Janice Laurence, Ph.D.

Janice Laurence, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Adult and Organizational Development
Psychological, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Ritter Annex 245, College of Education 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone/fax: (215) 204-8079 / (215) 204-6013

  • Ph.D. George Mason University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • MA  George Mason University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • MA Temple University, Experimental Psychology
  • BA Temple University, Psychology
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Personnel Policy Analysis and Assessment
  • Performance Measurement and Assessment
  • Military Psychology
  • Workforce Analysis
  • Diversity Issues
Recent Scholarship


Estrada, A.X., & Laurence, J.H. (2009).   The impact of training on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue policy. Military Psychology, accepted for publication.

Matthews, M.D., Ender, M.G., Laurence, J.H. & Rohall, D.E. (2009). Role of group affiliation and sex on attitudes toward women in the military, Military Psychology, accepted for publication.

Laurence, J.H. (in press). “The military performance of GED holders.”  In J. Heckman, (Ed.), untitled. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Laurence, J.H. (2008). “I/O psychology in Defense.” In J.W. Hedge and W.C. Borman, (Eds.). The I/O consultant’s handbook.  Washington, DC: APA, 75-80.

Laurence, J.H. (2007).  “Behavioral science in the military.” In M.K. Welch-Ross and L.G. Fasig, (Eds.) Handbook on communicating and disseminating behavioral science. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Schwind, D.A., & Laurence, J.H. (2006). “Raising the flag: Promotion to admiral in the United States Navy.” Military Psychology, 18, Supplemental Issue.

Laurence, J.H. (2006). “Poultry and patriotism: Attitudes towards the military.”  In A. Adler and C. Castro, (Eds.).  Military Life:  The psychology of serving in peace and combat.  Volume 4, Military Culture.  New York: Praeger.

Laurence,  J.H. (2006, June). Military women and transformation.  Washington, DC: National Defense University. Invited address presented before the Sea Services Leadership Association and Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Association’s Professional Development Symposium.

Laurence, J.H. (2004, March). Military manpower forum. Washington, DC: Cato Institute. (Invited panelist)

Laurence, J.H. (2004, February). Women and the military: Mutual contributions.  Invited paper presented before the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Laurence, J.H. (2004, February). Human resources and national security.  Ft. McNair, DC: Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. (Invited lecture).

Laurence, J.H. (2003).  “Test consumers: Testing and military careers.”  In J. Wall, & G. Walz (Eds.), Measure up: The ultimate resource on assessment and testing issues for educators. Greensboro, NC: ERIC/CASS.

Laurence, J.H, (2002, August).  All’s fair in war?: Fairness from the military’s perspective. Paper presented as part of Panel Session “Playing Fair: Juggling Multiple Views of Fairness” at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago. Also published as “Este totul corect în razboi? Cum percep problema cei din armata.” Spirit Militar Modern, Anul XIV, 9(75)/2002, 24-27;www.presamil.ro

Laurence, J.H. (2002, October).  Gender integration in the U.S. military: Status, progress, and obstacles.  Invited address before the Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm