Karen Hooker, Ph.D.

Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies
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Academic 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.

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.
K. Hooker, Towards a New Synthesis for Development in Adulthood, Research in Human Development, vol. 12, no. 3-4, pp. 229 - 236, 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

S. Mejia and Hooker, K., Social networks, in R.E. Emery & J.G. Golson, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2013.
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.

Journal Article

S. Bowman, Hooker, K., Steggell, C. D., and Brandt, J., Perceptions of Communication and Monitoring Technologies Among Older Rural Women: Problem or Panacea?, Journal of Housing For the Elderly, vol. 2710191221614, no. 1-2411, pp. 48 - 60, 2013.
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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