B.A. in Psychology and Economics, Indiana University
M.A. and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Notre Dame
- Pat is interested in understanding the role of individual differences in promoting healthy aging.
- His research often focuses on sense of purpose, future time perspective, perceived derailment, and forgivingness.
- He is particularly interested in how to promote positive transitions across the lifespan.
Some recent publications include:
- Hill, P. L., Klaiber, P., Burrow, A. L., DeLongis, A., & Sin, N. L. (In press). Great, purposeful expectations: Predicting daily purposefulness during the COVID-19 response. The Journal of Positive Psychology.
- Hill, P. L., Burrow, A. L., & Allemand, M. (In press). Moving beyond promoting “happiness” in gerontology interventions. Age and Ageing.
- Hill, P. L., Sin, N. L., Almeida, D. M., & Burrow, A. L. (In press). Sense of purpose predicts daily positive events and attenuates their influence on positive affect. Emotion.
Hill, P. L., Aschwanden, D., Payne, B. R.., & Allemand, M. (In press). Daily cognitive complaints and engagement in older adulthood: Personality traits are more predictive than cognitive performance. Psychology and Aging.
- Understanding the role of sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Considering the role of personality dispositions on daily and long-term cognitive resilience
- Examining how purposeful individuals identify and cope with daily stressors
- Describing what it means to have a purpose in life from different contexts and cultures
Patrick currently serves as the division head for Social and Personality Psychology, and the director of the brown bag for the division. If you are interested in attending a brown bag talk virtually, please reach out!
Get to Know Pat!
Pat is an avid Indiana University fan, and generally should not be interrupted during any of their games. He also enjoys playing with his nieces, and getting to go hiking (particularly in Utah).