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Nair, A. K., Adluru, N., Finley, A. J., Gresham, L. K., Skinner, S. E., Alexander, A. L., Davidson, R. J., Ryff, C. D., & Schaefer, S. M.. (2024). Purpose in life as a resilience factor for brain health: Diffusion MRI findings from the Midlife in the U.S. study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 15, 1355998. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1355998
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Berkowitz, L., Mateo, C., Salazar, C., Samith, B., Sara, D., Pinto, V., Martínez, X., Calzada, M., von Schultzendorff, A., Pedrals, N., Bitran, M., Echeverría, G., Ruini, C., Ryff, C., & Rigotti, A. (2023). Healthy eating as potential mediator of inverse association between purpose in life and waist circumference: Emerging evidence from US and Chilean cohorts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(23), Article 7099. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20237099
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). Contributions of eudaimonic well-being to mental health practice. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 27(3), 276-293. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-12-2022-0091
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). Flotsam, jetsam, and forward-moving vessels on the sea of well-being. Affective Science, 4, 49-51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42761-022-00162-1
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). In pursuit of eudaimonia: Past advances and future directions. In M. Las Heras, M. Grau Grau, & Y. Rofcanin (Eds.), Human flourishing: A multidisciplinary perspective on neuroscience, health, organizations and arts (Advance online publication pp. 9-31). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-09786-7_2
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). Meaning-making in the face of intersecting catastrophes: COVID-19 and the plague of inequality. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 36(2), 185-203. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2022.2068707
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). Realization of human potential in urban contexts: Impediments and promoters. In H. Mahmoudi, J. Roe, & K. Seaman (Eds.), Infrastructure, wellbeing and the measurement of happiness (Advance online publication). Tayler & Francis.
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). The integrative science of eudaimonic wellbeing: Past progress and the road ahead. In E. Rieger, R. Costanza, I. Kubiszewski, & P. Dugdale (Eds.), Toward an integrated science of wellbeing (Advance online publication pp. 19-48). Oxford University Press.
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Ryff, C. D. (2023). A new direction in mental health: Purposeful life engagement. In H. S. Friedman & C. H. Markey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of mental health (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 629-637). Elsevier, Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-91497-0.00096-5
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Kirsch, J. A., Coe, C., & Ryff, C. D. (2023). Racial and educational disparities in cumulative exposure to hardships of the 2008 Great Recession and inflammation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 85(8), 699-709. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000001233
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Merten, N., Schultz, A. A., Walsh, M. C., van Landingham, S. W., Peppard, P. E., Ryff, C. D. S., & Malecki, K. C. (2023). Psychological distress and well-being among sensory impaired individuals during COVID-19 lockdown measures. Annals of Epidemiology, 79, 19-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2023.01.002
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Song, J., Dembo, R. S., Smith DaWalt, L., Ryff, C. D., & Mailick, M. R. (2023). Improving retention of diverse samples in longitudinal research on developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 128(2), 164-175. https://doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-128.2.164
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Song, J., Kang, S., & Ryff, C. D. (2023). Unpacking psychological vulnerabilities in deaths of despair. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(15), 6480. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20156480
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Soren, A., & Ryff, C. D. (2023). Meaningful work, well-being, and health: Enacting a eudaimonic vision. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(16), Article 6570. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20166570
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Berkowitz, L., Salazar, C., Ryff, C. D., Coe, C. L., & Rigotti, A. (2022). Serum sphingolipid profiling as a novel biomarker for metabolic syndrome characterization. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 9, Article 1092331. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2022.1092331
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Flaherty, S. M., Wood, E. K., Ryff, C. D., Love, G. D., Kelesidis, T., Berkowitz, L., . . . Coe, C. L. (2022). Race and sex differences in HDL peroxide content among American adults with and without type 2 diabetes. Lipids in Health and Disease, 21(1), 18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12944-021-01608-4
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Kim, E. S., Chen, Y., Nakamura, J. S., Ryff, C. D., & VanderWeele, T. J. (2022). Sense of purpose in life and subsequent physical, behavioral, and psychosocial health: An outcome-wide approach. American Journal of Health Promotion, 36(1), 137-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171211038545
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Merten, N., Pinto, A. A., Paulsen, A. J., Chen, Y., Dillard, L. K., Fischer, M. E., . . . Cruickshanks, K. J. (2022). The association of psychological well-being with sensory and cognitive function and neuronal health in aging adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 34(4-5), 529-538. https://doi.org/10.1177/08982643211046820
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Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C. D. (2022). Culture and health: Recent developments and future directions. Japanese Psychological Research, 64(2), 90-108. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpr.12378
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Ryff, C. D. (2022). Positive psychology: Looking back and looking forward. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article 840062. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.840062
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Urban-Wojcik, E. J., Mumford, J. A., Almeida, D. M., Lachman, M. E., Ryff, C. D., Davidson, R. J., & Schaefer, S. M. (2022). Emodiversity, health, and well-being in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) daily diary study. Emotion, 22(4), 603-615. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000753
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Berkowitz, L., Henríquez, M. P., Salazar, C., Rojas, E., Echeverría, G., Love, G. D., Rigotti, A., Coe, C. L., & Ryff, C. D. (2021). Association between serum sphingolipids and eudaimonic well-being in white U.S. Adults. Scientific Reports, 11(1), Article 13139. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92576-3
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Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Nichols, O. I., Jokela, M., Kim, E. S., Yildirim, E. D., & Ryff, C. D. (2021). A changing landscape of health opportunity in the United States: Increases in the strength of association between childhood socioeconomic disadvantage and adult health between the 1990s and the 2010s. American Journal of Epidemiology, 190(11), 2284-2293. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwab060
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Pancheva, M. G., Ryff, C. D., & Lucchini, M. (2021). An integrated look at well-being: Topological clustering of combinations and correlates of hedonia and eudaimonia. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22, 2275-2267. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00325-6
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Puccetti, N. A., Schaefer, S. M., van Reekum, C. M., Ong, A. D., Almeida, D. M., Ryff, C. D., Davidson, R. J., & Heller, A. S. (2021). Linking amygdala persistence to real-world emotional experience and psychological well-being. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(16), 3721-3730. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1637-20.2021.
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Ryff, C. D. (2021). Spirituality and well-being: Theory, science, and the nature connection. Religions, 12(11), Article 914. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12110914.
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Ryff, C. D., Boylan, J.M., Kirsch, J.A. (2021). Advancing the science of well-being: A dissenting view of measurement recommendations. In M. T. Lee, L. D. Kubzansky, & T. J. VanderWeele (Eds.), Measuring well-being: Interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197512531.003.0019
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Ryff, C. D., Boylan, J. M., & Kirsch, J. A. (2021). Eudaimonic and hedonic well-being: An integrative perspective with linkages to sociodemographic factors and health. In M. T. Lee, L. D. Kubzansky, & T. J. VanderWeele (Eds.), Measuring well-being: Interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197512531.003.0005
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Ryff, C. D., Boylan, J.M., Kirsch, J.A. (2021). Response to response: Growing the field of well-being. In M. T. Lee, L. D. Kubzansky, & T. J. VanderWeele (Eds.), Measuring well-being: Interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197512531.003.0021
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Shir, N., & Ryff, C. D. (2021). Entrepreneurship, self-organization, and eudaimonic well-being: A dynamic approach. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 46(6), 1658-1684. https://doi.org/10.1177/10422587211013798
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Song, J., Radler, B. T., Lachman, M. E., Mailick, M. R., Si, Y., & Ryff, C. D. (2021). Who returns? Understanding varieties of longitudinal participation in MIDUS. Journal of Aging and Health. Advance online publication, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/08982643211018552
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Echeverria, G., Tiboni, O., Berkowitz, L., Pinto, V., Samith, B., von Schultzendorff, A., Pedrals, N., Bitran, M., Ruini, C., Ryff, C. D., Del Rio, D., & Rigotti, A. (2020). Mediterranean lifestyle to promote physical, mental, and environmental health: The case of Chile. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), Article 8482. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228482
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Coe, C. L., Tsenkova, V., Love, G. D., Kawakami, N., Karasawa, M., Kitayama, S., . . . Ryff, C. D. (2020). Age-related trends in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Japanese and White and Black American adults. Archives of Epidemiology, 4(2), 142.
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Ryff, C. D., Boylan, J. M., & Kirsch, J. A. (2020). Disagreement about recommendations for measurement of well-being. Preventive Medicine, 139, 106049.
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Ryff, C. D., & Kim, E. S. (2020). Extending research linking purpose in life to health: The challenges of inequality, the potential of the arts, and the imperative of virtue. In A. L. Burrow & P. Hill (Eds.), The ecology of purposeful living across the lifespan (pp. 29-58). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
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Kim, E. S., Ryff, C., Hassett, A., Brummett, C., Yeh, C., & Strecher, V. (2020). Sense of purpose in life and likelihood of future illicit drug use or prescription medication misuse. Psychosomatic Medicine, 82(7), 715-721.
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Coe, C. L., Miyamoto, Y., Love, G. D., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Kitayama, S., & Ryff, C. D. (2020). Cultural and life style practices associated with low inflammatory physiology in Japanese adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Advance online publication.
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Boylan, J. M., Cundiff, J. M., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., & Ryff, C. D. (2020). Childhood socioeconomic status and inflammation: Psychological moderators among Black and White Americans. Health Psychology, 39(6), 497-508.
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Choi, J. H., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C. D. (2020). A cultural perspective on functional limitations and well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Advance online publication.
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Urban-Wojcik, E. J., Mumford, J. A., Almeida, D. M., Lachman, M. E., Ryff, C. D., Davidson, R. J., & Schaefer, S. M. (2020). Emodiversity, health, and well-being in the MIDUS daily diary study. Emotion. Advance online publication.
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Kirsch, J. A., Love, G. D., Radler, B. T., & Ryff, C. D. (2019). Scientific imperatives vis-à-vis growing inequality in America. American Psychologist, 74(7), 764-777.
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Yoo, J., & Ryff, C. D. (2019). Longitudinal profiles of psychological well-being and health: Findings from Japan. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2746.
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Glei, D. A., Goldman, N., Ryff, C. D., & Weinstein, M. (2019). Physical function in U.S. Older adults compared with other populations: A multinational study. Journal of Aging and Health, 31(7), 1067-1084.
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Friedman, E. M., Ruini, C., Foy, C. R., Jaros, L., Love, G., & Ryff, C. D. (2019). Lighten up! A community-based group intervention to promote eudaimonic well-being in older adults: A multi-site replication with 6 month follow-up. Clinical Gerontologist, 42(4), 387-397.
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Sommerfeldt, S. L., Schaefer, S. M., Brauer, M., Ryff, C. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2019). Individual differences in the association between subjective stress and heart rate are related to psychological and physical well-being. Psychological Science Agenda, 30(7), 1016-1029.
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Ryff, C. D. (2019). Entrepreneurship and eudaimonic well-being: Five venues for new science. Journal of Business Venturing, 34(4), 646-663.
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Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Homandberg, L. K., Curtis, D. S., Tsenkova, V. K., Williams, D. R., & Ryff, C. D. (2019). Disparities in insulin resistance between black and white adults in the United States: The role of lifespan stress exposure. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 1-8.
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Lee, C., & Ryff, C. D. (2019). Pathways linking combinations of early-life adversities to adult mortality: Tales that vary by gender Social Science & Medicine, 240, 112566.
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Lee, C., Tsenkova, V. K., Boylan, J. M., & Ryff, C. D. (2018). Gender differences in the pathways from childhood disadvantage to metabolic syndrome in adulthood: An examination of health lifestyles. SSM – Population Health, 4, 216-224.
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Kitayama, S., Park, J., Miyamoto, Y., Date, H., Boylan, J. M., Markus, H. R., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Coe, C. L., Love, G. D., & Ryff, C. D. (2018). Behavioral adjustment moderates the link between neuroticism and biological health risk: A U.S.-Japan comparison study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(6), 809-822.
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Ryff, C. D. (2018). Well-being with soul: Science in pursuit of human potential. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 242-248.
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