Psychology Department

 

Faculty

Jasmin McConatha

Jasmin Tamahseb McConatha
Professor of Psychology

Coordinator of the West Chester University Gerontology Program
Ph.D, University of Georgia

Office Phone: 610-436-3298
Office Room #: PB 42
Email: jtahmasebmcconatha@wcupa.edu
Preferred means of contact: The best way to reach me is email, phone, or during my office hours.

 

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Monday     1:00pm - 2:00pm; 3:00pm - 4:00pm and by appointment

Tuesday    11:00am - 12:30pm and by appointment

Thursday   11:00am - 12:30pm and by appointment

Courses typically taught:

  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Senior Seminar (Culture and Psychology)
  • Adult Development

Brief description of research interests:

My research interests focus on the intersecting influences of age and culture. I am also interested in research on aging.  In particular I have conducted research on the psychological, social, and cultural factors which help middle aged and older adults of diverse backgrounds promote and maintain their well being and happiness.

 

New Book:

Tahmaseb McConatha, J & K. Volkwein-Caplan. (2012) The Social Geography of Aging. Oxford, England: Meyer&Meyer.

Representative publications:

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb & Volkwein-Caplan, K.  (2011) Community and Well-being Among Older Women in the Russia Diaspora. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Dissanayake, M. P. & McConatha, J. Tahmaseb. (2011) A Comparative Investigation of the Self Image and Identity of Sri Lankans. World Cultures eJournal.

 

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb & Volkwein-Caplan, K(2011) Culture, Aging, and Well Being. The International Journal of Sport and Society.

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb & Volkwein, K. (2010). Cultural Contours of the Body: Aging and Fitness. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb. (2009). Volkwein, K., Vita, M.E., Mauriello, M., & DiGregorio, N. American and German men and women discuss retirement: a qualitative study. Open Journal of Psychology, 2, 1-7.

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb. (2008) The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami. The Quarterly Review of Film, 25(5), 434-437.

Mauriello, M. & McConatha, J. Tahmaseb (2007). Relations of humor with perceptions of stress. Psychological Reports, 101, 1057-1066.

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb & DiGregorio, N. (2007). A Gender and Cultural Comparison of the Relationship between Free Time and Perceived Quality of Life. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5 (3), 235-242.

McConatha, D. & McConatha, J. Tahmaseb. (2007). Ageism and Modernization in Contemporary China. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 21(2), 170-185.

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb, & Stoller, P. (2006) Moving out of the Market: Retirement and West African Immigrants in the United States. The Journal of Intercultural Studies, 27 (3) 255-269.

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb, & Stoller, P. (2006) Moving out of the Market: Retirement and West African Immigrants in the United States. The Journal of Intercultural Studies, 27 (3) 255-269.

McConatha, J. Tahmaseb, Mauriello, M. & Vita, M. (2006) African American Men Confront Retirement in. In K. Cook, & K. Gilbert (Eds.), Life on the margins: Implications for health research. Sydney, Australia:: Pearson Education Australia

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include travelling, hiking, reading, cooking.