Jared McGinley

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 2141


Doctoral & Master's degrees in Biological Psychology,
Virgina Tech

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Rutgers University-
New Brunswick

Areas of Expertise





Dr. McGinley's research primarily involves physiological measures (e.g., cardiovascular, dermal, respiratory, etc.) but also employs behavioral and self-report measures. His main topic of interest is emotion. He is interested in fundamentally (1) defining it, (2) measuring how it is regulated within each person, and (3) understanding how it is communicated between interacting persons. Lastly, Dr. McGinley is interested in the role of heart rate variability in behavioral, affective, and cognitive flexibility/adaptability. 


Selected Publications

Spangler, D.P., & McGinley, J.J. (2020). Vagal flexibility promotes stability in cognition across varying socioemotional demands. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 2093. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02093

Baldner, C. & McGinley, J.J. (2020). Self-report empathy scales lack consistency: Evidence from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 27, 103-128. https://doi.org/10.4473/TPM27.1.7

McGinley, J.J. & Friedman, B.H. (2017). Autonomic specificity in emotion: The induction method matters. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 118, 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.06.002

Baldner, C. & McGinley, J.J. (2014). Correlational and exploratory factor analyses (EFA) of commonly used empathy questionnaires: New insights. Motivation and Emotion, 38(5), 727-744. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-014-9417-2