Fall Academy 2008

Date: October 16–20, 2008
Venue: Collegium Hungaricum & Magnus Haus, Berlin


  • Coordination dynamics during conversation: social expectation, person perception, and head movements
    Steven M. Boker, University of Virginia (UVa)
  • Personality development across the life span: from description towards explanation of longitudinal changes and fluctuating dynamics
    Jaap J. A. Denissen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Motivational reserve in Alzheimer’s dementia: Concept, empirical evidence, and future studies
    Simon Forstmeier, University of Zurich (UZh)
  • Plant toxins and the paradox of drug reward
    Peter Hammerstein, HU
  • Expanding the correlative triade: Dopamine, decision making, and aging
    Hauke Heekeren, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB)
  • Believing what you're told: Children's trust in testimony
    Vikram Jaswal, UVa
  • Strategies matter (and ability does too): Individual differences in memory training and transfer
    Cindy A. Lustig, University of Michigan (UM)
  • Power equivalence in structural equation modeling
    Timo von Oertzen, MPIB
  • The role of self-beliefs in health behavior change
    Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Fundamental and practical questions about developmental transitions, continuity, and discontinuity
    John E. Schulenberg, UM
  • Child-related data in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP): General introduction and research examples
    C. Katharina Spieß, FU & Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
  • Children's intuitive physics as a window to some general insight about cognitive development
    Friedrich Wilkening, UZh

Fellow Presentations

  • False memories: Short-term and long-term effects compared
    Kristin Flegal, UM
  • Sexually transmitted diseases among the Tjimba/Himba: An interdisciplinary study of disease, ecology and transition
    Ashley Hazel, UM
  • Is it the wrong means or the wrong ends? How goal focus might affect cognitive, behavioral, and affective reactions to failure
    Marie Hennecke, UZh
  • Social influences on the dynamics of neuronal development in the adult hippocampus
    Imke Kirste, CRTD – Center for Regenerative Therapy Dresden
  • Global connection, social change, gender identity, and beliefs about gender roles in India
    Leah H. Kokinakis, UM
  • Word learning and shared book reading: An analysis of eye movements
    Scott McCann, UM
  • The lifespan development of semantic networks
    Ana Sofia Morais, MPIB
  • Association between premorbid motivational abilities and apathy and depression in Alzheimer's dementia: A planned study
    Moyra E. Mortby, UZh
  • Professional learning of teachers as a developmental process throughout the career
    Dirk Richter, MPIB
  • Predicting longevity: A focus on subjective well-being and psychological resources
    Maja Wiest, German Centre of Gerontology (DZA)
  • On the nature of affective priming — how task-specific and individual features moderate short-term transfer effects
    André Weinreich, HU
  • Effects of ostracism on feelings and selective memory in young age
    Ralf Wölfer, FU

Fellow Posters

  • Infants’ sensitivity to interpersonal contingency and timing
    Karen Bartling, MPIB
  • Relationships between handedness and interhemispheric transfer time
    Jessica Bernard, UM
  • Men’s internal working models about dating and sex and the regulation of negative affect following rejection
    Jerel P. Calzo, UM
  • The role of academic achievement growth in teachers’ school track recommendations
    Daniel H. Caro, HU
  • Attachment style, adaptive processes, and relationship quality in long-distance relationships
    Fanny V. Jimenez, HU
  • Anxiety and impulsivity in latent classes of protective and risk behavior
    Natalie Mallach, FU
  • Sensitivity to time, speed, and distance interrelations in infancy
    Wenke Möhring, UZh
  • Does goal orientation affect the salience of the means or the outcomes of a goal?
    Maida Mustafic, UZh
  • Object permanence made difficult: can infants keep track of objects that lose their external boundaries?
    Simone Schaub, UZh
  • Increase in cognitive abilities in old age: Cognitive and physical training under single- and dual-task conditions
    Vera Schumacher, UZh
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