245-253.

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, 109-121.

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, 528-541.

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, 1848-1858.

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, 36-46.

Isaacowitz, D. M., & Stanley, J. T. (2011). Bringing an ecological perspective to the study of aging and emotion recognition: Past, current, and future methods. Invited feature article in Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35, 261-278.

Stanley, J. T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2011). Age-related differences in profiles of mood-change trajectories. Developmental Psychology, 47, 318-330.

Stanley, J. T., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2011). Beliefs about behavior account for age differences in the correspondence bias. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B, 169-176.

Stanley, J. T., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2008). Challenges older adults face in detecting deceit: The role of emotion recognition. Psychology and Aging, 23, 24-32.