Karen L. Fingerman is the Berner Hanley University Scholar and Associate Professor of Developmental and Family Studies at Purdue University. She is also Director of Purdue's Adult Family Research Center. She has conducted research and published numerous scholarly articles on positive and negative emotions in social relationships. Dr. Fingerman is currently directing a study funded by the National Institute on Aging concerning adult sons and daughters and their parents. She was the 1998 recipient of the Springer Award for Early Career Achievement from APA's Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and the 1999 recipient of the Margaret Baltes Award for Early Career Achievement in Social and Behavioral Gerontology from the Gerontological Society of America. She is on the Editorial Board of the "International Journal of Aging and Human Development and the Journals of Gerontology".
Jacqui Smith is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, a Senior Research Scientist in the Centre for Lifespan psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and a Professor of Psychology at the Free University of Berlin, where she coordinated a doctoral program on the Psychiatry and Psychology of Aging from 1999 to 2004. In addition, she is currently the Deputy Director of the International Max Planck Research Network on Aging. Her research focus is on psychological well-being and cognitive development and change in adulthood and aging and encompasses experimental studies as well as longitudinal survey methods. In particular, she is known for her research associated with the longitudinal and multidisciplinary Berlin Aging Study (BASE), in which she co-directed the Psychology Unit together with Paul B. Baltes.
Toni Antonucci is Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. She is also Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research. She is the Past-President of APA's Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging); Past-President of the Gerontological Society of America; and President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Human Development. She received the 2001 Master Mentor Award from APA's Division 20 and is a Council Member of the International Association of Gerontology Her research focuses on social relations and health across the life span, including multigenerational studies of the family and comparative studies of social relations across the life span in the United States, Europe and Japan.