Jordan Boeder, Ph.D.




Jordan Boeder


Jordan Boeder, Ph.D.
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
CH-8050 Zurich / Switzerland

BIN 3.A.01

Current Research Interests

  • Motivation Development
  • Person-Context Relationships
  • Self-Perceptions of Aging
  • Age Discrimination

Brief Research Statement

My research has been primarily concerned with how individuals develop their views on aging and the health outcomes associated with such views. As a post-doctoral researcher, I am now investigating how context shapes motivation development across the lifespan. My research focuses on defining core aspects of proximal processes that shape goal development at different phases of the lifespan.

Central Publications

  • Boeder, J., & Tse, D. C. (2020). Measuring self-perceptions of aging: Differences between measures when predicting health outcomes. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, , gbaa064, 1-11.
  • Boeder, J., Tse, D. C., Fruiht, V., & Chan, T. (2020). Medium matters: A decade of media consumption predicts positive and negative dimensions of self-perceptions of aging. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, , gbaa229.
  • Boeder, J., Hwang, S., & Chan, T. (2020). Engagement with life among the oldest-old in assisted living facilities: Enriching activities and developmental adaptation to physical loss. Ageing and Society, 1-22.


2019–2020     Research Associate, Positive Aging Research and Development Laboratory, California State, University, Northridge
2016-2020 Research Associate, Quality of Life Research Center, Claremont Graduate University
2018 Master’s Degree in Positive Developmental Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
2016 Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Whittier College