CAROL L MAGAI

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Affiliation: Long Island University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Attachment styles in older European American and African American adults
    C Magai
    Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11210, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S28-35. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Diversity matters: Unique populations of women and breast cancer screening
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Intercultural Institute on Human Development and Aging, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Cancer 100:2300-7. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Emotion experience and expression across the adult life span: insights from a multimodal assessment study
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:303-17. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Common psychosocial factors underlying breast cancer screening and breast cancer treatment adherence: a conceptual review and synthesis
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:11-23. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial influences on suboptimal adjuvant breast cancer treatment adherence among African American women: implications for education and intervention
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:835-54. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The differential roles of early emotion socialization and adult attachment in adult emotional experience: testing a mediator hypothesis
    Carol Magai
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 6:389-417. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical hardiness and styles of socioemotional functioning in later life
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P269-79. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Anger experience and anger inhibition in sub-populations of African American and European American older adults and relation to circulatory disease
    Carol Magai
    Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Long Island University, Brookllyn, NY 11021, USA
    J Health Psychol 8:413-32. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of training dementia caregivers in sensitivity to nonverbal emotion signals
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:25-38. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in the impact of negative affect and emotion inhibition on the health of older adults
    Nathan S Consedine
    Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P396-408. 2002

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Attachment styles in older European American and African American adults
    C Magai
    Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11210, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S28-35. 2001
    ..The goal of the study was to examine attachment patterns in older adults...
  2. ncbi request reprint Diversity matters: Unique populations of women and breast cancer screening
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Intercultural Institute on Human Development and Aging, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Cancer 100:2300-7. 2004
    ..However, there is a lack of understanding regarding exactly what causes these differences and which characteristics in low-screening populations should be targeted in an effort to modify screening behavior...
  3. ncbi request reprint Emotion experience and expression across the adult life span: insights from a multimodal assessment study
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:303-17. 2006
    ..The intensity and frequency of discrete emotions were similar across age groups, with a few exceptions. Overall, the findings were generally consistent with differential emotions theory...
  4. ncbi request reprint Common psychosocial factors underlying breast cancer screening and breast cancer treatment adherence: a conceptual review and synthesis
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:11-23. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial influences on suboptimal adjuvant breast cancer treatment adherence among African American women: implications for education and intervention
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:835-54. 2008
    ..Psychosocial variables should be included in research designed to understand cancer disparities as well interventions that can be tailored to culturally diverse populations to improve treatment adherence...
  6. ncbi request reprint The differential roles of early emotion socialization and adult attachment in adult emotional experience: testing a mediator hypothesis
    Carol Magai
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 6:389-417. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in terms of their implications for understanding how attachment and emotion relate across the lifespan...
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical hardiness and styles of socioemotional functioning in later life
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P269-79. 2003
    ..Finally, physical hardiness was not exclusively the province of individuals exhibiting close social networks, with some groups high in connectedness being less likely to report high hardiness...
  8. ncbi request reprint Anger experience and anger inhibition in sub-populations of African American and European American older adults and relation to circulatory disease
    Carol Magai
    Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Long Island University, Brookllyn, NY 11021, USA
    J Health Psychol 8:413-32. 2003
    ..The data suggest that cultural factors play a role in the development of an anger-inhibitory style and that this trait may pose a serious risk factor for circulatory disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of training dementia caregivers in sensitivity to nonverbal emotion signals
    Carol Magai
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:25-38. 2002
    ..Effects with respect to patient symptomatology did not reach significance. Caregivers in both training groups showed a decline in symptomatology, whereas the wait-list control group did not...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in the impact of negative affect and emotion inhibition on the health of older adults
    Nathan S Consedine
    Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P396-408. 2002
    ..Implications for emotion-health relationships in ethnically diverse samples are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Sharing the good, sharing the bad: the benefits of emotional self-disclosure among middle-aged and older adults
    Carol Magai
    Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
    J Aging Health 21:286-313. 2009
    ..The present study was designed to assess the impact of experimentally manipulating positive and negative self-disclosure on three domains of well-being among healthy middle-aged and older adults: emotional, psychological, and physical...
  12. ncbi request reprint Attachment in African American and European American older adults: the roles of early life socialization and religiosity
    Diane P F Montague
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 5:188-214. 2003
    ..Significant ethnic differences in relations between adult attachment and childhood socialization practices also were found. The results highlight the importance of examining contextual differences in attachment in later life...
  13. doi request reprint The obscuring object of race: clinical breast exams and coping styles in ethnic subpopulations of women
    Elizabeth K Kudadjie-Gyamfi
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 15:289-305. 2010
    ..In this study, we examined ethnicity and the role of coping with a possible breast cancer diagnosis in the context of whether or not women obtained clinical breast examinations (CBE)...
  14. doi request reprint Late life attachment in context: patterns of relating among men and women from seven ethnic groups
    Katherine L Fiori
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, 191 Willoughby Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 24:121-41. 2009
    ..This study provides a glimpse into the ethnic and cultural diversity in the ways in which older adults relate to significant others...
  15. ncbi request reprint Attachment and emotion experience in later life: the view from emotions theory
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 5:165-87. 2003
    ..The data are interpreted in the context of developmental-functionalist theories of emotions and implications for how emotions function within attachment systems and moderate social relations across the lifespan are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Obesity and awareness of obesity as risk factors for breast cancer in six ethnic groups
    Nathan S Consedine
    Intercultural Institute on Human Development and Aging, 191 Willoughby Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Obes Res 12:1680-9. 2004
    ..To document BMI and knowledge regarding obesity as a risk factor for breast cancer among subpopulations of African-, Caribbean-, and European-American women and to consider the variables predicting obesity in these diverse groups...
  17. ncbi request reprint Stress versus discrete negative emotions in the prediction of physical complaints: does predictive utility vary across ethnic groups?
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 12:541-57. 2006
    ..We suggest that the impact of psychological characteristics on health must be considered within cultural and ethnic contexts to be fully understood...
  18. ncbi request reprint Breast screening in response to gain, loss, and empowerment framed messages among diverse, low-income women
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department at Long Island University in Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:550-66. 2007
    ..Understanding how framing effects vary as a function of key demographic characteristics such as race and income is likely to prove important as such variables facilitate targeting of frames...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fear, anxiety, worry, and breast cancer screening behavior: a critical review
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department and Intercultural Institute on Human Development and Aging, Long Island University, 191 Willoughby Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:501-10. 2004
    ..Third, studies need to more systematically test findings across the minority and ethnic groups at greatest risk. A framework is presented and suggestions regarding the continued development of this promising area of research are made...
  20. ncbi request reprint Influence of coping with prostate cancer threat on frequency of digital rectal examinations
    Elizabeth Kudadjie-Gyamfi
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:188-200. 2008
    ..To determine the role of personality variables in coping with cancer threat in the receipt of digital rectal examinations among men from 7 ethnic subpopulations composing 3 major ethnic groups...
  21. doi request reprint The influence of coping styles on mammography screening in a multiethnic sample
    Elizabeth Kudadjie-Gyamfi
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 14:183-92. 2008
    ..Researchers studying behavior that is likely to be impacted by culture, such as health preventive behaviors, are well advised to take coping styles into account, as well as to examine potential ethnic subpopulation differences...
  22. ncbi request reprint The contribution of emotional characteristics to breast cancer screening among women from six ethnic groups
    Nathan S Consedine
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Prev Med 38:64-77. 2004
    ..However, these variables have never been examined within the same study, nor where relevant background variables are controlled...
  23. doi request reprint Cancer worry and insomnia complaints among American women
    Girardin Jean-Louis
    Department of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Center, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203 2098, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 7:63-72. 2009
    ..Although fewer black women reported breast cancer worry and insomnia complaints, they were as affected as white women by the impact of worry on mood and daily activities...
  24. ncbi request reprint On the importance of being ethnic: coping with the threat of prostate cancer in relation to prostate cancer screening
    Elizabeth Kudadjie-Gyamfi
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brookville, NY 112012, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 12:509-26. 2006
    ..Such an approach will guide the development and provision of interventions that are more sensitive to the characteristics of specific ethnic groups of at risk men...
  25. ncbi request reprint Recovery issues for African Americans following treatment of oral cavity/pharynx cancer
    Mary Jo Dropkin
    School of Nursing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    ORL Head Neck Nurs 24:10-6. 2006
    ..This paper provides an overview of the current literature pertaining to recovery from treatment of OCPC in the African American population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predicting ethnic variation in adaptation to later life: styles of socioemotional functioning and constrained heterotypy
    Nathan S Consedine
    Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 19:97-131. 2004
    ..Implications for the continued study of ethnicity in aging and directions for future research are given...
  27. ncbi request reprint Deconstructing positive affect in later life: a differential functionalist analysis of joy and interest
    Nathan S Consedine
    Long Island University, New York, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 58:49-68. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in the impact of emotion and emotion regulation on health: a replication and extension
    Nathan S Consedine
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, 191 Willoughby Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P165-73. 2005
    ..Results are discussed within a contextualistic model of emotions and health, and directions for future research are given...
  29. ncbi request reprint Breast self-examination practices among women from six ethnic groups and the influence of cancer worry
    Elizabeth Kudadjie-Gyamfi
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 92:35-45. 2005
    ..These differences reflect the emerging need for researchers to empirically and methodically investigate ethnic and cultural factors, as well as emotions and affect in preventive health behaviors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Health belief model factors in mammography screening: testing for interactions among subpopulations of Caribbean women
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:444-52. 2005
    ..To explore the implementation of health belief models in breast cancer screening and elucidate its potential to offer avenues for intervention among variables that may be easily amenable to change...
  31. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer knowledge and beliefs in subpopulations of African American and Caribbean women
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:260-71. 2004
    ..To examine breast cancer belief and knowledge deficits among previously unstudied African and Caribbean subpopulations and to consider the particular knowledge and belief components that are most lacking in each group...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer screening behavior in men from seven ethnic groups: the fear factor
    Nathan S Consedine
    Psychology Department, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:228-37. 2006
    ..Overall, our data suggest that fear is among the key psychological determinants of male screening behavior and would be usefully considered in models designed to increase male screening frequency...
  33. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of phobia and its associated factors in a multiracial aging urban population
    Carl I Cohen
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:507-14. 2006
    ..There have been few multiracial epidemiologic community-based studies of phobia in older adults. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of phobia and associated factors among older persons living in a northeastern urban area...
  34. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in syndromal and subsyndromal depression in an older urban population
    Carl I Cohen
    Department of Psychiatry, The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1556-63. 2005
    ..The authors explored racial differences in the prevalence of depression and its associated factors among older persons...
  35. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in paranoid ideation and psychoses in an older urban population
    Carl I Cohen
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Box 1203, 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:864-71. 2004
    ..This study examined whether there are racial differences in the prevalence of paranoid ideation and psychotic symptoms in persons age >/=55 in an urban community...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of users and non-users of mental health services among depressed, older, urban African Americans
    Carl I Cohen
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Box 1203, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:545-53. 2005
    ..The authors sought to determine differences between depressed older black residents in an urban community who do and do not use formal mental health services...
  37. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of anxiety and associated factors in a multiracial sample of older adults
    Carl I Cohen
    Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Box 1203, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1719-25. 2006
    ..This study examined the prevalence of subsyndromal and syndromal anxiety and associated factors among older persons living in an urban area...
  38. doi request reprint Insomnia symptoms in a multiethnic sample of American women
    Giardin Jean-Louis
    Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Brooklyn Center for Health Disparities, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203 2098, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:15-25. 2008
    ..Ethnic disparities in socioeconomic factors, risk markers, and coping styles affect health status. This study examined whether those factors influence insomnia symptoms in a multiethnic sample of urban American women...
  39. ncbi request reprint Sleep complaints and visual impairment among older Americans: a community-based study
    Ferdinand Zizi
    Departments of Ophthalmology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M691-4. 2002
    ..This report describes the associations between sleep complaints and reported visual impairment in an urban community-residing older adult sample...