Dr. Aurora Sherman
Aurora Sherman, Ph.D.
School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University
110 Moreland Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-5303
Phone: (541) 737-1361
Fax: (541) 737-3547
Dr. Sherman received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan 1997, with an emphasis on lifespan development. She completed three years of postdoctoral work at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in the Public Health Sciences Department, studying Gerontology and Women's Health. Before joining us at OSU, she worked at Brandeis University in the Psychology Department from 2000-2007.
Areas of Interest
- Quality of life
- Psychosocial consequences of Osteoarthritis and other chronic illnesses for older adults
- Social relations and adaptation to chronic illness in adulthood
- Intersections between personality and social relations variables
- Gender and race/ethnicity patterns in social relations
- Consumerism and education
Publication: Peer Reviewed Articles
Luger, T.m., & Sherman, A.M. (2009). It's all in how you view: Pessimism, social relations, and life satisfaction in older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 13, 635-647.
Paskett, E.P., Alfano, C.M., Davidson, M.A., Andersen, B.L., Naughton, M.J., Sherman, A., McDonald, P., & Hays, J. (2008). Breast Cancer survivors' Health-related Quality of Life: Racial differences and comparisons to non-cancer Controls. Cancer, 11, 3222-3230.
Cotter, K.A., & Sherman, A.M. (2008). Love Hurts: The influence of social relations on exercise self-efficacy for older adults with Osteoarthritis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16, 465-483.
Zurbriggen, E.L. & Sherman, A.M. (2007). Reconsidering sex and gender: Two steps forward, one step back. Feminism & Psychology, 17, 475-480.
Ferreira, V.M. & Sherman, A.M. (2007). The relationship of optimism, pain and support to well-being in older adults with Osteoarthritis. Aging and Mental Health, 11, 89-98.
Sherman, A.M., Shumaker, S.A., Rejeski, W.J., Morgan, T., & Ettinger, W. (2006) Social Support, social integration, and Health-Related Quality of life over time: Results from the Fitness and Arthritis in Seniors (FAST) trial. Psychology and Health, 21, 463-480.
Sherman, A.M. Lansford, J.E., &Volling, B.L. (2006). Sibling relationships and best friendships in young adulthood: Warmth, conflict, and well-being. Personal Relationships, 13, 151-165.
Ferreira, V.M. & Sherman, A.M. (2006). Understanding associations of control beliefs, social relations, and well-being in older adults with osteoarthritis. International Journal of Agin and Human Development, 62, 255-274.
Sherman, A.M., Kancler, C., Shumaker, S.A., Sharp, P., Reboussin, D.M., Walkup, M., & Herrington, D.M. (2003). No effect of HRT on health-related quality of life in post-monopausal women with heart disease. Minerva Gynecologica, 55, 511-517.
Sherman, A.M., Shumaker, S.A., Kancler, C., Zheng, B., Reboussin, D., Legault, C., & Herrington, D. (2003). Baseline health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease: the Estrogen Replacement and Atherosclerosis Trial (ERA). Journal of Women's Health and Gender Based Medicine, 12, 351-362.
Sherman, A.M. (2003). Social relations and depressive symptoms in older adults with Osteoarthritis. Social Science and Medicine, 56, 247-257.
Sherman, A.M., Bowen, D.J., Vitolins, M., Perri, M., Rosal, M.C., Sevick, M.A. & Ockene, J.K. (2000). Dietary adherence: Characteristics and interventions. Controlled Clinical Trials, 21, 206s-121s.
Sherman, A.M., de Vries, B., & Lansford, J.E. (2000). Friendship in childhood and adulthood: Lessons across the life span. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 51, 31-51.
Lansford, J.E., Sherman, A.M., & Antonuccie, T.C. (1998).Satisfaction with social networks: An examination of Socio-emotional Selectivity Theory across cohorts. Psychology and Agin, 13, 544-552.
Antonuccie, T.C., Sherman, A.M., & Vandewater, E.A. (1997). Measures of social support - including caregiver burden. Generations, 11, 48-51.
Antonucci, T.C., Sherman, A.M., & Akiyama, H. (2007). Social networks, support, and integration. In J. Birren (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology (2nd Edition): Age, Aging, and the Aged (pp. 531-540).
Sherman, A.M. (2003). Chapter 9: Infusing aging content into Health Psychology courses. In S.K. Whitbourne & J.C. Cavanaugh (Eds.), The aging dimension in undergraduate Psychology courses: A practical guide for teaching. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association.
Antonucci, T.C., Sherman, A.M., & Akiyama, H. (1996). Social netowkrs, support, and integration. In J. Birren (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology (pp. 505-514). San Diego, Academic Press.