Publications

Cohn-Schwartz, E., Vitman-Schorr, A., & Khalaila, R. (2021). 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, 1-10. Download paper

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. 1-8.

 

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.

 

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.