Anthony Ong, Cornell University

Associate Professor Ithaca, New York ado4@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-9993

Bio/Research

In the broadest sense, Ong's research focuses on the dynamic processes that underlie expressions of vulnerability and adaptation across the lifespan. His work aims to advance understanding of human development and plasticity across multiple levels of analysis, including emotion-cognition interact...

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Bio/Research

In the broadest sense, Ong's research focuses on the dynamic processes that underlie expressions of vulnerability and adaptation across the lifespan. His work aims to advance understanding of human development and plasticity across multiple levels of analysis, including emotion-cognition interactions, sociocultural processes, and neurobiological systems. This work is guided by a process model of environmental action that encompasses variation in dual risk and resilience, vantage sensitivity, and differential susceptibility. In recent years, he has pursued four main lines of research: (i) the pathways linking positive emotions to quality living and health morbidities in both clinical and healthy populations; (ii) the social determinants of health in later adulthood, particulary the role of social isolation and loneliness; (iii) the biological residue of everyday discrimination, specifically the physiological mechanisms through which subtle forms of recurring bias and unfair treatment get under the skin to affect disease susceptibility; and (iv) the nature of perceived responsiveness in close relationships, its biological grounding, and relevance for hedonic and evaluative well-being.

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