Overview of My Work
My primary research focus is personality development over the life span, with a particular emphasis on women. I am also interested in the many variations on the theme of aging, and how personality development across the life span can be influenced by the period in which women live, the social expectations and norms they experience, and the social roles they undertake. These areas of study come together in my current projects, which include dissertation work concerning the personalities of late middle-aged women who took non-normative life paths, regret in the face of bereavement, differences in the expression of regret in three different cohorts of women, and later-life well-being in relation to earlier-life levels of narcissism.
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