I am a life-span developmental psychologist. A central assumption guiding my work is that the range of motivational, emotional, behavioral and genetic factors that promote successful development may be wider than we think. What is harmful in one context can be beneficial in another. My research program examines diverse outcomes of successful development (e.g., well-being, health, relationship quality) in age-diverse samples (i.e., from adolescence to late life) using multiple methods (i.e., physiological measures, behavioral observations, subjective experience, genotyping) and diverse study designs (e.g., longitudinal and experimental). As a counterpart to my work on successful development, I have recently started to examine pathological aging with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases including frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Social Policy program at the School of Education and Social Policy, an Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at the Department of Psychology, and a faculty associate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where I direct the Life-Span Development Lab. I earned my PhD at the University of Jena, Germany and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.
School of Education and Social Policy
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
- Nina Alexander (Technical University Dresden, Germany)
- Lian Bloch (PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium)
- Ursula Beermann (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Jutta Heckhausen (University of California, Irvine)
- Sarah Holley (San Francisco State University)
- Dacher Keltner (University of California, Berkeley)
- Lynne Knobloch-Fedders (Northwestern University)
- Robin Nusslock (Northwestern University)
- Oliver P. John (University of California, Berkeley)
- Sheri Johnson (University of California, Berkeley)
- Robert W. Levenson and the Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory (University of California, Berkeley)
- Dan McAdams (Northwestern University)
- Thomas McDade (Northwestern University)
- Paul Piff (University of California, Berkeley)
- Michael Poulin (University at Buffalo)
- Sarina Saturn (Oregon State University)
- Laura Saslow (University of California, San Francisco)
- Michelle Shiota (Arizona State University)
- Rainer K. Silbereisen (University of Jena)
- Virginia Sturm (University of California, San Francisco)
- Sylvia Villeneuve (Northwestern University)
- Miranka Wirth (Charité Berlin, Germany)
- Carsten Wrosch (Concordia University, Montreal)
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2016 and in press
- Haase, C. M., Holley, S., Bloch, L., Verstaen, A., & Levenson, R. W. (in press). Interpersonal emotional behaviors and physical health: A 20-year longitudinal study of long-term married couples. Emotion. [abstract] [featured in New York Times, Cosmopolitan]
- Verstaen, A., Eckart, J. A., Muhtadie, L., Otero, M. C., Sturm, V. E., Haase, C. M., Miller, B. L., & Levenson, R. W. (in press). Insular atrophy and diminished disgust reactivity. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000195 [abstract]
- Sturm, V., Haase. C. M., Levenson, R. W. (2016). Emotional dysfunction in psychopathology and neuropathology: Neural and genetic pathways. In T. Lehner, B. L. Miller, & M. W. State (Eds.), Genomics, circuits, and pathways in clinical neuropsychiatry (pp. 345-364). Elsevier.
- Haase, C. M., Beermann, U., Saslow, L. R., Shiota, M. N., Saturn, S. R., Lwi, S., Casey, J. J., Nguyen, N. K., Keltner, D., & Levenson, R. W. (2015). Short alleles, bigger smiles? Effects of 5-HTTLPR on smiling and laughing behavior. Emotion, 15, 438-448. doi: 10.1037/emo0000074 [abstract]
- Knobloch-Fedders, L. M., Pinsof, W. M., & Haase, C. M. (2015). Treatment response in couple therapy: Relationship adjustment and individual functioning change processes. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 657-666. doi: 10.1037/fam0000131 [abstract]
- Poulin, M. J., & Haase, C. M. (2015). Growing to trust: Evidence that trust increases and sustains well-being across the life span. Social Psychological and Personality Science. [abstract] [featured in ABC Chicago, CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, PBS News Hour, Psych Central, Talk Radio Europe, TIME, U.S. News & World Report]
- Chen, J. A., Wang, Q., Davis-Turak, J., Li, Y., Karydas, A. M., Hsu, S. C., Sears, R. L., Chatzopoulou, D. Huang, A. Y., Wojta, K. J., Klein, E., Lee, J., Beekly, D. L., Boxer, A., Faber, K. M., Haase, C. M., Miller, J., Poon, W., Rosen, A., Rosen, H., Sapozhnikova, A., Shapira, J., Varpetian, A., Foroud, T. M., Levenson, R. W., Levey, A. I., Kukull, W. A., Mendez, M. F., Ringman, J., Chui, H., Cotman, C., DeCarli, C., Miller, B. L., Geschwind, D. H., & Coppola, G. (2015). A multiancestral genome-wide exome array study of Alzheimer Disease, frontotemporal dementia, and progressive supranuclear palsy. JAMA Neurology, 72, 1-9. doi:l0.1001/jamaneurol.2014.4040 [abstract]
- Haase, C. M. (2014). Emotion regulation in intimate relationships. ISSBD Bulletin, 17-21. [pdf]
- Wirth, M., Haase, C. M., Villeneuve, S., Vogel, J., & Jagust, W. J. (2014). Neuroprotective pathways: Lifestyle activity, brain pathology and cognition in cognitively normal older adults. Neurobiology of Aging. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.02.015 [abstract]
- Villeneuve, S., Reed, B. R., Wirth, M., Haase, C. M., Madison, C. M., Ayakta, N., Mack, W., Mungas, D., Chui, H. C., Decarli, C., Weiner, M. W., & Jagust, W. J. (2014). Cortical thickness mediates the effect of beta-amyloid on episodic memory. Neurology, 82, 761-767. doi: 10.1212/wnl.0000000000000170 [abstract]
- Levenson, R. W., Sturm, V. E., & Haase, C. M. (2014). Emotional and behavioral symptoms in neurodegenerative disease: A model for studying the neural bases of psychopathology. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 10, 581-606. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032813-153653 [abstract] [pdf]
- Bloch, L., Haase, C. M., & Levenson, R. W. (2014). Emotion regulation predicts marital satisfaction: More than a wives' tale. Emotion, 14, 130-144. doi: 10.1037/a0034272 [abstract] [pdf] [featured in Huffington Post, KQED, SFGate, TIME, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HealthBeat]
- Gyruak, A., Haase, C. M., Sze, J., Goodkind, M. S., Coppola, G., Lane, J., Miller, B. L., & Levenson, R. W. (2013). The effect of the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism on empathic and self-conscious emotional reactivity. Emotion, 13, 25-35. doi: x10.1037/a0029616 [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Heckhausen, J., & Wrosch, C. (2013). Developmental regulation across the life span: Towards a new synthesis. Developmental Psychology, 49, 964-72. doi: 10.1037/a0029231. [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Saslow, L. R., Bloch, L., Saturn, S. R., Casey, J., Seider, B. H., Lane, J., Coppola, G., & Levenson, R. W. (2013). The 5-HTTLPR polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene moderates the association between emotional behavior and changes in marital satisfaction over time. Emotion, 13, 1068-1079. doi: 10.1037/a0033761 [abstract] [pdf] [featured in APS Observer, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, NBC Chicago, SFGate, SourceFed, WAMC]
- Holley, S. R., Haase, C. M., & Levenson, R. W. (2013). Age-related changes in demand-withdraw communication behaviors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 822-836. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12051 [abstract] [pdf] [featured in Huffington Post, LA Times, The Telegraph, TIMES Live]
- Levenson, R. W., Haase, C. M., Bloch, L., Holley, S., & Seider, B. J. (2013). Emotion regulation in couples. In J. J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (2nd ed., pp. 267-283). New York: The Guilford Press. [book]
- Wirth, M., Villeneuve, S., Haase, C. M., Madison, C. M., Oh, H., Landau, S. M., Rabinovici, G. D., & Jagust, W. J. (2013). Associations between Alzheimer Disease biomarkers, neurodegeneration, and cognition in cognitively normal older people. JAMA Neurology, 70, 1512-1519. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.4013 [abstract]
- Haase, C. M., & Heckhausen, J. (2012). Motivation. In W. Schneider & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 477-496). Weinheim, Germany: Beltz.
- Haase, C. M., Heckhausen, J., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). The interplay of motivation and well-being during the transition from university to work. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1739-1751. doi: 10.1037/a0026641 [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Landberg, M., Lüdke, K., Schmidt, C., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). The later, the better? Early, average, and late timing of sexual experiences in adolescence and psychosocial adjustment in young adulthood. European Psychologist, 17, 199-212, doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000082 [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M.*, Poulin, M. J.*, & Heckhausen, J. (2012). Happiness as a motivator: Positive affect predicts primary control striving for career and educational goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1093-1104. doi: 10.1177/0146167212444906 * The two authors contributed equally to this work. [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Seider, B. H., Shiota, M. N., & Levenson, R. W. (2012). Anger and sadness in response to an emotionally-neutral film: Evidence for age-specific associations with well-being. Psychology and Aging, 27, 305-317. doi: 10.1037/a0024959 [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2011). Effects of positive affect on risk perceptions in adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.03.004 [abstract] [pdf]
- Pavlova, M. K., Haase, C. M., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2011). Early, on-time, and late behavioural autonomy in adolescence: Psychosocial correlates in young and middle adulthood. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 361–337. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.04.002 [abstract] [pdf]
2010 and earlier
- Tomasik, M. J., Hardy, S., Haase, C. M., & Heckhausen, J. (2009). Adaptive adjustment of vocational aspirations among German youths during the transition from school to work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 74, 38-46. [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Heckhausen, J., & Köller, O. (2008). Goal engagement during the school-to-work transition: Beneficial for all, particularly for girls. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 18, 671-698. [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Tomasik, M. J., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2008). Premature behavioral autonomy: Correlates in late adolescence and young adulthood. European Psychologist, 13, 255-266. [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M., Silbereisen, R. K., & Reitzle, M. (2008). Adolescents’ transitions to behavioral autonomy after German unification. Journal of Adolescence, 31, 337-353. [abstract] [pdf]
- Haase, C. M. (2007). Agency and adaptive development in the transition from university to work: A longitudinal study. Dissertation thesis, University of Jena, Jena, Germany. [pdf] [featured in ZEIT Campus, Süddeutsche Zeitung]
- Silbereisen, R. K., Best, H., & Haase, C. M. (Eds.) (2007). Agency and human development in times of social change [Special Section]. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 73-115. [abstract] [pdf]
- Poulin, M. J., Haase, C. M., & Heckhausen, J. (2005). Engagement and disengagement across the life span: An analysis of two-process models of developmental regulation. In W. Greve, K. Rothermund, & D. Wentura (Eds.), The adaptive self: Personal continuity and intentional self-development (pp. 117-135). Göttingen/New York: Hogrefe.
- Neumann, J., Eschler, S., Knote, A., Haase, C. M., Hieber, K., Müller, C., Soremski, R., Ulrich, S., & Wiezorek, C. (2002). Prävention und Intervention [Prevention and intervention]. In W. Frindte & J. Neumann (Eds.), Fremdenfeindliche Gewalttäter. Biographien und Tatverläufe [Xenophobic violent offenders. Biographies and offenses] (pp. 209-251). Opladen, Germany: Westdeutscher Verlag.
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