Brian Cardini, Dr. phil.

Postdoctoral researcher

University Research Priority Program "Dynamics of Healthy Aging"

 

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Brian Cardini, Dr. phil.
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
CH-8050 Zurich / Switzerland
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Current Research Interests

  • Processes of exhaustion and recovery
  • Age-related changes in the subjective availability of energy for daily activities across adulthood
  • Multiple goal pursuit

Brief Research Statement

A postdoctoral researcher in the University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging,” I am interested in the interplay of exhaustion and recovery in different areas of life and throughout adulthood. In my current project I examine age-related changes in the subjective availability of energy for daily activities targeting different functional domains (i.e., physical, mental, social, emotional activities). To answer these and other questions, I use a multi-method approach that includes cross-sectional and longitudinal study designs of correlative and experimental nature.

Selected Publications

Cardini, B. B., & Freund, A. M. (2020). More or less energy with age? A motivational life-span perspective on subjective energy, exhaustion, and opportunity costs. Psychology and Aging. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/pag0000445

Cardini, B. B., & Freund, A. M. (2019). When having fun is over: Toward a motivational account of exhaustion and recovery. European Psychologist, 24, 322-336. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000361

Academic Experience

Since 2019    

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and in the University Research Priority Program «Dynamics of Healthy Aging» [University of Zurich, Switzerland]

2019

PhD in Psychology [Dissertation: „Am I There Yet? A Motivational Life-Span Approach to Exhaustion and Recovery - main advisor: Alexandra M. Freund, co-advisor: Michaela Riediger]

2016-2019

Fellow and Fellow Speaker of the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)

20162019

Doctoral student at the Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and in the University Research Priority Program «Dynamics of Healthy Aging» [University of Zurich, Switzerland]

2016

MSc in Psychology with a specialization in Developmental and Personality Psychology [Universität Basel, Schweiz]