SUSAN T CHARLES

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Fewer ups and downs: daily stressors mediate age differences in negative affect
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:279-86. 2010
  2. pmc The wear and tear of daily stressors on mental health
    SUSAN T CHARLES
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:733-41. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences and change in positive and negative affect over 23 years
    S T Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:136-51. 2001
  4. pmc Strength and vulnerability integration: a model of emotional well-being across adulthood
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, 4201 Social Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:1068-91. 2010
  5. pmc Now you see it, now you don't: age differences in affective reactivity to social tensions
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:645-53. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Social and emotional aging
    SUSAN T CHARLES
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, California 96297, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 61:383-409. 2010
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Physical health 25 years later: the predictive ability of neuroticism
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 27:369-78. 2008
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental effects on daily life stressors: more evidence for greater variation in later life
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:331-40. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Health Status, Age, and Emotion Regulation
    Susan Charles; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Fewer ups and downs: daily stressors mediate age differences in negative affect
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:279-86. 2010
    ..Findings provide a contextual explanation for emotional experience in very late life, where reduced exposure to stressors partially explains age-related reductions in negative affect...
  2. pmc The wear and tear of daily stressors on mental health
    SUSAN T CHARLES
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:733-41. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that the average levels of negative affect that people experience and how they respond to seemingly minor events in their daily lives have long-term implications for their mental health...
  3. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences and change in positive and negative affect over 23 years
    S T Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:136-51. 2001
    ..For positive affect, the younger and middle-aged adults showed marked stability, but the older group evidenced a small decrease over time. Higher levels of extraversion were related to more stability in positive affect...
  4. pmc Strength and vulnerability integration: a model of emotional well-being across adulthood
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, 4201 Social Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:1068-91. 2010
    ..SAVI provides a testable model to understand the literature on emotion and aging and to predict trajectories of emotional experience across the adult life span...
  5. pmc Now you see it, now you don't: age differences in affective reactivity to social tensions
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:645-53. 2009
    ..Findings suggest that avoidance of negative situations may largely underlie age-related benefits in affective well-being...
  6. doi request reprint Social and emotional aging
    SUSAN T CHARLES
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, California 96297, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 61:383-409. 2010
    ..Viewing aging as adaptation sheds light on resilience, well-being, and emotional distress across adulthood...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Physical health 25 years later: the predictive ability of neuroticism
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 27:369-78. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine neuroticism assessed in 1973 and the likelihood of reporting physical conditions 25 years later...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental effects on daily life stressors: more evidence for greater variation in later life
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:331-40. 2007
    ..In addition, the influence of unique environment on perceived stress exerted a stronger influence among the older adults than the younger adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint Memories of social interactions: age differences in emotional intensity
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:300-9. 2007
    ..Older adults reported lower intensity negative emotions for all social partners than did younger adults, but this difference was most pronounced for interactions with new friends...
  12. ncbi request reprint Viewing injustice: greater emotion heterogeneity with age
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92967 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:159-64. 2005
    ..In addition, greater emotion heterogeneity was related to a greater number of life experiences. Future directions concerning the meaning of and possible implications for this age difference are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Age-related patterns of variability in self-descriptions: implications for everyday affective experience
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:524-36. 2003
    ..In addition, women exhibited greater variability than men. For both genders, greater variability was related to greater intensity of negative and positive affect across all age groups...
  14. ncbi request reprint Living with chronic health conditions: age differences in affective well-being
    Jennifer R Piazza
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P313-21. 2007
    ..Among people reporting four or more chronic conditions, older adults were just as reactive to daily stressors as were younger adults...
  15. pmc Perceptions of childhood relationships with mother and father: daily emotional and stressor experiences in adulthood
    Melanie H Mallers
    Department of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA
    Dev Psychol 46:1651-61. 2010
    ..The quality of both mother-child and father-child relationships was related to stressor exposure, but only father-son relationship quality was related to lower levels of emotional reactivity to stressors during adulthood...
  16. ncbi request reprint Age differences in reactivity to daily stressors: the role of personal control
    Shevaun D Neupert
    Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, PO Box 7650, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P216-25. 2007
    ..High constraint was associated with the strongest physical reactivity to network stressors for younger and older adults...
  17. doi request reprint Neighborhood cohesion and daily well-being: results from a diary study
    Jennifer W Robinette
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, 4201 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 96:174-82. 2013
    ..Results from the present study suggest interventions focusing on neighborhood cohesion may result in improved well-being and may minimize the adverse effect of daily stressors. ..
  18. doi request reprint Goal striving and maladaptive coping in adults living with spinal cord injury: associations with affective well-being
    James Mackay
    University of California, Irvine, USA
    J Aging Health 23:158-76. 2011
    ..The current study examined how goal engagement and two coping strategies (self-blame and denial) hypothesized to prevent successful disengagement relate to affective well-being among adults with a functional disability...

Research Grants5

  1. Health Status, Age, and Emotion Regulation
    Susan Charles; Fiscal Year: 2009
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