Department of Psychology

Janice Templeton - Detailed Bio

Janice Templeton studies the psychological, social and contextual resources that promote individual well-being throughout the lifespan. In particular she is interested in value systems that promote not only the well-being of the individual, but that also benefit the greater good. Her primary research areas include positive youth development, spirituality and a new area of psychological inquiry that she calls Expanding Circle Morality. Her Expanding Circle Morality research explores the benefits to self and others of holding all life sacred and feeling responsibility to act outside the boundaries one’s normal circle of compassion (i.e., self, family and community) to other communities, ethnicities, countries and species. She is a lifespan developmental psychologist with strong interests in social, personality, educational and positive psychology.