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Office: University Hall 4209
B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.S., University of Missouri
Ph.D., University of Missouri
The main emphasis of my research focuses on examining how the social environment matters for older adults. I largely draw upon elements of life course theory (Elder & Rockwell, 1979), the socioemotional selectivity theory (Carstensen, 1992) and the social convoy model (Antonucci & Akiyama, 1987) to inform my work. My research focuses on two main areas: 1) the interplay of older adults’ social relationships and well-being and 2) forgiveness in the context of health and social relationships.
FSHD 201: Social Gerontology: The Study of Aging
FSHD 304: Research Methods for Studying Families and Human Development
FSHD 340: Aging and Social Policy
FSHD 348: Individual and Family Development Over the Life Course
FSHD 360: Families in Later Life
Family gerontology; the interplay between older adults’ wellbeing and social relationships; forgiveness in the context of relationships and wellbeing.
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