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Han-Jung Ko, Ph.D.

​​Education​

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies, 2015, Oregon State University

​​Courses Taught

  • HDF 247: Introduction to Gerontology
  • HDF 418: Family Development in Late Life

Research Interests

  • Life span and life course perspectives on development for middle-aged and older adults
  • Personality development
  • Meaning and purpose in life
  • Ageism
  • Mixed methods approach
  • Life story and narrative methodologies

Pub​​​lications

  • ​Ko, H.-J., Hooker, K, Geldhof, G. J. & McAdams, D. (Accepted). Longitudinal purpose in life trajectories: Examining predictors in late midlife. Psychology and Aging.
  • Ko, H.-J., Hooker, K, Geldhof, G. J. & McAdams, D. (2016). Longitudinal purpose in life trajectories: Examining predictors in late midlife. Psychology and Aging, 31, 693–698. doi: 10.1037/pag0000093
  • ​Ko, H.-J., Mejía, S., & Hooker, K (2014). Social possible selves, self-regulation, and social goal progress in older adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38, 219–227. doi: 10.1177/ 0165025413512063
  • Ko, H.-J., & Hooker, K. (2013). Midlife crisis as a cause of divorce. In R. E. Emery & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Cultural sociology of divorce (pp. 822–825). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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