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), particularly as it relates to parent-toddler interactions.

Office Hours - Winter 2018

Undergraduate Advising for Psychology Majors

Wednesdays 2:00 to 5:00PM

PSY 301W: Experimental Psychology or PSY 601: Statistics II

Mondays and Wednesdays 8:15 to 9:15AM and 2:00 to 5:00PM

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 interactions between parents and toddlers.