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Cohn-Schwartz, E., & Naegele, L. (2023). Employment over the life course and post-retirement social networks: a gendered perspective. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-11. Download paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2023). Expanding the scope of PTSD predictors: The role of community involvement and aging perceptions-A commentary. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.


Cohn-Schwartz, E., de Paula Couto, M. C., Fung, H. H., Graf, S., Hess, T. M., Liou, S., ... & Rothermund, K. (2023). Contact with older adults is related to positive age stereotypes and self-views of aging: The older you are the more you profit. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbad038.


Cohn-Schwartz, E. PI, Finlay, J. C & Kobayashi, L. C (2022). Perceptions of societal ageism and declines in subjective memory during the COVID-19 pandemic: Longitudinal evidence from US adults aged ≥55 years. Journal of Social Issues, 1-15. DOI: paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E. PI, & Khalaila, R. C (2022). Accelerometer-assessed physical activity and cognitive performance among European adults aged 50+:  The mediating effects of social contacts and depressive symptoms. Healthcare, 10, 2279. DOI: paper


Carmel, S. PI, Bachner, Y. G. C, & Cohn-Schwartz, E. C (2022). Psychological reactions to the coronavirus pandemic: A comparative study of Holocaust survivors and other older adults in Israel. BMC Psychiatry, 22(1), 1-10. DOI: Download paper

Cohn-Schwartz, E., Schafer, M. H., & Ayalon, L. (2022). Age integration in later life social networks and self-perceptions of aging: examining their reciprocal associations. European Journal of Ageing, 1-9. DOI: paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E., Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2022). Reciprocal associations of posttraumatic stress symptoms and cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults: The mediating role of depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-11. DOI: doi:10.1017/S1041610222000357

Cohn-Schwartz, E., Hoffman, Y., & Shrira, A. (2022). The effect of pre-pandemic PTSD and depression symptoms on mental distress among older adults during COVID-19. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 151, 633-637, DOI:


Dikla Segel-Karpas, Ella Cohn-Schwartz & Liat Ayalon (2022) Self-perceptions of aging and depressive symptoms: the mediating role of loneliness, Aging & Mental Health, 26:7, 1495-1501, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2021.1991275. Download paper

Cohn-Schwartz, E., Vitman-Schorr, A., & Khalaila, R. (2022). Physical distancing is related to fewer electronic and in-person contacts and to increased loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic among older Europeans. Quality of Life Research, 31(4), 1033-1042. Download paper

Segel-Karpas, D., Shrira, A., Cohn-Schwartz, E., & Bodner, E. (2022). Daily fluctuations in subjective age and depressive symptoms: the roles of attitudes to ageing and chronological age. European Journal of Ageing, 1-11.

Pollock Star, A., Cohn-Schwartz, E., & O’Rourke, N. (2022). Reciprocal Effects of Marital Idealization and Marital Satisfaction Between Long-Wed Spouses Over Time. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 00914150221077953.

Cohn-Schwartz, E., Ayalon, L. (2020). Societal views of older adults as vulnerable and a burden to society during the COVID-19 outbreak: Results from an Israeli nationally representative sample. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 76(7), e313–e317. Download paper

Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2021). The importance of studying activity engagement and other sources of resilience among Holocaust survivors during stressful life events. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-7. 


Weinstein, G., Cohn-Schwartz, E., & Damri, N. (2021). Book-oriented environment in childhood and current cognitive performance among old-aged Europeans. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 1-9. Download paper

Cohn-Schwartz, E., Levinsky M., & Litwin H. (2021) Social network type and subsequent cognitive health among older Europeans. International Psychogeriatrics. 33(5), 495-504. Download paper

Ayalon, L., Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2021). Measures of self- and other-directed ageism and worries concerning COVID-19 health consequences: Results from a nationally representative sample of Israelis over the age of 50. PLOS ONE.  Download paper

De la Fuente-Núñez, V., Cohn-Schwartz, E., Roy, S., & Ayalon, L.  (2021). Scoping review on ageism against younger populations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Download paper


Khalaila, R., Vitman-Schorr, A., & Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2021). A prospective association between tooth status and cognitive performance among older adults in Europe. Aging and Mental Health, 26 (3), 499-506.


Schwartz, E., Ayalon, L. & Huxhold, O. (2021). Perceptions of aging and social involvement: Exploring their reciprocal associations. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 76(3), 563-573. Download paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E., & Ayalon, L. (2021). COVID-19 Protective Behaviors: The Role of Living Arrangements and Localities. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 1-5. Download paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E., Segel-Karpas, D. & Ayalon, L. (2021). Longitudinal dyadic effects of aging self-perceptions on health. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 76(5), 900–909. Download paper

Shapira S., Yeshua-Katz D., Cohn-Schwartz, E., Aharonson-Daniel, L., Sarid O., & Clarfield AM. (2021). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a group intervention via Zoom to relieve loneliness and depressive symptoms among older persons during the COVID-19 outbreak. Internet Interventions-The Application of Information Technology in Mental and Behavioral Health, 100368.


Ayalon, L., & Schwartz, E. (2021). The reciprocal temporal associations of subjective age and social relations in adult day care centers over a one-year period. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 45(1) 69–77.

Ayalon, L., & Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2021). Ageism from a cross-cultural perspective: results from a national survey of Israelis over the age of 50International Psychogeriatrics, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S1041610221001241

Ayalon, L., & Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2021). The Relationship Between Perceived Age Discrimination in the Healthcare System and Health: An Examination of a Multi-Path Model in a National Sample of Israelis Over the Age of 50. Journal of Aging and Health, 08982643211058025.


Cohn-Schwartz, E., Roth, A. R., & Widmer, E. D. (2020). Joint social contact and network overlap of spouses facing later adulthood household transitions in Switzerland. Advances in Life Course Research, 100395. Download paper


Kottl, H., Cohn-Schwartz, E., Ayalon, L. (2020). Self-perceptions of aging and everyday ICT engagement: A test of reciprocal associations. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Ayalon, L., Zisberg, A., Cohn-Schwartz, E. Cohen-Mansfield, Y. & Bar-Asher Siegal, E. A. (2020). Long term care settings in the times of the COVID-19: Challenges and future directions. International Psychogeriatrics. 32 (10), 1239-1243.


Cohn-Schwartz, E., & Weinstein, G. (2020). Early-life exposure to hunger and cognitive performance among older Europeans. MATURITAS, 141, 26-32. Download paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E., Sagi, D., O'Rourke, N. & Bachner, Y. (2020). The Coronavirus pandemic and Holocaust survivors in Israel. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(5), 502-504. Download paper


Cohn-Schwartz, E. (2020). Pathways from social activities to cognitive functioning: The role of physical activity and mental health. Innovation in Aging, 4(3), 1-10. Download paper


Litwin, H., Levinsky, M. & Schwartz, E. (2019) Network type, transition patterns and well-being among older Europeans. European Journal of Ageing. 1-10.


Mannheim, I., Schwartz, E., Xi, W., Buttigieg, S. C., McDonnell-Naughton, M., Wouters, E. J., & van Zaalen, Y. (2019). Inclusion of Older Adults in the Research and Design of Digital Technology. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(19), 3718. Download paper


Schwartz, E. & Litwin, H. (2019). Warfare exposure in later life and cognitive performance: The moderating role of social connectedness. Psychiatry Research. 278, 258–262.


Schwartz, E. & Shrira, A. (2019). Social connectedness moderates the relationship between warfare exposure, PTSD symptoms and health among older adults. Psychiatry: Biological and Interpersonal Processes, 82(2), 158-172. Download paper


Schwartz, E., Khalaila, R. & Litwin, H. (2019) Contact frequency and cognitive health among older adults in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 23(8), 1008-1016. Download paper


Schwartz, E., and Litwin, H. (2018). Social network changes among older Europeans: The role of gender. European Journal of Ageing, 15(4), 359-367.


Schwartz, E. & Litwin, H. (2017). The reciprocal relationship between social connectedness and mental health among older European adults: A SHARE-based analysis. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(4), 694-702. 


Schwartz, E. & Litwin, H. (2017). Are newly added and lost confidants in later life related to subsequent mental health? International Psychogeriatrics, 29(12), 2047-2057.


Oppenheim-Weller, Schwartz, E*., S. & Ben-Arieh, A. (2017). Child Involvement in Treatment Planning and Assessment in Israel. Child and Family Social Work, 22(3), 1302-1312. *equal contribution


Tener D., Sorek, Y. & Schwartz, E. (2017). “I did not know there was another life”: Meanings of life in the out-of-home Mothers Unit reunification program. Child and Family Social Work, 23(3), 373-380.


Litwin, H., Schwartz, E. & Avital, D. (2017). Religiosity and Well-Being among Older Jewish Israelis: Findings from SHARE-Israel. Journal of Aging, Religion and Spirituality, 29, 208-223.


Litwin, H., Schwartz, E. & Damri, N. (2016). Cognitively stimulating leisure activity and subsequent cognitive function: A SHARE-based analysis. The Gerontologist, 57(5), 940-948.


Litwin, H., Stoeckel, K. J., & Schwartz, E. (2015) Social networks and mental health among older Europeans: are there age effects? European Journal of Ageing, 12(4), 299-309.

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