Brian de Vries

bdevries@sfsu.edu

Professor, Gerontology Programs, San Francisco State University

Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

AFFILIATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Life-Span Social Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • MA, Social-Personality Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • BS, Psychology, University of British Columbia

AWARDS:

  • The Just Desserts Award for Outstanding Student Service
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, School of Public Health
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Special Post-doctoral Fellowship in Population Aging
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-doctoral Fellowship (declined)
  • British Columbia Post-Secondary Scholarship
  • British Columbia Gerontological Association Award for outstanding contribution to the field of gerontology in British Columbia
  • Morris Belkin Award for best graduate thesis
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
  • University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship

DISCIPLINE:

  • Gerontology

HISTORY:

  • 23 years in gerontology education

PRACTICE:

  • Gerontology

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Social relationships across the life course
  • Lifelines
  • Life Stories
  • Life Review
  • Bereavement
  • LGBT Issues in later life

PRODUCTS:Complete list of publications

PUBLICATIONS:

Manuscripts:

  • de Vries, B. My friends and I: The multiple meanings of friend in the second half of life.
  • de Vries, B., Blieszner, R., & Adams, R. The cultural context of friendship in the third age.
  • de Vries, B., Wardlaw, L., & Mullan, J.T. Looking back: Life plans and life trajectories following the death of a loved one from AIDS.
  • Uhlenkott, R., de Vries, B., & Blando, J.A. The culture of grief: The role of obituaries.
  • Wight, R., LeBlanc, A., & de Vries, B. Aging, Stress, and Mental Health among Midlife and Older Gay-Identified Men.

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