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Mon, May 7, 2018, noon: Student Forum on Educational Inequality

Jacqui E. Smith

NICHD Training Faculty, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Psychology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics.

Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia

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.

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Fingerman, Karen L., C.A. Berg, Jacqui E. Smith, and Toni C. Antonucci. 2011. Handbook of lifespan development. New York: Springer.

Lindenberger, Ulman, Jacqui E. Smith, Karl Ulrich Mayer, and Paul B. Baltes. 2010. Die Berliner Alterssstudie. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.

Journal Articles

Mueller, Swantje, Jenny Wagner, Jacqui E. Smith, Manuel C. Voelkle, and Denis Gerstorf. Forthcoming. "The Interplay of Personality and Functional Health in Old and Very Old Age: Dynamic Within-Person Interrelations Across up to 13 Years." Journal of personality and social psychology. DOI. Abstract.

Chopik, William J., Eric S. Kim, and Jacqui E. Smith. Forthcoming. "An Examination of Dyadic Changes in Optimism and Physical Health Over Time." Health psychology. DOI. Abstract.

Queen, Tara L., Jonathan Butner, Cynthia A. Berg, and Jacqui E. Smith. Forthcoming. "Activity Engagement Among Older Adult Spousal Caregivers." Journals of Gerontology, Series B. DOI. Abstract.

Park, Sojung, Jacqui E. Smith, Ruth E. Dunkle, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, and Toni C. Antonucci. Forthcoming. "Health and Social-Physical Environment Profiles Among Older Adults Living Alone: Associations With Depressive Symptoms." Journals of Gerontology, Series B. DOI. Abstract.

Drewelies, Johanna, William J. Chopik, Christiane A. Hoppmann, Jacqui E. Smith, and Denis Gerstorf. Forthcoming. "Linked Lives: Dyadic Associations of Mastery Beliefs With Health (Behavior) and Health (Behavior) Change Among Older Partners." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. DOI. Abstract.