Toni L. Bisconti
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor: Psychology
Office: Arts and Science Building, room 361
Phone: (330) 972-5852
Dr. Bisconti received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The University of Notre Dame in 2001. Her gerontological research interests include emotion regulation during stress, social support, control, emotion-focused coping strategies, and the adjustment to widowhood. She also has more social psychological research interests, including diversity-related education, racism, homophobia, and how individuals cope with discrimination. Her publications have appeared in Psychology and Aging, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, The Journal of Gerontology, and Death Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at The University of Akron, she was an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire.
Rossi, N. E., Bisconti, T. L., & Bergeman, C. S. (in press). The role of dispositional
resilience in regaining life satisfaction after the loss of a spouse. Death Studies.
Scott, S. B., Bergeman, C. S., Verney, A., Longenbaker, S., Markey, M. A., & Bisconti, T. L.
(2007). Social support in widowhood: A mixed methods study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research,
1 (3), 242-266.
Bisconti, T. L., & Bergeman, C. S. (2007). Understanding the adjustment to widowhood:
Using dynamical systems to assess and predict trajectories of well-being. In A. D. Ong, & M.
Dulman (Eds.), Oxford handbook of methods in positive psychology (pp. 395-408). New York: Oxford
Montpetit, M. A., Bergeman, C. S. Bisconti, T., & Rausch, J. (2006). Adaptive change in
self-concept and well-being during conjugal loss in later life. International Journal of
Aging and Human Development, 63 (3), 217-239.
Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., Bisconti, T. L., & Wallace, K. A. (2006). The contours of
resilience and the complexity of emotions in later life. Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology, 91 (4), 730-749.
Bisconti, T. L., Bergeman, C. S., & Boker, S. M. (2006). Social support as a predictor of
variability: An examination of the adjustment trajectories of recent widows. Psychology
and Aging, 21 (3), 590-599.
Boker, S. M., & Bisconti, T. L. (2006). Dynamical systems modeling of data from aging research.
In C. S. Bergeman & S. M. Boker (Eds),Quantitative methodology in aging research (pp. 185-229).
Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., & Bisconti, T. L. (2005). Unique effects of daily perceived
control on anxiety symptomatology during conjugal bereavement. Personality and Individual
Differences, 38 (5), 1057-1067.
Bisconti, T. L., Bergeman, C. S., & Boker, S. M. (2004). Emotional well-being in recently
bereaved widows: A dynamical systems approach. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences,
Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., & Bisconti, T. L. (2004). The role of daily positive affect
during conjugal bereavement. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 59, 168-176.
Dr. Bisconti's Vita
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