1966. The Duality of Human Existence: Isolation and Communion in Western Man. Boston: Beacon Press.
2002. ‘Self-talk versus needs-talk: an exploration of the priorities of housebound older people’, Quality in Ageing 3: 42–8. and
1997. ‘On the incomplete architecture of human ontogeny: selection, optimization and compensation as foundation of developmental theory’, American Psychologist 52: 366–80.
1997. ‘Widowhood in elderly women: the medium- and long-term effects on mental and physical health’, Mortality 2: 137–48.
2006. ‘Adaptive resources in later life: tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment’, in and (eds.), A Life Worth Living. Contributions to Positive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press, 143–64.
1979. Geriatric Psychotherapy. New York: Human Sciences Press.
1977. Personality Description in Ordinary Language. London: Wiley.
1986. The Case-study Method in Psychology and Related Disciplines. Chichester: Wiley.
1986. Actual Minds, Possible Worlds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
1985. ‘Normal aging: the Duke longitudinal studies’, in , and (eds.), Thresholds in Aging. New York: Academic Press, 215–29.
1975. Why Survive? Being Old in America. New York: Harper & Row.
1974. ‘Short-term and long-term prediction of adjustment to a new environment’, Journal of Gerontology 29: 444–53.
1984. ‘Assessing self-esteem and its sources in elderly people’, Ageing and Society 4: 117–35.
1997. ‘Last scene of all’, Generations Review 7 (1): 1–5.
2002. ‘Doing case study research in psychology’, in and (eds.), Researching Ageing and Later Life. Buckingham: Open University Press, 135–54.
1993. ‘Predictors of depressive symptoms and low self-esteem in a follow-up study of elderly people over ten years’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 8: 343–9., , , and
1993. ‘Self-esteem and its sources: stability and change in later life’, Ageing and Society 13: 171–92., and
1998. ‘The story continues: persistence of life themes in old age’, Ageing and Society 18: 389–419., and
2004. ‘Religious attitudes among British older people: stability and change in a 20 year longitudinal study’, Ageing and Society 24: 167–88., and
2007. ‘In sure and uncertain faith: belief and coping with loss of spouse in later life’, Ageing and Society 27: 869–90., , and
2004. Ageing and Development: Theories and Research. London: Arnold. and
2005. The Mature Mind. The Positive Power of the Aging Brain. New York: Basic Books.
2000. ‘The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of goal pursuits: human needs and the self-determination of behaviour’, Psychological Inquiry 11: 227–68. and
1990. ‘The construction of meaning in old age: possibilities and constraints’, Ageing and Society 10: 279–94.
2000. ‘The personal meaning system in a life-span perspective’, in and (eds.), Exploring Existential Meaning. Optimizing Human Development across the Life Span. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 107–22. and
2014. Culture and the Death of God. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
1968. Identity, Youth and Crisis. New York: Norton.
1986. Vital Involvement in Old Age. The Experience of Old Age in Our Time. New York: Norton., and
1999. The Case for Pragmatic Psychology. New York University Press.
1964. Man's Search for Meaning. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
1982. Psychosocial Aspects of Depression: No Way Out? Chichester: Wiley.
1996. ‘Biographical assessment in community care’, in , , , and (eds.), Aging and Biography. Explorations in Adult Development. New York: Springer, 265–82. and
1990. ‘Doing biographical research’, in (ed.) Researching Social Gerontology. Concepts, Methods and Issues. London: Sage. and
1982. The Southampton Ageing Project: A Trial of KH3. University of Southampton., , , , , and
1983. ‘The effects of procaine/haematoporphyrin on age-related decline: a double blind trial, Age & Ageing 12: 302–8., , , , and
2014. ‘Purpose in life as a predictor of mortality across adulthood’, Psychological Science 40: 1507–16. and
1978. The Elderly at Home: A Study of People Aged Sixty-Five and Over Living in the Community in England in 1976. London: HMSO.
1997. Life Beyond 85 Years: The Aura of Survivorship. New York: Springer. and
1976. ‘That was your life: a biographical approach to later life’, in and (eds.), Dependency or Interdependency in Old Age. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 147–61.
1955. The Psychology of Personal Constructs. New York: Norton.
1991. Living with Care, Caring for Life: The Inventory of Life Strengths. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.
2009. ‘Meaning in life and mortality’, Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 64: 517–27.
2006. Coping with Aging. New York: Oxford University Press. and
2014. ‘Editorial. Current research on widowhood: devastation and human resilience’, Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 69: 2–3.
1983. The Experience of Old Age. Stress, Coping and Survival. New York: Basic Books. and
1990. ‘Unity and purpose in human lives: the emergence of identity as a life story’, in , , and (eds.), Studying Persons and Lives. New York: Springer, 148–200.
1993. Stories We Live By: Personal Myths and the Making of the Self. New York: Morrow.
1988. ‘Psychobiography and life narratives’ [special issue], Journal of Personality 56 (1). and
Mental Health Foundation. 2012. Getting on with Life. Baby Boomers, Mental Health and Ageing Well. 2012. London: Mental Health Foundation.
1979. ‘A new depression scale designed to be sensitive to change’, British Journal of Psychiatry 134: 382–9. and
1997. ‘Setting handicap goals with elderly people: a pilot study of the Life Strengths Interview’, Clinical Rehabilitation 11: 156–61., and
1988. ‘Aging as an individual process: toward a theory of personal meaning’, in and (eds.), Emergent Theories of Aging. New York: Springer, 214–46. and
1980. Verplaatsingsproblematiek bij bejaarden. De eerste achtien maanden in een verzorgingstehuis. (Relocating Older People. The First Eighteen Months in a Care Home.) Report no. 57. Nijmegen: Gerontological Centre.
1982. Life Histories and Psychobiography: Explorations in Theory and Method. New York: Oxford University Press.
1990. ‘Individual lives and the structure of personality psychology’, in , , and (eds.), Studying Persons and Lives. New York: Springer, 10–40.
1995. ‘Psychological well-being in adult life’, Current Directions in Psychological Science 4: 99–104.
2005. Handbook of Psychobiography. New York: Oxford University Press. (ed.)
1975. ‘An observation on self-esteem as the linchpin of quality of life for the aged’, The Gerontologist 15: 470–2.
1981. Counseling the Aging: An Integrative Approach. New York: Free Press.
1971. ‘Assessment of the severity of primary depressive illness’, Psychological Medicine 1: 143–9., and
2005. ‘Elderly bereaved spouses: issues of belief, well-being and support’, in (ed.) Growing Older. Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 146–60., , , , , and
1992. ‘ ‘I don't feel old’: subjective ageing and the search for meaning in later life. Ageing and Society 12: 23–48.
2005. Growing Older. Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age. Maidenhead: Open University Press. (ed.)
1975. Lives in Progress. 3rd edition. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
2010. ‘Strong beliefs and coping in old age: a case-based comparison of atheism and religious faith’, Ageing & Society 30: 337–61. and
1989. ‘Welbevinden van ouderen na verhuizing. Gegevens van een longitudinal onderzoek (Well-being of older people after relocation. Data from a longitudinal study)’, in and (eds.), Psychogerontologie (Psychogerontology). Deventer: Van Loghum Slaterus, 330–9., and