Relationships in later life

IP212 (former IP12)

Project leader: Prof. Hansjörg Znoj

IP212 aims at investigating the processes of overcoming vulnerabilising factors in close relationships in middle- and old-aged adults. Specifically the project seeks to explore the various paths of psychological adaptation to major stressors related to marital relationship in the second half of life, and to identify resources and possibilities of psychosocial prevention and psychological intervention. On the one hand the focus is on the determinants and outcomes of critical life events related to intimate relationships, whether due to divorce or bereavement. On the other hand we are interested in continuity and change of marriages in middle and older age, and in the role of chronic stressors such as health problems or caregiving strain, which are major challenges for marital quality.

During Phase 1 (2011-2014), this project was entitled "Vulnerability and growth: Partnership in the second life half – challenges, losses, and benefits" (IP12 )

Prof. Joëlle Darwiche, Prof. Daniela Jopp, Prof. Valentino Pomini, Prof. Dario Spini
Dr. Jeanette Brodbeck, Dr. Anik Debrot, Dr. Claudia Meystre, Dr. Davide Morselli, Dr. Stefanie Spahni

Doctoral students:
Liliane Efinger, Annahita Ehsan, Charikleia Lampraki, Minja Leko

Research assistant :
Franziska Rockstroh

News published on IP212


Selected publications

Perrig-Chiello, P., Spahni, S., Höpflinger, F., & Carr, D.. (2016). Cohort and gender differences in psychosocial adjustment to later-life widowhood. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(4), 765-774. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbv004
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Perrig-Chiello, P., Hutchison, S., & Morselli, D.. (2015). Patterns of psychological adaptation to divorce after a long-term marriage. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32(3), 386-405. doi:10.1177/0265407514533769
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Other publications

Launey, C., Petitjean, F., & Pomini, V.. (2018). IPT (integrated psychological therapy). In N. Franck, Traité de réhabilitation psychosociale (Elsevier Masson., pp. 591–604). Issy-les-Moulineaux, France: Nicolas Franck.
Bellier-Teichmann, T., & Pomini, V.. (2018). L’évaluation des ressources en réhabilitation psychosociale. In N. Franck, Traité de réhabilitation psychosociale (Elsevier Masson., pp. 289–299). Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
Jopp, D., Spini, D., & Gondo, Y.. (2018). Oldest old. In M. Bornstein, The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 1542–1544). SAGE Publications. CA: SAGE Publications.
Bodenmann, P., Jackson, Y., & Wolff, H.. (2018). Vulnérabilités, équité et santé. Chêne-Bourg, Switzerland: RMS éditions.
Jung, S., & Jopp, D. S.. (2018). Adult children’s relationship to parent influences their views on aging and attitude toward own aging. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi:10.1177/0091415018784703
Boerner, K., Kim, K., Kim, Y., Rott, C., & Jopp, D. S.. (2018). Centenarians' end-of-life thoughts and plans: Is their social network on the same page?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66, 1311–1317. doi:10.1111/jgs.15398
Cimarolli, V. R., Jopp, D. S., Boerner, K., & Minahan, J.. (2018). Depressive symptoms in the oldest-old: The role of sensory impairments. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 78, 249–254. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2018.07.009
Jopp, D. S., Dupuis, M., Somer, E., Hagani, N., & Herscu, O.. (2018). Validation of the Hebrew version of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS-H): Evidence for a generalizable measure of pathological daydreaming. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, No Pagination Specified–No Pagination Specified. doi:10.1037/cns0000162
Pomini, V., & Bonsack, C.. (2018). Modèles théoriques du rétablissement. In N. Franck, Traité de réhabilitation psychosociale (Elsevier Masson., pp. 55–63). Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
Jopp, D. (2018). Adaptation to loss and major life change. In The wiley blackwell Encyclopedia of adulthood and aging. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Boerner, K., Gleason, H., & Jopp, D.. (2017). Burnout After Patient Death: Challenges for Direct Care Workers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 54, 317–325. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.06.006
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Moritz, S., Göritz, A., McLean, B., Westermann, S., & Brodbeck, J.. (2017). Do depressive symptoms predict paranoia or vice versa?. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 56, 113–121. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.10.002
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Teixeira, L., Araújo, L., Jopp, D., & Ribeiro, O.. (2017). Centenarians in Europe. Maturitas, 104, 90–95. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.08.005
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Jopp, D., Hicks, S., & Jung, S.. (2016). Well-being in centenarians. In N. Pachana, Encyclopedia of Geropsychology (First., pp. 1-10). Singapore, Singapore: Springer.
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Jopp, D., & Hicks, S.. (2016). Fordham Centenarian Study. In N. Pachana, Encyclopedia of Geropsychology (pp. 1-9). Singapore, Singapore: Springer.
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Rott, C., Jopp, D., & Boerner, K.. (2016). Heidelberg Centenarian Studies. In N. Pachana, Encyclopedia of Geropsycholgy (pp. 1-9). Singapore, Singapore: Springer.
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Jopp, D., Jung, S., Damarin, A., Jeswani, S., & Spini, D.. (2017). Who is your successful aging role model?. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 72(2), 237-247. doi:doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw138
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Perrig-Chiello, P. (2016). Selbstverantwortung als Lebensaufgabe - Kompetenzen, Forderungen und Überforderungen. In U. Breitenstein, Verantwortung - Freiheit und Grenzen (pp. 197-209). Basel, Switzerland: Schwabe Verlag.
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Perrig-Chiello, P., & Margelisch, K.. (2017). Spiritual Care - eine psychologische Annäherung. In I. Noth, Wenz, G., & Schweizer, E., Pastoral and Spiritual Care across Religions and Cultures (First., pp. 71-82). Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
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Jopp, D., Boerner, K., Cimarolli, V., Hicks, S., Jeswani, S., Paggi, M., et al.. (2016). Challenges experienced at age 100: Findings from the Fordham Centenarian Study. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 28(3), 187-207. doi:10.1080/08959420.2016.1163652
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Somer, E., Lehrfeld, J., Bigelsen, J., & Jopp, D.. (2016). Development and validation of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS). Consciousness and Cognition, 39, 77-91. doi:0.1016/j.concog.2015.12.001
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Meystre, C. (2016). Quelle place pour l'étude du cas unique dans la construction de la théorie clinique? Illustration par le modèle de l'assimilation. In V. Pomini, de Roten, Y., Brodard, F., & Quartier, V., L'étude de cas: Dialogue entre recherche et pratique en psychologie clinique et psychothérapie (pp. 173-193). Lausanne, Switzerland: Antipodes.
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Pin Le Corre, S., & Spini, D.. (2016). Meeting the needs of the growing very old population: Policy implications for a global challenge. Journal of aging & social policy, 28(3), 218-231. doi:10.1080/08959420.2016.1181972
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Somer, E., Somer, L., & Jopp, D.. (2016). Parallel lives: A phenomenological study of the lived experience of maladaptive daydreaming. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17(5), 561-576. doi:10.1080/15299732.2016.1160463
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Jopp, D., Boerner, K., Ribeiro, O., & Rott, C.. (2016). Life at age 100: an international research agenda for centenarian studies. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 28(3), 133-147. doi:10.1080/08959420.2016.1161693
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Bigelsen, J., Lehrfeld, J., Jopp, D., & Somer, E.. (2016). Maladaptive daydreaming: evidence for an under-researched mental health disorder. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 254-266. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.017
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Boerner, K., Jopp, D., Park, M. - K., & Rott, C.. (2016). Who do centenarians rely on for support? Findings from the second Heidelberg centenarian study. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 28(3), 165-186. doi:10.1080/08959420.2016.1160708
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Somer, E., Somer, L., & Jopp, D.. (2016). Childhood antecedents and maintaining factors in maladaptive daydreaming. Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 204(6), 471-478. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000507
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Jopp, D., Boerner, K., & Rott, C.. (2016). Health and disease at age 100. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, 113(12), 203-210. doi:10.3238/arztebl.2016.0203
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Morselli, D. (2017). Contextual determinants of hopelessness: Investigating socioeconomic factors and emotional climates. Social Indicators Research, 133(1), 373-393. doi:10.1007/s11205-016-1346-x
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Perrig-Chiello, P., Höpflinger, F., Spahni, S., & Carr, D.. (2015). Cohort and gender differences in psychosocial adjustment to later-life widowhood. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(4), 765-774. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbv004
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Boerner, K., & Jopp, D.. (2016). Adaptation to loss. In S. K. Whitbourne, The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging (Vol. 1-3, Vol. 1, pp. 18-23). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
Znoj, H. (2015). Bereavement and complicated grief across the life span. In J. D. Wright, International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (2nd ed., pp. 537-541). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.21012-X
Perrig-Chiello, P., & Spahni, S.. (2015). Wohlbefindenstheorien. In M. Galliker & Wolfradt, U., Kompendium psychologischer Theorien (pp. 545-549). Berlin: Suhrkamp.
Perrig-Chiello, P. (2015). Mit Neugier und Empathie. Gemeinschaft leben und in Beziehung sein im hohen Alter. In C. Fistarol, Kunz, R., Lüssi, W., & Streckeisen, O., Heimgang. Gedanken über den Lebensabend (pp. 48-56). Zürich: Rüffer & Rub.
Perrig-Chiello, P. (2015). Vulnerabilität und Wachstum über die Lebensspanne. In Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz, Wege aus der Verletzlichkeit (pp. 21-49). Zürich: Seismo Verlag.
Perrig-Chiello, P., & Höpflinger, F.. (2014). Herausforderungen und neue Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten des mittleren Lebensalters. In H. - W. Wahl & Kruse, A., Lebensläufe im Wandel: Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne aus Sicht verschiedener Disziplinen (pp. 138-149). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Perrig-Chiello, P. (2014). Erwerbstätige: Im Sandwich. In J. Cosandey, Generationenungerechtigkeit überwinden. Revisionsvorschläge für einen veralteten Vertrag (pp. 57-74). Zürich: NZZ Verlag Libro.
Perrig-Chiello, P. (2014). Les soins dispensés au sein des familles – Entre solidarité, ambivalence et conflits. In M. Beyeler, Métamorphouse. Transformer sa maison au fil de la vie (pp. 160-166). Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes.
Perrig-Chiello, P. (2012). Zeiterleben und Zeitgestaltung in biographischen Übergangsphasen. Der Mensch im Spannungsfeld zwischen individuellen Bedürfnissen und gesellschaftlichen Anforderungen. In I. Noth & Kunz, R., Nachdenkliche Seelsorge – seelsorgliches Nachdenken: Festschrift für Christoph Morgenthaler zum 65. Geburtstag (pp. 311-326). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Perrig-Chiello, P. (2011). Lebenslange Entwicklung: Selbstverantwortlichkeit und Schicksal. In I. Noth, Morgenthaler, C., & Greider, K. J., Pastoralpsychologie und Religionspsychologie im Dialog / Pastoral psychology and psychology of religion in dialogue (pp. 169-183). Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer.