Dr. Christiane Hoppmann is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health and Adult Development in the Department of Psychology at UBC. She is also a core member of the UBC Center for Hip Health and Mobility.
Dr. Hoppmann’s research examines how key psychological factors such as social relationships and goals contribute to the successful mastery of challenges and foster healthy aging. Her projects involve in-depth investigations of everyday processes using novel daily life assessments (‘time-sampling’) and track how such everyday life processes accumulate over time to manifest in long-term health outcomes.
Almost all of her research is done collaboratively with different disciplines, local stakeholders and community organizations, and researchers from other Canadian and international universities (e.g. UBC Center for Hip Health and Mobility; Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Concordia University, Montreal).
Pauly, T., Lay, J., Nater, U., Scott, S. B. & Hoppmann, C. (in press). How we experience being alone: Age differences in affective and biological correlates of momentary solitude.Gerontology.
Hoppmann, C., Michalowski, V., & Gerstorf, D. (2016). Spousal interrelations across adulthood: A lifespan psychological perspective on underlying mechanisms. In J. Bookwala (Ed.), Couple Relationships in Mid and Late Life: Current Perspectives. APA.
Hoppmann, C., Lee, J., Ziegelmann, J. P., Graf, P., Khan, K., & Ashe, M. (2015). Precipitation and physical activity in older adults: The moderating role of functional mobility and physical activity intentions. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbv107.
Michalowski, V., Hoppmann, C., & Gerstorf, D. (2015). Associations between perceived support in older adult marriages and dyadic covariations in momentary affect and aches.Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu151
Hoppmann, C. & Gerstorf, D. (2014). Bio-behavioral pathways underlying spousal health dynamics: Their nature, correlates, and consequences. Gerontology. 60, 458-465.
Lay, J. & Hoppmann, C. (2014). Individual and spousal neuroticism: Differential associations with daily affect quality and physical symptoms in old age, Health Psychology, 33, 803-812.
- Killam Faculty Research Prize (2014)
- Canada Research Chair (2013)
- American Psychological Association Award (2012)
- Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Early Career Award in Social and Behavioral Gerontology (2012)
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2012)
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – Early Career Scholar (2011)
Dr. Hoppmann is accepting graduate students through the health psychology program. Learn more.