June Chaikelson, PhD
Please note that my laboratory is now closed and I am no longer accepting any students.
My research interests centered broadly on the question of differential lifetime experiences on the current performance and adjustment of older adults. An area of interest involved designing instruments to measure lifetime changes in psychological characteristics in order to examine the impact of those experiences on competence in old age. Although the technique for measuring lifetime changes was first developed for alcohol use, currently it is being used to measure lifetime stress experiences. My more recent research examined the interplay of stress and coping from a lifetime perspective.
PhD (McGill University)
Chaikelson, J.S., Arbuckle, T., Lapidus, S., & Gold, D. (1994). Measurement of lifetime alcohol consumption. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55, 133-140.
Arbuckle, T., Chaikelson, J.S., & Gold, D.P. (1994). Social drinking and cognitive functioning revisited: The role of intellectual endowment and psychological distress. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55, 352-361