Karen Hooker, PhD

Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies; Co-director: School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences


College Of Public Health and Human Sciences
406 Waldo Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-5102

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School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
  • Center for Healthy Aging Research
  • Gerontology Program
  • Human Development and Family Sciences

Research Interests

Research interests are on self and personality processes in understanding relationships between mental and physical health, coping, social support and health behaviors. Past work has examined spouse caregivers for people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Examination of change and stability in psychological processes using an intraindividual variability approach is also a recurrent research theme.

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Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life SpanIntraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of IIV in human development with a focus on how, when, and why individuals change over time. The latest theoretical, methodological, and technological advances are reviewed. The book explores the historical and theoretical background and challenges of IIV research along with its role and function in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Edited to maximize consistency and accessibility, each chapter includes an introduction and a review of the research and most explore future directions, new theoretical developments, and conclusions and implications.  Learn more

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