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Jacqui Smith

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4010 ISR
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734.647.0591


BA (Hons) University of Sydney
PhD Macquarie University
Habilitation Free University Berlin

Health and Retirement Study
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Research and Projects

My research deals with the heterogeneity of psychological functioning, well-being, and health in midlife and old age. I use experimental and survey methodologies to investigate age-cohort differences and age-related change in cognitive functioning, self-regulation, and well-being. My current research focuses on time use and experienced wellbeing after age 50, psychological vitality in the oldest-old, life course predictors of subjective well-being and health, self-perceptions of aging, and cognitive aging.

Selected Recent Publications

Smith, J., Ryan, L. H., & Röcke, C.. The day-to-day effects of conscientiousness on well-being. Research in Human Development, 10, 9-25 [2013]

Gerstorf, D., Ram, N., Lindenberger, U., & Smith, J.. Age and time-to-death trajectories of change in indicators of cognitive, sensory, physical, health, social, and self-related functions. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication [2013]

Ryan, L. H., Smith, J, Antonucci, T. C., & Jackson, J. S.. Cohort differences in the availability of informal caregivers: Are the Boomers at risk?. Gerontologist, 52, 177-188 [2012]

Kotter-Grühn, D., & Smith, J.. When time is running out: Changes in positive future perceptions and their relationship to changes in well-being in old age. Psychology and Aging, 26, 381-387 [2011]

Clarke, P., & Smith, J.. Aging in a cultural context: Cross-national differences in disability and the moderating role of personal control among older adults in the United States and England. Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66B (4), 457-467 [2011]

Infurna, F., Gerstorf, D., Ryan, L. H., & Smith, J.. Dynamic links between memory and functional limitations in old age: Longitudinal evidence for age-based structural dynamics from the AHEAD study. Psychology and Aging, 26, 546-558 [2011]

Smith, J., & Infurna, F. J.. Early precursors of later health. In K. L. Fingerman, C. A. Berg, J. Smith, & T. C. Antonucci (Eds.). Handbook of Life-Span Development (pp. 213-238). New York: Springer [2011]

Fingerman, K. L., Berg, C. A., Smith, J., & Antonucci, T.C. (Eds.). Handbook of Life-Span Development. New York: Springer [2011]

Kotter-Grühn, D., Kleinspehn-Ammerlahn, A., Gerstorf, D., & Smith, J.. Self-perceptions of aging predict mortality and change with approaching death: 16-year longitudinal results from the Berlin Aging Study. Psychology and Aging, 24, 654-667 [2009]

Roberts, B. W., Smith, J., Jackson, J. J., & Edmonds, G.. Compensatory conscientiousness in older couples. Psychological Science, 20, 553-559 [2009]

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