Margie Lachman

Margie Lachman
PhD, Pennsylvania State University



Margie E. Lachman, PhD is Minnie and Harold L. Fierman Professor of Psychology and Director of the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab at Brandeis University and the Brandeis University Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging. She is co-director of the NIH-funded pre and postdoctoral training program, Cognitive Aging in a Social Context. She was editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2000-2003), and has edited two volumes on midlife development. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 20 and the Gerontological Society of America. Lachman's research is in the area of lifespan development with a focus on midlife and later life. With funding from NIA, her current work is aimed at identifying psychosocial (e.g., sense of control) and behavioral (e.g., physical exercise) factors that can protect against, minimize, or compensate for declines in cognition (e.g., memory) and health. She is conducting studies to examine long-term predictors of psychological and physical health, laboratory-based experiments to identify psychological and physiological processes involved in aging-related changes, especially  in memory, and intervention studies to enhance performance and promote adaptive functioning.

Lachman has published numerous chapters and journal articles on these topics. Lachman was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Midlife Development and is currently collaborating on a 10-year longitudinal follow-up of the original MacArthur midlife sample. She has conducted intervention studies designed to enhance the sense of control over memory and physical exercise, and one of the programs designed to increase control over falling won the Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association. Lachman has served as an advisor to organizations such as the AARP and the Boston Museum of Science for the traveling exhibit on the Secrets of Aging. She has presented her research on the CBS evening news and the NBC Today show. In 2003, she received the Distinguished Research Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, Division on Adult Development and Aging.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

Bisson, A. N., Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. (in press). Walk to a better night of sleep: Testing the relationship between physical activity and sleep. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 5(5), 487-494. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.06.003

Robinson, S.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2020). Daily Control Beliefs and Cognition: The Mediting Role of Physical Activity. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 74(4), 772 - 782. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby081

Dixon, R.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2019). Risk and protective factors in cognitive aging: Advances in assessment, prevention, and promotion of alternative pathways. In G. Samanez-Larkin (Ed.), The aging brain: Functional adaptation across adulthood (pp. 217-263). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Hamm, J. M., Heckhausen, J., Shane, J., Infurna, F. J., & Lachman, M. E. (2019). Engagement with six major life domains during the transition to retirement: Stability and change for better or worse. Psychology and Aging, 34, 441-456. doi: 10.1037/pag0000343

Hong, J. H., Charles, S. T., Lee, S., & Lachman, M. E. (2019). Perceived changes in life satisfaction from the past, present and to the future: A comparison of U.S. and Japan. Psychology and Aging, 34, 317-329. doi: 10.1037/pag0000345

Liu, Y., & Lachman, M. E. (2019a). Education and cognition in middle age and later life: The mediating role of physical and cognitive activity. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbz020 PDF

Liu, Y., & Lachman, M. E. (2019b). Socioeconomic status and parenting style from childhood: Long-term effects on cognitive function in middle and later adulthood. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences, 74(6), e13-e24. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbz034

Rickenbach, E., Agrigoroaei, S., Hughes, M., & Lachman, M. E. (2019). Control beliefs and susceptibility to the promises of memory improvementApplied Cognitive Psychology, 2019, 1-11. doi: 10.1002/acp.3544

Stowell, E., Zhang, Y., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Lachman, M., & Parker, A. G. (2019). Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers: A Qualitative Study Investigating Opportunities for Exergame Innovation. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3. Online publication Aug 2019. doi: 10.1145/3359232

Agrigoroaei, S., Robinson, S. A., Hughes, M. L., Rickenbach, E. H., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Cognition at midlife: Antecedents and consequences. In C. D. Ryff & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), Oxford handbook of integrated health science. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190676384.013.19

Drewelies, J., Agrigoroaei, S., Lachman, M.E., & Gerstorf, D. (2018). Age variations in cohort differences in the United States: Older adults report fewer constraints nowadays than those 18 years ago, but mastery beliefs are diminished among younger adults. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1408-1425. doi: 10.1037/dev0000527

Elliot, A. J., Turiano, N. A., Infurna, F. J., Lachman, M. E., & Chapman, B. P. (2018). Lifetime trauma, perceived control, and all-cause mortality: Results from the Midlife in the United States Study. Health Psychology, 37, 262-270. doi: 10.1037/hea0000585

Hughes, M. L., Agrigoroaei, S., Jeon, M., Bruzzese, M., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Change in cognitive performance from midlife into old age: Findings from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24, 805-820. doi: 10.1017/S1355617718000425, PMCID: PMC6170692

Hughes, M. L., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Social comparisons of health and cognitive functioning contribute to changes in subjective age. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 73, 816-824. Online publication April 25 2016. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw044

Lachman, M. E., Lipsitz, L., Lubben, J., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., & Jette, A. (2018). When adults don’t exercise: Behavioral strategies to increase physical activity in sedentary middle-aged and older adults. Innovation in Aging, 2, 1-12. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy007

Levine, C. S., Miller, G. E., Lachman, M. E., Seeman, T. E., & Chen, E. (2018). Early life adversity and adult health. In C. D. Ryff & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), Oxford handbook of integrated health science. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190676384.013.3

Lo, O.-Y., Conboy, L. A., Rukhadze, A., Georgetti, C., Gagnon, M. M., Manor, B., … & Wayne, P. M. (2018). In the eyes of those who were randomized: Perceptions of disadvantaged older adults in a Tai Chi trial. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny165

Matz-Costa, C., Howard, E., Sceppa, C., Diaz-Valdes Iriarte, A., & Lachman, M. (2018). Peer-based strategies to support physical activity interventions for older adults: A typology, conceptual framework, and practice guidelines. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny092

Matz-Costa, C., Lubben, J., Lachman, M. E., Lee, H. N., & Choi, Y. J. (2018). A pilot randomized trial of an intervention to enhance the health-promoting effects of older adults' activity portfolios: The Engaged4Life program. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61(8), 792-816. Nov 05 2018. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2018.1542371

Robinson, S. A., Bisson, A. N., Hughes, M. L., Ebert, J., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Time for change: Using implementation intentions to promote physical activity in a randomised pilot trial. Psychology & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2018.1539487

Robinson, S. A. & Lachman, M. E. (2018a). Daily control beliefs and cognition: The mediating role of physical activityJournal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Series B. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby081

Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. (2018b). Perceived control and cognition in adulthood: The mediating role of physical activity. Psychology and Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/pag0000273

Segel-Karpas, D., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Social contact and cognitive functioning: The role of personality. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 73, 974-984. Online publication Aug 9 2016. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw079, PMCID: PMC6093459

Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., & Lachman, M. E. (2018a). Loneliness and depressive symptoms: The moderating role of the transition into retirement. Aging and Mental Health, 22, 135-140. Online publication Sep 13 2016. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1226770

Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., & Lachman, M. (2018b). Retirement and depressive symptoms: A 10-year cross-lagged analysis. Psychiatry Research, 269, 565-570. Online publication Aug 25 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.081

van Reekum, C. M., Schaefer, S. M., Lapate, R. C., Norris, C. J., Tun, P. A., Lachman, M. E., … Davidson, R. J. (2018). Aging is associated with a prefrontal lateral-medial shift during picture-induced negative affect. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13(2), 156-163. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsx144

Brisbon, N., & Lachman, M. E. (2017). Dispositional mindfulness and memory problems: The role of perceived stress and sleep quality. Mindfulness, 8, 379-386. doi: 10.1007/s12671-016-0607-8.

Hostinar, C. E., Davidson, R. J., Graham, E. K., Mroczek, D. K., Lachman, M. E., Seeman, T. E., van Reekum, C. M., & Miller, G. E. (2017). Frontal brain asymmetry, childhood maltreatment, and low-grade inflammation at midlife. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 152-163. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.10.026

Karlamangla, A. S., Lachman, M. E., Han, W. J., Huang, M. H., & Greendale, G. A. (2017). Evidence for Cognitive Aging in Midlife Women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. PLoS ONE, 12, e0169008. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169008

Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. (2017). Perceived control and aging: A mini review and directions for future research. Gerontology, 63, 435-442. doi: 10.1159/000468540

Sullivan, A. N., & Lachman, M. E. (2017). Behavior change with fitness technology insedentary adults: A review of the evidence for increasing physical activity. Frontiers in Public Health, 4. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00289

Wayne, P. M., Gagnon, M. M., Macklin, E. A., Travison, T., Manor, B., Lachman, M., ... Lipsitz, L. A. (2017). The Mind-Body Wellness in Supportive Housing (Mi-WiSH) Study: Design and rationale of a cluster randomized controlled trial of Tai Chi in senior housing. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 60, 96-104. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.07.005

Zahodne, L. B., Manly, J. J. , Smith, J., Seeman, T., & Lachman, M. (2017). Socioeconomic, health, and psychosocial mediators of racial disparities in cognition in early, middle, and late adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 32, 118-130. doi: 10.1037/pag0000154

Agrigoroaei, S., Attardo, A. L., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Stress and subjective age: Those with greater financial stress look older. Research on Aging, 39, 1075-1099. doi: 10.1177/0164027516658502

Crowley, O. V., Kimhy, D., McKinley, P. S., Burg, M. M., Schwartz, J. E., Lachman, M. E., . . . Sloan, R. P. (2016). Vagal recovery from cognitive challenge moderates age-related deficits in executive functioning. Research on Aging, 38, 504-525. doi: 10.1177/0164027515593345

Grzywacz, J. G., Segel-Karpas, D., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Workplace exposures and cognitive function during adulthood: Evidence from the National Survey of Midlife Development and the O*NET. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, 535-541. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000727

Robinson, S. A. & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Perceived control and behavior change: A personalized approach. In F. Infurna & J. Reich (Eds.), Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 Years (pp. 201-227). New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Robinson, S., Rickenbach, E. H., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Self-regulatory strategies in daily life: Selection optimization and compensation and everyday memory problems. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40, 126-136. doi: 10.1177/0165025415592187

Segal-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Loneliness and depressive symptoms: The moderating role of the transition into retirement. Aging and Mental Health, 22, 135-140. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1226770

Song, J., Mailick, M. R., Greenberg, J. S., Ryff, C. D., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Cognitive aging in parents of children with disabilities. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71, 821-830. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbv015

Teshale, S., & Lachman, M. E. (2016). Managing daily happiness: The relationship between selection, optimization and compensation (SOC) strategies and well-being in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 31, 687-692. doi: 10.1037/pag0000132

Galambos, N. L., Fang, S., Krahn, H. J., Johnson, M. D., & Lachman, M. E. (2015). Up, not down: The age curve in happiness from early adulthood to midlife in two longitudinal studies. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1664-1671. doi: 10.1037/dev0000052

Hahn, E.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2015). Everyday experiences of memory problems and control: The adaptive role of selective optimization with compensation in the context of memory decline. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 22, 25-41. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2014.888391

Hostinar, C. E., Lachman, M. E., Mroczek, D. K., Seeman, T. E., & Miller, G. E. (2015). Additive contributions of childhood adversity and recent stressors to inflammation at midlife: Findings from the MIDUS study. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1630-1644. doi: 10.1037/dev0000049

Lachman, M. E. (2015). Mind the gap in the middle: A call to study midlife. Research in Human Development, 12, 327-334. doi: 10.1080/15427609.2015.1068048

Lachman, M. E., Agrigoroaei, S., & Hahn, E. A. (2015).  Making sense of control: Change and consequences. In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences. An interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0209

Lachman, M.E., Teshale, S., & Agrigoroaei, S. (2015). Midlife as a pivotal period in the life course: Balancing growth and decline at the crossroads of youth and old age. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39, 20-31. doi: 10.1177/0165025414533223

Rickenbach, E. H., Agrigoroaei, S., & Lachman, M. E. (2015). Awareness of Memory Ability and Change: In(Accuracy) of Memory Self-Assessments in Relation to Performance. Journal of Population Ageing, 8, 71-99. doi: 10.1007/s12062-014-9108-5

Vargas-Lascano, D.I., Galambos, N.L., Krahn, H.J., & Lachman, M.E. (2015). Growth in perceived control across 25 years from the late teens to midlife: The role of personal and parents' education. Developmental Psychology, 51, 124-135. doi: 10.1037/a0038433

Graham, E.K., & Lachman, M.E. (2014). Personality traits, facets and cognitive performance: Age differences in their relations. Personality and Individual Differences, 59, 89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.11.011

Karlamangla, A.S., Miller-Martinez, D., Lachman, M.E., Tun, P.A., Koretz, B.K., & Seeman, T.E. (2014). Biological correlates of adult cognition: Midlife in the United States (MIDUS). Neurobiology of Aging, 35, 387-394. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.07.028

Lachman, M.E., Agrigoroaei, S., Tun, P.A., & Weaver, S.L. (2014). Monitoring cognitive functioning: Psychometric properties of the Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone. Assessment, 21, 404-417. doi: 10.1177/1073191113508807

Rickenbach, E.H., Almeida, D.M., Seeman, T.E., & Lachman, M.E. (2014). Daily stress magnifies the association between cognitive decline and everyday memory problems: An integration of longitudinal and diary methods. Psychology and Aging, 29, 852-862. doi: 10.1037/a0038072

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, 8, 883-890. doi: 10.1037/hea0000022

Zebrowitz, L., Franklin, R., Jr., Boshyan, J., Luevano, V., Agrigoroaei, S., Milosavljevic, B., & Lachman, M.E. (2014). Older and younger adults' accuracy in discerning competence and health in older and younger faces. Psychology and Aging, 29, 454-468. doi: 10.1037/a0036255

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: doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000078

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. Biological Psychology 93, 138-142. doi: doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.01.003

Bertrand, R., Graham, E.K., & Lachman, M.E. (2013). Personality development in adulthood and old age. In R. M. Lerner, M. A. Easterbrooks & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology: Developmental Psychology (2 ed., pp. 475-494). New York: Wiley.

Human, L.J., Biesanz, J.C., Miller, G.E., Chen, E., Lachman, M.E., & Seeman, T.E. (2013). Is change bad? Personality change is associated with poorer psychological health and greater metabolic syndrome in midlife. Journal of Personality, 81, 249-260. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12002

Kimhy, D., Crowley, O.V., McKinley, P.S., Burg, M.M., Lachman, M.E., Tun, P.A., . . . Sloan, R.P. (2013). The association of cardiac vagal control and executive functioning: Findings from the MIDUS study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 628-635. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.01.018

Tun, P.A., Miller-Martinez, D., Lachman, M.E., & Seeman, T. (2013). Social strain and executive function across the lifespan: The dark (and light) sides of social engagement. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 20, 320-338. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2012.707173

Chen, E., Miller, G. E., Lachman, M. E., Gruenewald, T. L., & Seeman, T. E. (2012). Protective Factors for Adults from Low-Childhood Socioeconomic Circumstances: The Benefits of Shift-and-persist for allostatic load. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 178-186. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31824206fd

Graham, E.K., & Lachman, M.E. (2012). Personality stability is associated with better cognitive performance in adulthood: Are the stable more able? Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 67, 545-554. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr149

Graham, E.K., & Lachman, M.E. (2012). Personality and Aging: Cognitive perspectives and processes. Handbook of developmental psychology: Adult development and aging (pp. 254-272). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kremen, W. S., Lachman, M. E., Pruessner, J. C., Sliwinski, M., & Wilson, R. (2012). Mechanisms of Age-Related Cognitive Change and Targets for Intervention: Social Interactions and Stress. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 67, 760-765. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gls125

Lachman, M.E., & Agrigoroaei, S. (2012). Low perceived control as a risk factor for episodic memory: The mediational role of anxiety and task interference. Memory and Cognition, 40, 287-296. doi: 10.3758/s13421-011-0140-x

Zimprich, D., Allemand, M., & Lachman, M.E. (2012). Factorial structure and age-related psychometrics of the MIDUS personality adjective items across the life span. Psychological Assessment, 24, 173-186. doi: 10.1037/a0025265

Agrigoroaei, S., & Lachman, M. E. (2011). Cognitive functioning in midlife and old age: Combined effects of psychosocial and behavioral factors. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B(S1), i130-i140. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr017

Gerstorf, D., Röcke, C., & Lachman, M. E. (2011). Antecedent-consequent relations of perceived control to health and social support: Longitudinal evidence for between-domain associations across adulthood. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66, 67-71. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbq077

Lachman, M. E., Neupert, S., & Agrigoroaei, S. (2011). The relevance of control beliefs for health and aging. In K. W. Schaie & S. L. Willis (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (7th ed., pp. 175-190). New York: Elsevier.

Miller, G. E., Lachman, M. E., Chen, E., Gruenewald, T. L., Karlamanga, A.R., & Seeman, T. E. (2011). Pathways to resilience: Maternal nurturance as a buffer against childhood poverty’s effects on metabolic syndrome at midlife. Psychological Science, 22, 1591–1599. doi:10.1177/0956797611419170

Seeman, T., Miller-Martinez, D., Stein-Merkin, S., Lachman, M. E., Tun, P., & Karlamangla, A. (2011). Histories of social engagement and adult cognition: Midlife in the US Study. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B(S1), i141-i152. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbq091

Stawski, R. S., Almeida, D. M., Lachman, M. E., Tun, P., & Rosnick, C., Seeman, T. (2011). Associations between cognitive functioning and naturally occurring daily cortisol during middle adulthood: Timing is everything. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B(S1), i71-i81. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbq094

Agrigoroaei, S., & Lachman, M.E. (2010). Personal control and aging: How beliefs and expectations matter. In Cavanaugh, J. C., & Cavanaugh, C. K. (Eds.), Aging in America: Psychological Aspects (Vol. 1, pp. 177-201). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Perspectives.

Cotter, K.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2010). No strain, no gain: Psychosocial predictors of physical activity across the lifespan. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7, 584-594.

Cotter, K.A. & Lachman, M.E. (2010). Psychosocial and behavioral contributors to health: Age-related increases in physical disability are reduced by physical fitness. Psychology and Health, 25, 805-820. doi: 10.1080/08870440902883212

Lachman, M.E. (2010). Life begins at 40, 50, 60, and 70. Are we happy yet? In L. Bormans (Ed.), The World Book of Happiness, 148-150. Singapore and Belgium: Page One and Lanoo.

Lachman, M.E., & Agrigoroaei, S. (2010). Optimizing Health: A Lifespan Approach. In Rothstein, P. & Schull, D.D. (Eds.), Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries. (pp. 15-22). American Library Association.

Lachman, M.E., & Agrigoroaei, S. (2010). Promoting functional health in midlife and old age: Long-term protective effects of control beliefs, social support, and physical exercise. PloSONE, 5(10): e13297. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013297

Lachman, M.E., Agrigoroaei, S., Murphy, C., & Tun, P. (2010). Frequent Cognitive Activity Compensates for Education Differences in Episodic Memory. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18, 4-10. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181ab8b62

Lachman, M.E., & Kranz, E. (2010). The midlife crisis. In I. Weiner & E. Craighead (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology (4th ed., Vol. 3, pp. 993-994).

Pearman, A., & Lachman, M.E. (2010). Heart rate recovery predicts memory performance in older adults. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35, 107-114. doi:

Stawski, R.S., Almeida, D.M., Lachman, M.E., Rosnick, D.B., & Tun, P.A. (2010). Fluid cognitive ability is associated with greater exposure and smaller reactions to daily stressors. Psychology and Aging, 25, 330-342. doi: 10.1037/a0018246

Tun, P.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2010). The association between computer use and cognition across adulthood: Use it so you won't lose it. Psychology and Aging, 25, 560-568. doi: 10.1037/a0019543

Almeida, D., Lachman, M.E., Marks, N.F., Mroczek, D., & Ryff, C.D. (2009). Orville Gilbert Brim: Icon of generativity. Research on Human Development, 6, 252-266. doi: 10.1080/15427600903281269

Lachman, M.E., Rosnick, C. , & Röcke, C., (2009). The rise and fall of control beliefs in adulthood: Cognitive and biopsychosocial antecedents and consequences of stability and change over nine years. In H. Bosworth and C. Hertzog (Eds.), Cognition in Aging: Methodologies and Empirical Advances, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Neupert, S. D., Lachman, M.E., Whitbourne, S. B. (2009).  Exercise self-efficacy and control beliefs: Effects on exercise behavior after an exercise intervention for older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 17, 1-16.

Lachman, M.E., Röcke, C., Rosnick, C., & Ryff, C. D. (2008). Realism and illusion in Americans’ temporal views of their life satisfaction: Age differences in reconstructing the past and anticipating the future. Psychological Science, 19, 889-897. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02173.x

Lachman, M.E., & Tun, P.A. (2008). Cognitive testing in large-scale surveys: Assessment by telephone. In S. Hofer & D. Alwin (Eds.). Handbook on Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 506-522). Thousand Oaks, CA: SagePublishers.

Röcke, C., & Lachman M.E. (2008). Perceived trajectories of life satisfaction across past, present, and future: Profiles and correlates of subjective change in young, middle-aged and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 23, 833-847. doi: 10.1037/a0013680

Tun, P.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2008). Age differences in reaction time and attention in a national telephone sample of adults: Education, sex, and task complexity matter. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1421-1429. doi: 10.1037/a0012845

Whitbourne, S., Neupert, S., & Lachman, M.E. (2008). Daily physical activity: Relation to everyday memory in adulthood. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 27, 331-349. doi: 10.1177/0733464807312175

Andreoletti, C., Veratii, B., & Lachman, M.E. (2006). Age differences in the relationship between anxiety and recall. Aging and Mental Health, 10, 265-271. doi:

Lachman, M. E. (2006). Perceived control over aging-related declines: Adaptive beliefs and behaviors. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 282-286. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2006.00453.x

Lachman, M.E., & Andreoletti, C. (2006). Strategy use mediates the relationship between control beliefs and memory performance for middle-aged and older adults. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 61B, P88-P94.

Lachman, M.E., Andreoletti, C., & Pearman, A. (2006). Memory control beliefs: How are they related to age, strategy use, and memory improvement? Social Cognition, 24, 359-385. doi: 10.1521/soco.2006.24.3.359

Lachman, M. E., Neupert, S. D., Bertrand, R., & Jette, A. M. (2006). The effects of strength training on memory in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 14, 59-73.

Neupert, S. D., Miller, L. M. S., & Lachman, M. E. (2006). Physiological reactivity to cognitive stressors: Variations by age and socioeconomic status. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 62(3), 221-235. doi: 10.2190/17DU-21AA-5HUK-7UFG

Tun, P.A., & Lachman, M.E. (2006). Telephone assessment of cognitive function in adulthood: The Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone (BTACT). Age and Ageing, 35, 629-632. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afl095.

Yun, R.J., & Lachman, M.E. (2006). Perceptions of aging in two cultures: Korean and American views on old age. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 21, 55-70. doi: 10.1007/s10823-006-9018-y

Wrosch, C., Heckhausen, J., & Lachman, M.E. (2006). Goal management across adulthood and old age: The adaptive value of primary and secondary control. In D. Mroczek & Little, T. (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Development (pp. 399-421). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Lachman, M.E. (2005, January). Aging under control? Psychological Science Agenda, Vol. 19, No. 1.

Andreoletti, C., & Lachman, M.E. (2004). Susceptibility and resilience to memory aging stereotypes: Education matters more than age. Experimental Aging Research, 30, 129-148.  doi: 10.1080/03610730490274167

Blatt-Eisengart, I., & Lachman, M.E. (2004). Attributions for memory performance in adulthood: Age differences and mediation effects. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 11, 68-79. doi: 10.1076/anec.

Lachman, M.E. (2004). Development in midlife. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 305-331. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.55.090902.141521

Lachman, M.E., & Prenda, K.M. (2004). The adaptive value of feeling in control during midlife. In O. G. Brim, C. D. Ryff, & R. Kessler (Eds.), How healthy are we?: A national study of well-being at midlife (pp. 320-349). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Markus, H., Plaut, V., & Lachman, M.E. (2004). Place matters: The cultural patterning of well-being in America. In O. G. Brim, C. D. Ryff, & R. Kessler (Eds.), How healthy are we?: A national study of well-being at midlife, (pp. 614-650). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bertrand, R. & Lachman, M.E. (2002). Personality development in adulthood and old age. In R. M. Lerner, M.A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology: Vol. 6. Developmental Psychology, NY: Wiley.

Plaut, V.C., Markus, H.R., & Lachman, M.E. (2002). Place matters: Consensual features and regional variation in American well-being and self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 160-184. doi: 10.1037//0022-3514.83.1.160

Andreoletti, C., Zebrowitz, L., & Lachman, M.E. (2001). Physical appearance and control beliefs in young, middle-aged, and older adults. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 969-981. doi: 10.1177/0146167201278005

Lachman, M.E. (Ed.). (2001) Handbook of midlife development. NY: John Wiley. Preface and Introduction (PDF)

Prenda, K., & Lachman, M.E. (2001). Planning for the future: A life management strategy for increasing control and life satisfaction in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 16, 206-216. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.16.2.206

Maier, H., & Lachman, M.E. (2000). Consequences of early parental loss and separation for health and well-being in midlife. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 24, 183-189. doi: 10.1080/016502500383304

Miller, L.S., & Lachman, M.E. (2000). Cognitive performance and the role of control beliefs in midlife. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 7, 69-85. doi:;1-U;FT069

Walen, H., & Lachman, M.E. (2000). Social support and strain from partner, family and friends: Costs and benefits for men and women. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 17, 5-30. doi: 10.1177/0265407500171001

Wrosch, C., Heckhausen, J., & Lachman, M.E. (2000). Primary and secondary control strategies for managing health and financial stress across adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 15, 387-399. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.15.3.387

Jette, A.M., Lachman, M.E., Giorgetti, M.M., Assmann, S.F., Harris, B.A., Levenson, C., Wernick. M., & Krebs, D. (1999). Exercise--It's never too late: the Strong-for-Life ProgramAmerican Journal of Public Health, 89, 66-72.

Peterson, L., Howland, J., Kielhofner, G., Lachman, M.E., Assmann, S., Cote, J., & Jette, A. (1999). Falls self-efficacy and occupational adaptation among elders. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 16, 1-16. doi:10.1080/J148v16n01_01

Howland, J., Lachman, M.E., Peterson, E.W., Cote, J., Kasten, L., & Jette, A. (1998). Covariates of fear of falling and associated activity curtailment. The Gerontologist, 38, 549-555. doi: 10.1093/geront/38.5.549

Jette, A.M., Rooks, D., Lachman, M.E., Lin, T.H., Levensen, C., Giorgetti, M.M., & Harris, B.A. (1998). Home-based resistance training: Predictors of participation and adherence. The Gerontologist, 38, 412-421. doi: 10.1093/geront/38.4.412

Lachman, M.E., & Weaver, S.L. (1998a). Sociodemographic variations in the sense of control by domain: Findings from the MacArthur Studies of Midlife. Psychology and Aging, 13, 553-562. doi:

Lachman, M.E., & Weaver, S.L. (1998b). The sense of control as a moderator of social class differences in health and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 763-773. doi:

Tennstedt, S., Howland, J., Lachman, M., Peterson, E.W., Kesten, L., & Jette, A. (1998). A randomized, controlled trial of a group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated activity restriction in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 538, 384-392. doi: 10.1093/geronb/53B.6.P384 (Winner of The American Physical Therapy Association Geriatrics Research Publications Award, February, 2000)

Lachman, M.E., & James, J. (Editors) (1997). Multiple paths of midlife development. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.