Christopher Elmi, MSc

Doctoral student

 

Contact

C. Elmi

 


MSc Christopher Elmi
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
CH-8050 Zürich / Switzerland
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elmi@psychologie.uzh.ch
BIN 3.A.12
by appointment
 

Current Research Interests

  • Self-Regulation
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Planning and Backup Planning
  • Goal Pursuit

Brief Research Statement

We have all been met with a situation in which we are forced to abandon our primary plan towards reaching a goal. Accordingly, we develop one or several backup plans during the various stages of our pursuit in an attempt to increase the likelihood of successful goal attainment. To that end, I am a doctoral student in a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (PI: Dr. C. M. Napolitano) investigating age-related differences across adulthood in the use and practicality of backup plans.

Education

Since 2018

PhD student, Department of Psychology, Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood (Advisors: Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund, Dr. Christopher M. Napolitano), University of Zurich (Switzerland)

2016-2018

Master of Science in Psychology, Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), Thesis: “Does Place Attachment Always Link to Higher Quality of Life in International Students? The Psychological Mechanisms of Loneliness” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke)

2003-2010

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, California Polytechnic University Pomona, California (USA)

 

Professional Positions

2017-2018

Research Assistant, Department of Psychology and Methods (Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke), Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)

2011-2013

Research Assistant, Department of Human Services (Dr. Melanie Mallers, Dr. Laura Zettel-Watson), College of Health and Human Development, California State University Fullerton, California (USA)

2011-2013

Coordinator, California Mental Health Connection (Dr. Elisa Jimenez), Baldwin Park, California (USA)