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Frank J. Infurna

Associate Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University

Dr. Frank J. Infurna is an associate professor in the department of Psychology at Arizona State University. He received is PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a developmental psychologist whose research chronicles the challenges and opportunities of middle-aged adults and investigates resilience to major life stressors. His research on midlife has documented that midlife is comprised of four defining features, namely simultaneous involvement in several roles, life transitions, opportunities, and challenges, and revealed cross-national differences in the mental and physical health of middle-aged adults. His research on resilience has made advancements in how to best conceptualize adversity and best practices for methodological approaches to studying resilience. His research program draws from lifespan developmental theory and emerging methodologies for longitudinal and event occurrence analysis; He apply these methodologies to longitudinal panel surveys, intensive assessment research designs and interventions. His research is currently supported by the National Institute on Aging and he has received funding from the John Templeton Foundation in the past.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University


  • 2012 
    The Pennsylvania State University, Human Development and Family Studies