Cheryl M. Svensson

cheryl.svensson@gmail.com

Professor, University of Southern California

Professor, University of Los Angles

Professor, California State University Fullerton

AFFILIATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Lund, Sweden
  • BFA, Fine Arts, California State University, Fullerton
  • MS, Gerontology, University of Southern California
  • BA, Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

AWARDS:

  • MindAlert Award for Guided Autobiography, American Society on Aging, 2003

DISCIPLINE:

  • Psychology
  • Gerontology

HISTORY:

  • Over 35 years in teaching, gerontology and psychology

PRACTICE:

  • Psychology
  • Guided Autobiography

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Guided Autobiography
  • Life Studies

PRODUCTS:

Complete list of publications

Publications:

  • Thornton, J., Collins, J., Birren, J. & Svensson, C. (in press). Guided Autobiography’s Developmental Exchange and Later-Life Learning: What’s in It for Me?  International Journal of Aging and Human Development.
  • O’Neill, P., Birren, J. & Svensson, C. (2011). Narrative and Gender Differences:  How men and women interpret their lives. Storying Later Life. In G. Kenyon, E. Bohlmeijer, & W. Randall,  (Eds.). New York, Oxford University Press.
  • Reker, G. T., Birren, J. E., & Svensson, C. (2010). Restoring, maintaining, and enhancing personal meaning through autobiographical methods.  In P. T. P. Wong &  P. S. Fry (Eds.), The Human Quest for Meaning (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ:  Erlbaum.
  • Reker, G. T., Birren, J. E., & Svensson, C.  (December, 2007).  Self-aspect reconstruction through guided autobiography:  Exploring underlying processes.  Summary Report of Research Findings, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Manuscripts:

  • see complete list of products above

Videos:

  • Guided Autobiography, DVD

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