Ph.D. University of Michigan Educational Psychology 1964
Ph.D. Michigan State Developmental Psychology 1971
Aging family (caregiving, sibling relationships, attachment relationships, parent-child dyadic decision making), meaning and fears of death, end of life decisions, cognitive intervention with older adults, life span extension.
Adult development and aging, aging family, death and dying, cognitive functioning in older adults, social-personal functioning in older adults, dynamical systems theory in developmental/aging psychology
National Institutes of Health
Retirement Research Foundation
AARP Andrus Foundation
Cicirelli, V. G. (in press). Religious and non-religious spirituality in relation to death acceptance or rejection. Death Studies.
Cicirelli, V. G. (in press). Elders' attitudes toward extending the healthy life span. Journal of Aging Studies, 25(4).
Cicirelli, V. G. (2010). Attachment relationships in old age. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 191-199.
Cicirelli, V. G. (2009). Sibling loss and death fear in relation to depressive symptomatology in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 69B, 24-32.
Cicirelli, V. G. (2008). Sibling relationships: Later life. In D. Carr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the life course and human development. Vol. 3. Later life (pp. 367-370). Detroit: Macmillan Reference.
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