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Jacqui Smith

Professor, Psychology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics.

Dr. Smith's research deals with the potential and limits of development and change during adulthood and old age. She uses experimental and survey methodologies to investigate age-cohort differences and age-related change in cognitive functioning, self-regulation, and well-being.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Kim, Eric S., William J. Chopik, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Are people healthier if their partners are more optimistic? The dyadic effect of optimism on health among older adults." Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76(6): 447-453. DOI. Abstract.

Newton, N., L. Ryan, R. King, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Cohort differences in the marriage-health relationship for midlife women." Social Science & Medicine, 116: 64-72. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, E., N. Park, J. Sun, Jacqui Smith, and C. Peterson. 2014. "Life Satisfaction and Frequency of Doctor Visits." Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(1): 86-93. DOI. Abstract.

Queen, T., Robert Stawski, L. Ryan, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Loneliness in a Day: Activity Engagement, Time Alone, and Experienced Emotions." Psychology and Aging, 29(2): 297-305. PMCID: PMC4161136. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, E., A. Hawes, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Perceived neighbourhood social cohesion and myocardial infarction." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(11): 1020-1026. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, E., Jacqui Smith, and L. Kubzansky. 2014. "Prospective Study of the Association Between Dispositional Optimism and Incident Heart Failure." Circulation-Heart Failure, 7(3): 394-U29. DOI. Abstract.

Ryan, L., W. Wan, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Spousal social support and strain: impacts on health in older couples." Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(6): 1108-1117. PMCID: PMC4163126. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, Eric S., Kyle D. Moored, Hannah L. Giasson, and Jacqui Smith. 2014. "Satisfaction with aging and use of preventive health services." Preventive Medicine, 69: 176-180. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Park, Sojung, Jacqui Smith, and Ruth E. Dunkle. 2014. "Social network types and well-being among South Korean older adults." Aging & Mental Health, 18(1): 72-80. DOI. Abstract.

Gerstorf, Denis, Nilam Ram, Ulaman Lindenberger, and Jacqui Smith. 2013. "Age and Time-to-Death Trajectories of Change in Indicators of Cognitive, Sensory, Physical, Health, Social, and Self-Related Functions." Developmental Psychology, 49(10): 1805-1821. DOI. Abstract.