UCLouvain Professor
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Research domains

  • Topic of interest: 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
  • Population: Adults (within a lifespan perspective)
  • Tools: repeated measures designs (e.g., longitudinal studies, daily diaries), experimental manipulations, self-reports, biomarkers
  • Keywords: healthy aging, lifespan development, normal cognitive aging, control beliefs, health disparities, health literacy, resilience, stress and cognitive assessment, frailty

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

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