University of Michigan, USA

Presidential Address
What's Behavioral Development Got to Do with It?

Short Bio

Toni C. Antonucci is President of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD). She is the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Program Director and Research Professor in the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research, and former Senior Associate Vice President for Research, all at the University of Michigan, USA. Her research focuses on social relations and health (physical/psychological/cognitive functioning) across the life span. Professor Antonucci studies all types of social relations including close social relations, peer and family relations, caregiving, and social media. She is interested in family multigenerational relations, child and adult development. Further, Professor Antonucci has conducted comparative studies on social relations and health in the United States, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Her research is funded or has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, and several private foundations, including the Fetzer Institute, the MacArthur and Templeton Foundations. She has a strong commitment to Early Career Scholars and has led programs nationally and internationally including two international programs funded by the Jacobs Foundation, one currently ongoing focused on Capacity Building in West Africa.