Book Chapters & Journal Articles 1990


Willis, S. L. (1990). Contributions of cognitive training research to understanding late life potential. In M. Perlmutter (Ed.), Late life potential (pp. 25-42). Washington, DC: The Gerontological Society of America.

Willis, S. L. (1990). Current issues in cognitive training research. In E. A. Lovelace (Ed.), Aging and cognition: Mental processes, self-awareness and interventions (pp. 263-280). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Willis, S. L. (1990). Introduction to special section on cognitive training in later adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 26, 875-878.

Willis, S. L., & Marsiske, M. (1990). Life-span perspective on practical intelligence. In D. Tupper & K. Cicerone (Eds.), The neuropsychology of everyday life (pp. 183-198). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Willis, S. L, & Nesselroade, C. S. (1990). Long term effects of fluid ability training in old-old age. Developmental Psychology, 26, 905-910.

47. Willis, S. L., & Tosti-Vasey, J. L., (1990). How adult development, intelligence, and motivation affect competence. In S. L. Willis & S. S. Dubin (Eds.), Maintaining professional competence (pp. 64-84). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.


Reid, J. D., & Willis, S. L. (1991). Doctoral training in the psychology of adult development and aging: 1989-1990 Survey results. Educational Gerontology, 17, 247-256.

Schaie, K. W., Dutta, R., & Willis, S. L. (1991). Relationship between rigidity-flexibility and cognitive abilities in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 6, 371-383.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1991). Adult personality and psychomotor performance: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 46, 275-284.

Tosti-Vasey, J. L., & Willis, S. L. (1991). Professional currency among midcareer college faculty: Family and work factors. Research in Higher Education, 32, 123-139.

Willis, S. L. (1991). Cognition and everyday competence. In K. W. Schaie (Ed.), Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, (Vol. 11, pp. 80-109). New York: Springer Publiashing Co.


Jay, G. M., & Willis, S. L. (1992). Influence of direct computer experience on older adults’ computer attitudes. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 47, 250-257.

Schaie, K. W., Plomin, R., Willis, S. L., Gruber-Baldini, A., & Dutta R (1992). Natural cohorts: Family similarity in adult cognition. In T. Sonderegger (Ed.). Psycholoy and aing: Nebraska symposium on motivation, 1991 (pp. 205-243). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Willis, S. L., Jay, G. M., Diehl, M., & Marsiske, M. (1992). Longitudinal change and prediction of everyday task performance in the elderly. Research on Aging, 14, 68-91.


Meyer, B. J. F., Marsiske, M., & Willis, S. L. (1993). Text processing variables predict the readability of everyday documents read by older adults. Reading Research Quarterly, 28, 235-248.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1993). Age difference patterns of psychometric intelligence in adulthood: Generalizability within and across ability domains. Psychology and Aging, 8, 44-55.

Schaie, K. W., Plomin, R., Willis, S. L, Gruber-Baldini, A., Dutta, R & Bayen, U. Longitudinal studies of family similarity in intellectual abilities. (1993). In J. J. F. Schroots & J. E. Birren (Eds.), The next generation of longitudinal studies of health and aging. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Willis, S. L., & Schaie, K. W. (1993). Everyday cognition: Taxonomic and methodological considerations. In J. M. Puckett & H. W. Reese (Eds.), Lifespan developmental psychology: Mechanisms of everyday cognition (pp. 33-53). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


Park, D. C., Willis, S. L., Morrow, D., Diehl, M., & Gaines, C. L. (1994). Cognitive functioning and medication usage in older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 13, 39-57.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1994). Assessing the elderly. In C. B. Fisher & R. M. Lerner (Eds). Applied developmental psychology (pp. 339-372). New York: McGraw Hill.

Schaie, K. W., Willis, S. L., & O’Hanlon, A. M. (1994). Perceived intellectual performance change over seven years. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 49, 108-118.

Willis, S. L., & Schaie, K. W. (1994). Cognitive training in the normal elderly. In F. Forette, Y. Christen, & F. Boller (Eds.), Plasticité cérébrale et stimulation cognitive (pp. 91-113). Paris: Foundation National de Gérontologie.


Diehl, M., Willis, S. L., & Schaie, K. W. (1995). Everyday problem solving in older adults: Observational assessment and cognitive correlates. Psychology and Aging, 10, 478-491.

Gruber-Baldini. A. L., Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1995). Similarity in married couples: A logitudinal study of mental abilities and rigidity-flexibility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 191-203.

Marsiske, M., & Willis, S. L. (1995). Dimensionality of everyday problem solving in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 10, 269-282.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis. S. L. (1995). Perceived family environments across generations. I V. L. Bengtson , K. W. Schaie, & L. Burton (Eds.). Adult intergenerational issues in aging (pp. 174-209). New York: Spring Publishing Co.

Willis, S. L. (1995). Competence. In G. L. Maddox (Ed.), Encyclopedia of aging (pp. 207-208). New York: Springer.



Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1996). Psychometric intelligence and aging. In F. Blanchard-Fields & T. M. Hess (Eds.), Perspectives on cognition in adulthood and aging (pp. 293-322). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Willis, S. L. (1996). Assessing everyday competence in the cognitively challenged elderly. In M. A. Smyer, K. W. Schaie, & M. Kapp (Eds.), Older adults’ decision-making and the law (pp. 87-126). New York: Springer.

Willis, S. L. (1996). Everyday cognitive competence in elderly persons: Conceptual issues and empirical findings. Gerontologist, 36, 595-601.

Willis, S. L. (1996). Everyday problem solving. In J. E. Birren & K. W. Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of aging (4th ed., pp. 287-307). New York: Academic Press.


Allen-Burge, R., Willis, S. L., & Schaie, K. W. (1998). The aging personality and self. In R. Tallis, H. Fillit, & J. C. Brocklehurst (Eds.), Geriatric medicine and gerontology (pp.153-168). Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

Marsiske, M., & Willis, S. L. (1998). Practical creativity in older adults’ everyday problem solving: Lifespan perspectives. In C. E. Adams-Price (Ed.), Creativity and aging: Theoretical and empirical approaches (pp. 73-113). New York: Springer.

Schaie, K. W., Maitland, S. B., Willis, S. L., & Intrieri, R. C. (1998). Longitudinal invariance of adult psychometric ability factor structures across seven years. Psychology and Aging, 13, 8-20.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1998). Towards implementation of empirical findings on human aging. In H. Reents (Ed.), Handbuch der gerontotechnik [Handbook of gerotechnology] (2nd ed.). Iserlohn, Germany: Ecomed.

Whitfield, K. E., & Willis, S. L. (1998). Conceptual issues and analytic strategies for studying cognition in older African Americans. Perspectives, 115-125.

Willis, S. W., Allen-Burge, R., Dolan, M. D., Bertrand, R. M, Yesavage, J, & Taylor, J. (1998). Everyday problem solving among individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease. Gerontologist, 38, 569-577.

Willis, S. W., Dolan, M. M., & Bertrand, R. M. (1998). Problem solving on health-related tasks of daily living. In D. C. Park, R. W. Morrell, & K. Shifren (Eds.), Processing of medical information in aging patients: Cognitive and human factors perspective (pp. 199-218). New York: Erlbaum.

Willis, S. L. & Schaie, K. W. (1998).Intellectual functioning in midlife.In S. L. Willis & J. Reid (Eds.). Life in the middle (pp. 322-247). San Diego, Ca: Academic Press.


Bertrand, R. M., & Willis, S. L. (1999). Everyday problem solving in Alzheimer’s patients: A comparison of subjective and objective assessments. Aging and Mental Health, 3, 281-293.

Bosworth, H. B., Schaie, K. W., Willis, S. L., & Siegler, I. C. (1999). Age and distance to death in the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Research on Aging, 21, 723-738.

Bosworth, H. B., Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1999). Cognitive and sociodemographic risk factors for mortality in the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 54, 273-282.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1999). Theories of everyday competence and aging. In V. L. Bengtson & K. W. Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of theories of aging (pp. 174-195). New York: Springer.