I am an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Psychology where I teach statistics and research methods. My research centers around the regulation of affect in face-to-face interactions and the consequences of sleep disturbances on daytime functioning.

The goal of my research is to better understand how expressing, perceiving, and regulating emotions during conversations shows continuity and change across the lifespan. Along with longterm development, I study the relation between sleep disruption and variability in regulation (affect, attention, behavior). To do this, I gather data using experimental methods from computer science, observational assessments, and questionnaires. Because much of my research concerns dyads as well as information on multiple time-scales, I draw on a variety of statistical methods that range from multiple regression, mixed effects models, structural equation models, and latent differential equation models.

Summer Office Hours

Undergraduate Advising for Psychology Majors

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30AM

PSY205: Quantitative Methods

Mondays and Wednesdays 11:50 to 12:50PM

Or by appointment (see Calendar)

Department of Psychology
Eastern Michigan University
301Q Science Complex
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

email: astaples@emich.edu


I teach undergraduate and graduate statistics and undergraduate research methods


My primary research interest is the roll of sleep in regulating expressed emotion during face-to-face conversation.