Department of Psychology


Dr. Janice Templeton

Dr. Janice Templeton
Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise

  • Academic engagement
  • Adolescent and young adult development
  • College persistence and success
  • Cultural values
  • Lifespan development psychology
  • Racial/ethnic identity
  • Positive youth development

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology and Education, University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University, 1992
  • B.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University, 1990

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About Dr. Janice Templeton

Janice Templeton is an associate professor of psychology at Fort Lewis College. She joined the college in 2007. Dr. Templeton is a developmental psychologist who researches the psychological, social and contextual resources that promote individual well-being throughout one’s lifespan. Her primary research areas include adolescent and youth development, college success and the college environment. For the 2015-16 academic year, Dr. Templeton is on sabbatical researching the psychological factors that promote persistence, engagement and completion among Native American college students. At Fort Lewis, she supports many undergraduate research projects, helping students design, analyze and present their research. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Templeton was the education director for an environmental learning center.

Dr. Templeton has participated as a senior investigator for the Mind & Life Institute and was a two-time positive psychology fellow at the Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania. She is a manuscript reviewer for Developmental Psychology. 


Selected Publications and Presentations

“Effects of Perceived Belonging on College Retention, Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX, 2014

“Measuring a Relationship between Cultural Ideals of Individualism and Collectivism with Students’ Reasons for Attending College and Future Goals,” School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fort Lewis College, 2013*

“Levels of Acceptance, Compassion and Stereotype Towards Mental Illness,” poster presentation at the School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fort Lewis College, 2015*

“The Effect of Quotes from Authority on Victim Blaming Attitudes in Cases of Sexual Assault,” poster presentation at the School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fort Lewis College, 2015*

“Connection with Nature: Meditation and Death Awareness as Catalysts,” poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2010

“Religion, the Golden Rule and Well-Being.” poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, Florida, 2009

“Mortality salience as a gateway to broad circle Morality?” poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008

“Non-School curriculum: Supporting positive development through structured activities,” in 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook, Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008

“The Natural History of Male Mental Health: Health and Religious Involvement,” Social Science & Medicine, 2008

*Presentations with students