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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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

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.

2007

Journal Article

2006

Journal Article

K. Hooker and Bolkan, C. R., Personality. IN: R. Schulz, The encyclopedia of aging, 2006.
C. L. Peters, Hooker, K., and Zvonkovic, A., Older parents' perceptions of ambivalence in relationships with their children, Family Relations: Special Issue on Late Life Families, vol. 55, pp. 539-551, 2006.
L. D. Frazier and Hooker, K., Possible selves in adult development: Linking theory and research, Possible selves: Theory, research, and application, pp. 41-59, 2006.

2005

Journal Article

V. Cotrell and Hooker, K., Possible selves of individuals with Alzheimer, Psychology and Aging, vol. 20, pp. 285-294, 2005.

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