Ann Pearman

Research Interests: My goal as a clinical research scientist is to use empirical studies to answer both theoretical and pragmatic questions about optimizing functioning in older adults.  My research interests span and integrate several important areas, including clinical psychology, health psychology, cognitive aging, and lifespan development. 

Some of my more specific areas of research include (1) understanding and treating memory complaints in older adults, (2) exploring the role of personality in both subjective and objective cognitive performance, (3) looking at the role that psychological and neuropsychological processes can play in chronic health conditions (e.g. diabetes, CHF), and (4) examining the health and social outcomes of late life cognitive changes.  

My main goal as a scientist and a clinician is to understand and promote optimal well-being in older adults.


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1993                 B.A. Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA         

2000                 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2003                 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Selected Publications: 

Pearman, A. & Trujillo, A. (2013). Changes in memory prediction accuracy: Age and performance effects.  Educational Gerontology, 39(7), 467-475.  DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2012.701132.

Hülür, G., Hertzog, C., Pearman, A., Ram, N., & Gerstorf, D. (2014). Longitudinal associations of subjective memory with memory performance and depressive affect: Between-person and within-person perspectives. Psychology and Aging, 29(4), 814-817.  DOI: 10.1037/a0037619.

Pearman, A. M., Hertzog, C., & Gerstorf, D. (2014).  Little evidence for links between memory complaints and memory performance in very old age: Longitudinal analyses from the Berlin Aging Study.  Psychology and Aging, 29(4), 828-842.  DOI: /10.1037/a0037141.

Hertzog, C., & Pearman, A. M. (2014).  Memory complaints in adulthood and old age. In T. J. Perfect & D. Stephen Lindsay (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Memory (pp. 423-443).  London, England: Sage.

Hülür, G., Hertzog, C., Pearman, A. M., & Gerstorf, D. (2015). Correlates and moderators of change in subjective memory and memory performance: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study.  Gerontology, 61, 232-240.  

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