Paul Schaffner

Associate Professor of Psychology Emeritus

Professor Schaffner studies human social behavior at the level of individuals, groups, and organizations. His research interests include sociopolitical beliefs and values, work-related affect, environmental scanning and vigilance, and micro-level theory development in organizational behavior.


  • Ph.D. , Cornell University; Ithaca, NY
  • A.B., Oberlin College; Oberlin, OH


Stone, W.F., & Schaffner, P.E. (1997). The Tomkins polarity scale: Recent developments. Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, 4, Fall/Winter, 17-22.

Schaffner, P.E., & Stone, W.F. (1996). Assessing humanistic and normative ideologies in three populations. Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia.

Schaffner, P.E. (1996). Treatment modes for variables: An updated systematic approach to research design(s). Third annual teaching institute of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco.

Schaffner, P.E. & Sunderland, L. (1996). Duty, care, and aspiration orientations pervade parents' parenting advice. Sixth annual scientific meeting of the American Psychology Society, San Francisco.

Schaffner, P.E. (1994). Rediscovering the people within social movements. Contemporary Psychology.

Stone, W.F. & Schaffner, P.E. (1988). The Psychology of Politics. New York: Springer-Verlag.