UCLouvain Professor
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    Adults (within a lifespan perspective)
Research interests
    The contribution of psychosocial (e.g., socioeconomic status, sources of disparities, control beliefs), behavioral (e.g., physical and cognitive activities), and stress-related factors (e.g., cortisol response) for optimizing and maintaining good cognitive and physical health as people age
    healthy aging, lifespan development, normal cognitive aging, control beliefs, health disparities, health literacy, resilience, stress and cognitive assessment, frailty
    repeated measures designs (e.g., longitudinal studies, daily diaries), experimental manipulations, self-reports, biomarkers
Selected Publications
  • Rickenbach, E. H., Agrigoroaei, S., Hughes, M. L., & Lachman, M. E. (2019). Control Beliefs and Susceptibility to the Promises of Memory Improvement, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Advance online publication, DOI: 10.1002/acp.3544
  • Desrichard, O., Vallet, F., Agrigoroaei, S., Fagot, D., & Spini, D. (2018). Frailty in aging and its influence on perceived stress exposure and stress-related symptoms: Evidence from the Swiss Vivre/Leben/Vivere study. European Journal of Ageing, Advanced Online Publication.
  • Philippot, P., & Agrigoroaei, S. (2017). Repetitive thinking, executive functioning, and depressive mood in the elderly. Aging & Mental Health, 21, 1192-1196. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1211619
  • Agrigoroaei, S., Attardo, A. L., & Lachman, M. E. (2017). Stress and subjective age: Those with greater financial stress look older. Research on Aging, 39, 1075-1099 doi:10.1177/0164027516658502
  • Turiano, N.A., Chapman, B.P., Agrigoroaei, S., Infurna, F.J. & Lachman, M.E. (2014). Perceived Control Reduces Mortality Risk at Low, not High, Education Levels, Health Psychology, 33, 883-890, DOI: 10.1037/hea0000022
  • Agrigoroaei, S., Polito, M., Lee, A., Kranz-Graham, E., Seeman, T., & Lachman, M.E. (2013) Cortisol Response to Challenge Involving Low Controllability: The Role of Control Beliefs and Age, Biological Psychology, 93, 138-142.
  • Agrigoroaei, S., Neupert, S.D. & Lachman, M.E. (2013) Maintaining a Sense of Control in the Context of Cognitive Challenge: Greater Stability in Control Beliefs Benefits Working Memory, The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 26, 49-59, DOI: 10.1024/1662-9647/a000078.
  • Agrigoroaei, S., & Lachman, M.E. (2011). Cognitive Functioning in Midlife and Old Age: Combined Effects of Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66B(S1), i130–i140, DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbr017