Carolyn Aldwin, Ph.D.

Center for Healthy Aging Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director
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School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Human Development and Family Sciences
Center for Healthy Aging Research
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My research examines how psychosocial factors affect health, especially how individuals cope with stress. I also examine how personality, mental health, and physical health change across the lifespan. I am particularly interested in factors which affect the rate of aging, as well as stress-related growth.

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My Publications


Journal Article

C. L. Park, Aldwin, C., Choun, S., George, L., Suresh, D. P., and Bliss, D., Spiritual peace predicts 5-year mortality in congestive heart failure patients., Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 203-10, 2016.



C. Aldwin and Gilmer, D. F., Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and psychosocial perspectives, 2nd ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2013, p. 400.

Book Chapter

M. R. Levenson and Aldwin, C., The transpersonal in personal wisdom, in Ferrari, M., & Westrate, N, New York: Springer, 2013, pp. 213-229.


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