Professor Stanley is interested in organizational commitment, the role of emotions in the workplace, and various factors that influence the replicability of studies.
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, he 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. He 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. He is interested in exploring the methodological factors that influence this issue.