Janet Barnes-Farrell

Professor & Associate Department

Head of Research and Resources

Degree: B.S.(Psychology), M.S. (Industrial Psychology), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ph.D. (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), Pennsylvania State University

Webpages: http://io.psychology.uconn.edu/janet-barnes-farrell/
Research Interests: Current Research Interests

Aging & Work

Boundaries and Balance between Work and Other Life Domains

Other Areas of Expertise

Diversity and Fairness Issues in the Workplace

Performance Appraisal

Safety Climate

Survey Measurement

Work Schedules and Worker Well-being

Courses: Undergraduate Courses

PSYC 2600: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSYC 3600: Social-Organizational Psychology

PSYC 3889: Undergraduate Research

Graduate Courses

PSYC 5614: Personnel Psychology

PSYC 5619: Advanced Seminar: Performance Appraisal

PSYC 5670: Advanced Seminar: Work & Aging

PSYC 5670: Advanced Seminare: Work-life Issues for a Diverse Workforce

Recent publications:  

Barnes-Farrell, J. L., & Petery, G. A. (2017). The moderating roles of employment status and gender on relationships between psychological age and health:  A two-wave cross-lagged panel analysis of data from the Health and Retirement Survey.  Work, Aging and Retirement (special issue on HRS). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/wax019 (Published 29 July 2017).


Dugan, A. G., & Barnes-Farrell, J. L. (2017). Time for self-care: Downtime recovery as a buffer of work and home/family time pressures.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2017, 59 (4), e46-e56. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000975


Dugan, A., G., Fortinsky, R. H., Barnes-Farrell, J. L., Kenny, A. M., Robison, J. T., Warren, N., & Cherniack, M. (2016). Associations of eldercare and competing demands with health and work outcomes among manufacturing workers.  Community, Work and Family, 19 (5), 569-587.  DOI:  10.1080/13668803.2016.1150809. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2016.1150809


Iskra-Golec, I., Barnes-Farrell, J., & Bohle, P. (Eds.).  (2016). Social and family issues in shift work and non standard working hours.   New York: Springer Publishing.


Zhu, X., Barnes-Farrell, J., & Dalal, D.  (2015).  Stop apologizing for your samples, start embracing them.  Commentary on R. Landers and T. Behrend focal article “An inconvenient truth:  Arbitrary distinctions between organizational, Mechanical Turk, and other convenience samples,”  Industrial and Organizational Psychology:  Perspectives on Research and Practice, 8 (2), 228-232.


McGonagle, A., Fisher, G, Barnes-Farrell, J. & Grosch, J.  (2015).  Individual and Work Factors Related to Perceived Work Ability and Labor Force Outcomes, Journal of Applied Psychology, 100 (2), 376-398.



Professional Activities: Fellow, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Past-President, Society for Occupational Health Psychology

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Fellow, American Psychological Association


Janet Barnes-Farrell
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 105