Seojung Jung

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor
Gerontology & Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Phone: 

(516)876-3439

E-mail: 

jungs@oldwestbury.edu

Building: 

New Academic Building

Room: 

2071

Office hours: 

Fall 2018 Semester:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 1pm-2:30pm,
  • Tuesdays: 11:30am-12:30pm,
  • and by appointment

Courses taught: 

  • PY2010 Introduction to Psychology
  • PY3120 Research Methods II: Basic Statistics for Psychologists
  • PY3230 Adulthood & Aging
  • PY4100 Research Methods III: Advanced Research Skills
  • PY4230 The Psychobiology of Aging
  • PY4450 Infants & Toddlers
  • PY9990 Independent Study in Psychology: Critical & Analytical Writing Skills

Education: 

Degrees:

  • 2016 Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology - Fordham University, New York, NY
  • 2013 M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology - Fordham University, New York, NY
  • 2008 B.A. in Psychology - Columbia University, New York, NY

Research interests: 

Dr. Jung's primary research focuses on psychosocial resources and mechanisms associated with optimal aging with emphasis on individuals’ subjective experiences of aging across the life span. Her recent projects have investigated developmental trajectories of self-perceptions of aging in middle-aged and older adults, and lay perspectives of successful aging. Another line of her research focuses on the factors that influence health and well-being of older adults in long-term care settings.

Select publications & presentations: 

Publications:

[7] Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (in press). Adult children’s relationship to parent influences their views on aging and attitude toward own aging. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 

[6] Jung. S., & Siedlecki, K.L. (2018). Attitude toward own aging: Age invariance and construct validity across middle-aged, young-old, and old-old adults. Journal of Adult Development. doi.org/10.1007/s10804-018-9283-3 

[5] Jopp, D.S., Jung, S., Damarin, A.K., Mirpuri, S., & Spini, S. (2017). Who is your successful aging role model? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 72, 237-247. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw138 

[4] Cimarolli, V. & Jung. S. (2016). Intensity of occupational therapy utilization in nursing home residents: The role of sensory impairments. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17, 939-942. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.06.023 

[3] Jopp, D.S., Hicks, S., & Jung, S. (2016). Well-being in centenarians. In N. Pachana (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Springer Press. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_187-1 

[2] Jung, S., & Cimarolli, V. (2015). Personal and health-related factors associated with recreational activity preferences among nursing home residents. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences, 1, 66-72. 

[1] Jopp, D.S., Wozniak, D., Damarin, A., DeFeo, M., Jung, S., & Jeswani, S. (2014). Lay perspectives on successful aging could enhance scientific theory: Findings from an US American and a German life span sample. The Gerontologist, 55, 91-106. 

Presentations:

[18] Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (2018, Nov.). Adult children’s relationships with aging parents: Influences on perceptions of aging. In C. Meystre (Chair) Qualitative approaches in investigating intergenerational family relationships in advanced age. Paper symposium presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

[17] Jung. S., Cham, H., Siedlecki, K.L., &. Jopp, D.S. (2018, Nov.). Effects of multidimensional self-perceptions of aging on longevity. Poster presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

[16] Cooper, M.A., & Jung, S. (2018, Oct.). Utilizing STEM funding to develop graduate counseling students. Oral presentation presented at the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture’s 18th Annual National Conference at Boston College, Boston, MA.

[15] Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (2017, Oct.). Role model of successful aging among Asian Americans. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Human Development 10th Biennial Meeting, Providence, RI. 

[14] Jung. S. (2017, Mar.). Working with electronic medical records for research. In S. Jung & V. Cimarolli (Co-chair) Reflections on a doctoral-level research practicum course: Student and mentor perspectives. Paper symposium presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Miami, FL. 

[13] Jung. S., Siedlecki, K.L., & Cham, H. (2016, Nov.). Developmental trajectories of multidimensional self-perceptions of aging. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. 

[12] Jopp, D., Lampraki, C., Jung, S., & Meystre, C. (2016, Nov). Age identity mediates the effect of activity engagement on aging satisfaction. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. 

[11] Jopp, D.S., Lampraki, C., & Jung, S. (2016, Feb.) Subjective age and activities: To what extent does activity engagement relate to how old one feels? Poster presented at the 5th International REIACTIS (International Network on Age, Citizenship and Socio-Economic Integration) Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

[10] Jung. S., & Cimarolli, V. (2015, Nov.). Occupational therapy utilization and functional status in nursing home residents: The role of sensory impairments. In V. Cimarolli (Chair) Novel findings on functional status in older adults with sensory impairments. Paper symposium presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL. 

[9] Jung, S., & Siedlecki, K.L. (2015, May). Attitude toward aging and subjective well-being in middle aged, young-old, and old-old adults. Poster presented at the 27th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, New York, NY. 

[8] Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (2014, Nov.). Control beliefs mediate the relationship between quality of relationship to parent and satisfaction with one’s own aging. Poster presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington D.C. 

[7] Jung, S., Jeswani, S., *Drummond, D., & Jopp, D.S. (2014, Nov.). Who is your role model of successful aging? Poster presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington D.C. 

[6] Jopp, D.S., Wozniak, D., Damarin, A., DeFeo, M., Jung, S., & Jeswani, S. (2014, Nov.). How could lay perspectives on successful aging complement scientific theory: Findings from a US and a German life-span sample. Poster presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington D.C. 

[5] Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (2014, Aug.). Self-perception of aging mediates the effect of personal resources on subjective well-being. Poster presented at the 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington D.C. 

[4] Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (2014, May). Associations among self-perceptions of aging, parents’ health status, and personal coping style. In D. Jopp (Chair) Coping strategy use and benefit across diverse contexts. Paper symposium presented at the 26th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. 

[3] Jeswani, S., Jung, S., & Jopp, D.S. (2014, Mar.). Predicting the use of coping strategies in freshmen college students. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX. 

[2] Jung, S., Jeswani, S., DeFeo, M., & Jopp, D.S. (2013, Nov.). Lay perspectives on successful aging: Age and gender differences in definitions and determinants. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Human Development 8th Biennial Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

[1] Jopp, D.S., Jung, S., Jeswani, S., DeFeo, M., Paggi, M., Silton, N., Bigelsen, J., & Kornhaeuser, Z. (2013, Nov.). Lay perspectives of successful aging in a life-span sample. Poster presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.