Aurora M. Sherman

Associate Professor
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Background

Dr. Sherman received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan 1997, with an emphasis on lifespan development. She completed three years of postdoctoral work at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in the Public Health Sciences Department, studying Gerontology and Women's Health.  Before joining us at OSU, she worked at Brandeis University in the Psychology Department from 2000-2007.

 Research Interests

        Socialization patterns in childhood

        Social relationships and health

       

       

Biography

Selected Publications

Sherman A. M. & Zurbriggen, E. L. (in press 1/14). “Boys can do anything:” Effect of Barbie play on girls’ career cognitions. Sex Roles. doi: 10.1007/s11199-014-0347-y

Sherman, A. M., & Cotter, K. A. (2013). Direct and mediated patterns of control beliefs, optimism, and pessimism to well-being in older adults with Osteoarthritis. Aging and Mental Health, 17, 595-608.

Cotter, K. A., & Sherman, A. M. (2012). Exercising control: The longitudinal influence of exercise self-efficacy on perceived constraints in older adults with Osteoarthritis. The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gns143

Sherman, A. M., Skrzypek, A., Bell, R. A., Tatum, C., & Paskett, E. D. (2011).The contribution of social support and social strain to depressive symptoms in African American, Native American, and European American women. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 1104-1129.

Zurbriggen, E. L., & Sherman, A. M. (2010). Race and gender in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: A content analysis of political cartoons. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10, 223-247.

Luger, T. M., Cotter, K. A., & Sherman, A. M. (2009). It’s all in how you view it: Pessimism, social relations, and life satisfaction in older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 13, 635–647.

 Paskett, E. D., Alfano, C. M., Davidson, M. A., Andersen, B. L., Naughton, M. J., Sherman, A. M., McDonald, P., & Hays, J. (2008). Breast cancer survivors’ Health-related Quality of Life: Racial differences and comparisons to non-cancer controls. Cancer, 11, 3222-3230.

Cotter, K. A., & Sherman, A. M. (2008).  Love hurts: The influence of social relations on exercise self-efficacy for older adults with Osteoarthritis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16, 465-483.

Zurbriggen, E. L. & Sherman, A. M. (2007). Reconsidering sex and gender: Two steps forward, one step back. Feminism & Psychology, 17, 475-480.

Ferreira, V. M. & Sherman, A. M. (2007).The relationship of optimism, pain and social support to well-being in older adults with Osteoarthritis. Aging and Mental Health, 11, 89-98.

 Sherman, A. M., Shumaker, S. A., Rejeski, W. J., Morgan, T., & Ettinger, W. (2006). Social support, social integration, and Health-Related Quality of Life over time: Results from the Fitness and Arthritis in Seniors (FAST) trial. Psychology and Health, 21, 463-480.

Sherman, A. M. Lansford, J. E., & Volling, B. L. (2006). Sibling relationships and best friendships in young adulthood: Warmth, conflict, and well-being. Personal Relationships, 13, 151-165.

Ferreira, V. M. & Sherman, A. M. (2006).Understanding associations of control beliefs, social relations, and well-being in older adults with Osteoarthritis. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 62, 255-274.

Sherman, A. M., Kancler, C., Shumaker, S. A., Sharp, P., Reboussin, D. M., Walkup, M., & Herrington, D. M. (2003).No effect of HRT on health-related quality of life in post-menopausal women with heart disease. Minerva gynecologica, 55, 511-517

Sherman, A. M., Shumaker, S. A., Kancler, C., Zheng, B., Reboussin, D., Legault, C., & Herrington, D. M. (2003). Baseline health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease: The Estrogen Replacement and Atherosclerosis Trial (ERA). Journal of Women’s Health and Gender Based Medicine, 12, 351-362.

Sherman, A. M. (2003). Social relations and depressive symptoms in older adults with Osteoarthritis. Social Science and Medicine, 56, 247-257.

Sherman, A. M., de Vries, B., & Lansford, J. E. (2000). Friendship in childhood and adulthood: Lessons across the life span. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 51, 31-51.

Lansford, J. E., Sherman, A. M., & Antonucci, T. C. (1998). Satisfaction with social networks: An examination of Socio-emotional Selectivity Theory across cohorts. Psychology and Aging, 13, 544-552.