Anthony Ong


Anthony Ong

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

Research in my lab aims to advance understanding of human plasticity across multiple levels of analysis, including biological, affective, social, and cultural. This work is guided by a process model of environmental action that encompasses individual differences in dual risk and resilience, vantage sensitivity, and differential susceptibility.

Courses Taught:
  • HD 3490 - Positive Psychology
  • HD 4240 - Stress, Emotions, & Health
  • HD 4980 - Senior Honors Seminar
  • HD 6110 - Psychology of Emotion 

Selected Publications:

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.