Tara Stewart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Experimental Psychology
B.A. (2002), M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2010) University of Manitoba, Canada
Postdoctoral Training: Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (2010-2012)
Dr. Stewart's research examines social-psychological aspects of motivation, health, and aging. Current topics include: causal explanations of physical and mental illness; age-related stereotypes; perceived control; and loneliness.
Selected Research Publications
Stewart, T. L., Chipperfield, J. G., Perry, R. P., & Weiner, B. (2012). Attributing illness to "old age:" Consequences of a self-directed stereotype for health and mortality. Psychology and Health, 27, 881-897.
Stewart, T. L. (nee Haynes), Heckhausen, J., Chipperfield, J. G., Perry, R. P., & Newall, N. E. (2009). Primary and secondary control strategies: Implications for health and well-being among older adults. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28, 165-196.
Stewart, T. L. (nee Haynes), Perry, R. P., Stupnisky, R. H., & Daniels, L. M. (2009). A review of attributional retraining treatments: Fostering engagement and persistence in vulnerable populations. In J. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research: Vol. 24 (pp. 227-272). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Publishers.
Chipperfield, J. G., Newall, N. E., Perry, R. P., Stewart, T. L., Bailis, D. S., & Ruthig, J. C. (2012). Sense of control in late life: Health and survival implications. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1081-1092.
Newall, N. E., Chipperfield, J. G., Bailis, D. S., & Stewart, T. L. (In press). Consequences of loneliness on physical activity and mortality in older adults and the power of positive emotions. Health Psychology.