Carsten Wrosch

Summary

Affiliation: Concordia University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint I'm better off than most other people: the role of social comparisons for coping with regret in young adulthood and old age
    Isabelle Bauer
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    Psychol Aging 23:800-11. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Perceived control of life regrets: good for young and bad for old adults
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Develompent, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychol Aging 17:340-50. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Health stresses and depressive symptomatology in the elderly: the importance of health engagement control strategies
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Health Psychol 21:340-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Personality and quality of life: the importance of optimism and goal adjustment
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Qual Life Res 12:59-72. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Adaptive self-regulation of unattainable goals: goal disengagement, goal reengagement, and subjective well-being
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1494-508. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Associations between health-related self-protection, diurnal cortisol, and C-reactive protein in lonely older adults
    Rebecca Rueggeberg
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychosom Med 74:937-44. 2012
  7. pmc Cortisol secretion and functional disabilities in old age: importance of using adaptive control strategies
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6, Canada
    Psychosom Med 71:996-1003. 2009
  8. pmc Health-engagement control strategies and 2-year changes in older adults' physical health
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Psychol Sci 19:537-41. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical health problems, depressive mood, and cortisol secretion in old age: buffer effects of health engagement control strategies
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, and Douglas Hospital Research Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Health Psychol 26:341-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Regret intensity, diurnal cortisol secretion, and physical health in older individuals: evidence for directional effects and protective factors
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Psychol Aging 22:319-30. 2007

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint I'm better off than most other people: the role of social comparisons for coping with regret in young adulthood and old age
    Isabelle Bauer
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    Psychol Aging 23:800-11. 2008
    ..The implications of the findings for understanding and examining pathways to successful development are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Perceived control of life regrets: good for young and bad for old adults
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Develompent, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychol Aging 17:340-50. 2002
    ..Among younger adults, however, internal-control attributions were associated with low intensity of regret and low levels of intrusive thoughts...
  3. ncbi request reprint Health stresses and depressive symptomatology in the elderly: the importance of health engagement control strategies
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Health Psychol 21:340-8. 2002
    ..Individuals who are characterized by low levels of HECS and high levels of depressive symptoms may be at increased risk of accelerated decline in their physical and mental health...
  4. ncbi request reprint Personality and quality of life: the importance of optimism and goal adjustment
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Qual Life Res 12:59-72. 2003
    ..The reported evidence supports the conclusion that individual differences in people's abilities to adjust to unattainable goals are associated with a good quality of life...
  5. ncbi request reprint Adaptive self-regulation of unattainable goals: goal disengagement, goal reengagement, and subjective well-being
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1494-508. 2003
    ..In addition, the results showed that goal disengagement and goal reengagement can have interactive effects on subjective well-being. The importance of the findings for effective self-regulation and successful development are discussed...
  6. doi request reprint Associations between health-related self-protection, diurnal cortisol, and C-reactive protein in lonely older adults
    Rebecca Rueggeberg
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychosom Med 74:937-44. 2012
    ..g., using positive reappraisals or avoiding self-blame) prevents lonely older adults from exhibiting increases in diurnal cortisol secretion and higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  7. pmc Cortisol secretion and functional disabilities in old age: importance of using adaptive control strategies
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6, Canada
    Psychosom Med 71:996-1003. 2009
    ..To examine whether the use of health-related control strategies moderates the association between elevated diurnal cortisol secretion and increases in older adults' functional disabilities...
  8. pmc Health-engagement control strategies and 2-year changes in older adults' physical health
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Psychol Sci 19:537-41. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that active control strategies play an important role in the maintenance of older adults' physical health...
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical health problems, depressive mood, and cortisol secretion in old age: buffer effects of health engagement control strategies
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, and Douglas Hospital Research Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Health Psychol 26:341-9. 2007
    ..It was expected that adaptive levels of HECS would buffer the adverse effects of physical health problems on depressive mood and diurnal cortisol secretion...
  10. ncbi request reprint Regret intensity, diurnal cortisol secretion, and physical health in older individuals: evidence for directional effects and protective factors
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Psychol Aging 22:319-30. 2007
    ..In addition, the intervention evidenced a beneficial effect on the association between initial regret intensity and increased sleep problems over time...
  11. ncbi request reprint The value of adaptive regret management in retirement
    Jamie C Farquhar
    Concordia University and Centre for Research in Human Development, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 76:99-121. 2013
    ..These findings indicate that adaptive regulation of regrets can both contribute to gains and prevent losses in the early stages of retirement, which may have lasting consequences on retirees' quality of life...
  12. pmc Goal disengagement, functional disability, and depressive symptoms in old age
    Erin Dunne
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Health Psychol 30:763-70. 2011
    ..It was expected that goal disengagement capacities would prevent an adverse effect of heightened functional disability on increases in depressive symptoms...
  13. ncbi request reprint Self-regulation of common age-related challenges: benefits for older adults' psychological and physical health
    Carsten Wrosch
    Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada H4B 1R6
    J Behav Med 29:299-306. 2006
    ..The findings from cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental studies document the importance of adaptive self-regulation for maintaining older adults' health...
  14. doi request reprint Sleep duration buffers diurnal cortisol increases in older adulthood
    Rebecca Rueggeberg
    Concordia University, Department of Psychology, Montreal, Canada
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1029-38. 2012
    ..e., chronic illness, medication usage, body mass index, and smoking). They suggest that long sleep exerts restorative functions and protects older adults from exhibiting increases in diurnal cortisol secretion over time...
  15. ncbi request reprint Giving up on unattainable goals: benefits for health?
    Carsten Wrosch
    Concordia University, Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:251-65. 2007
    ..The results also indicate that subjective well-being can mediate the associations between goal disengagement tendencies and physical health...
  16. doi request reprint Diurnal cortisol secretion and 2-year changes in older adults' physical symptoms: the moderating roles of negative affect and sleep
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC H4B 1R6, Canada
    Health Psychol 27:685-93. 2008
    ..The authors expected that physical health effects would emerge particularly when cortisol disturbances co-occur in the context of high levels of trait negative affect or poor sleep...
  17. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms can be useful: self-regulatory and emotional benefits of dysphoric mood in adolescence
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:1181-90. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that depressive symptomatology may serve adaptive functions by facilitating the development of goal disengagement capacities in adolescence...
  18. doi request reprint Goal adjustment, physical and sedentary activity, and well-being and health among breast cancer survivors
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:581-9. 2013
    ..e., goal disengagement and goal reengagement) would predict breast cancer survivors' emotional well-being and physical health by facilitating high levels of physical activity and low levels of sedentary activity...
  19. pmc The different roles of perceived stress in the association between older adults' physical activity and physical health
    Rebecca Rueggeberg
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    Health Psychol 31:164-71. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that physical activities would exert beneficial effects on physical health by preventing chronically high levels of perceived stress...
  20. doi request reprint Testing continuity and activity variables as predictors of positive and negative affect in retirement
    Dolores Pushkar
    Centre for Research in Human Development, Psychology Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:42-9. 2010
    ..Maintaining same levels in activity parameters usually resulted in maintained PA. The results were interpreted as providing some support for both theories...
  21. ncbi request reprint Regret and quality of life across the adult life span: the influence of disengagement and available future goals
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Psychol Aging 20:657-70. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the findings support the adaptive value of disengagement and available future goals for managing life regrets in older adults...
  22. pmc Goal adjustment capacities, coping, and subjective well-being: the sample case of caregiving for a family member with mental illness
    Carsten Wrosch
    Centre for Research in Human Development, Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:934-46. 2011
    ..Finally, effective (and less useful) care-specific coping statistically explained the adaptive (and maladaptive) effects of goal adjustment capacities on participants' well-being...
  23. doi request reprint Conscientiousness and stress exposure and reactivity: a prospective study of adolescent females
    Michael L M Murphy
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    J Behav Med 36:153-64. 2013
    ..However, when stress occurs, highly conscientious individuals may become more resistant to glucocorticoids, increasing their risk for processes that influence inflammatory conditions...
  24. ncbi request reprint You've gotta know when to fold 'em: goal disengagement and systemic inflammation in adolescence
    Gregory E Miller
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychol Sci 18:773-7. 2007
    ..Because excessive inflammation contributes to a variety of adverse medical outcomes, these findings suggest that in some contexts, persistence may actually undermine well-being and good health...
  25. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and implications of received spousal care: evidence from the Caregiver Health Effects Study
    Lynn M Martire
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:593-601. 2003
    ..These findings argue for a comprehensive assessment of the care-receiving experience that includes both care-recipient and caregiver perspectives...
  26. ncbi request reprint Self-regulation processes and health: the importance of optimism and goal adjustment
    Heather N Rasmussen
    University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pers 74:1721-47. 2006
    ..Second, we present an overview of the process of disengagement from unattainable goals, focusing on recent research. We close by making recommendations for future research...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Life Engagement Test: assessing purpose in life
    Michael F Scheier
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Behav Med 29:291-8. 2006
    ..Discussion centers on the use of the Life Engagement Test in behavioral medicine and health psychology research and recent associations that have begun to emerge between the scale and health-relevant outcomes...