Segal, D., Qualls, S.H., & Smyer, M.A. (2011). Aging and Mental Health (2nd ed.).  Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Read, C., Green, R., & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.) (2008), Aging, Genetic Technology, and the Future.  Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University Press.

Qualls, S.H. & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.), (2007),  Aging and Decision-Making Capacity: Clinical, Family, and Legal Issues. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Pruchno, R. & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.) (2007).  Challenges of an Aging Society: Ethical dilemmas, political issues.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Smyer, M. A. & Qualls, S. H.  (1999).  Aging and Mental Health.  Oxford, U.K.:  Blackwell Publishers. (reprinted in Chinese edition, 2001)

Smyer, M. A., Schaie, K. W. & Kapp, M.  (Ed.)  (1996).  Older Adults’ Decision Making and the Law.  New York:  Springer Publishing Company.

Cohn, M. D., Smyer, M. A. & Horgas, A.  (1994).  The ABCs of Behavior Change:  Skills for Working with Behavior Problems in Nursing Homes.  State College, PA:  Venture Publishing Company.

Smyer, M. A.  (Ed.)  (1994).  Mental Health and Aging:  Progress and Prospects.  New York:  Springer Publishing Company.

Smyer, M. A., Cohn, M. & Brannon, D.  (1988).  Mental Health Consultation in Nursing Homes.  New York:  New York University Press.

Smyer, M. A. & Gatz, M.  (Eds.)  (1983).  Mental Health and Aging:  Programs and Evaluations.  Beverly Hills, CA:  Sage Publications, Inc.

Invited Chapters

Lichtenberg, P.A., Qualls, S.H. & Smyer, M.A. (2015). Competency and decision-making capacity: Negotiating health and financial decision-making. In P.A. Lichtenberg & B.T.. Mast (eds.),  APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology, vol 2.  (pp. 553-578). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Smyer, M.A., Besen, E*. & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2009).  Boomers and the many meanings of work. In R. Hudson (ed.), Boomer Bust? The New Political Economy of Aging. (vol. 2) (pp. 3-15). New York: Praeger.

*student or post-doctoral fellow co-author

Smyer, M.A. & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2009). Work-life policies: The changing landscape of aging and work. In Booth, A & Crouter, A. (Eds.). Work-Life Policies that Make a Real Difference for individuals, families, and organizations. (pp. 309-322).  Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press.

Smyer, M.A. & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2009).  Collaborative work: What’s age got to do with it? In Czaja, S.J. & Sharit, J. (Eds.). The Future of Work for an Aging Population.  (pp. 144-164). Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Smyer, M.A. (2007).  Aging and decision-making capacity: An overview. In Qualls, S.H. & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.), (2007),  Aging and Decision-Making Capacity: Clinical, Family, and Legal Issues.(pp. 3-24). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Smyer, M.A. (2007). Epilogue. In Qualls, S.H. & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.), (2007),  Aging and Decision-Making Capacity: Clinical, Family, and Legal Issues. (pp. 323-328). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Collins, A. L.* & Smyer, M. A. (2006) Evolving Trends in Long-Term Care: The Ecology of Selective optimization with Compensation. In L. Hyer & R.C. Intrieri (Eds.), Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care (pp. 37-58). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Smyer, M.A. & Qualls, S. (2005).  Mental health and aging. Background paper for the White House Conference on Aging. December.  Washington, D.C.

Smyer, M.A. & Shea, D.G.  (2003). Mental health among older adults. In L.A. Vitt (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Retirement and Finance (pp. 541-544).  Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press.

Smyer, M.A. & Shea, D.G . (2003). Mental health care financing.  In L.A. Vitt (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Retirement and Finance (pp. 544-553).  Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press.

Gatz, M. & Smyer, M. A.  (2001).  Mental Health and Aging at the Outset of the Twenty-First Century. In J. Birren & K. W. Schaie  (Eds.)  Handbook of the Psychology of Aging.  (5th Ed.)  (pp. 523-544).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Smyer, M. A. & Wilson*, M.  (1999).  Critical Issues and Strategies in Mental Health Consultation in Nursing Homes.  In M. Duffy  (Ed.)  Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Older Adults.  (pp. 364-377).  New York:  John Wiley & Sons. Inc.

Rosowsky, E. & Smyer, M. A.  (1999).  Personality Disorders and the Difficult Nursing Home Resident.  In E. Rosowsky, R. C. Abrams & R. A. Zweig  (Eds.)  Personality Disorders in Older Adults.  (pp. 257-274).  Mahway, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum, Assoc., Inc.

Smyer, M. A. & Allen-Burge*, R.  (1999).  Medical Decision Making in Nursing Homes.  In J. Cavanaugh & S. K. Whitbourne  (Eds.)  Gerontology:  An Interdisciplinary Perspective.  (pp. 391-413).  New York, NY:  Oxford University Press.

Frank, L. & Smyer, M. A.  (1998).  Understanding Decisional Capacity of Older Adults.  In B. Edelstein  (Ed.)  Clinical Geropsychology.  (Vol. 7 of A. S. Bellack & M. Hersen  (Eds.)  Comprehensive Clinical Psychology).  (pp. 113-131).  Amsterdam:  Elsevier Science.

Smyer, M. A. & Spayd, C. S.  (1996).  Psychological Interventions in Nursing Homes.  In S. H. Zarit & B. G. Knight  (Eds.)  A Guide to Psychotherapy and Aging.  (pp. 241-268).  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Qualls, S. H. & Smyer, M. A.  (1995).  Mental Health in G.L. Maddox  (Ed.)  The Encyclopedia of Aging.  (2nd edition).  (pp. 629-631).  New York:  Springer Publishing Co.

Smyer, M. A.  (1995).  Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Disorders of the Elderly.  In M. Gatz  (Ed.)  Emerging Issues in Mental Health & Aging.  (pp. 163-182).  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Smyer, M. A. and Downs*, M. G.  (1995).  Psychopharmacology:  An Essential Element in Educating Clinical Psychologists for Working With Older Adults.  In B. G. Knight, L. Teri, P. Wohlford, & J. Santos  (Eds.)  Mental Health Services for Older Adults.  (pp. 73-84).  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Smyer, M. A.  (1995).  Mental Disorders.  In U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, The Threshold of Discovery:  Future Directions for Research on Aging.  (pp. 103-124).  Public Health Service National Institutes of Health.

Smyer, M. A.  (1995).  Formal Support in Later Life:  Lessons for Prevention.  In L. Bond, S. Cutler & A. Gramm  (Eds.)  Promoting Successful and Productive Aging.  (pp. 186-202).  University Press of New England.

Smyer, M. A. & Walls, C. T.  (1994).  Design and Evaluation of Interventions in Nursing Homes.  In C.B. Fisher & R. M. Lerner  (Eds.)  Applied Developmental Psychology.  Cambridge, MA:  McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.

Cooney, T. M. & Smyer, M. A.  (1991).  Parental Divorce During Late Adolescence.  In R. M. Lerner, A.C. Petersen & J. Brooks-Gunn  (Eds.)  The Encyclopedia of Adolescence.  (pp. 244-249).  New York:  Garland Publishing.

Gatz, M., Smyer, M. A., Garfein*, A. & Seward*, M.  (1991).  Essentials of Assessment in Nursing Homes.  In M. Harper  (Ed.)  Management and Care of the Elderly.  (pp. 293-309).  Beverly Hills, CA:  Sage Publications, Inc.

Smyer, M. A. & Birkel, R. C.  (1991).  Research Focused on Interventions with Families of the Chronically Mentally Ill.  In E. Light & B. D. Lebowitz  (Eds.)  The Chronically Mentally Ill Elderly.  (pp. 111-130).  New York:  Springer Publishing Corp.

Smyer, M. A., Zarit, S. H. & Qualls, S. H.  (1990).  Psychological Intervention with the Aging Individual.  In J. Birren & K. W. Schaie  (Eds.)  Handbook of the Psychology of Aging.  (3rd Ed.)  (pp. 375-403).  New York:  Academic Press.

Smyer, M. A. & Cooney*, T. M.  (1988).  Family Relations Across Adulthood:  Implications for Alimony and Support Decisions.  Chapter 7 in section of Family Law, American Bar Association, Alimony:  New Strategies for Pursuit and Defense.  Chicago, IL:  American Bar Association Press.

Smyer, M. A., McHale, S. M., Birkel, R. & Madle, R.  (1988).  Impairments, Handicapping Environments, and Disability:  A Lifespan Perspective.  In V. B. Van Hasselt, P. S. Strain & M. Hersen  (Eds.)  Handbook of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.  New York:  Pergamon Press.

Pruchno, R. A. & Smyer, M. A.  (1985).  Therapeutic Intervention with Adult Caregivers.  In The Proceedings of the Future of Natural Caregiving Networks Conference.  Buffalo, NY:  Multicom.

Smyer, M. A. & Crews*, D. A.  (1985).  Developmental Intervention:  Demographic and Economic Changes as a Context For Intervention.  In D. A. Kleiber & M. L. Maehr  (Eds.)  Advances in Motivation and Achievement.  (Vol. 4)  (pp. 189-215).  Greenwich, CT:  JAI Press.

Smyer, M. A., & Frysinger*, M. F.  (1985).  Mental Health Services in Long-Term Care Settings.  In M. P. Lawton & G. Maddox  (Eds.)  Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics.  (Vol. 5)  New York:  Springer Publishing Company.

Hagestad, G. O., Smyer, M. A. & Stierman, K.  (1984).  Parent-Child Relations in Adulthood:  The Impact of Divorce in Middle Age.  In R. Cohen, S. Weissman & B. Cohler  (Eds.)  Parenthood: Psychosocial Perspectives.  New York:  Guilford Press.

Reese, H. W. & Smyer, M. A.  (1983).  The Dimensionalization of Life Events.  In E. J. Callahan & K. McCluskey  (Eds.)  Life-Span Developmental Psychology:  Non-Normative Life Events.  New York:  Academic Press.

Hagestad, G. O. & Smyer, M. A.  (1982).  Dissolving Long-Term Relationships:  Patterns of Divorce in Middle Age.  In S. Duck  (Ed.)  Dissolving Personal Relationships.  (pp. 155-188).  London: Academic Press.  Reprinted as La dissolution des relations de longue dure:  Exemples-types de divorces.  In Gerontologie, 63, Juillet, 1987.

Danish, S. J., Smyer, M. A. & Nowak, C.  (1980).  Developmental Intervention:  Enhancing Life-Event Processes.  In P. B. Baltes & O. G. Brim, Jr.  (Eds.)  Life-Span Development and Behavior.  (Vol. 3)  (pp. 339-366).  New York:  Academic Press.

Gatz, M., Smyer, M. A. & Lawton, M. P.  (1980).  The Mental Health System and the Older Adult.  In L. W. Poon  (Ed.)  Aging in the 1980’s:  Selected Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Aging.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Refereed Articles

Gatz, M, Smyer, M.A. & DiGiglio, D. (2016). Psychology’s contribution to the well being of older Americans. American Psychologist, 71(4), 257-267.


James, J.B., Matz-Costa, C., & Smyer, M.A. (2016). Retirement security: It’s not just about the money. American Psychologist, 71(4), 334-344.

Smyer, M.A. (2016).  Is there a Secret to Aging Well? Solutions, Vol 7., No. 1, 55-61.

Karel, M.J., Gatz, M. & Smyer, M.A. (2012).  Aging and mental health in the decade ahead: What psychologists need to know.  American Psychologist, 67, 184-198.

Shen, C., Smyer, M.A., Mahoney, K., et al. (2008). Does Mental Illness Affect Consumer Direction of Community-Based Care? Lessons from the Arkansas Cash and Counseling Program. The Gerontologist, 48, 93-104.

Smyer, M.A. & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2007). The Meanings of Work for Older Workers. Generations, XXXI (1), 23-30.

DiGilio, D. & Smyer, M. (2006). Mental Health and Aging at the 2005 White House Conference on Aging: Two steps forward, one step back. Public Policy & Aging Report 16 (1), 18-21.

Collins, A.L.* & Smyer, M.A. (2005).  The resilience of self-esteem in late life.  Journal of Aging and Health, 17 (4), 471-489.

Davey, A., Femia, E.E., Zarit, S.H., Shea, D.G., Sundström, G., Berg, S., Smyer, M.A., & Savla, J. (2005).  Life on the edge: Patterns of help to people at risk for institutionalization in the United States and Sweden. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 60B (5), S281-S288. 

Shea, D., Davey, A., Femia, E.E., Zarit, S.H., Sundström, G., Berg, S., & Smyer, M.A. (2003).  Exploring assistance in Sweden and the United States. The Gerontologist, 43 (5), 717-721.

Smyer, M. A. & Bartels, S.J.  (Eds.)  (2002).  Mental Health and Mental Illness in Later Life.  Generations, XXVI  (1)  (entire issue).

Bartels, S.J. & Smyer, M. A.  (2002).  Mental Disorders of Aging:  An Emerging Public Health Crisis?  Generations, XXVI  (1), 14-20.

Sirin, S. R.*, Castle, N. G. & Smyer, M. A.  (2002).  Risk Factors for Physical Restraint Use in Nursing Homes:  The Impact of the Nursing Home Reform Act.  Research on Aging, 24  (5), 513-527.

Smyer, M. A.  (2001)  Russian Dolls and Chinese Boxes:  The Ecology of Alzheimer’s Disease Research.  Aging and Mental Health, 5  (1), S149-S152.

Shea, D. G., Russo, P. A. & Smyer, M. A.  (2000). Use of Mental Health Services by Persons With A Mental Illness in Nursing Facilities:  Initial Impacts of OBRA87.  Journal of Aging and Health, 12  (4), 560-578.

Goodwin, P. E. & Smyer, M. A.  (1999). Accuracy of Recognition and Diagnosis of Comorbid Depression in the Nursing Home.  Aging and Mental Health, 3  (4), 340-350.

Frank, L., Smyer, M. A., Grisso, T. & Applebaum, P.  (1999).  Measurement of Advance Directive and Medical Treatment Decision-Making Capacity of Older Adults.  Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 5  (3), 257-274.

Davey, A.*, Femia, E.*, Shea, D. G., Zarit, S. H., Sundström, G., Berg, S. & Smyer, M. A.  (1999).  How Many Elders Receive Assistance?  A Cross-National Comparison.  Journal of Aging and Health, 11  (2), 199-220.

Smyer, M. A., Gatz, M., Simi*, N. L. & Pedersen, N. L.  (1998). Childhood Adoption:  Long-Term Effects in Adulthood.  Psychiatry, 61  (3), 191-205.

Diehl, M., Spore, D. L. & Smyer, M. A.  (1997). Measurement Properties of the Short Multi-Dimensional Observation Scale for Elderly Subjects (MOSES).  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 16  (4), 403‑426.

Dellasega, C., Frank, L. & Smyer, M. A.  (1996). Medical Decision-Making Capacity in Elderly Hospitalized Patients.  Journal of Ethics, Law, and Aging, 2  (2), 65-74.

Preville, M.*, Susman, E., Zarit, S. H., Smyer, M. A., Bosworth, H. B.* & Reid, J.D.*  (1996).  A Measurement Model of Cortisol Reactivity of Healthy Older Adults.  Journal of Gerontology:  Psychological Sciences, 51B  (2), 64-69.

Goodwin, P., Smyer, M. A. & Lair, T.  (1995). Decision-Making Incapacity Among Nursing Home Residents:  Results From the 1987 NMES Survey.  Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 13, 405-414.

Pruchno, R. A., Smyer, M. A., Rose, M. S., Hartman-Stein, P. E. & Henderson-Laribee, D. L.  (1995).  Competence of Long-Term Care Residents to Participate in Decisions About Their Medical Care:  A Brief, Objective Assessment.  The Gerontologist, 35  (5), 622-629.

Shea, D. G., Streit*, A. & Smyer, M. A.  (1994). Determinants of the Use of Specialist Mental Health Services by Nursing Home Residents.  Health Services Research, 29  (2), 169-185.

Brannon, D. & Smyer, M. A.  (1994).  Good Work and Good Care in Nursing Homes.  Generations, XVIII, 34-38.

Shea, D. G., Smyer, M. A. & Streit*, A.  (1994). Mental Health Services for Nursing Home Residents:  What will it Cost?  The Journal of Mental Health Administration, 20  (3), 223-235.

Smyer, M. A., Shea, D. & Streit*, A.  (1994). The Provision and Use of Mental Health Services in Nursing Homes:  Results from the National Medical Expenditure Survey.  American Journal of Public Health, 84  (2), 284-287.

Fisher, C. B., Murray, J. P., Dill, J. R., Hagen, J. W., Hogan, M. J., Lerner, R. M., Rebok, G. W., Sigel, I., Sostek, A. M., Smyer, M. A., Spencer, M. B. & Wilcox, B.  (1993). The National Conference on Graduate Education in the Applications of Developmental Science Across the Life Span.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 14, 1-10.

Marks*, L., Smyer, M. A. & Cohn, M.  (1993). Nursing Home Aides’ Work and Family Connections.  The Journal of Long Term Care Administration, 21  (2), 31-34.

Smyer, M. A.  (1993). Aging and Decision-Making Capacity.  Generations, XVII  (1), 51-56.

Smyer, M. A.  (Ed.)  (1993). Mental Health and Aging:  Progress and Prospects.  Generations, XVII  (1), (entire issue).

Smyer, M. A. (Chair), Balster, R. L., Egli, D., Johnson, D. L., Kilbey, M. M., Leith, N. J. & Puente, A.E. (1993). Summary of the Report of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Psychopharmacology of the American Psychological Association.  Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 24  (4), 394-403.

Altman, W., Parmalee, P. & Smyer, M.  (1992). Autonomy, Competence and Informed Consent in Long-Term Care:  Legal and Psychological Perspectives.  Villanova Law Review, 37  (2), 1671-1704.

Brannon, D., Streit, A.* & Smyer, M. A.  (1992). The Psychosocial Quality of Nursing Home Work. Journal of Aging and Health, 4  (3), 369-389.

Gatz, M. & Smyer, M. A.  (1992). The Mental Health System and Older Adults in The 1990s.  American Psychologist, 47  (6), 741-751.

Smyer, M. A., Brannon, D. & Cohn, M.  (1992). Improving Nursing Home Care Through Basic and Applied Research From the Viewpoints of Investigators in the Psychology of Aging.  Experimental Aging Research, 17  (2), 93.

Smyer, M. A., Brannon, D. & Cohn, M.  (1992).  Improving Nursing Home Care Through Training and Job Redesign.  The Gerontologist, 33  (3), 327-333.

Smyer, M. A., Reid*, J. & Zarit, S.  (1992). Stress, Adaptation and Successful Aging (Abstract).  In D. C. Park & A. D. Smith.  (Eds.)  Importance of Basic and Applied Research From the Viewpoints of Investigators in the Psychology of Aging.  Experimental Aging Research, 17  (2), 93-94.

Spore*, D. L., Horgas*, A. L., Smyer, M. A. & Marks*, L. N.  (1992). The Relationship of Antipsychotic Drug Use, Resident Behavior, and Diagnoses Among Nursing Home Residents.  Journal of Aging and Health, 4  (4), 514-535.

Diehl*, M., Lago, D., Ahern, F., Smyer, M. A., Hermanson*, S. & Rabatin, V.  (1991). Examination of Priorities for Therapeutic Drug Utilization Review.  Journal of Geriatric Drug Therapy, 6  (2), 65-85.

Garfein*, A. J. and Smyer, M. A.  (1991). P-Technique Factor Analyses of the Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist (MAACL).  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 13  (2), 155-171.

Hermanson*, S., Lago, D. & Smyer, M. A.  (1991). State Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly and Disabled:  Planning Issues for Program and Non-Program States.  Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 3  (3), 71-81.

Spore*, D., Smyer, M. A. & Cohn, M. D.  (1991). Assessing Nursing Assistants’ Knowledge of Behavioral Approaches to Mental Health Problems.  The Gerontologist, 31  (3), 309-317.

Brannon, D., Cohn, M. D. & Smyer, M. A.  (1990). Caregiving as Work:  How Nurses’ Aides Rate It.  The Journal of Long-Term Care Administration, 18  (1), 10-14.

Brannon, D. & Smyer, M. A.  (1990). Who Will Provide Long-Term Care in the Future?  Generations, Spring, XIV  (2), 64-67.

Martin*, P. & Smyer, M. A.  (1990). The Experience of Micro and Macro Events:  A Life-Span Analysis, Research On Aging, 12, 294-310.

Smyer, M. A. & Intrieri*, R. C.  (1990). Evaluating Counseling Outcomes.  Generations, Winter, XIV  (1), 11-14.

Birkel, R. C., Lerner, R. M. & Smyer, M. A.  (1989). Applied Developmental Psychology as an Implementation of the Life-Span View of Human Development.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 10, 425-445.

Smyer, M. A.  (1989).  Nursing Homes as a Setting for Psychological Practice:  Public Policy Perspectives.  American Psychologist, 44,  (10), 1307-1314.

Berry*, G. L., Smyer, M. A. & Lago, D.  (1988). State-Level Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs for the Elderly:  A national survey.  American Journal of Public Health, 78  (2), 157-160.

Brannon, D., Smyer, M. A., Cohn, M., Borchardt*, L., Landry*, J., Jay*, G., Garfein*, A., Malone Beach*, L. & Tooles*, C.  (1988). A Job Diagnostic Survey of Nursing Home Caregivers:  Implications for Job Redesign.  Gerontologist, 28  (2), 246-252.

Goodfellow*, M., Kierman, N. E., Ahern, F. & Smyer, M. A.  (1988). Response Bias Using Two-Stage Data Collection:  A study of elderly participants in a program.  Evaluation Review, 12  (6), 638-654.

Goodfellow*, M., Tubman*, J. G., Landry*, J. A., Ahern, F., Lago, D. & Smyer, M. A.  (1988). Use of a State-Level Pharmaceutical Assistance Program Among Urban and Rural Elders.  The Journal of Rural Health, 4  (3), 35-43.

Landry*, J. A., Smyer, M. A., Roberts, J., Simonson, W., Tubman*, J. G. & Lago, D. J.  (1988). Validation of Two Methods of Data Collection of Self-Reported Medicine Use Among the Elderly.  Gerontologist, 28  (5), 672-676.

Cohn, M. P., Smyer, M. A., Garfein*, A. J., Droogas*, A. & Malone Beach*, E. E.  (1987). Perceptions of Mental Health Training in Nursing Homes:  Congruence Among Administrators and Aides.  Journal of Long-Term Care Administration, 15  (2), 20-25.

Hofland, B. F., Smyer, M. A., Wetle, T. & Walter, A. R.  (1987). Linking Research and Practice:  The Fellowship Program in Applied Gerontology.  Gerontologist, 27  (1), 39-45.

Connell*, C. M, & Smyer, M. A.  (1986).  Training in Mental Health:  Evaluation of the Telephone Conference Network.  Gerontologist, 26  (4), 339-341.

Cooney*, T. M., Smyer, M. A., Hagestad, G. O. & Klock, R. C.  (1986). Parental Divorce in Young Adulthood:  Some Preliminary Findings.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 56  (3), 470-477.

Smyer, M. A. & Gatz, M.  (1986). Intervention Research Approaches.  Research on Aging, 8  (4), 536‑558.

Pruchno*, R., Blow*, F. C., & Smyer, M. A.  (1984). Life Events and Interdependent Lives:  Implications for Research and Intervention.  Human Development, 27, 31-41.

Smyer, M. A.  (1984). Aging and Social Policy:  Contrasting Western Europe and the United States.  Journal of Family Issues, 5, 239-253.

Smyer, M. A.  (1984). Life Transitions and Aging:  Implications for Counseling Older Adults.  Counseling Psychologist, 12, 17-28.

Smyer, M. A.  (1984). Working with Families of Impaired Elderly.  Journal of Community Psychology(Special Issue on Older Adults), 12, 323-333.

Smyer, M. A. & Pruchno*, R.  (1984). Service Use and Mental Impairment Among the Elderly:  Arguments for Consultation and Education.  Professional Psychology, 15, 528-537.

Pruchno*, R., & Smyer, M. A.  (1983). Mental Health Problems and Aging:  A Short Quiz.  International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 17  (2), 123-140.

Smyer, M. A., Davis, B. W. & Cohn, M.  (1982). A Prevention Approach to Critical Life Events of the Elderly.  Journal of Primary Prevention, 2  (4), 195-204.

Smyer, M. A. & Hofland*, B. F.  (1982). Divorce and Family Support in Later Life:  Emerging Concerns.  Journal of Family Issues, 3, 61-77.

Danish, S. J. & Smyer, M. A.  (1981). The Unintended Consequences of Requiring a License to Help.  American Psychologist, 36, 13-21.

Fillenbaum, G. & Smyer, M. A.  (1981). The Development, Reliability, and Validity of the OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire.  Journal of Gerontology, 36, 428-434.

Smyer, M. A.  (1980). The Differential Usage of Services by Impaired Elderly.  Journal of Gerontology, 35, 249-255.  Reprinted in S.Tobin  (Ed.)  (1982).  Current Gerontology:  Long Term Care.  Washington, DC:  Gerontological Society of America.

Smyer, M. A. & Gatz, M.  (1979). Aging and Mental Health:  Business as Usual?  American Psychologist, 34, 240-246.

Smyer, M. A., Hofland*, B. F. & Jonas*, E. A.  (1979). A Validity Study of the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, XXVII  (6), 263-269.

Smyer, M. A., Siegler, I. C. & Gatz, M. J.  (1976). Learning to Live in a Therapeutic Community:  A study of elderly inpatients.  International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 7  (2), 189-193.

Other Writings

Smyer, M.A. (2014).  A second adolescence? Balancing autonomy and beneficence in late life. Aging Today. American Society on Aging.

Smyer, M.A.  (2009). Age, generational and gender considerations: Chief academic officers and the future leadership of American higher education. Advancing Higher Education (February). New York: TIAA-CREF Institute.

Smyer, M. A.  (1999). Adoption:  The Bigger Boxes.  Adoption Quarterly, 3  (2), p. 1.

Smyer, M. A.  (1984). Health-Care Costs:  Roots Are Still There.  Philadelphia Inquirer, July 1, p. 7F.

Smyer, M. A. & Plantz*, M. C.  (1981). Caring for the Elderly.  New York Times, Nov. 14, op.ed. page.

Smyer, M. A.  (Ed.)  (1981). Community Psychology and Aging.  Special issue of Division of Community Psychology Newsletter, 14  (3).

Smyer, M. A. et al.  (1980). Recommendations from Division 20’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Licensure, Credentialing, and Accreditation.  Newsletter of Adult Development and Aging (Division 20, APA), 8  (1), 13-15.

Danish, S. J. & Smyer, M. A.  (1979). Licensing and the Public Interest.  Division of Community Psychology Newsletter, 12  (3), 7-8.

Book Reviews

Smyer, M. A.  (1992). “We Are What We Remember Ourselves To Be.”  Contemporary Psychology, 37 (10), 1046-1047.

Smyer, M. A.  (1987). Mental Health and Aging.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 6  (4),487-489.

Smyer, M. A.  (1982). Depression in Late Life.  Journal of Gerontology, 37, 628.

Smyer, M. A. & Hofland, B.  (1981). Handbook of Mental Health and Aging.  Gerontologist, 21, 20-27.

Smyer, M. A.  (1981). Behavioral Approaches for Older Adults.  Contemporary Psychology, 26, 478-479.

Research Papers and Presentations

More than 200 papers and invited talks at national meetings, universities, or legislative hearings.