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Psychology

Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha

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Psychology

Wayne Hall
125 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Undergraduate Office: 5th Floor Room 502
Phone: 610-436-2945
Undergraduate Email: psych@wcupa.edu


Graduate Office: 5th Floor Room 506
Phone: 610-436-2532
Graduate Email: BFitzgerald@wcupa.edu

Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha

Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Coordinator of the West Chester University Gerontology Program
  • Ph.D, University of Georgia
  • Office Phone: 610-436-3298
  • Office Room Number: Wayne Hall 5th Floor Room 532
  • Preferred Means of Contact: The best way to reach me is email, phone, or during my office hours.
  • Email Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha

Office Hours Fall 2018

  • Tuesdays 8:00a.m. - 9:15a.m., 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
  • Wednesdays 1:30p.m. - 3:00p.m.
  • Thursdays 8:00a.m. - 9:15a.m.

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.

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