· Positive development across the adult lifespan
· Lifespan theories of cognitive, emotional, and personality development
· Mechanisms of emotion-cognition interaction
· Strategies of emotion regulation across adulthood
· Physiological and Neurobiological aspects of emotion regulation
· Adult personality development
· Styles and trajectories of self-regulation in normal and pathological development
Professor of Social-Emotional Development
Selected Publications (for a complete list, see Publications)
Grühn, D., Gilet, A-L, Studer, J., & Labouvie-Vief, G. (in press). Age-Relevance of Person Characteristics: People’s Beliefs about Developmental Change across the Lifespan. Developmental Psychology.
Jain, E., & Labouvie-Vief, G. (2010). Compensatory effects of emotion avoidance in adult development. Biological Psychology, 84, 497-513.
Labouvie-Vief, G., Grühn, D., & Studer, J. (2010). Dynamic integration of emotion and cognition: Equilibrium regulation in development and aging. In R. M. Lerner, M. E. Lamb & A. M. Freund (Eds.), The handbook of life-span development: Vol. 2. Social and emotional development (pp. 79-115). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Labouvie-Vief, G. (2008) When differentiation and negative affect lead to integration and growth. American Psychologist, 63, 564-565.
Labouvie-Vief, G. (2008). Dynamic Integration Theory: Emotion, cognition, and equilibrium in later life. In V. Bengtson, M. Silverstein, N. Putney, & D. Gans, (Eds.), Handbook of theories of aging (pp.277-293). New York: Springer.
Labouvie-Vief, G. (2003). Dynamic integration: Affect, cognition, and the self in adulthood. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 201-206.
Labouvie-Vief, G., Chiodo, L. M., Goguen, L. A., Diehl, M., & Orwoll, L. (1995). Representations of self across the life span. Psychology and Aging, 10, 404-415.
Labouvie-Vief, G., DeVoe, M., & Bulka, D. (1989). Speaking about feelings: Conceptions of emotion across the life span. Psychology and Aging, 4, 425-437.
Labouvie-Vief, G., Hakim-Larson, J., DeVoe, M., & Schoeberlein, S. (1989). Emotions and self-regulation: A life span view. Human Development, 32, 279-299.
Labouvie-Vief, G., Lumley, M. A., Jain, E., & Heinze, H. (2003). Age and gender differences in cardiac reactivity and subjective emotion responses to emotional autobiographical memories. Emotion, 3, 115-126.
Labouvie-Vief, G., & Marquez, M. G. (2004). Dynamic integration: Affect optimization and differentiation in development. In D. Y. Dai & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Motivation, emotion, and cognition: Integrative perspectives on intellectual functioning and development (pp. 237-272). Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Labouvie-Vief, G., & Medler, M. (2002). Affect optimization and affect complexity: Modes and styles of regulation in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 17, 571-587.
Labouvie-Vief, G., Zhang, F., & Jain, E. (2003). Affect complexity and affect optimization: Cross-sectional validation and longitudinal examination. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Wurm, L. H., Labouvie-Vief, G., Aycock, J., Rebucal, K. A., & Koch, H. E. (2004). Performance in auditory and visual emotional stroop tasks: A comparison of older and younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 19, 523-535.
Zhang, F., & Labouvie-Vief, G. (2004). Stability and fluctuation in adult attachment style over a 6-year period. Attachment and Human Development, 6, 419-437.
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