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Huo, Meng

Meng Huo





Research advisor is Karen Fingerman (HDFS)

Meng Huo is a 5th year PhD student working with Dr. Fingerman. She studies how and why older adults help other people, and how these helping behaviors may influence older adults' social relationships and well-being. Her specific interests lie in empathy and generativity in late life. 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., Kim, K., Birditt, K. S., & Fingerman, K. L. (in press). Aging parents’ daily support exchanges with adult children experiencing problems. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx079

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., Graham, J. L., Kim, K., & Birditt, K. S. (in press). A family affair: Family typologies of problems and midlife well-being. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx131

Huo, M., Kim, K., Fingerman, K. L., & Zarit, S. H. (in press). Grandparent support of adult grandchildren. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw208

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., Kim, K., Zarit, S. H., & Fingerman, K. L. (2018). Aging parents’ disability and daily support exchanges with middle-aged children. The Gerontologist. 58, 872–882. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx144

Liang, Y.*, Huo, M.*, Zhou, R., & Kennison, R. (2017). The role of cognitive control in older adults' cognitive reappraisal: Detached reappraisal and positive reappraisal. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 11:27. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00027  *co-first authors

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., Kim, K., & Birditt, K. (2017). Coresident and noncoresident young adults’ daily experiences with parents. The Emerging Adulthood. 5, 337–350. doi:10.1177/2167696816676583

Deng, Y., Zhou, R., Yang, M., & Huo, M. (2016). Gender differences in emotional response: Inconsistency between experience and expressivity. Plos One, 11: e0158666. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158666

Huo, M., Hao, Y., & Zhou, R. (2012). Eye movements from those with test anxiety during multiple-choice tests. Chinese Journal of Special Education, 10, 77–83.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., Ng, Y. T., & Zarit, S. H., (in press). Social relationships and cognitive development across adulthood. In A. K. Thomas & A. Gutchess (Eds.), Handbook of cognitive aging: A life course perspective. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Huo, M., & Fingerman, K. L. (2018). Grandparents. In M. Bornstein, M. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman, & J. Lansford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of lifespan development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

WORK UNDER REVIEW

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., Birditt, K. S., & Fingerman, K. L. (under review). Empathy and older adults’ support exchanges in a daily context.

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., Birditt, K. S., & Fingerman, K. L. (under review). Does empathy have a cost? Older adults and social partners experiencing problems.

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., Umberson, D. J., & Charles, S. T. (under review). Variety is the spice of late life: Social integration and daily activity.

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., & Birditt, K. (under review). Mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons: Gender differences in adults’ intergenerational ties.

Graham, J. L., Huo, M., Birditt, K. S., Charles, S. T., & Fingerman, K. L. (under review). Interpersonal tensions and pain among older adults: The mediating role of negative mood.

Graham, J. L., Huo, M., Kim, K., Birditt, K. S., Charles, S. T., & Fingerman, K. L. (under review). Midlife adults’ daily support to children and parents: Implications for diurnal cortisol.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

Huo, M., Furstenberg, F. F. Jr., Napolitano, L., & Fingerman, K. L. (in progress). Who initiates aging parents’ help to midlife children.

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., Ng, Y. T., & Birditt, K. (in progress). All good things go together: Social integration and multiple facets of well-being in late life.

 

2018-2019

Donald D. Harrington Fellowship ($40,000)

2018

International Association for Relationship Research student award

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

College of Natural Sciences Fellowship ($6,750)

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

UT-Austin Professional Development Award ($400)

2014

Beijing Normal University Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis

2013

UCLA Undergraduate Research Center Travel Award ($300)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Beijing Normal University Professional Awards

 

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., & Fingerman, K. L. (2018, November). Does gender matter?: Empathy and older adults’ helping behaviors in a daily context. In J. J. Suitor (Chair), How gender shapes patterns and consequences of support in later life. Symposium to be conducted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Fingerman, K. L., & Huo, M. (2018, November). Social integration in daily life: A proxy for physical activity. In M. Huo (Chair) & K. L. Fingerman (Co-chair), Emotions and social ties in late life: New findings from the Daily Experiences and Well-being Study. Symposium to be conducted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Beaulieu, C. C., Kim, K., Huo, M., Zarit, S. H., & Fingerman, K. L. (2018, November). Adult grandchild support provided to grandparents. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., & Fingerman, K. L. (2018, September). Does empathy have a cost? Older adults’ encounters with social partners incurring problems and mood throughout the day. Poster session to be presented at the Developmental Methods Conference, Whitefish, MT.

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., & Fingerman, K. L. (2018, July). Empathy and older adults’ social experiences: Examining the link in a daily context. In G. Luong (Chair), Positive daily social interactions: Implications for adult development. Symposium conducted at the International Association of Relationship Research Conference, Fort Collins, CO.

Huo, M., Graham J. L., Kim, K., Zarit, S. H., & Fingerman, K. L. (2017, Nov). Aging parents’ disabilities and daily support exchanges with middle-aged children. In J. L. Graham (Chair), Daily experiences in adulthood. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Graham, J. L., Huo, M., & Fingerman, K. L. (2017, Nov). Pain and daily mood in late life: Examining the role of family members. In J. L. Graham (Chair), Daily experiences in adulthood. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Huo, M., Fingerman, K. L., & Birditt, K. S. (2017, Oct). Mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons: Gender differences in adults’ intergenerational ties. In T. Antonucci (Chair), Intra-individual development over time: A focus on fathers and families. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Development, Providence, RI.

Huo, M., Kim, K., Zarit, S. H., & Fingerman, K. L. (2017, July). Does closeness matter?: Parents’ experiences with children suffering problems and daily well-being. Poster session presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Fingerman, K. L., Huo, M., Kim, K., & Birditt, K. S. (2017, July). Generational differences in perceptions of support exchanges. In K. L. Fingerman (Chair), Multiple perspectives on family life. Symposium conducted at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Guyer, H., & Huo, M. (2017, July). Assessing sleep and wake times in a complex survey: Mobile versus interviewer-administered. Paper session presented at the Conference of European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, Portugal.

Huo, M., Graham, J. L., Kim, K., Birditt, K. S., & Fingerman, K. L. (2016, Nov). Coresident and noncoresident young adults’ daily experiences with parents. In M. Huo (Chair) & K. L. Fingerman (Co-chair), Daily social experiences across adulthood. Symposium conducted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Huo, M., Kim, K., Zarit, S., & Fingerman, K. (2015. Nov.). Grandparent support of adult grandchildren. In L. Bangerter (Chair), Relative difficulties”: Intergenerational relationships across adulthood. Symposium conducted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Gerontological Society of American, Orlando, FL.

Huo, M., Zhou, R., & Kennison, R. (2014. Nov.). The role of cognitive control in older adults' cognitive reappraisal: detached reappraisal and positive reappraisal. Poster session presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of American (Late Breaker Session), Washington D.C..

Huo, M., Hao, Y., & Zhou, R. (2013. May). Test anxiety and cognitive processing during multiple-choice tests. Poster session presented at the Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (the University of California, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA.

Huo, M., Hao, Y., & Zhou, R. (2013. May). Test anxiety and cognitive processing during multiple-choice tests. Paper session presented at the Annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference (Stanford University), Stanford, CA.

2018 Summer

Instructor, Applied Statistics Boot Camp, UT Austin

2018 Spring

Guest Lecturer, Family Relationships, UT Austin

2017 Fall

Guest Lecturer, Adult Development and Aging, UT Austin

2017 Fall

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Adult Development and Aging, UT Austin

2016 Fall

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Infant Development, UT Austin

2016 Spring

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Research Methods, UT Austin

2015 Fall

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Personal and Family Finance, UT Austin

2015 Spring

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Personal and Family Finance, UT Austin

2014 Fall

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Child Development, UT Austin