L L Carstensen

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The influence of a sense of time on human development
    Laura L Carstensen
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Science 312:1913-5. 2006
  2. pmc Influence of HIV status and age on cognitive representations of others
    L L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305 2130, USA
    Health Psychol 17:494-503. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Emotional experience in everyday life across the adult life span
    L L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305 2130, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:644-55. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Aging, emotion, and evolution: the bigger picture
    Laura L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:152-79. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Emotion and aging: experience, expression, and control
    J J Gross
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305 2130, USA
    Psychol Aging 12:590-9. 1997
  6. ncbi request reprint Aging and motivated cognition: the positivity effect in attention and memory
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:496-502. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of time on social preferences: implications for life-span development
    H H Fung
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
    Psychol Aging 14:595-604. 1999
  8. pmc Anticipation of monetary gain but not loss in healthy older adults
    Gregory R Samanez-Larkin
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Jordan Hall, Building 420, Stanford, California 94305 2130, USA
    Nat Neurosci 10:787-91. 2007
  9. pmc Poignancy: mixed emotional experience in the face of meaningful endings
    Hal Ersner-Hershfield
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:158-67. 2008
  10. pmc Individual differences in insular sensitivity during loss anticipation predict avoidance learning
    Gregory R Samanez-Larkin
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:320-3. 2008

Research Grants

  1. SOCIOEMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING IN ADULTHOOD AND OLD AGE
    LAURA CARSTENSEN; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc The influence of a sense of time on human development
    Laura L Carstensen
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Science 312:1913-5. 2006
    ..This motivational shift occurs with age but also appears in other contexts (for example, geographical relocations, illnesses, and war) that limit subjective future time...
  2. pmc Influence of HIV status and age on cognitive representations of others
    L L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305 2130, USA
    Health Psychol 17:494-503. 1998
    ..The results suggest that the perception of limited time, rather than chronological age, is the critical variable influencing mental representations of social partners...
  3. ncbi request reprint Emotional experience in everyday life across the adult life span
    L L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305 2130, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:644-55. 2000
    ..Findings are interpreted within the theoretical framework of socioemotional selectivity theory...
  4. ncbi request reprint Aging, emotion, and evolution: the bigger picture
    Laura L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:152-79. 2003
    ..Finally, we suggest that joint consideration of evolutionary theory and life-span psychology can lead to fruitful advances in the understanding of human aging...
  5. ncbi request reprint Emotion and aging: experience, expression, and control
    J J Gross
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305 2130, USA
    Psychol Aging 12:590-9. 1997
    ..Results are interpreted in terms of increasingly competent emotion regulation across the life span...
  6. ncbi request reprint Aging and motivated cognition: the positivity effect in attention and memory
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:496-502. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that both cognitive abilities and motivation contribute to older adults' improved emotion regulation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of time on social preferences: implications for life-span development
    H H Fung
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
    Psychol Aging 14:595-604. 1999
    ..Two months before the handover, both age groups showed such preferences. One year after the handover, once again, only older Hong Kong people preferred familiar social partners...
  8. pmc Anticipation of monetary gain but not loss in healthy older adults
    Gregory R Samanez-Larkin
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Jordan Hall, Building 420, Stanford, California 94305 2130, USA
    Nat Neurosci 10:787-91. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that there is an asymmetry in the processing of gains and losses in older adults that may have implications for decision-making...
  9. pmc Poignancy: mixed emotional experience in the face of meaningful endings
    Hal Ersner-Hershfield
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:158-67. 2008
    ..Mixed emotions were higher when participants were reminded of the ending that they were experiencing. Findings suggest that poignancy is an emotional experience associated with meaningful endings...
  10. pmc Individual differences in insular sensitivity during loss anticipation predict avoidance learning
    Gregory R Samanez-Larkin
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:320-3. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that in addition to correlating with self-reported anxiety, heightened insular sensitivity may promote learning to avoid loss...
  11. pmc Selective attention to emotion in the aging brain
    Gregory R Samanez-Larkin
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Jordan Hall, Building 420, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:519-29. 2009
    ..Although older adults typically show relatively high levels of interference and reduced cognitive control during nonemotional tasks, they appear to be able to successfully reduce interference during emotional tasks...
  12. pmc Emotional aging: recent findings and future trends
    Susanne Scheibe
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 2130
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:135-44. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Socioemotional selectivity theory, aging, and health: the increasingly delicate balance between regulating emotions and making tough choices
    Corinna E Lockenhoff
    Stanford University, USA
    J Pers 72:1395-424. 2004
    ..Grounding our arguments in socioemotional selectivity theory, we consider possible ways to tailor contexts such that disadvantages are avoided...
  14. pmc Emotional experience improves with age: evidence based on over 10 years of experience sampling
    Laura L Carstensen
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Psychol Aging 26:21-33. 2011
    ..Findings are discussed in the theoretical context of socioemotional selectivity theory...
  15. ncbi request reprint Age and ethnicity differences in storytelling to young children: emotionality, relationality, and socialization
    Monisha Pasupathi
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:610-21. 2002
    ..Results suggest that older adults positively modulate emotional content while storytelling; qualified support was found for hypotheses concerning socialization and interrelational emphasis...
  16. ncbi request reprint The role of motivation in the age-related positivity effect in autobiographical memory
    Quinn Kennedy
    Stanford University, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:208-14. 2004
    ..In contrast, both younger control participants and participants who were focused on accuracy tended to remember the past more negatively than originally reported...
  17. ncbi request reprint Aging and emotional memory: the forgettable nature of negative images for older adults
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 132:310-24. 2003
    ..In Study 2, the largest age differences in recall and recognition accuracy were also for the negative images. Findings are consistent with socioemotional selectivity theory, which posits greater investment in emotion regulation with age...
  18. ncbi request reprint Aging, emotion, and health-related decision strategies: motivational manipulations can reduce age differences
    Corinna E Lockenhoff
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:134-46. 2007
    ..Age differences were eliminated when motivational manipulations elicited information-gathering goals or when time perspective was controlled statistically. Implications for improving decision strategies in older adults are discussed...
  19. pmc You never lose the ages you've been: affective perspective taking in older adults
    Sarah J Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:229-34. 2010
    ..Young adults, however, used comparable numbers of positive and negative words regardless of perspective. These findings contribute to a growing literature that points to developmental gains in the emotion domain...
  20. ncbi request reprint Age and emotional experience during mutual reminiscing
    Monisha Pasupathi
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:430-42. 2003
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of socioemotional selectivity theory and the literature on reminiscence and life review...
  21. pmc Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability
    Yookyung Kwon
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:748-54. 2009
    ..Once considered, the relative preference for positive over negative material in memory observed in older Koreans was indistinguishable from that observed previously in older Americans...
  22. ncbi request reprint Autonomic, subjective, and expressive responses to emotional films in older and younger Chinese Americans and European Americans
    J L Tsai
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, USA
    Psychol Aging 15:684-93. 2000
    ..Consistent with earlier reports, old and young participants did not differ in most subjective and behavioral responses to the films. No cultural differences were found...
  23. doi request reprint Following your heart or your head: focusing on emotions versus information differentially influences the decisions of younger and older adults
    Joseph A Mikels
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, CA, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 16:87-95. 2010
    ..Findings support and extend extant theorizing on aging and decision making as well as suggest that interventions to improve decision-making quality should take the age of the decision maker into account...
  24. pmc Decision strategies in health care choices for self and others: older but not younger adults make adjustments for the age of the decision target
    Corinna E Lockenhoff
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P106-9. 2008
    ..Younger adults' performance was not influenced by the decision target...
  25. pmc Affect dynamics, affective forecasting, and aging
    Lisbeth Nielsen
    Stanford University corrected USA
    Emotion 8:318-30. 2008
    ..Overall, the findings are consistent with a growing literature suggesting that older people experience less negative emotion than their younger counterparts and further suggest that they may better predict dynamic changes in affect...
  26. pmc Unpleasant situations elicit different emotional responses in younger and older adults
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:495-504. 2008
    ..Together, findings are consistent with age-related increases in processes that promote disengagement from offending situations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Time counts: future time perspective, goals, and social relationships
    Frieder R Lang
    Department of Education, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Aging 17:125-39. 2002
    ..Findings underscore the importance of FTP in the self-regulation of social relationships and the subjective experience associated with them...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sending memorable messages to the old: age differences in preferences and memory for advertisements
    Helene H Fung
    Department of Psychology, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, China
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:163-78. 2003
    ..The authors also predict that modifying time perspective would reduce age differences. Findings provide qualified support for each of these predictions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Aging and attentional biases for emotional faces
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:409-15. 2003
    ..This attentional bias is consistent with older adults' generally better emotional well-being and their tendency to remember negative less well than positive information...
  30. ncbi request reprint Motivational changes in response to blocked goals and foreshortened time: testing alternatives to socioemotional selectivity theory
    Helene H Fung
    Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Psychol Aging 19:68-78. 2004
    ..Findings reveal distinct motivational patterns, as reflected in social preferences and self-reported social goals, in response to the 2 types of constraints...
  31. ncbi request reprint Amygdala responses to emotionally valenced stimuli in older and younger adults
    Mara Mather
    Psychology Department, Social Sciences II, University of California, Santa Cruz, 95064, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:259-63. 2004
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Research Grants1

  1. SOCIOEMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING IN ADULTHOOD AND OLD AGE
    LAURA CARSTENSEN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....