Dr. Stanley is interested in organizational commitment, the role of emotions in the workplace, and various factors that influence the replicability of studies, including:
- Organizational Commitment: Individuals choose to remain at organizations for a variety of reasons. Those reasons include identification and emotional attachment (affective commitment), perceived obligation (normative commitment), and perceived costs of leaving (continuance commitment) (Meyer & Allen, 1990). Currently, Stanley is collaborating with others to investigate how commitment levels and relations vary cross-culturally. - Emotions in the Workplace: Emotions are a key factor governing how individuals behave at both work and home. Stanley is particularly interested in how various models of effect create different predictions for workplace behaviours. - Replicability of Studies: Psychology is currently experiencing what some have called a 'crisis of confidence' due to the problems associated with replicating findings. Stanley is interested in exploring the methodological factors that influence this issue.