Karen Hooker, Ph.D.

Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies; Head of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
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At OSU
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School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Center for Healthy Aging Research
Human Development and Family Sciences
Gerontology
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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 SpanKaren is co-editor of the "Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span," where she explores human development and behavior across the entire life span. In the handbook, 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.

My Publications

2015

Journal Article

C. Bolkan, Hooker, K., and Coehlo, D., Possible selves and depressive symptoms in later life., Research on aging, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 41-62, 2015.

2014

Journal Article

H. - J. Ko, Mejia, S., and Hooker, K., Social possible selves, self-regulation, and social goal progress in older adulthood, International Journal of Behavioral Development, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 219 - 227, 2014.
S. T. Mejía and Hooker, K., Relationship processes within the social convoy: structure, function, and social goals., The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 376-86, 2014.

2013

Book Chapter

J. Ko and Hooker, K., Mid-life crisis as a cause of divorce, in R.E. Emery & J.G. Golson, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2013.
S. Choun and Hooker, K., Divorce on the rise in South Korea, in R.E. Emery & J.G, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2013.
S. Mejia and Hooker, K., Social networks, in R.E. Emery & J.G. Golson, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2013.

Journal Article

M. Diehl and Hooker, K., Adult Personality Development: Dynamics and Processes, Research in Human Development, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1 - 8, 2013.

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