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Supporting decision making for sustainable weight loss

This project explores fundamental questions about habit formation and the role of nudges and other behavioral economic devices.
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Age related changes in the brain systems underlying intertemporal choice

Despite the fact that physical health and cognitive abilities decline with age, emotion regulation remains stable or improves across the adult lifespan.
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Elder-care, Gender, and Son Preference: The Role of Cultural Transmission and Diffusion During the Process of Rural-urban Migration in China

A research report, “A survey of rural-urban migrants in Shenzhen, China”, based on findings from this project, was submitted to the Shenzhen government in December of 2005.  Since then, the Santa...
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Migration, Poverty Alleviation and Wellbeing of the Elderly: Population Modeling for Rural Western China

November 2021

The researchers developed models for the time course of the economic demography of remote Chinese villages that takes into account the migration, and sometimes return, of the villagers, the...
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Combining Measures of Senescence with Genomic Data for Isolated African Populations.

November 2021

 This seed grant aimed to verify the ages of elderly individuals in a sample of Khomani San “Bushmen” from South Africa.
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Chronic Disease, Disability, and Medical Costs among Older Adults in India

The researchers conducted a series of studies using nationally-representative data from the recent WHO Study on Global Aging and Adult Health (SAGE) to identify the relationship between NCD-related...
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Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia

Launched in January 2011, Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia is a three-year research initiative at the Walter H.
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Health Improvement under Mao and Its Implications for Contemporary Aging in China

This study aimed to better understand the dramatic health improvements in Maoist China and the age-related health disparities that it may have generated.
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Exploration-Exploitation and Age

Decisions are made for two general purposes. A choice is determined either to obtain a desired outcome or to gather new information about other (perhaps more desirable) novel actions.
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Exploring the Effectiveness of Duty-based Arguments for Retirement Saving

Most Americans fail to save enough money to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living after they retire-presumably because they steeply discount the value of future outcomes relative to...
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Population Aging, Child Health and Control of Infectious Diseases

The Asia Health Policy Program works with other researchers at Stanford and several countries of the Asia-Pacific to analyze prominent issues in population aging, child health, and control of...
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Choosing not to choose: Ambiguity aversion in younger and older adults

"Ambiguity aversion" occurs when people prefer making no choice at all to making an ambiguous risky choice, even if the ambiguous choice holds higher expected value.
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Age, Affect Valuation, and Health-Related Decision-Making

What accounts for differences in "ideal affect," or the affective states that people value and ideally want to feel?
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Benefits and Costs of Health Insurance Choice among Older Adults: The Case of Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

The perceptions of policy makers regarding the ability and desire of Medicare beneficiaries to make choices regarding their health insurance coverage has shaped the development of the Medicare...
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Age Differences in the Processing of Health Care Information

This study seeks to extend evidence for preservation of emotional processes relative to a decline in cognitive processes among older adults to the healthcare domain, in order to improve the...
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Affective Forecasting and Decision Making in Older Adults

This study seeks to validate a measure of predicted and actual affective experience in a sample of older adults while comparing their ability to predict and recollect affective states with a...
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Incorporating Health Preferences of Older Adults into the Electronic Medical Record

The development and evaluation of new software called e-Preference has been designed to integrate health decision aids for older adults into electronic medical records when faced with complex...
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Elder Care, Gender, and Son Preference: The Role of Cultural Transmission and Diffusion During the Process of Rural-urban Migration in China

This study examines the relationship between gender and intergenerational transfer among rural-urban migrants and how it is affected by urban culture, specifically the impact on the provision of...
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National Trends and Practice Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Hypertension During Ambulatory Visits in the United States

Using pre-existing data sets, this study will evaluate changes from 1994-2004 in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and will identify contributors (clinical and non-clinical) to...
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Affective Forecasting Across the Lifespan

Affective experience, as defined by independent dimensions of valence and arousal, can change rapidly.  Yet empirical measures rarely capture the dynamics of subjective experience on a second-to...
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Risk Taking and Financial Decision Making in Older Adults

Given that many decisions (such as choosing a stock in which to invest) involve high level cognitive processing, performance deficits in older adults may result from cognitive decline, but...
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Age Differences in Emotional and Cognitive Decision-Making

Older adults tend to focus more on positive than on negative experiences and events.
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karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
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