Category: Journal Articles

Flux: Insights into the Social Aspects of Life Transitions

Year of Publication 2018 Authors Settersten, RA, Thogmartin, A Journal Research in Human Development Volume 15 Issue 3-4 Pagination 360 - 373 Date Published 10/2018 ISSN 1542-7609 Abstract Life transitions are often conceptualized and studied as individual experiences. But in reality, transitions are rarely individual: they are relational. We offer a set of insights into … Continue reading Flux: Insights into the Social Aspects of Life Transitions

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Less trusting and connected? Social trust and social integration among young adults during the recession

Year of Publication 2018 Authors Day, JK, Settersten, RA Journal Advances in Life Course Research Volume 37 Pagination 57 - 68 Date Published 01/2018 ISSN 10402608 Abstract The transition to adulthood became more precarious in the United States and many other countries during the Great Recession of the late 2000s. We investigate perceived social trust … Continue reading Less trusting and connected? Social trust and social integration among young adults during the recession

What do I call us? The investment model of commitment processes and changes in relationship categorization

Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2018 Authors Hadden, BW, S. Harvey, M, Settersten, RA, Agnew, CR Journal Social Psychological and Personality Science Volume 463 Pagination 194855061774511 Date Published Mar-20-2018 ISSN 1948-5506 Abstract See more details Tweeted by 1 1 readers on Mendeley The investment model of commitment has been used to understand relationship … Continue reading What do I call us? The investment model of commitment processes and changes in relationship categorization

Some Things I Have Learned About Aging by Studying the Life Course

Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2017 Authors Settersten, RA Journal Innovation in Aging Volume 1 Issue 2 Date Published 09/2017 Abstract “Aging” and the “life course” are distinct but complementary phenomena that inform one another. Building on this insight, this essay conveys some lessons the author has learned about aging by studying the … Continue reading Some Things I Have Learned About Aging by Studying the Life Course

Some things I have learned about aging by studying the life course

Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2017 Authors Settersten, RA Journal Innovation in Aging Volume 1 Issue 2 Date Published Sept-01-2017 Abstract “Aging” and the “life course” are distinct but complementary phenomena that inform one another. Building on this insight, this essay conveys some lessons the author has learned about aging by studying the … Continue reading Some things I have learned about aging by studying the life course

Precisely where are we going? Charting the new terrain of precision prevention

Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2017 Authors Meagher, KM, McGowan, ML, Settersten, RA, Fishman, JR, Juengst, ET Journal Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics Volume 18 Issue 1 Pagination 369 - 387 Date Published Apr-24-2017 ISSN 1527-8204 Abstract In addition to genetic data, precision medicine research gathers information about three factors that … Continue reading Precisely where are we going? Charting the new terrain of precision prevention

“Let’s pull these technologies out of the ivory tower”: The politics, ethos, and ironies of participant-driven genomic research

Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2017 Authors McGowan, ML, Choudhury, S, Juengst, ET, Lambrix, M, Settersten, RA, Fishman, JR Journal BioSocieties Volume 12 Issue 4 Pagination 494-519 Date Published Dec-2017 ISSN 1745-8552 Abstract This paper investigates how groups of ‘citizen scientists’ in non-traditional settings and primarily online networks claim to be challenging conventional genomic … Continue reading “Let’s pull these technologies out of the ivory tower”: The politics, ethos, and ironies of participant-driven genomic research

Responses to financial loss during the Great Recession: An examination of sense of control in late midlife.

Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2016 Authors Mejía, ST, Settersten, RA, Odden, MC, Hooker, K Journal J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci Volume 71 Issue 4 Pagination 734-44 Date Published 2016 Jul ISSN 1758-5368 Abstract OBJECTIVES: The "Great Recession" shocked the primary institutions that help individuals and families meet their needs and … Continue reading Responses to financial loss during the Great Recession: An examination of sense of control in late midlife.

From “personalized” to “precision” medicine: The ethical and social implications of rhetorical reform in genomic medicine

Since the late 1980s, the human genetics and genomics research community has been promising to usher in a “new paradigm for health care”—one that uses molecular profiling to identify human genetic variants implicated in multifactorial health risks. After the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, a wide range of stakeholders became committed to this “paradigm shift,” creating a confluence of investment, advocacy, and enthusiasm that bears all the marks of a “scientific/intellectual social movement” within biomedicine.

Aging: It’s interpersonal! Reflections from two life course migrants

We start with the observation that aging gerontologists often engage in two distinct discourses on aging—one public and one private. This separation entails “othering,” which reproduces agism and stigma. Based on personal experience, insight from colleagues and writers, and concepts from symbolic interaction perspectives, we argue that becoming old to some degree involves becoming a stranger. Before reaching old age, both of us have been in the position of strangers due to social experiences that left us “off the line” or “on the margins.” Examples are crossing social borders related to nations, class structures, gender, race, health status, and generations.