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Susan T. Charles

Susan T. Charles

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California-Irvine
scharles@uci.edu


Susan's research examines emotional processes across the adult life span. Susan is interested in how subjective experience varies across the life course, and how differences in subjective experience may be related to differences in cognitive processes. And she also interested in the interplay between health and emotion, including the relationship between physical health factors (both health behavior and health status) and emotional processes, and how these relationships may vary as a function of age.



Representative Publications
Robinette, J. W., Charles, S. T., & Gruenewald, T. L. (2017). Neighborhood socioeconomic status and health: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Community Health, 42, 865-871.
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Charles, S. T., Mogle, J., Leger, K. A., & Almeida, D. M. (2017). Age and the factor structure of emotional experience in adulthood Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Advance online publication.
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Charles, S. T., Piazza, J. R., Mogle, J. A., Urban, E. J., Sliwinski, M. J., & Almeida, D. M. (2016). Age differences in emotional well-being vary by temporal recall. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(5), 798-807.
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Robinette, J. W., Charles, S. T., & Gruenewald, T. L. (2016). Vigilance at home: Longitudinal analyses of neighborhood safety perceptions and health. SSM - Population Health, 2, 525-530.
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Leger, K. A., Charles, S. T., Turiano, N. A., & Almeida, D. M. (2016). Personality and stressor-related affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111(6), 917-928.
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Robinette, J. W., Charles, S. T., Almeida, D. M., & Gruenewald, T. L. (2016). Neighborhood features and physiological risk: An examination of allostatic load. Health & Place, 41, 110-118.
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Lee, S., Koffer, R. E., Sprague, B. N., Charles, S. T., Ram, N., & Almeida, D. M. (2016). Activity diversity and its associations with psychological well-being across adulthood. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Advance online publication.
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Charles, S. T., Mogle, J., Urban, E. J., & Almeida, D. M. (2016). Daily events are important for age differences in mean and duration for negative affect but not positive affect. Psychology and Aging, 31(7), 661-671.
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Horwitz, B. N., Reynolds, C. A., & Charles, S. T. (2015). Understanding associations among family support, friend support, and psychological distress. Personal Relationships, 22(1), 79-91.
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Leger, K. A., Charles, S. T., Ayanian, J. Z., & Almeida, D. M. (2015). The association of daily physical symptoms with future health. Social Science & Medicine, 143, 241-248.
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Piazza, J. R., Charles, S. T., Luong, G., & Almeida, D. M. (2015). One size fits all? Applying theoretical predictions about age and emotional experience to people with functional disabilities. Psychology and Aging, 30(4), 930-939.
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Piazza, J. R., Charles, S. T., Sliwinski, M., Mogle, J., & Almeida, D. M. (2013). Affective reactivity to daily stressors and long-term risk of reporting a chronic physical health condition. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 110-120.
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Charles, S. T., Piazza, J. R., Mogle, J., Sliwinski, M. J., & Almeida, D. M. (2013). The wear-and-tear of daily stressors on mental health. Psychological Science, 24(5), 733-741.
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Robinette, J. W., Charles, S. T., Mogle, J. A., & Almeida, D. M. (2013). Neighborhood cohesion and daily well-being: Results from a diary study. Social Science and Medicine.
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Piazza, J. R., Charles, S. T., Stawski, R. S., & Almeida, D. M. (2012). Age and the association between negative affective states and diurnal cortisol. Psychology and Aging, 28(1), 47-56.
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Mallers, M. H., Charles, S. T., Neupert, S., & Almeida, D. M. (2010). Perceptions of childhood relationships with mother and father: Daily emotional and stressor experiences in adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 46(6), 1651-1661.
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Charles, S. T., Luong, G., Almeida, D. M., Ryff, C., Sturm, M., & Love, G. (2010). Fewer ups and downs: Daily stressors mediate age differences in negative affect. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65B(3), 279-286.

Charles, S.T., Piazza, J.R., Luong, G., & Almeida, D.M. (2009). Now you see it, now you don't: Age differences in affective reactivity to social tensions. Psychology & Aging, 24(3), 645-653.
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Almeida, D. M., Charles, S. T., & Neupert, S. D. (2008). Assessing Health Behaviors Across Individuals, Situations, and Time. In K. W. Schaie, & R. P Abeles (Eds.), Social Structures and Aging Individuals: Continuing Challenges. New York: Springer.

Charles, S.T., & Almeida, D.M. (2007). Genetic and environmental effects on daily life stressors: More evidence for greater variation in later life. Psychology and Aging, 22, 331-340.
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Neupert, S.D., Almeida, D.M., & Charles, S.T. (2007). Age differences in reactivity to daily stressors: The role of personal control. Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 62, P216-P225.
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Piazza, J.R., Charles, S.T., & Almeida, D.M. (2007). Living with chronic health conditions: Age differences in affective well-being. Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 62B(6), P313-P321.
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Charles, S. T., & Almeida, D. M. (2006). Daily reports of symptoms and negative affect: Not all symptoms are the same. Psychology and Health, 21, 1-17.
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