G J Westerhof

Summary

Affiliation: University of Twente
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The effects of integrative reminiscence on meaning in life: results of a quasi-experimental study
    E T Bohlmeijer
    University Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 12:639-46. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint [Effects of recollecting autobiographical memories on the emotional well-being of older adults]
    G J Westerhof
    Universiteit Twente, Enschede
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 41:5-12. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Celebrating fifty years of research and applications in reminiscence and life review: State of the art and new directions
    Gerben J Westerhof
    University of Twente, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Aging Stud 29:107-14. 2014
  4. pmc Positive psychology interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies
    Linda Bolier
    Department of Public Mental Health, Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, PO Box 725 3500 AS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:119. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Improvement in personal meaning mediates the effects of a life review intervention on depressive symptoms in a randomized controlled trial
    Gerben J Westerhof
    Department of Psychology and Communication of Health and Risk, University of Twente, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 50:541-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The aging self in a cultural context: the relation of conceptions of aging to identity processes and self-esteem in the United States and the Netherlands
    Gerben J Westerhof
    Psychology, Health, and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:52-60. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Life review therapy for older adults with moderate depressive symptomatology: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    J Korte
    University of Twente, Department of Health, Psychology and Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 42:1163-73. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint [Reminiscence and mental health, empirical underpinning of interventions]
    E T Bohlmeijer
    Universiteit Twente
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 42:7-16. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Life review in groups? An explorative analysis of social processes that facilitate or hinder the effectiveness of life review
    J Korte
    a Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 18:376-84. 2014

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Publications9

  1. doi request reprint The effects of integrative reminiscence on meaning in life: results of a quasi-experimental study
    E T Bohlmeijer
    University Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 12:639-46. 2008
    ..A new intervention combining integrative reminiscence and elements of narrative therapy was developed and the effects on meaning in life were studied...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Effects of recollecting autobiographical memories on the emotional well-being of older adults]
    G J Westerhof
    Universiteit Twente, Enschede
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 41:5-12. 2010
    ..Manipulated and spontaneous reminiscence are therefore different. This is a favourable finding for reminiscence interventions, because they can stimulate positive memories, no matter how older people are used to memorize their past...
  3. doi request reprint Celebrating fifty years of research and applications in reminiscence and life review: State of the art and new directions
    Gerben J Westerhof
    University of Twente, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Aging Stud 29:107-14. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc Positive psychology interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies
    Linda Bolier
    Department of Public Mental Health, Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, PO Box 725 3500 AS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:119. 2013
    ..The present article constitutes a meta-analytical study of the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions for the general public and for individuals with specific psychosocial problems...
  5. doi request reprint Improvement in personal meaning mediates the effects of a life review intervention on depressive symptoms in a randomized controlled trial
    Gerben J Westerhof
    Department of Psychology and Communication of Health and Risk, University of Twente, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 50:541-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of a life review intervention on personal meaning in life and the mediating effect of personal meaning on depressive symptoms as the primary outcome of this form of indicated prevention...
  6. doi request reprint The aging self in a cultural context: the relation of conceptions of aging to identity processes and self-esteem in the United States and the Netherlands
    Gerben J Westerhof
    Psychology, Health, and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:52-60. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Life review therapy for older adults with moderate depressive symptomatology: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    J Korte
    University of Twente, Department of Health, Psychology and Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 42:1163-73. 2012
    ..The intervention is also effective in reducing anxiety symptoms and strengthening positive mental health...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Reminiscence and mental health, empirical underpinning of interventions]
    E T Bohlmeijer
    Universiteit Twente
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 42:7-16. 2011
    ..In the last part of the paper three effective Dutch interventions are discussed: Op zoek naar zin (Searching for meaning), Dierbare Herinneringen (Dear Memories) and De verhalen die we leven (The stories we live by)...
  9. doi request reprint Life review in groups? An explorative analysis of social processes that facilitate or hinder the effectiveness of life review
    J Korte
    a Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 18:376-84. 2014
    ..Future research, however, is needed to further examine the importance of these social processes and their effects on depression. ..