Leslie Frazier

Leslie Frazier
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: National Institute on Aging Training Grant in Sociocultural Gerontology; Department of Medical Anthropology; University of California San Francisco
  • Ph.D., Psychology Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.S., Psychology Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • B.A., Psychology Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Research Interests

Dr. Leslie Frazier is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University. She has a PhD in Life Span Developmental Psychology from Syracuse University and an NIH/ NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco Medical School.

A developmental health psychologist, Dr. Frazier is interested in the intersections among psychosocial factors and identity/sense of self within the contexts of health and chronic illness in emerging adult- hood and later life. Dr. Frazier’s current research areas focus on stress and coping with life transitions in an effort to maximize mental and physical health outcomes. Of specific interest is gleaning an under- standing of the adjustment to living with chronic illness and the processes associated with developing resilience and avenues toward successful aging. More recently, Dr. Frazier has become interested in psychosocial factors that influence body image, disordered eating, and risk of developing eating disorders in young adults. Dr. Frazier has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters, and her research has appeared in Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, The Gerontologist, Experimental Aging Research, Research on Aging, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Eating and Weight Disorders, Journal of Behavioral Health, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. She is the author of a textbook entitled Health Psychology (2018). Dr. Frazier was the recipient of a grant from the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health. Dr. Frazier is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Adult Development and Aging and the Division of Health Psychology, the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and is also a member of the Association for Psychological Sciences.

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"**" Denotes undergraduate student co-author

Frazier, L.D. (in preparation). Exploring the linkages among possible selves and self-regulated goal processes across adulthood.

Barreto, M. L.,* & Frazier, L. D. (under review). The origins of possible selves. Self and Identity.

Frazier, L. D., Barreto, M. L.,* & Newman, F. L. (in press). Self-regulation and eudaimonic well-being across adulthood. Experimental Aging Research.

Barreto, M. L.,* & Frazier, L. D. (in press). Coping with life events through possible selves. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Frazier, L. D., Newman, F. L., & Jaccard, J. (2007). Psychosocial outcomes in later life: A multivariate model. Psychology and Aging. 22(4), pp. 676-689

Schwartz, B. L., & Frazier, L. D. (2005). Tip-of-the-tongue states and aging: Contrasting psycholinguistic and metacognitive perspectives. Journal of General Psychology. 132(4), pp. 377-391.

Schwartz, B. L., Meissner, C. A., Hoffman, M., Evans, S., & Frazier, L. D. (2004). Event memory and misinformation effects in a gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Animal Cognition, 7 (2), 93-100.

Allen, A., Montgomery M., Tubman, J., Frazier, L., & Escovar, L. (2003). The effects of assessment feedback on rapport-building and self-enhancement processes. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25 (3). 165-181.

Wade, L. D.,* & Frazier, L. D. (2003). Cultural differences in possible selves during later life. Journal of Aging Studies, 17, 251-268.

Frazier, L. D., Cotrell, V., & Hooker, K. (2003). Possible selves and illness: A comparison of individuals with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and healthy older adults International Journal of Behavioral Development, 27(1), 1-11.

Frazier, L. D. (2002). Continuity and change in patterns of coping with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 55(3), 207-232.

Frazier, L. D., Waid, L. D.,* & Finke, C.** (2002). The impact of anxiety on coping and quality of life in older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28(12), 40-47.\

Frazier, L. D., Johnson, P. M., Gonzalez, G. K., & Kafka, C. L. (2002). Psychosocial influences on possible selves: A comparison of three cohorts of older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(4), 308-317.\

Hooker, K., Manoogian-O’Dell, M., Monahan, D. J., Frazier, L. D., & Shifren, K. (2000) Does type of disease matter? Gender differences among Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease spouse caregivers. The Gerontologist, 40 (5), 568 – 573.\

Frazier, L. D., Hooker, K., Johnson, P. M., & Kaus, C. (2000). Continuity and change in possible selves in later life: A 5-year longitudinal study. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 22(3), 235-241.

Frazier, L.D. (2000). Coping with disease-related stressors in Parkinson’s disease. The Gerontologist, 40 (1), 53 – 63.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 2020—Intro to Psychology
  • CLP 4314—Psychology of Health & Illness
  • CLP 4315 – Experimental Health Psychology Senior Laboratory Course
  • DEP 4464—Psychology of Aging
  • DEP 3404—Psychology of Adulthood
  • EXP 3523—Memory and Memory Improvement
  • CLP 5081—Seminar in Health Psychology
  • DEP 5405 – Proseminar in Adulthood and Aging