Corinna Loeckenhoff


Corinna Loeckenhoff

Associate Professor
G60B, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Human Development
Phone: (607) 255-2260
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Marburg in Germany and my Ph.D. from Stanford University. I completed my postdoctoral training at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore.

Current Professional Activities:

Director of the Laboratory for Healthy Aging

Consulting editor for the journal Psychology and Aging

Current Research Activities:

My research focuses on age differences in time horizons, personality, and emotional experience and their influence on mental and physical health across the life span. A central goal is to understand how age groups differ in their approach to health-related choices and to explore ways to optimize such choices across the life span. A second line of research examines life-long trajectories in people's personality traits and social cognition and their relation to health-related behaviors and outcomes. I am also interested in cross-cultural differences in aging trajectories.


Courses Taught:

Graduate Seminar in Personality Development (HD6230)
Empirical Research in the Healthy Aging Laboratory (HD4010)
Research on Healthy Aging (HD4280)
Transitions Across the Life Span (HD4590)
Adult Development and Aging (HD2180)

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Administrative Responsibilities:

I serve on the Graduate Review Committee, and am a Co-Chair of the Mann Library Committee. I am the Director of the Gerontology Minor Program, and the faculty advisor for the Cornell Elderly partnership

Selected Publications:

Löckenhoff, C.E., *Laucks, S., *Port, A.D., Tung, J., Wethington, E., Reid, M.C. (2013). Temporal horizons in pain management: A focus group study of physicians, physical therapists, and middle-aged and older adult patients. The Gerontologist, 53(5), 850-860.

Löckenhoff, C.E., *Cook, M.A., *Anderson, J.F., & Zayas, V. (2013). Age differences in responses to progressive social exclusion: The role of cognition and socioemotional functioning. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68(1), 13-22.
Löckenhoff, C.E., *Maresca, S.N., & *Reed, A.E. (2012). Who saves the best for last? Age differences in decisions about affective sequences. Psychology and Aging, 27, 840-848.
Löckenhoff, C.E, Terraciano, A., Ferrucci, L. & Costa (2012). Five-Factor Personality Traits and Age Trajectories of Self-Rated Health: The Role of Question Framing. Journal of Personality, 80(2), 375-401.
Löckenhoff, C.E, Duberstein, P., Friedman, B., & Costa, P.T. Jr. (2011). Five-factor personality traits and subjective health among caregivers: The role of caregiver strain and self-efficacy. Psychology and Aging, 26(3), 592-604.
Löckenhoff, C.E. (2011). Age, time, and decision making: From processing speed to global time horizons. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1235(1), 46-56.
Löckenhoff, C.E., O’Donoghue, T, & Dunning, D. (2011). Age differences in temporal discounting: The role of dispositional affect and anticipated emotions. Psychology and Aging, 26(2), 274-284.
Mikels, J. A., Löckenhoff, C. E., *Maglio, S. J., Goldstein, M. K., Garber, A., & Carstensen, L. L. (2010). Follow your heart or your head? The effects of affective versus deliberative decision strategies differ by age group. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, 87-95.
Löckenhoff, C.E, Terracciano, A., Patriciu, N.S., Eaton, W.W. & Costa, P.T., Jr. (2009). Self-reported extremely adverse life events and longitudinal changes in five-factor model personality traits in an urban sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 53-59.
Löckenhoff, C.E., De Fruyt, F., Terracciano, A., McCrae, R.R., De Bolle, M., & Costa, P.T. Jr. et al. (2009). Perceptions of aging across 26 cultures and their culture-level associates. Psychology and Aging, 24, 941-954.
Löckenhoff, C.E, & Carstensen, L.L. (2008). Decision strategies in healthcare choices for self and others: Older adults make adjustments for the age of the decision target, younger adults do not. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 63, P106-P109.
Löckenhoff, C.E., Costa, P.T., & Lane, R.D. (2008). Age differences in descriptions of emotional experience in oneself and others. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 63, P92-P99.
Terracciano, A., Löckenhoff, C.E., Zonderman, A.B., Ferrucci, L., & Costa, P.T. Jr., & (2008). Personality predictors of longevity: Activity, emotional stability, and conscientiousness. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 621-627.
Löckenhoff, C.E., & Carstensen, L.L. (2007). Aging, emotion, and health-related decision strategies: Motivational manipulations can reduce age differences. Psychology and Aging, 22, 134-146.
Löckenhoff, C.E., & Carstensen, L.L. (2004). Socioemotional selectivity theory, aging, and health: The increasingly delicate balance between regulating emotions and making tough choices. Journal of Personality, 72, 1393 – 1424.
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The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.