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In a bad mood? Change the channel

Research sug­gests that older adults main­tain their hap­pier out­look through dif­ferent emo­tion reg­u­la­tion strate­gies. With a new grant from the National Insti­tute on Aging, asso­ciate pro­fessor Derek Isaa­cowitz will examine how our mul­ti­media choices play into that.

Lifespan Emotional Development Lab

Happinomics’: the science of money and emotion

Northeastern’s Affec­tive Sci­ence Insti­tute hosted a panel dis­cus­sion among leading “hap­pi­ness sci­en­tists” in con­junc­tion with the Museum of Sci­ence and WBUR’s Here & Now.

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Aging studies suggest older people are happier

Derek Isaa­cowitz, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of psy­chology, uses eye tracking to under­stand why older people are happier.

Derek Isaacowitz and lab manager Julia Harris

Selected Publications

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Socioemotional perspectives on adult development

(with JT Stanley) Handbook of Developmental Psychology: Adult Development and Aging (pp. 236-253). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.


Linking process and outcome in the study of emotion and aging

(with Blanchard-Fields, F.) Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 3-17.


Age differences in attention toward decision-relevant information: Education matters

(with Xing, C.) International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 73, 299-312.

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