Derek Isaacowitz

Summary

Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Preferences for emotional information in older and younger adults: a meta-analysis of memory and attention tasks
    Nora A Murphy
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:263-86. 2008
  2. pmc Looking, feeling, and doing: are there age differences in attention, mood, and behavioral responses to skin cancer information?
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, USA
    Health Psychol 31:650-9. 2012
  3. pmc The malleability of age-related positive gaze preferences: training to change gaze and mood
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Emotion 11:90-100. 2011
  4. pmc The time course of age-related preferences toward positive and negative stimuli
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 062, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:188-92. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Age differences in recognition of emotion in lexical stimuli and facial expressions
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, MA, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:147-59. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Is there an age-related positivity effect in visual attention? A comparison of two methodologies
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Emotion 6:511-6. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Selective preference in visual fixation away from negative images in old age? An eye-tracking study
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, MS 062, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:40-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The gaze of the optimist
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:407-15. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Strengths and satisfaction across the adult lifespan
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 57:181-201. 2003
  10. pmc Use of gaze for real-time mood regulation: effects of age and attentional functioning
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:989-94. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Time's Eye: Aging and Attention to Emotional Stimuli
    Derek Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Attention and Adult Emotion Regulation
    Derek Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Attention and Adult Emotion Regulation
    Derek Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Attention and Adult Emotion Regulation
    Derek M Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Preferences for emotional information in older and younger adults: a meta-analysis of memory and attention tasks
    Nora A Murphy
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:263-86. 2008
    ..Type of measurement appeared to influence the magnitude of effects; recognition studies indicated significant age effects, where older adults showed smaller effects for emotion salience and negativity preferences than younger adults...
  2. pmc Looking, feeling, and doing: are there age differences in attention, mood, and behavioral responses to skin cancer information?
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, USA
    Health Psychol 31:650-9. 2012
    ..This study investigated how age-related changes in attention to negative but relevant information about skin cancer risk reduction influenced both subsequent health behavior and mood regulation...
  3. pmc The malleability of age-related positive gaze preferences: training to change gaze and mood
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Emotion 11:90-100. 2011
    ..Implications for the etiology of age-related positive gaze preferences are considered...
  4. pmc The time course of age-related preferences toward positive and negative stimuli
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 062, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:188-92. 2009
    ..Positive preferences in older adults were found to emerge only 500 ms and later after stimulus onset and increased linearly over time; this time course is consistent with a cognitive control account...
  5. ncbi request reprint Age differences in recognition of emotion in lexical stimuli and facial expressions
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, MA, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:147-59. 2007
    ..For facial stimuli, in contrast, age groups differed only in accuracy for anger, disgust, fear, and happiness. Implications for age-related changes in different types of emotional processing are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Is there an age-related positivity effect in visual attention? A comparison of two methodologies
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Emotion 6:511-6. 2006
    ..Dot-probe results were less robust, but in the same direction. Methodological and theoretical implications for the study of socioemotional aging are discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Selective preference in visual fixation away from negative images in old age? An eye-tracking study
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, MS 062, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:40-8. 2006
    ..The age groups were not different in overall cognitive functioning, suggesting that these attentional differences are specific and motivated rather than due to general cognitive change with age...
  8. ncbi request reprint The gaze of the optimist
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:407-15. 2005
    ..These data suggest that optimists may indeed wear "rose-colored glasses" in their processing of information from the world...
  9. ncbi request reprint Strengths and satisfaction across the adult lifespan
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 57:181-201. 2003
    ..Among community-dwelling older adults, hope, citizenship, and loving relationships all positively and uniquely predicted life satisfaction, compared with loving relationships and appreciation of beauty in the Grant sample...
  10. pmc Use of gaze for real-time mood regulation: effects of age and attentional functioning
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:989-94. 2009
    ..Implications for the function of age-related positive gaze preferences are discussed...
  11. pmc Looking while unhappy: mood-congruent gaze in young adults, positive gaze in older adults
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:848-53. 2008
    ..Older adults displayed mood-incongruent positive gaze, looking toward positive and away from negative faces when in a bad mood. This finding suggests that in older adults, gaze does not reflect mood, but rather is used to regulate it...
  12. pmc Positive gaze preferences in older adults: assessing the role of cognitive effort with pupil dilation
    Eric S Allard
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 17:296-311. 2010
    ..This finding suggests that gaze acts as a rather effortless and economical regulatory tool for individuals to shape their affective experience...
  13. pmc Are preferences in emotional processing affected by distraction? Examining the age-related positivity effect in visual fixation within a dual-task paradigm
    Eric S Allard
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:725-43. 2008
    ..These results provide evidence that older adults' positive fixation preferences may not always necessitate full, cognitive control...
  14. pmc Looking happy: the experimental manipulation of a positive visual attention bias
    Heather A Wadlinger
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Emotion 8:121-6. 2008
    ..Participants trained toward neutral information did not show this biased gaze pattern...
  15. pmc Rapid emotion regulation after mood induction: age and individual differences
    Mary Jo Larcom
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:733-41. 2009
    ..These results highlight the importance of considering individual differences when examining age differences in online emotion regulation...
  16. pmc Pupillometry as a measure of cognitive effort in younger and older adults
    Tepring Piquado
    Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Psychophysiology 47:560-9. 2010
    ..By contrast, only the younger adults showed a difference in the pupillary response to a change in syntactic complexity, even with an adjustment for the reduced reactivity of the older pupil...
  17. ncbi request reprint Positive and negative affect in very old age
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P143-52. 2003
    ..Subgroup differences in predictor patterns were minimal. Although we accounted for much of the age-related variance in positive and negative affect, a significant amount of variance in the affect of older adults remained unexplained...
  18. doi request reprint Age-related positivity enhancement is not universal: older Chinese look away from positive stimuli
    Helene H Fung
    Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Psychol Aging 23:440-6. 2008
    ..In contrast to prior Western findings, older but not younger Chinese looked away from happy facial expressions, suggesting that they do not show attentional preferences toward positive stimuli...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cognitive style predictors of affect change in older adults
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 54:233-53. 2002
    ..However, dispositional optimism and orientation toward the future predicted a better affective profile over time...

Research Grants6

  1. Time's Eye: Aging and Attention to Emotional Stimuli
    Derek Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results would also have implications for the etiology and treatment of depression. ..
  2. Attention and Adult Emotion Regulation
    Derek Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This work has clear implications not just for understanding socioemotional development in adulthood and old age, but also for clarifying causal links between cognition, ability to regulate emotions, and health-related outcomes. ..
  3. Attention and Adult Emotion Regulation
    Derek Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. Attention and Adult Emotion Regulation
    Derek M Isaacowitz; Fiscal Year: 2010
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