Jacquelyn B. James, PhD
Co-Director of Research, Primary Data Studies
Jacquelyn B. James, a personality and developmental psychologist, is Co-Director of Research, Primary Data Studies at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work and research professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her research has focused on the meaning and experience of work, and adult development and aging. Her most recent publication, The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Postretirement Period, details the opportunities and challenges inherent in the early retirement years for new retirees. She is also co-principal investigator of the Life & Times in an Aging Society Study, an investigation of engagement in later life, at the center. Dr. James is past-president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of the society’s flagship journal, Research in Human Development.
- Through a Different Looking Glass: The Prism of Age (August 2012).
- Insights on Activity in Later Life from the Life & Times in an Aging Society Study—Engaged as We Age (January 2012).
- The End of Retirement as We Know It?—Engaged as We Age (February 2010).
- The CitiSales Study of Older Workers: Employee Engagement, Job Quality, Health and Well-being (November 2008).
- Generational Differences in Perceptions of Older Workers’ Capabilities (November 2007).
- Responsive Workplaces for Older Workers: Job Quality, Flexibility and Employee Engagement (October 2007).