Robin W. Simon
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Areas of Specialization:
- Mental Health
- Gender and the Family
- Social Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Family Problems and Social Change
- Identity and the Self
- Social Psychology
- Gender and Mental Health
- Health Disparities
Education and Recent Professional Experience:
- Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL(2003-present)
- Research Associate, Center for the Study of Demography and Population Health (2003-present)
- National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (2000-2003)
- Assistant to Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1992-2000)
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Indiana University (1992)
- M.A. in Sociology, Indiana University (1986)
- B.A. in Sociology, University of Massachusetts (1984)
Selected Papers and Publications:
- Simon, R.W. 2008. "Life's Greatest Joy?: The Negative Emotional Effects of Children on Adults." Contexts 7: 40-45. READ
- Simon, R.W. 2007. “Contributions of the Sociology of Mental Health for Understanding the Social Antecedents, Social Regulation, and Social Distribution of Emotion.” Pp. 239-274 in Mental Health, Social Mirror, edited by William Avison, Jane McLeod, and Bernice Pescosilido. New York: Springer. READ
- Simon, R.W. (with R.J. Evenson). 2005. "Clarifying the Relationship Between Parenthood and Depression." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 46: 341-358. READ
- Simon, R.W. (with L.E. Nath). 2004. "Gender and Emotion in the U.S.: Do Men and Women Differ in Self-Reports of Feelings and Expressive Behavior?" American Journal of Sociology 109: 1137-1176. READ
- Simon, R.W. 2002. "Revisiting the Relationships among Gender, Marital Status, and Mental Health." American Journal of Sociology 107: 1065-1096. READ
- Simon, R.W. 2000. "The Importance of Culture in Sociological Theory and Research on Stress and Mental Health: A Missing Link?" Pp. 68-78 in Handbook of Medical Sociology (5th Edition), edited by Chloe Bird, Peter Conrad, and Allen Fremont. New York, N.Y.: Prentice Hall. READ
- Simon, R.W. (with Kristen Marcussen) 1999. "Marital Transitions, Marital Beliefs, and Mental Health." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 40: 111-125. READ
- Simon, R.W. 1998. "Assessing Sex Differences in Vulnerability Among Employed Parents: The Importance of Marital Status." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 39: 37-53. READ
- Simon, R.W. (with Melissa Milkie and Brian Powell) 1997. "In the Eyes of Kids: Children's Perceptions of Motherhood and Fatherhood." Social Psychology Quarterly 60: 218-237. READ
- Simon, R.W. 1997. "The Meanings Individuals Attach to Role-Identities and their Implications for Mental Health." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 38: 256-274. READ
- Simon, R.W. 1995. "Gender, Multiple Roles, Role Meaning, and Mental Health." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 36: 182-194. READ
- Simon, R.W. 1995. "Gender Differences in Reference Groups, Self-Evaluations, and Emotional Experience Among Employed Married Parents." Pp. 19-50 in Advances in Group Processes (Vol. 12), edited by Barry Markovsky, Karen Heimer, and Jodi O'Brien. Greenwich, CN: JAI Press. READ
- Simon, R.W. 1992. "Parental Role Strains, Salience of Parental Identity, and Gender Differences in Psychological Distress." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 33: 25-35. READ
- Simon, R.W. (with Donna Eder and Cathy Evans) 1992. "The Development of Feeling Norms Underlying Romantic Love Among Adolescent Females." Social Psychology Quarterly 55: 29-46. READ
Manuscripts in Progress:
- Simon, R.W. (with K.Lively). "Gender, Anger, and Distressing Emotions."
- Simon, R.W. (with A. Barrett). "Romantic Relationships and Mental Health: Is There a Closer Link for Women than for Men?"
- Simon, R.W. (with L. Sischo). "Feeling Overweight, Weight Anxiety, and Depression Among Young Adults."
- Outstanding Recent Contribution Award, Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association, for: “Gender and Emotion in the U.S.: Do Men and Women Differ in Self-Reports of Feelings and Expressive Behavior?” (Co-Authored with Leda K. Nath) American Journal of Sociology 109: 1137-1176 (2007).
- Florida State University COFRS Award, for project entitled: “Marital Status, Marital Transitions, and Mental and Physical Health: Variations by Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status” (2005).
- Award for the Best Publication in Mental Health. Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association, for: “Revisiting the Relationships among Gender, Marital Status, and Mental Health.” American Journal of Sociology Volume 107 Number 4 (January 2002): 1065-1096 (2004).
- Dissertation Improvement Award, National Science Foundation, (with Kristen Marcussen), for project entitled: “Marital Status and Psychological Well-Being: A Comparison of Married and Cohabiting Individuals.” (1999-2000).
- Award for the Best Paper by a Young Scholar, Psychiatric Sociology Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, for: “Gender, Multiple Roles, Role Meaning, and Mental Health.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior Volume 36 (June 1995): 182-194 (1997).