Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research Life Course Development Program
PhD, Wayne State University
Psychology Office: 2217 East Hall
Psychology Phone: 734-764-9192
Alternate Office: 5100 ISR
Alternate Phone: 734-763-5846
Research and Teaching Interests
My research focuses on social relations and health across the life span, including multigenerational studies of the family and comparative studies of social relations across the life span in the United States, Europe and Japan. We are currently collecting a second wave of data on the Social Relations and Health across the Life Span study.
Antonucci, T.C. (2008). Aging Families in Global Context. Research in Human Development, 5, 60-63.
Fiori, K. L., Antonucci, T. C., & Akiyama, H. (in press). Profiles of social relations among older adults: A cross-cultural approach. Ageing and Society.
Ajrouch, K. J., Akiyama, H., & Antonucci, T. C. (2007). Cohort differences in social relations among the elderly. In H.-W. Wahl, C. Tesch-Romer, A. Hoff (Eds.), Emergence of new person-environment dynamics in old age: A multidisciplinary exploration, (pp. 43-64). Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.
Antonucci, T. C., & Ajrouch, K. J. (2007). Social resources. In H. Mollenkopf & A. Walker (Eds.), Social indicators research series: Vol. 31. Quality of life in old age: International and multi-disciplinary perspectives (pp. 49-64). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Antonucci, T.C., Akiyama, H., & Sherman, A. M. (2007). Social networks, support, and integration. In J. E. Birren (Ed.), Encyclopedia of gerontology (Second edition).
Antonucci, T. C., Jackson, J. S., & Biggs, S. (Eds.). (2007). Intergenerational relations: Theory, research, and policy. Journal of Social Issues, 63(4).
Antonucci, T. C., Lansford, J. E., & Ajrouch, K. J. (2007). Social support. In G. Fink (Ed.), Encyclopedia of stress, second edition (Vol. 3, pp. 539-542). Oxford: Academic Press.
Birditt, K. S., & Antonucci, T. C. (2007). Relationship quality profiles and well-being among married adults. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 595-604.
Sherman, C.W. & Boss, P. (2007). Dementia spouse caregiving in the late-life remarried context. Dementia: The International Journal for Social Research and Practice, 6, 245-270.
Antonucci, T. C., Ajrouch, K. J., & Birditt, K. S. (2006). Social relations in the third age: Assessing strengths and challenges using the Convoy Model. In K. W. Schaie (Series Ed.) & J. B. James & P. Wink (Vol. Eds.), Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics: Vol. 26. The crown of life dynamics of the early postretirement period (pp. 193-209). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Antonucci, T. C., Fiori, K. L., & Brown, E. E. (2006). Religion and spirituality at the end of life: A lifespan approach. Invited entry in E. Dowling and W. G. Scarlett (Eds.), Encyclopedia of spiritual and religious development in childhood and adolescence (pp. 141-2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Fiori, K. L., Antonucci, T. C., & Cortina, K. S. (2006). Social network typologies and mental health among older adults: A replication. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 61B, 25-32.
Fiori, K. L., Brown, E. E., Cortina, K. S., & Antonucci, T. C. (2006). Locus of control as a mediator of the relationship between religiosity and life satisfaction: Age, race, and gender differences. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 9, 239-263.
Fiori, K. L., McIlvane, J., Brown, E. E., & Antonucci, T. C. (2006). Social relations and depressive symptomatology: Self-efficacy as a mediator. Aging & Mental Health, 10, 227-239.
Ajrouch, K. J., Blandon, A., & Antonucci, T. C. (2005). Social networks among men and women: The effects of age and socioeconomic status. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 60B, 311-317.
Lansford, J. E., Antonucci, T. C., Akiyama, H., & Takahashi, K. (2005). A quantitative and qualitative approach to social relationships and well-being in the United States and Japan. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 36, 1- 22.
Jackson, J. S., Brown, E., & Antonucci, T. C. (2005). Ethnic diversity in aging, multi-cultural societies. In M. Johnson, V. L. Bengtson, P. Coleman, & T. Kirkwood (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of age and ageing (pp. 476-481). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Jackson, J.S., Brown, E. and Antonucci, T.C., (2004). A cultural lens on biopsychosocial models of aging. In P. Costa & I. Siegler (Eds.) Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology, Vol 15, (pp. 221-241).
Singer, E., Antonucci, T.C., and Van Hoewyk, J. (2004). Racial and Ethnic Variations in Knowledge and Attitudes about Genetic Testing. Genetic Testing, 8 31-46.
Akiyama, H., Antonucci, T.C., Takahashi, K., and Langfahl, E.S. (2003). Negative interactions in close relationships across the lifespan. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 58B (2), 70-79.
Antonucci, T. C. and Jackson, J. S. (2003). Ethnic and Cultural Differences in Intergenerational Social Support in V. L. Bengtson & A. Lowenstein (Eds.), International Perspectives on Families, Aging and Social Support. (pp. 355-370) Aldine de Gruyter Publishing Co.
Akiyama, H., and Antonucci, T. C., (2002). Gender differences in depressive symptoms: Insights from a life span perspective on life stages and social networks. In J. A. Levy & B. A. Pescosolido (Eds.), Social Networks and Health Vol 8, (pp. 343-358). Elsevier Science.
Takahashi; K., Ohara, N. Antonucci, T.C., and Akiyama, H. (2002). Commonalities and differences in close relationships among the Americans and Japanese: A comparison by the individualism/collectivism concept. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(2): 453-465.
Honors and Awards
- Past-President of Adult Development and Aging, Division 20 of American Psychological Association (APA)
- Past-President of the Gerontological Society of America
- 2001 Master Mentor Award from APA Division 20
- President-Elect Society for the Study of Human Development Council Member, International Association of Gerontology