Sherry L Willis

Summary

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Everyday problem solving among individuals with Alzheimer's disease
    S L Willis
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Gerontologist 38:569-77. 1998
  2. pmc Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adults
    Sherry L Willis
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801
    JAMA 296:2805-14. 2006
  3. pmc Congruence of self-reported medications with pharmacy prescription records in low-income older adults
    Grace I L Caskie
    Gerontology Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 135 E Nittany Avenue, Suite 405, State College, PA, USA
    Gerontologist 44:176-85. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal invariance of adult psychometric ability factor structures across 7 years
    K W Schaie
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Psychol Aging 13:8-20. 1998
  5. pmc Cohort differences in cognitive aging and terminal decline in the Seattle Longitudinal Study
    Denis Gerstorf
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Dev Psychol 47:1026-41. 2011
  6. pmc Congruence of medication information from a brown bag data collection and pharmacy records: findings from the Seattle longitudinal study
    Grace I L Caskie
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
    Exp Aging Res 32:79-103. 2006
  7. pmc Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    JAMA 288:2271-81. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Competence in everyday activities as a predictor of cognitive risk and mortality
    Jason C Allaire
    Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 7801, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:207-24. 2006
  9. pmc In-home cognitive training with older married couples: individual versus collaborative learning
    Jennifer A Margrett
    Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:173-95. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Age group and health status effects on health behavior change
    Faika A K Zanjani
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, USA
    Behav Med 32:36-46. 2006

Research Grants

  1. ACTIVE Phase II: PSU Field Site
    SHERRY WILLIS; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. MIDLIFE COGNITIVE CHANGE AND RISK OF COGNITIVE DECLINE
    SHERRY WILLIS; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. MIDLIFE COGNITIVE CHANGE AND RISK OF COGNITIVE DECLINE
    SHERRY WILLIS; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Everyday problem solving among individuals with Alzheimer's disease
    S L Willis
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Gerontologist 38:569-77. 1998
    ..Significant additional variance was accounted for by these executive functions beyond the variance accounted for by global cognitive measures...
  2. pmc Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adults
    Sherry L Willis
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801
    JAMA 296:2805-14. 2006
    ..Cognitive training has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in older adults but the effects of cognitive training on everyday function have not been demonstrated...
  3. pmc Congruence of self-reported medications with pharmacy prescription records in low-income older adults
    Grace I L Caskie
    Gerontology Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 135 E Nittany Avenue, Suite 405, State College, PA, USA
    Gerontologist 44:176-85. 2004
    ..This study examined the congruence of self-reported medications with computerized pharmacy records...
  4. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal invariance of adult psychometric ability factor structures across 7 years
    K W Schaie
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Psychol Aging 13:8-20. 1998
    ..However, weak factorial invariance across groups could be accepted for all but the youngest and oldest groups. Latent means were modeled for the accepted solutions across time and cohort groups...
  5. pmc Cohort differences in cognitive aging and terminal decline in the Seattle Longitudinal Study
    Denis Gerstorf
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Dev Psychol 47:1026-41. 2011
    ..We discuss possible reasons why often reported positive secular trends in age-related processes may not generalize to the vulnerable segment of the population that is close to death and suggest routes for further inquiry...
  6. pmc Congruence of medication information from a brown bag data collection and pharmacy records: findings from the Seattle longitudinal study
    Grace I L Caskie
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
    Exp Aging Res 32:79-103. 2006
    ..Age and health status of the participants as well as the type of medications of interest should be considered when determining the validity of medication information reported by participants...
  7. pmc Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    JAMA 288:2271-81. 2002
    ..However, few studies have addressed whether improving cognitive functions might have short- or long-term effects on activities related to living independently...
  8. ncbi request reprint Competence in everyday activities as a predictor of cognitive risk and mortality
    Jason C Allaire
    Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 7801, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:207-24. 2006
    ..Given the clinical importance of identifying "at risk" elders for impairment, the findings from this study provide initial evidence for the predictive utility of performance-based measures of everyday functioning...
  9. pmc In-home cognitive training with older married couples: individual versus collaborative learning
    Jennifer A Margrett
    Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:173-95. 2006
    ..The results, however, did not indicate immediate added benefit in reasoning performance for collaborative versus individual training using the current reasoning program...
  10. ncbi request reprint Age group and health status effects on health behavior change
    Faika A K Zanjani
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, USA
    Behav Med 32:36-46. 2006
    ..These specific populations and behaviors need to be targeted to promote positive health behavior change, to limit future onsets of disability and morbidity, and to prevent the occurrence of premature death...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cognitive training gain as a predictor of mental status
    Julie Blaskewicz Boron
    Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, 654 Cherry Street, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P45-52. 2007
    ..The combination of reasoning ability training and increased proximal training gain on reasoning ability was associated with a decreased likelihood of being rated as probably demented...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of cognitive training on change in accuracy in inductive reasoning ability
    Julie Blaskewicz Boron
    School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P179-86. 2007
    ..Comorbidity was associated with less change in accuracy. The results support the effectiveness of cognitive training on improving the accuracy of reasoning performance...
  13. pmc Effect of memory impairment on training outcomes in ACTIVE
    Frederick W Unverzagt
    Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:953-60. 2007
    ..Memory function appears to mediate response to structured cognitive interventions in older adults...

Research Grants4

  1. ACTIVE Phase II: PSU Field Site
    SHERRY WILLIS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Power analysis shows that extending the study will make it possible to observe effect sizes on the order of 0.05-0.10 with excellent power, in the range of at least 80-90%. ..
  2. MIDLIFE COGNITIVE CHANGE AND RISK OF COGNITIVE DECLINE
    SHERRY WILLIS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..prefrontal cortex and frontal white matter will be assessed by structural MRI at two occasions. Longitudinal data on participants' engagement in stimulating cognitive activities will also be studied as a mediator of cognitive change. ..
  3. MIDLIFE COGNITIVE CHANGE AND RISK OF COGNITIVE DECLINE
    SHERRY WILLIS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Longitudinal data on participants' engagement in stimulating cognitive activities will also be studied as a mediator of cognitive change. ..