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DPSY 6815 MS in Developmental Psychology & PhD in Developmental Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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DPSY 6815 Course Readings

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Acierno, R., Hernandez, M. A., Amstadter, A. B., Resnick, H. S., Steve, K., Muzzy, W., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2010). Prevalence and Correlates of Emotional, Physical, Sexual, and Financial Abuse and Potential Neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study. American Journal Of Public Health, 100(2), 292-297.

Adebiyi, A. O., Ogunniyi, A., Adediran, B. A., Olakehinde, O. O., & Siwoku, A. A. (2016). Cognitive Impairment among the Aging Population in a Community in Southwest Nigeria. Health Education & Behavior, 43(1), 93S-99S.

Appannah, A., & Biggs, S. (2015). Age-Friendly Organisations: The Role of Organisational Culture and the Participation of Older Workers. Journal Of Social Work Practice, 29(1), 37-51. doi:10.1080/02650533.2014.993943

Bourassa, K. J., Knowles, L. M., Sbarra, D. A., & O’Connor, M. (2016). Absent but not gone: Interdependence in couples’ quality of life persists after a partner’s death. Psychological Science, 27(2), 270-281. doi:10.1177/0956797615618968

Bradway, K. E., & Beard, R. L. (2015). 'Don’t be trying to box folks in': Older women’s sexuality. Affilia: Journal Of Women & Social Work, 30(4), 504-518. doi:10.1177/0886109914560741

Butler, S. S. (2017). LGBT Aging in the Rural Context. Annual Review Of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 37(1), 127-142. doi:10.1891/0198-8794.37.127

Charles, S. T., & Carstensen, L. L. (2010). Social and emotional aging. Annual Review of Psychology, 61, 383-409. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.093008.100448

Fernandez-Carro, C. (2016). Ageing at home, co-residence or institutionalisation? Preferred care and residential arrangements of older adults in Spain. Ageing & Society, 36(3), 586-612. doi:10.1017/S0144686X1400138X

Friedman, E. M., Ruini, C.,  Foy, R., Jaros, L., Sampson, H., & Ryff, C. D. (2017) Lighten UP! A community-based group intervention to promote psychological well-being in older adults, Aging & Mental Health, 21(2), 199-205. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1093605

Ghesquiere, A. R., Bazelais, K. N., Berman, J., Greenberg, R. L., Kaplan, D., & Bruce, M. L. (2016). Associations Between Recent Bereavement and Psychological and Financial Burden in Homebound Older Adults. Omega: Journal Of Death & Dying, 73(4), 326-339. doi:10.1177/0030222815590709

Guan, J., Li, H., Sun, H., Wang, T., & Wu, W. (2015). The impact of a discrepancy between actual and preferred living arrangements on life satisfaction among the elderly in China. Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 70(9), 623–627. doi:10.6061/clinics/2015(09)05

Hamby, S., Smith, A., Mitchell, K., & Turner, H. (2016). Poly-victimization and resilience portfolios: Trends in violence research that can enhance the understanding and prevention of elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28, 217-234. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2016.1232182

Hyman, B., Oden, G., & Wagner, M. (2010). The aging process: Physiological changes and implications for educators and practitioners. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 34(2), 148-153. doi:10.1080/01924781003773815

Kim, I., Noh, S., & Chun, H. (2016). Mediating and moderating effects in ageism and depression among the Korean elderly: The roles of emotional reactions and coping responses. Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, 7(1), 3-11.

Knight, B.G., Robinson, G.S., Flynn Longmire, C.V. et al. (2002). Cross cultural issues in caregiving for persons with dementia: do familism values reduce burden and distress. Ageing International (2002) 27: 70. doi:10.1007/s12126-003-1003-y

Knodel, J., & Pothisiri, W. (2015). Intergenerational living arrangements in Myanmar and Thailand: A comparative analysis. Journal Of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 30(1), 1-20. doi:10.1007/s10823-014-9254-5

Lamoth, C. C., Caljouw, S. R., & Postema, K. (2011). Active video gaming to improve balance in the elderly. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 167, 159–164

Lee, D. M., Nazroo, J., O'Connor, D. B., Blake, M., & Pendleton, N. (2016). Sexual Health and Well-being Among Older Men and Women in England: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Archives Of Sexual Behavior, 45(1), 133-144. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0465-1

Low, G., Molzahn, A. E., & Schopflocher, D. (2013). Attitudes to aging mediate the relationship between older peoples' subjective health and quality of life in 20 countries. Health & Quality Of Life Outcomes, 11(1), 1-10. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-11-146

Lytle, M. C. (2015). Introduction to special section: The retirement career phase across cultures. Journal Of Career Development, 42(3), 167-169. doi:10.1177/0894845314543497

Masini, B. E., & Barrett, H. A. (2008). Social support as a predictor of psychological and physical well-being and lifestyle in lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults aged 50 and over. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 20(1-2). 91-110, doi:10.1080/10538720802179013

Merriam, S. B., & Kee, Y. (2014). Promoting Community Wellbeing: The Case for Lifelong Learning for Older Adults. Adult Education Quarterly, 64(2), 128-144. doi:10.1177/0741713613513633

Orzeck, P. (2016). Identities in Transition: Women Caregivers in Bereavement. Journal Of Social Work In End-Of-Life & Palliative Care, 12(1/2), 145-161. doi:10.1080/15524256.2016.1165162

Ratana-Ubol, A., & Richards, C. (2016). Third age learning: Adapting the idea to a Thailand context of lifelong learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 35(1), 86-101. doi:  10.1080/02601370.2015.1132279

Sun, D. Q., Huang, J., Varadhan, R., & Agrawal, Y. (2016). Race and fall risk: data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS). Age and Ageing, 45(1), 120-127. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afv173

Syme, M. L., & Cohn, T. J. (2016). Examining aging sexual stigma attitudes among adults by gender, age, and generational status. Aging & Mental Health, 20(1), 36-45. doi:10.1080/13607863.2015.1012044

Tiedt, A. D., Saito, Y., & Crimmins, E. M. (2016). Depressive symptoms, transitions to widowhood, and informal support from adult children among older women and men in Japan. Research On Aging, 38(6), 619-642. doi:10.1177/0164027515595442

Tsai, J. L., & Sims, T. (2016). Emotional aging in different cultures: Implications of affect valuation theory. In A. D. Ong, C. E. Löckenhoff, A. D. Ong, C. E. Löckenhoff (Eds.), Emotion, aging, and health (pp. 119-143). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14857-007

Tun, P. A., McCoy, S., & Wingfield, A. (2009). Aging, hearing acuity, and the attentional costs of effortful listening. Psychology And Aging, 24(3), 761-766. doi:10.1037/a0014802

Vafaei, A., Ahmed, T., Freire, d. N., Zunzunegui, M. V., & Guerra, R. O. (2016). Depression, sex and gender roles in older adult populations: The international mobility in aging study (IMIAS). PLoS One, 11(1) doi:

Westwood, S. (2016). Dementia, women and sexuality: How the intersection of ageing, gender and sexuality magnify dementia concerns among lesbian and bisexual women. Dementia: The International Journal Of Social Research And Practice, 15(6), 1494-1514. doi:10.1177/1471301214564446

Williamson, J. B., & Higo, M. (2009). Why Japanese Workers Remain in the Labor Force So Long: Lessons for the United States?. Journal Of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 24(4), 321-337. doi:10.1007/s10823-009-9102-1

Other Readings

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