Laboratory of Adult Development

The Laboratory Of Adult Development studies adults and the ways their emotional well-being, physical health and interpersonal functioning are affected by earlier life experiences.

Publications by Our Staff

Malone, JC, Cohen, S, Liu, SR, Vaillant, GE, & Waldinger, RJ. (2013). Adaptive midlife defense mechanisms and late-life health. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 85-89.

 

Maneta EK, Cohen S, Schulz MS, Waldinger, RJ (2012) Links between childhood physical abuse and intimate partner aggression: The mediating role of anger expression. Violence and Victims, 27:315-328.

 

Settersten RA, Day J, Elder GH, Waldinger, RJ. (2012) Men’s Appraisals of Their Military Experiences in World War II: A 40-Year Perspective. Research in Human Development, 9:248-271. DOI: 10.1080/ 15427609.2012.705558.

 

Liu L, Cohen S, Schulz MS, (2011) Sources of somatization: Exploring the roles of insecurity in relationships and styles of anger experience and expression. Social Science & Medicine, 73:1436-1443. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed. PMID 21907475.

 

Waldinger, RJ., Kensinger, EA., and Schulz, MS., (2011) “Neural activity, neural connectivity, and the processing of emotionally valenced information in older adults: links with life satisfaction.” Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11:3, 426-436

 

Pergakis, MB., Hasan, NS., Heller, NR., and Waldinger, RJ.(2010) Octogenarian Reports of Lifetime Spiritual Experiences: Types of Experience and Early Life Predictors.” Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 22: 3, 220 — 238

 

Waldinger, RJ., and Schulz, MS., (2010) “Facing the Music or Burying Our Heads in the Sand?: Adaptive Emotion Regulation in Midlife and Late Life.” Research in Human Development, 7: 4, 292 — 306

 

Waldinger, RJ., and Schulz, MS. (2010) “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Social Functioning, Perceived Health, and Daily Happiness in Married Octogenarians.” Psychology and Aging, 25:2, 422-431.

 

Waldinger, RJ., Vaillant, GE., and Orav, EJ. (2007) Childhood Sibling Relationships as a Predictor of Major Depression in Adulthood: A 30-Year Prospective Study.” American Journal of Psychiatry, 164:6, 949-954

 

Waldinger, RJ.,  and Schulz, MS. (2006) “Linking Hearts and Minds in Couple Interactions: Intentions, Attributions, and Overriding Sentiments.” Journal of Family Psychology, 20: 3, 494-504

 

Vaillant, GE., DiRago, AC., and Mukamal, K. (2006) "Natural History of Male Psychological Health XV: Retirement Satisfaction." American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 682—688.

 

Waldinger, RJ., Schulz, MS., Barsky, AJ., and Ahern, DK. (2006) "Mapping the Road From Childhood Trauma to Adult Somatization: The Role of Attachment." Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 129—135.

 

Schulz, MS., and Waldinger, RJ. (2005) "The Value of Pooling 'Naive' Expertise." American Psychologist, 60(6), 656—662.

 

Schulz, MS., Waldinger, RJ., Hauser, ST., and Allen, JP. (2005) "Adolescents' behavior in the presence of interparental hostility: Developmental and emotion regulatory influences." Development and Psychopathology, 17, 489—507.

 

Waldinger, RJ., Schulz, MS., Hauser, ST., Allen, JP., and Crowell, JA. (2004) "Reading Others' Emotions: The Role of Intuitive Judgments in Predicting Marital Satisfaction, Quality, and Stability." Journal of Family Psychology 18(1), 58—71. © 2004 American Psychiatric Association?

 

Vaillant, GE. (2003) "A 60-year follow-up of alcoholic men." Addiction, 98, 1043—1051.

 

Vaillant, GE. (2003) "Mental Health." American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 1373—1384.

 

Waldinger, RJ., Seidman, EL., Gerber, AJ., Liem, JH., Allen, JP., and Hauser, ST. (2003) "Attachment and Core Relationship Themes: Wishes for Autonomy and Closeness in the Narratives of Securely and Insecurely Attached Adults." Psychotheraphy Research 13(1), 77—98.

 

Waldinger, RJ., Toth, SL., and Gerber, A. (2001) "Maltreatment and Internal Representations of Relationships: Core Relationship Themes in the Narratives of Abused and Neglected Preschoolers." Social Development, 10(1).

 

Vaillant, GE., and Mukamal, K. (2001) "Successful Aging." American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 839—847.

 

Vaillant, GE. (2000) "Adaptive Mental Mechanisms." American Psychologist, 55:1, 89—98.

 

Soldz, S., and Vaillant, GE. (1999) "The Big Five Personality Traits and the Life Course: A 45-Year Longitudinal Study." Journal of Research in Personality, 33, 208—232.

 

Vaillant, GE. (1998) "Natural History of Male Psychological Health, XIV: Relationship of Mood Disorder Vulnerability to Physical Health." American Journal of Psychiatry, 155:2, 184—191.

 

Vaillant, CO., and Vaillant, GE. (1993) "Is the U-Curve of Marital Satisfaction an Illusion? A 40-Year Study of Marriage." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 55:1, 230—239.

 

Vaillant, GE., Roston, D., and McHugo, GJ. (1992) "An Intriguing Association Between Ancestral Mortality and Male Affective Disorder." Arch Gen Psychiatry, 49, 709—715.

 

Vaillant, GE., and Vaillant, CO. (1990) "Determinants and Consequences of Creativity in a Cohort of Gifted Women." Psychology of Women Quarterly, 14, 607—616

 

Vaillant, GE., and Vaillant, CO. (1990) "Natural History of Male Psychological Health XII: A 45-year Study of Predictors of Successful Aging at Age 65." American Journal of Psychiatry, 147, 31—37.

 

Peterson, C., Vaillant, GE., and Seligman, MEP. (1988) "Pessimistic Explanatory Style is a Risk Factor for Physical Illness: A Thirty-Five-Year Longitudinal Study." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55:1, 23—27.

 

Waldinger, RJ. (1987) "Intensive Psychodynamic Therapy With Borderline Patients: An Overview." American Journal of Psychiatry, 144, 267—274.