LIFE-Related Publications


A Selection of Recent Articles, Books, and Chapters by LIFE Fellows and Alumni

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Publications 2021

Adolf, J. K., Loossens, T., Tuerlinckx,  F., & Ceulemans, E. (in press). Optimal sampling rates for reliable continuous-time first-order autoregressive and vector autoregressive modeling. Psychological Methods. Preprint:

Allen, J. P., Loeb, E. L., Kansky, J., & Davis, A. A. (2020). Beyond susceptibility: Openness to peer influence is predicted by adaptive social relationships. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Advance online publication.

Anguera, J. A., Schachtner, J. N., Simon, A. J., Volponi, J., Javed, S., Gallen, C. L., & Gazzaley, A. (2021). Long-term maintenance of multitasking abilities following video game training in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 103, 22–30.

Arslan, R. C., Schilling, K. M., Gerlach, T. M., & Penke, L. (2018). Using 26,000 diary entries to show ovulatory changes in sexual desire and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

Aschwanden, D., Strickhouser, J. E., Sesker, A. A., Lee, J. H., Luchetti, M., Stephan, Y., Sutin, A. R., & Terracciano, A. (2021). Psychological and behavioural responses to Coronavirus disease 2019: The role of personality. European Journal of Personality, 35(1), 51–66.

Ascigil, E., Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., Edelstein, R. S. (2021). Division of baby care in heterosexual and lesbian couples: Expectations versus reality. Journal of Marriage and Family, 83(2), 584–594.

Beam, C. R., Pezzoli, P., Mendle, J., Burt, S. A., Neale, M. C., Boker, S. M., Keel, P. K., & Klump, K. L. (2020). How nonshared environmental factors come to correlate with heredity. Development & Psychopathology. Advance online publication.

Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Buchmann, M., & Shanahan, L. (2021). Bidirectional associations between sympathy and self-disclosure in friendships from mid adolescence to early adulthood. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(2), 368–383.

Beltzer, M. L., Ameko, M. K., Daniel, K. E., Daros, A. R., Boukhechba, M., Barnes, L. E., & Teachman, B. A. (2021). Building an emotion regulation recommender algorithm for socially anxious individuals using contextual bandits. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication.

Cardini, B. B., & Freund, A. M. (2020). Recovery from accumulated strain: The role of daily mood and opportunity costs during a vacation. Psychology & Health. Advance online publication.

Chamberlain, J. D., Gagnon, H., Lalwani, P., Cassady, K. E., Simmonite, M., Foerster, B. R., Petrou, M., Seidler, R. D., Taylor, S. F., Weissman, D. H., Park, D. C., & Polk, T. A. (2021). GABA levels in ventral visual cortex decline with age and are associated with neural distinctiveness. Neurobiology of Aging, 102, 170–177.

Chan, T., Reese, Z. A., & Ybarra, O. (2021). Better to brag: Underestimating the risks of avoiding positive self‐disclosures in close relationships. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.

Chan, T., Wang, I. M., & Ybarra, O. (2021). Leading and managing the workplace: The role of executive functions. Academy of Management Perspectives, 35(1), 142–164.

Charles, S., Röcke, C., Zadeh, R., Martin, M., Boker, S., & Scholz, U. (2021). Leveraging daily social experiences to motivate healthy aging. Journals of Gerontology: Series B. Advance online publication.

Choe, D. E. (2020). Curvilinear relations between preschool-aged children’s effortful control and socioemotional problems: Racial-ethnic differences in functional form. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. Advance online publication.

Depping, M. K., Uhlenbusch, N., Härter, M., Schramm, C., & Löwe, B. (2021). Efficacy of a brief, peer-delivered self-management intervention for patients with rare chronic diseases: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 78(6), 607–615.

Drewelies, J., Eibich, P., Düzel, S., Kühn, S., Krekel, C., Goebel, J., Kolbe, J., Demuth, I., Lindenberger, U., Wagner, G. G., & Gerstorf, D. (2021). Location, location, location: The role of objective neighborhood characteristics for perceptions of control. Gerontology. Advance online publication.

Fandakova, Y., & Gruber, M. (2021). Curiosity and surprise enhance memory differently in adolescents than in children. Developmental Science, 24(1), Article e13005.

Frank, C. C., Iordan, A. I., Ballouz, T. L., Mikels, J. A., & Reuter-Lorenz, P. A. (2021). Affective forecasting: A selective relationship with working memory for emotion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150(1), 67–82.

Galán, C. A., Bekele, B. M., Boness, C. L., Bowdring, M. A., Call, C. C., Hails, K., McPhee, J., Mendes, S. H., Moses, J., Northrup, J., Rupert, P., Savell, S., Sequelra, S., Tervo-Clemmens, B., Tung, I., Vanworedan, S., Womack, S. R., & Yilmaz, B. (2021). Editorial: A call to action for an antiracist clinical science. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 50(1), 12–57.

Garrett, D. D., Skowron, A., Wiegert, S., Adolf, J., Dahle, C. L., Lindenberger, U., & Raz, N. (in press). Lost dynamics and the dynamics of loss: Longitudinal compression of brain signal variability is coupled with declines in functional integration and cognitive performance. Cerebral Cortex.

Gettleman, J. N., Grabman, J. H., Dobolyi, D. G., & Dodson, C. S. (2021). A decision processes account of the differences in the eyewitness confidence-accuracy relationship between strong and weak face recognizers under suboptimal exposure and delay conditions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 47(3), 402–421.

Getz, L. M., & Toscano, J. C. (2021). The time‐course of speech perception revealed by temporally‐sensitive neural measures. WIREs Cognitive Science, 12(2), Article e1541.

Gusakova, S., Chin, K., Ascigil, E., Conley, T. D., Chakravarty, D., Neilands, T. B., Hoff, C. C., & Darbes, L. A. (2020). Communication patterns among male couples with open and monogamous agreements. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advance online publication.

Harden, K. P. (2021). “Reports of my death were greatly exaggerated”: Behavior genetics in the postgenomic era. Annual Review of Psychology, 72, 37–60.

Hardt, K., Boker, S. M., & Bergeman, C. S. (2020). A note on the usefulness of constrained fourth-order latent differential equation models in the case of small T. Psychometrika. Advance online publication.

Höltge, J., Theron, L., Cowden, R. G., Govender, K., Maximo, S. I., Carranza, J. S., Kapoor, B., Tomar, A., van Rensburg, A., Lu, S., Hu, H., Cavioni, V., Agliati, A., Grazzani, I., Smedema, Y., Kaur, G., Hurlington, K., Sanders, J., Munford, R., … Ungar, M. (2021). A cross-country network analysis of adolescent resilience. Journal of Adolescent Health, 68(3), 580–588.

Höltge, J., Theron, L., van Rensburg, A., Cowden, R. G., Govender, K., & Ungar, M. (2021). Investigating the interrelations between systems of support in 13- to 18-year-old adolescents: A network analysis of resilience promoting systems in a high and middle-income country. Child Development, 92(2), 586–599.

Hsueh, L., Werntz, A., Hobaica, S., Owens, S. A., Lumley, M. A., & Washburn, J. J. (2021). Clinical psychology PhD students' admission experiences: Implications for recruiting racial/ethnic minority and LGBTQ students. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77(1), 105–120.

Iordan, A. D., Moored, K. D., Katz, B., Cooke, K. A., Buschkuehl, M., Jaeggi, S. M., Polk, T. A., Peltier, S. J., Jonides, J., & Reuter‐Lorenz, P. A. (2021). Age differences in functional network reconfiguration with working memory training. Human Brain Mapping, 42(6), 1888–1909.

Jager, J., & Keyes, K. M. (2021). Is substance use changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Conceptual and methodological considerations to delineating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use and disorder. Addiction, 116(6), 1301–1303.

Jantz, T. K., Festini, S. B., & Reuter-Lorenz, P. A. (2020). Failing to forget? Evidence for both impaired and preserved working memory control in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. Advance online publication.

Joechner, A.-K., Wehmeier, S., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2021). Electrophysiological indicators of sleep-associated memory consolidation in 5- to 6-year-old children. Psychophysiology. Advance online publication.

Jones, A., Markant, D. B., Pachur, T., Gopnik, A., & Ruggeri, A. (in press). How is the hypothesis space represented? Evidence from young children’s active search and predictions in a multiple-cue inference task. Developmental Psychology.

Jones, T. C., Biele, G., Mühlemann, B., Veith, T., Schneider, J., Beheim-Schwarzbach, J., Bleicker, T., Tesch, J., Schmidt, M. L., Sander, L. E., Kurth, F., Menzel, P., Schwarzer, R., Zuchowski, M., Hofmann, J., Krumbholz, A., Stein, A., Edelmann, A., Corman, V. M., & Drosten, C. (2021). Estimating infectiousness throughout SARS-CoV-2 infection course. Science. Advance online publication.

Karalija, N., Papenberg, G., Wåhlin, A., Johansson, J., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J., Riklund, K., Lindenberger, U., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (in press). Sex differences in dopamine integrity and brain structure among healthy older adults: Relationships to episodic memory. Neurobiology of Aging. Advance online publication.

Keller, L., Preckel, F., & Brunner, M. (2021). Nonlinear relations between achievement and academic self-concepts in elementary and secondary school: An integrative data analysis across 13 countries. Journal of Educational Psychology, 113(3), 585–604.

Kelly, D. P., & Beltz, A. M. (2020). Capturing fluctuations in gendered cognition: Validation of intensive longitudinal measures of three-dimensional mental rotations ability and verbal recall. Assessment. Advance online publication.

Kelsey, C., Prescott, S., McCulloch, J., Trinchieri, G., Valladares, T. L., Dreisbach, C., Alhusen, J., & Grossmann, T. (2021). Gut microbiota composition is linked to newborn functional brain connectivity and behavioral temperament. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 91, 472–486.

Kobelt, M., Sommer, V. R., Keresztes, A., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2021). Tracking age differences in neural distinctiveness across representational levels. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(15), 3499–3511.

Kühn, S., Butler, O., Willmund, G., Wesemann, U., Zimmermann, P., & Gallinat, J. (2021). The brain at war: Effects of stress on brain structure in soldiers deployed to a war zone. Translational Psychiatry, 11, Article 247.

Kühn, S., Mascherek, A., Filevich, E., Lisofsky, N., Becker, M., Butler, O., Lochstet, M., Mårtensson, J., Wenger, E., Lindenberger, U., & Gallinat, J. (in press). Spend time outdoors for your brain: An in-depth longitudinal MRI study. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.

Kurthen, I., Galbier, J., Jagoda, L., Neuschwander, P., Giroud, N., & Meyer, M. (2021). Selective attention modulates neural envelope tracking of informationally masked speech in healthy older adults. Human Brain Mapping. Advance online publication.

Lawes, M., Hetschko, C., Sakshaug, J., & Grießemer, S. (2021). Contact modes and participation in app-based smartphone surveys: Evidence from a large-scale experiment. Social Science Computer Review. Advance online publication.

Lewis, N. A., Jr., & Wai, J. (2021). Communicating what we know, and what isn’t so: Science communication in psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Advance online publication.

Lin, Z., Werner, A., Lindenberger, U., Brandmaier, A. M., & Wenger, E. (2021). Assessing music expertise: The Berlin Gehoerbildung Scale. Music Perception, 38(4), 406–421.

Loeb, E. L., Kansky, J., Tan, J. S., Costello, M. A., & Allen, J. P. (2021). Perceived psychological control in early adolescence predicts lower levels of adaptation into mid-adulthood. Child Development, 92(2), e158–e172.

Maslowsky, J., Stritzel, H., Al-Hamoodah, L., Hendrick, C. E., Powers, D., Barrientos-Gutierrez, T., & Santelli, J. (2021). Pregnancy-related health behaviors and prenatal health conditions in repeat versus first-time teenage mothers: 2015–2018. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 34(1), 47–53.

*Mauer, V., *Savell, S., *Davis, A., Wilson, W. N., Shaw, D. S., & Lemery-Chalfant, K. (2020). Identification of multiracial adolescents in research samples: An examination and critique of existing practices. Journal of Early Adolescence. Advance online publication. (* indicates authors contributed equally).

Mazen, J. A. M., & Tong, X. (2020). Bias correction for replacement samples in longitudinal research. Multivariate Behavioral Research. Advance online publication.

Meier, T., Boyd, R. L., Mehl, M. R., Milek, A., Pennebaker, J. W., Martin, M., Wolf, M., & Horn, A. B. (2021). (Not) lost in translation: Psychological adaptation occurs during speech translation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(1), 131–142.

Moulder, R. G., Daniel, K. E., Teachman, B. A., & Boker, S. M. (2021). Tangle: A metric for quantifying complexity and erratic behavior in short time series. Psychological Methods. Advance online publication.

Nivette, A., Ribeaud, D., Murray, A., Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., & Hepp, U., Shanahan, L., & Eisner, M. (2021). Non-compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures among young adults in Switzerland: Insights from a longitudinal cohort study. Social Science & Medicine, 268, Article 113370.

Palmer, G. J., Cole-Lewis, Y. C., Goodwill, J. R., & Mattis, J. S. (2021). No crystal stair: Predictors of pessimism among Black American men. Journal of Men’s Studies, 29(2), 235–254.

Palumbo, F., Crivello, A., Furfari, F., Girolami, M., Mastropietro, A., Manferdelli, G., Röcke, C., Guye, S., Salvá Casanovas, A., Caon, M., Carrino, F., Abou Khaled, O., Mugellini, E., Denna, E., Mauri, M., Ward, D., Subías-Beltrán, P., Orte, S., Candea, C., Candea, G., & Rizzo, G. (2020). “Hi this is NESTORE, your personal assistant”: Design of an integrated IoT system for a personalized coach for healthy aging. Frontiers in Digital Health, 2, Article 545949.

Patil, P., Lalwani, P., Vidwans, H. B., Kulkarni, S. A., Bais, D., Diwekar-Joshi, M. M., Rasal, M., Bhasme, N., Naik, M., Batwal, S., & Watve, M., (2021). A multidimensional functional fitness score is a stronger predictor of type 2 diabetes than obesity parameters in cross sectional data. PloS ONE, 16(2), Article e0245093.

Potter, S., Gerstorf, D., Schmiedek, F., Drewelies, J., Wolff, J., & Brose, A. (2021). Health sensitivity in the daily lives of younger and older adults: Correlates and longer-term change in health. Aging & Mental Health. Advance online publication.

Reback, C. J., Rünger, D., & Fletcher, J. B. (2021). Drug use is associated with delayed advancement along the HIV care continuum among transgender women of color. AIDS and Behavior, 25, 107–115.

Roberts, S. O., & Rizzo, M. T. (2021). The psychology of American racism. American Psychologist, 76(3), 475–487.

Rohrer, J. M., & Arslan, R. C. (2021). Precise answers to vague questions: Issues with interactions. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 4(2).

Rohrer, J. M., Brümmer, M., Schupp, J., & Wagner, G. G. (2021). Worries across time and age in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 181, 332–343.

Rohrer, J. M., Tierney, W., Uhlmann, E. L., DeBruine, L. M., Heyman, T., Jones, B. C., Schmukle, S. C., Silberzahn, R., Willén, R. M., Carlsson, R., Lucas, R. E., Strand, J., Vazire, S., Witt, J. K., Zentall, T. R., Chabris, C. F., & Yarkoni, T. (2021). Putting the self in self-correction: Findings from the Loss-of-Confidence project. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Advance online publication.

Shanahan, L., Hill, S., Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Godwin, J., Gaydosh, L. M., Harris, K. M., Dodge, K. A., & Copeland, W. E. (2021). Prevalence and childhood precursors of young adult opioid use. JAMA Pediatrics, 175(3), 276-285.

Shanahan, L., Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., Murray, A. L., Nivette, A., Hepp, U., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2020). Emotional distress in young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence of risk and resilience from a longitudinal cohort study. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication.

Sommer, V. R., Mount, L., Weigelt, S., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2021). Memory specificity is linked to repetition effects in event-related potentials across the lifespan. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48, Article 100926.

Stallasch, S. E., Lüdtke, O., Artelt, C., & Brunner, M. (2021). Multilevel design parameters to plan cluster-randomized intervention studies on student achievement in elementary and secondary school. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 14(1), 172–206.

Steinman, S. A., Namaky, N., Thomas, S. L., Meissel, E., St. John, A. T., Pham, N.-H., Werntz, A., Saunders, T., Gorlin, E. I., Arbus, S., Beltzer, M. L., Soroka, A., & Teachman, B. A. (2021). Which variations of cognitive bias modification for interpretations lead to the strongest effects? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 45, 367–382.

Sundin, Z. W., Chopik, W. J., Welker, K. M., Ascigil, E., Brandes, C. M., Chin, K., Ketay, S., Knight, E. L., Kordsmeyer, T. L., McLarney-Vesotski, A. R., Prasad, S., Reese, Z. A., Roy, A. R. K., Sim, L., Stern, J., Carré, J. M., Edelstein, R. S., Mehta, P. H., Penke, L., Slatcher, R. B., & Tackett, J. L. (2021). Estimating the association between Big Five personality traits, testosterone, and cortisol. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. Advance online publication.

Tenney, E. R., Costa, E., Allard, E., & Vazire, S. (2021). Open science and reform practices in organizational behavior research over time (2011 to 2019). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 162, 218–223.

Thoma, M. V., Bernays, F., Eising, C. M., Pfluger, V., & Rohner, S. L. (2021). Health, stress, and well-being in Swiss adult survivors of child welfare practices and child labor: Investigating the mediating role of socio-economic factors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 111, Article 104769.

Thomas, A. W., Molter, F., & Krajbich, I. (2021). Uncovering the computational mechanisms underlying many-alternative choice. eLife, 10, Article e57012.

Trauernicht, M., Oppermann, E., Klusmann, U., & Anders, Y. (2021). Burnout undermines empathising: Do induced burnout symptoms impair cognitive and affective empathy? Cognition and Emotion, 35(1), 185–192.

Weber, E., & Hülür, G. (2020). Co-development of couples’ life satisfaction in transition to retirement: A longitudinal dyadic perspective. Journals of Gerontology: Series B. Advance online publication.

Wenger, E., Papadaki, E., Werner, A., Kühn, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2021). Observing plasticity of the auditory system: Volumetric decreases along with increased functional connectivity in aspiring professional musicians. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2(2), Article tgab008.

Werntz, A., & Holohan, D. (2021). Stakeholder concerns with the validation of the enhanced EPPP (Part 2-Skills). Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 15(1), 33–36.

Yucel, M., Sjobeck, G. R., Glass, R., & Rottman, J. (in press). Being in the know: Social network analysis of gossip and friendship on college campuses. Human Nature. Preprint:

Yucel, M., & Westgate, E. C. (in press). From electric shocks to the electoral college: How boredom steers moral behavior. In A. Elpidorou (Ed.), The moral psychology of boredom. Rowman & Littlefield.

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