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Editors' Choice Articles

The editors have selected their choice articles from those published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. These represent papers that the editors see as providing an especially significant contribution to the field.

The editors' choice articles will be freely available online to read.

Intraindividual Variability in Basic Reaction Time Predicts Middle-Aged and Older Pilots' Flight Simulator Performance
Quinn Kennedy, Joy Taylor, Daniel Heraldez, Art Noda, Laura C. Lazzeroni, and Jerome Yesavage
Volume 68, Issue 4, July 2013

Age and the Tenses of Life Satisfaction
Markus H. Schafer, Sarah A. Mustillo, and Kenneth F. Ferraro
Volume 68, Issue 4, July 2013

Former Stepparents' Contact With Their Stepchildren After Midlife
Claire M. Noel-Miller
Volume 68, Issue 3, May 2013

Predicting Sexual Decline and Dissatisfaction Among Older Adults: The Role of Partnered and Individual Physical and Mental Health Factors
Maggie L. Syme, Elizabeth A. Klonoff, Caroline A. Macera, and Stephanie K. Brodine
Volume 68, Issue 3, May 2013

Insomnia Symptoms, Nightmares, and Suicidal Ideation in Older Adults
Michael R. Nadorff, Amy Fiske, Jeannie A. Sperry, Rachel Petts, and Jeffrey J. Gregg
Volume 68, Issue 2, March 2013

Worship Attendance and the Disability Process in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
George Fitchett, Maureen R. Benjamins, Kimberly A. Skarupski, and Carlos F. Mendes de Leon
Volume 68, Issue 2, March 2013

“Feeling Younger, Being Stronger”: An Experimental Study of Subjective Age and Physical Functioning Among Older Adults
Yannick Stephan, Aïna Chalabaev, Dana Kotter-Grühn, and Alban Jaconelli
Volume 68, Issue 1, January 2013

Causal Effects of Retirement Timing on Subjective Physical and Emotional Health
Esteban Calvo, Natalia Sarkisian, and Christopher R. Tamborini
Volume 68, Issue 1, January 2013

History of Sexual Assault Is Associated With Greater Declines in Executive Functioning in Older Adults With APOE ϵ4
Andrew J. Petkus, Julie Loebach Wetherell, Murray B. Stein, Lin Liu, and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor
Volume 67, Issue 6, November 2012

The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults, 1990–2010
Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin
Volume 67, Issue 6, November 2012

The Impact of Age Stereotypes on Self-perceptions of Aging Across the Adult Lifespan
Dana Kotter-Grühn and Thomas M. Hess
Volume 67, Issue 5, September 2012

Accumulated Financial Strain and Women’s Health Over Three Decades
Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee, Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Kenneth F. Ferraro
Volume 67, Issue 5, September 2012

Impaired Attentional Disengagement in Older Adults With Useful Field of View Decline
Joshua D. Cosman, Monica N. Lees, John D. Lee, Matthew Rizzo, and Shaun P. Vecera
Volume 67, Issue 4, July 2012

Long-term Effects of Psychosocial Work Stress in Midlife on Health Functioning After Labor Market Exit—Results From the GAZEL Study
Morten Wahrendorf, Grace Sembajwe, Marie Zins, Lisa Berkman, Marcel Goldberg, and Johannes Siegrist
Volume 67, Issue 4, July 2012

Longitudinal Relationships Between Resources, Motivation, and Functioning
Thomas M. Hess, Lisa Emery, and Shevaun D. Neupert
Volume 67, Issue 3, May 2012

Primary Caregiver Characteristics and Transitions in Community-Based Care
Susan M. Allen, Julie C. Lima, Frances K. Goldscheider, and Jason Roy
Volume 67, Issue 3, May 2012

Changes in Depressive Symptoms in the Context of Disablement Processes: Role of Demographic Characteristics, Cognitive Function, Health, and Social Support
Elizabeth B. Fauth, Denis Gerstorf, Nilam Ram, and Bo Malmberg
Volume 67, Issue 2, March 2012

Race/Ethnic and Nativity Disparities in Later Life Physical Performance: The Role of Health and Socioeconomic Status Over the Life Course
Steven A. Haas, Patrick M. Krueger, and Leah Rohlfsen
Volume 67, Issue 2, March 2012
This article is part of a symposium, (Re)considering the Life Course as a Key Concept in Social Gerontology. See the full listing of articles here.

Personality Trait Level and Change as Predictors of Health Outcomes: Findings From a National Study of Americans (MIDUS)
Nicholas A. Turiano, Lindsay Pitzer, Cherie Armour, Arun Karlamangla, Carol D. Ryff and Daniel K. Mroczek
Volume 67, Issue 1, January 2012

The Health Implications of Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren in China
Feinian Chen and Guangya Liu
Volume 67, Issue 1, January 2012

Social Exchanges and Subjective Well-being: Do Sources of Positive and Negative Exchanges Matter?
Sheung-Tak Cheng, Kin-Kit Li, Edward M. F. Leung, and Alfred C. M. Chan
Volume 66, Issue 6, November 2011

Independence Through Social Networks: Bridging Potential Among Older Women and Men
Benjamin Cornwell
Volume 66, Issue 6, November 2011

Pain and Depression in Late Life: Mastery as Mediator and Moderator
Alex Bierman
Volume 66, Issue 5, September 2011

Memory Predicts Changes in Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Bidirectional Longitudinal Analysis
Archana Jajodia and Ashley Borders
Volume 66, Issue 5, September 2011

Weight Loss and Self-Regulatory Eating Efficacy in Older Adults: The Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program
W. Jack Rejeski, Shannon L. Mihalko, Walter T. Ambrosius, Lucille B. Bearon, and Jacquelyn W. McClelland
Volume 66, Issue 3, May 2011
This article is freely available through Oxford Open, our open access initiative. Learn more about Oxford Open here.

Alcohol Consumption and Domain-Specific Cognitive Function in Older Adults: Longitudinal Data From the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study
Alden L. Gross, George W. Rebok, Daniel E. Ford, Audrey Y. Chu, Joseph J. Gallo, Kung-Yee Liang, Lucy A. Meoni, Hasan M. Shihab, Nae-Yuh Wang, and Michael J. Klag
Volume 66, Issue 1, January 2011

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