Dr. Alissa Dark-Freudeman, Associate Professor
Teaching Laboratory Building, 3032
My program of research focuses on "possible selves" or personally
meaningful goals related to cognition and health; for example fears about
becoming an Alzheimer’s patient or hopes about maintaining independence and
mobility, and how these selves interact with self-regulatory beliefs to impact
psychological well-being and behavior. More recently I have started to examine
the relationship between resilience and self-regulation in adults of all
Web Page: http://people.uncw.edu/freudemana/
McGinty, H. L., Dark-Freudeman, A., & West, R. L. (in press). Future Fears and Hopes for Health: Exploring the Quality of Health-Related Possible Selves in an Aging Population. Journal of Health Psychology.
Dark-Freudeman, A. (2010). Successful Aging. In J.C. Cavanaugh, C. K. Cavanaugh, J. M. Berry, & R. L. West, Eds., Aging in America, Volume 1: Psychological Aspects of Aging (pp. 255-259). New York: Praeger Press.
West, R. L., Dark-Freudeman, A., & Bagwell, D. K. (2009). Goal setting and memory: Mechanisms driving memory gains for older and younger adults. Memory, 17, 233-244.
West, R. L., Bagwell, D. K., & Dark-Freudeman, A. (2008). Self-efficacy and memory aging: The impact of a memory intervention based on self-efficacy. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 15, 302-329.
Dark-Freudeman, A., West, R. L., & Viverito, K. (2006). Future selves and aging: Older adults’ fears about memory. Educational Gerontology, 32, 85-109.
Diehl, M., & Dark-Freudeman, A. (2006). The Analytic Template in the Psychology of Aging. In D. J. Sheets, D. B. Bradley, & J. Hendricks (Eds.), Enduring questions in gerontology (pp. 93-130). New York: Springer.
West, R. L., Bagwell, D. K., & Dark-Freudeman, A. (2005). Memory and goal
setting: The response of older and younger adults to positive and objective
feedback. Psychology and Aging, 20, 195-201.