This professorship examines individual differences in longitudinal trajectories of cognition and subjective well-being across the lifespan with a focus on old age. Human development unfolds over different time scales. The research in this professorship is focused on developmental processes taking place at different levels of analysis, from generational differences that manifest across decades, to macro-longitudinal trajectories across several years, and micro-longitudinal processes across days. Multi-year trajectories of development are linked to individual differences in experiences and behaviors in daily life.
The professorship is part of the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging and the Department of Psychology.