Becca Levy

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Facebook as a site for negative age stereotypes
    Becca R Levy
    Address correspondence to Becca R Levy, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:172-6. 2014
  2. pmc Residual stigma: psychological distress among the formerly overweight
    Becca R Levy
    Yale School of Public Health, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, United States
    Soc Sci Med 75:297-9. 2012
  3. pmc Memory shaped by age stereotypes over time
    Becca R Levy
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:432-6. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Reducing cardiovascular stress with positive self-stereotypes of aging
    B R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:P205-13. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Older persons' exclusion from sexually transmitted disease risk-reduction clinical trials
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:541-4. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of African American elders' age stereotypes on their cardiovascular response to stress
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:85-93. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Causal thinking after a tsunami wave: karma beliefs, pessimistic explanatory style and health among Sri Lankan survivors
    Becca R Levy
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Relig Health 48:38-45. 2009
  8. pmc The stereotype-matching effect: greater influence on functioning when age stereotypes correspond to outcomes
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:230-3. 2009
  9. pmc Age attributions and aging health: contrast between the United States and Japan
    Becca R Levy
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:335-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Influence of Valentine's Day and Halloween on birth timing
    Becca R Levy
    Yale University, School of Public Health, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:1246-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Facebook as a site for negative age stereotypes
    Becca R Levy
    Address correspondence to Becca R Levy, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:172-6. 2014
    ..Facebook has the potential to break down barriers between generations; in practice, it may have erected new ones. ..
  2. pmc Residual stigma: psychological distress among the formerly overweight
    Becca R Levy
    Yale School of Public Health, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, United States
    Soc Sci Med 75:297-9. 2012
    ..The cohort consisted of 33,604 participants in the United States. The results suggest that losing a self-image shaped by stigma is a more protracted process than losing weight...
  3. pmc Memory shaped by age stereotypes over time
    Becca R Levy
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:432-6. 2012
    ..In the present study, we considered whether stereotypes predicted memory over time, which had not been previously examined. We also considered whether self-relevance increased the influence of stereotypes on memory over time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reducing cardiovascular stress with positive self-stereotypes of aging
    B R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:P205-13. 2000
    ..The results also suggest that positive aging stereotypes could be used in interventions to reduce cardiovascular stress...
  5. ncbi request reprint Older persons' exclusion from sexually transmitted disease risk-reduction clinical trials
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:541-4. 2007
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  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of African American elders' age stereotypes on their cardiovascular response to stress
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:85-93. 2008
    ..These results suggest that negative age stereotypes generate a susceptibility to stress among African American elders, whereas positive age may provide them with a defense against this stress...
  7. doi request reprint Causal thinking after a tsunami wave: karma beliefs, pessimistic explanatory style and health among Sri Lankan survivors
    Becca R Levy
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Relig Health 48:38-45. 2009
    ..Thus, both universal and more culturally specific beliefs may contribute to coping following a natural disaster...
  8. pmc The stereotype-matching effect: greater influence on functioning when age stereotypes correspond to outcomes
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:230-3. 2009
    ..This suggests that if a match occurs, it is more likely to generate expectations that become self-fulfilling prophecies...
  9. pmc Age attributions and aging health: contrast between the United States and Japan
    Becca R Levy
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:335-8. 2009
    ..This study suggests the association is not inevitable when culture provides a countervailing force...
  10. doi request reprint Influence of Valentine's Day and Halloween on birth timing
    Becca R Levy
    Yale University, School of Public Health, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:1246-8. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint Physical recovery after acute myocardial infarction: positive age self-stereotypes as a resource
    Becca R Levy
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06525 8034, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 62:285-301. 2006
    ..Recovery expectations acted as a mediator. These findings suggest the importance of understanding the role that positive stereotypes may play in the health of stigmatized group members...
  12. ncbi request reprint Exclusion of elderly persons from health-risk behavior clinical trials
    Becca Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Prev Med 43:80-5. 2006
    ..It has been found that the elderly population is underrepresented in clinical trials aimed at disease treatment. It is unknown to what extent this group is also excluded from clinical trials aimed at reducing health-risk behaviors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Longevity increased by positive self-perceptions of aging
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:261-70. 2002
    ..By matching the OLSAR to mortality data recently obtained from the National Death Index, the authors were able to conduct survival analyses. The findings suggest that the self-perceptions of stigmatized groups can influence longevity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal benefit of positive self-perceptions of aging on functional health
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P409-17. 2002
    ..Our study suggests that the way in which individuals view their own aging affects their functional health...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mind matters: cognitive and physical effects of aging self-stereotypes
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P203-11. 2003
    ..The final section presents suggestions for future research relating to aging self-stereotypes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Preventive health behaviors influenced by self-perceptions of aging
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Prev Med 39:625-9. 2004
    ..We investigated for the first time whether an age-specific factor, older individuals' beliefs about their own aging, predicts their likelihood of engaging in preventive health behaviors over time...
  17. ncbi request reprint Image of aging scale
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 99:208-10. 2004
    ..The development of the Image of Aging Scale is described. It ineludes positive and negative images of elders within nine domains. The scale showed good 1-wk. test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and convergent validity...
  18. ncbi request reprint When self-interest and age sterotypes collide: elders opposing increased funds for programs benefiting themselves
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 17:25-39. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that elders' evaluation of programs that benefit their age group may be more influenced by stereotypes internalized decades earlier than by their current group interests...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hearing decline predicted by elders' stereotypes
    Becca R Levy
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P82-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that age stereotypes influence older individuals' sensory perception...
  20. pmc Perceived needs for geriatric education by medical students, internal medicine residents and faculty
    Margaret A Drickamer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1230-4. 2006
    ..Traditional methods of setting curricular guidelines using experts or consensus panels may miss important areas of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that need to be addressed in the training of medical students and residents...
  21. pmc Exposure to American culture is associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder among ethnic minority women
    Corey E Pilver
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, VA CT Healthcare System NEPEC 182, 950 Campbell Ave, New Haven, CT 06516, United States
    J Affect Disord 130:334-41. 2011
    ..Research has not addressed ethnic minority women's vulnerabilities to PMDD. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between acculturation and PMDD...
  22. ncbi request reprint Higher rates of depression in women: role of gender bias within the family
    Jessica A Brommelhoff
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:69-76. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that (1). this gender bias in identifying depression exists within families and (2). family members will be more likely to attribute depressive symptoms to internal causes for women and external causes for men...
  23. ncbi request reprint Influence of culture and age on control beliefs: the missing link of interdependence
    Ori Ashman
    School of Psychology, Murdoch University, Australia
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 62:143-57. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that interdependence is an important factor that should be considered in trying to understand the determinants of control cross-culturally and developmentally...
  24. pmc When parents matter to their adult children: filial reliance associated with parents' depressive symptoms
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Payne Whitney Westchester, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P33-40. 2008
    ..036). Expressive support did not show the same pattern. Thus, adult children's reliance on instrumental support might contribute to their parents' mental health...

Research Grants6

  1. THE INFLUENCE OF AGING SELF-STEREOTYPES ON HEALTH
    Becca Levy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The overall aim of the application is to provide the candidate, Becca Levy, Ph.D...
  2. Racial Disparities in Heart Attack Recovery: Role of Stress and Stigma
    Becca Levy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Further, our research could lay the groundwork for future cost-effective procedures to improve heart attack recovery of older persons in general and African American older persons in particular. ..
  3. Positive Age Stereotypes Across the LifeSpan
    Becca Levy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Further, we are able to reduce the originally proposed start-up time, because a portion of the data management was undertaken for the preliminary study. ..
  4. Racial Disparities in Heart Attack Recovery: Role of Stress and Stigma
    Becca R Levy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Further, our research could lay the groundwork for future cost-effective procedures to improve heart attack recovery of older persons in general and African American older persons in particular. ..
  5. Positive Age Stereotypes Across the LifeSpan
    Becca R Levy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Further, we are able to reduce the originally proposed start-up time, because a portion of the data management was undertaken for the preliminary study. ..