Anthony Ong


Anthony Ong

Associate Professor
242 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Human Development
Phone: (607) 255-9993
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Biographical Statement:

Anthony Ong is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development. He also has an appointment in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His research aims to advance understanding of human aging and plasticity across multiple levels of analysis, including neurobiological systems, emotion-cognition interactions, and sociocultural processes. This work is guided by a process model of environmental action that encompasses variation in dual risk and resilience, vantage sensitivity, and differential susceptibility.

Current Professional Activities:

Director of the Emotions, Stress, and Health Lab, Cornell University                                                                       Associate Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Selected Publications:

Ong, A. D., Zautra, A. J., & Reid, M. C. (in press). Chronic pain and the adaptive significance of positive emotions.     American Psychologist.

Ong, A. D., Exner-Cortens, D., Riffin, C., Steptoe, A., Zautra, A., & Almedia, D. (2013). Linking stable and dynamic       features of positive affect to sleep. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 52-61.

Ong, A. D., Burrow, A. L., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Ja, N., & Sue, D. W. (2013). Racial microaggressions and daily well-being   among Asian Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 188-199.

Selçuk, E., & Ong, A. D. (2013). Perceived partner responsiveness moderates the association between received                 emotional support and all-cause mortality. Health Psychology, 32, 231-235

Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Evans, G. W., & Ong, A. D. (2012). Poverty and allostatic load: The mediating role of perceived           discrimination. Psychological Science, 23, 734-739.

Ong, A. D., Rothstein, J. D., & Uchino, B. N. (2012). Loneliness accentuates age differences in cardiovascular responses       to social evaluative threat. Psychology and Aging, 27, 190-198.

Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Bonanno, G., & Almeida, D. (2011). Spousal loss predicts alterations in diurnal cortisol activity through prospective changes in positive emotion. Health Psychology, 30, 220-227.

Ong, A. D. (2010). Pathways linking positive emotion and health in later life. Current Directions in Psychological Science,   19, 358-362. 

Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., & Bonanno, G. A. (2010). Prospective predictors of positive emotions following spousal     loss. Psychology and Aging, 25, 653-660.

Ong, A. D., Zautra, A., & Reid, M. C. (2010). Psychological resilience predicts decreases in pain catastrophizing through     positive emotions. Psychology and Aging, 25, 516-523.

Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., & Boker, S. M. (2009). Resilience comes of age: Defining features in later adulthood.     Journal of Personality, 77, 1777-1804.

Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., & Burrow, A. L. (2009). Racial discrimination and the stress process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 1259-1271.

Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C., Bisconti, T., & Wallace, K. (2006). Psychological resilience, positive emotions, and adaptation       to stress in later life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 730-749. 

Ong, A. D., & Allaire, J. (2005). Cardiovascular intraindividual variability in later life: The influence of social connectedness and positive emotions. Psychology and Aging, 20, 476-485. 

Ong, A. D., & Bergeman, C. S. (2004). The complexity of emotions in later life. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 59B, P55-60.  

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.