Claudia Haase

Claudia Haase

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychology
Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research

Annenberg Hall
Room 108
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001


Claudia Haase is a life-span developmental psychologist. Her research program examines age-related changes as well as sources and consequences of individual differences in emotion and motivation across the life span in individuals and couples. Her work uses multiple methods (i.e., rating dials, behavioral observations, autonomic physiology, genotyping, structural neuroimaging, questionnaires), diverse study designs (e.g., experimental and longitudinal), and single-subjects as well as dyadic approaches. Much of her research has been devoted to understanding how basic paradigms and insights from affective, relationship, and motivation science can be used to understand adaptive development across the life span. More recently, she has started to apply this knowledge to examine psycho- and neuropathology across the life span, including psychopathology in adolescence and young adulthood (i.e., youth at ultra-high risk for the development of psychosis) and neurodegenerative disease in late life (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia). Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and the Retirement Research Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • 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



Year Degree Institution
2013 Postdoc, Psychology University of California, Berkeley
2007 PhD, Psychology University of Jena
2003 Diploma, Psychology University of Jena

Selected Publications

Haase, C. M., Holley, S., Bloch, L., Verstaen, A., & Levenson, R. W. (2016). Interpersonal emotional behaviors and physical health: A 20-year longitudinal study of long-term married couples. Emotion: 965-977.

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.

Haase, C. M., Beermann, U., Saslow, L. R., Shiota, M. N., Saturn, S. R., Lwi, S., Casey, J. J., Nguyen, N. K., Whalen, P. K., Keltner, D., & Levenson, R. W. (2015). Short alleles, bigger smiles? Effects of 5-HTTLPR on positive emotional expressions. Emotion: 438-448.

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

Haase, C. M. (2014). Emotion regulation in intimate relationships. ISSBD Bulletin.
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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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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.

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.
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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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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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Research Interests

Life-span development, emotion, motivation, close relationships, affective neuroscience



SESP 203

Human Development: Adulthood & Aging


Editorial Boards

Year Journal Name Position
2018 Review of General Psychology Editorial Board
2016 International Journal of Behavioral Development Editorial Board
2016 Emotion Editorial Board
2013 - 2016 International Journal of Psychology Editorial Board

Last Updated: 2017-11-01 11:32:26