Amy Collins

Amy L. Collins is a Research Psychologist focused on relationships among aging, health and psychological well-being. Amy received a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Boston College and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. She was an American Association of Retired Persons Scholar and a Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow at the National Academies of Science. Amy’s dissertation research examined the relationship between daily activities and emotional experience in older adults. As a postdoctoral researcher, she led several studies on how cognitive and emotional evaluations of life, like level of life satisfaction, optimism, and perceived social status, are related to morbidity and mortality. Amy’s current interests center on creativity in late life and aging in place.

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