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Claudia Haase

Claudia Haase

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Annenberg Hall
Room 108
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Biography
I am interested in successful development across the life span. 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 and a new faculty associate at the Institute of Policy Research at Northwestern University. 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. I am a member of the Behavior Change Research Network.



Websites
Personal website
Awards/Honors
2011 - University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

2009 - German Research Foundation, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

2008 - University of Jena, Dissertation Award

2004 - German National Academic Foundation, Doctoral Fellowship

Research/Scholarship

Education
Year Degree Institution
2007 PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Developmental Psychology University of Jena
2003 Diploma, Psychology University of Jena


Selected Publications
Haase, C. M. (In Press/Under Review). Emotion regulation in intimate relationships. ISSBD Bulletin.

Bloch, L., Haase, C. M., & Levenson, R. W. (2014). Emotion regulation predicts marital satisfaction: More than a wives’ tale. Emotion, 14: 130-144.

Levenson, R. W., Sturm, V., & 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.

Villeneuve, S., Reed, Bruce 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 impact of β-amyloid on episodic memory. Neurology, 82: 761-767.

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.

Haase, C. M., Heckhausen, J., & Wrosch, C. (2013). Developmental regulation across the life span: Towards a new synthesis. Developmental Psychology: 49, 964-72.
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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.
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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’s Disease biomarkers, neurodegeneration, and cognition in normal older people. JAMA Neurology: 70, 1512-1519.

Levenson, R. W., Haase, C. M., Bloch, L., Holley, S., & Seider, B. J. (2013). Emotion regulation in couples in Gross, J. J. (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (2nd ed.) (pp. 267-283). The Guilford Press.

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.

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.

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.
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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 wellbeing. Psychology and Aging: 27, 305-317.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Research Interests
Successful development across the life span with a focus on emotion and motivation and their sources (e.g., genetic) and consequences (e.g., for well-being, health, social relationships); pathological aging (e.g., Alzheimer's disease; frontotemporal dementia)

Teaching/Advising


Courses
HDSP 404 Adult Development & Aging This graduate seminar aims to introduce students to the core substantive issues and key social-science authors in the interdisciplinary study of adult development and aging, drawing mainly from the disciplines of human development, psychology, sociology, education, and the cognitive sciences. The course will focus on the substantive issues of (1) personality and self, (2) cognition and learning, (3) generativity and social commitment, (4) love and family, and (5) work and retirement. Across these five domains, we will pay careful attention to the dynamics of continuity and change across the life course and the socio-historical context within which developing lives are situated.
SESP 203 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging Psychological, sociological, and biological factors influencing human development from young and middle adulthood through late life with special consideration of family, school, work, and leisure contexts.


Service/Recognition


Editorial Boards
Year Journal Name Position
2013 - 2014 International Journal of Psychology Editorial Board member





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