Thomas M. Hess

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator


Department of Psychology

Campus Box 7650

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7650


Lab Phone: (919) 515-9063

Office Phone: (919) 515-1729

Fax: (919) 515-1716

E-mail: thomas_hess@ncsu.edu


Vitae [
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Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center
  • M.A., Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S. Psychology The Pennsylvania State University

Selected Recent Publications

  • Voss, P., Kornadt, A.E., Hess, T.M., Fung, H.H., & Rothermund, K. (in press). A world of difference? Domain-specific views on aging in China, the US, and Germany. Psychology and Aging.
  • Iyengar, V., Wing, E.A., Hess, T.M., Labar, K.S., Huettel, S.A., & Cabeza, R. (in press). Neural mechanisms underlying subsequent memory for personal beliefs: An fMRI study. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Kornadt, A.E., Hess, T.M., & Rothermund, K. (in press). Domain-specific views on aging and preparation for age-related changes – development and validation of three brief scales. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.
  • Kornadt, A.E., Hess, T.M., Voss, P., & Rothermund, K. (in press). Subjective age across the life span – A differentiated, longitudinal approach. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.
  • Hess, T.M., O’Brien, E.L., & Growney, C.M. (in press). Use of descriptive and experiential information in decision making by young and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
  • Queen, T.L., & Hess, T.M. (2018). Linkages between resources, motivation, and engagement in everyday activities. Motivation Science, 4, 26-38.
  • Hess, T.M., O’Brien, E.L., Kornadt, A., Voss, P., Rothermund, K., Fung, H., & Popham, L.E. (2017). Context influences on the relationship between views of aging and subjective age: the moderating role of culture and domain of functioning. Psychology and Aging, 32, 419-431.
  • O’Brien, E.L., Hess, T.M., Kornadt, A.E., Rothermund, K., Fung, H., & Voss, P. (2017). Context influences on the subjective experience of aging: the impact of culture and domains of functioning. The Gerontologist, 57, S127–S137.
  • Hess, T.M., Popham, L.E., & Growney, C.M. (2017). Age-related effects on memory for social stimuli: The role of valence, arousal, and emotional responses. Experimental Aging Research, 43, 105 – 123.
  • Popham, L.M., & Hess, T.M. (2017). Age Differences in Emotion Regulation Under Stressful Conditions.
  • Growney, C.M., & Hess, T.M. (2017). Affective influences on older adults’ attention to self-relevant negative information.
  • Iyengar, V., Wing, E.A., Hess, T.M., Labar, K.S., Huettel, S.A., & Cabeza, R. (2016). Neural mechanisms underlying subsequent memory for personal beliefs: An fMRI study.
  • Hess, T.M., & Smith, B.T. (2016). Linkages between age-related changes in the costs of cognitive engagement, motivation, and behavior. In T. Braver (ed.), Motivation and cognitive control (pp. 339 – 360). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Dennis, P.A., & Hess, T.M. (2016). Aging-related gains and losses associated with word production in connected speech. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23, 638 – 650.
  • Hess, T.M., Smith, B.T., & Sharifian, N. (2016). Aging and effort expenditure: The impact of subjective perceptions of task demands. Psychology and Aging, 31, 653 – 660. PMID: 27831709