Spring Academy 2009

Date: May 25–29, 2009
Venue: Boldern, near Zurich


  • Specialization of the specialists: The plastic brain
    Lutz Jäncke, University of Zurich (UZh)
  • Genetic effects on cognition across the lifespan
    Ulman Lindenberger, MPI for Human Development (MPIB)
  • Situation awareness in teaching: Toward understanding the processes that underlie teaching and learning
    Kevin F. Miller, UM
  • The effects of traumatic stressors and PTSD on lifespan development
    Andreas Maercker, UZh
  • Affective working memory: Converging evidence for a new construct
    Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, UM
  • A unified theory of development
    Arnold Sameroff, University of Michigan (UM)
  • Functional implications of age-related changes in motor system connectivity
    Rachael Seidler, UM
  • Happy to be back at work? Re-entering the workforce after maternity leave
    Bettina S. Wiese, UZh

Fellow Presentations

  • The development of infants’ sensitivity to interpersonal timing: Combining behavioral and (neuro-) physiological measures
    Karen Bartling, MPIB
  • White matter, aging and executive functions
    Agnieszka Burzynska, MPIB
  • Examining the antecedents and correlates of joint trajectories of alcohol and sex in adolescence and early adulthood
    Jerel Calzo, UM
  • Inter- and intraindividual variability in cognitive abilities and student achievement
    Gizem Hülür, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Mechanisms underlying the capacity for novelty to improve memory
    Stanley O. King, University of Virginia (UVa)
  • Bridging naturalistic and laboratory measures of self-regulation: The development and validation of challenge tasks
    Xuezhao Lan, UM
  • Age-based hiring discrimination as a function of self-perceived objectivity and equity norms
    Nicole Lindner, UVa
  • I don’t care about tomorrow, as long as I look good today –Health behavior theories and adolescent risk behavior
    Natalie Mallach, Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Internalizing and externaliziing symptoms as predictors of adolescent substance use: The big picture based on national data
    Julie Maslowsky, UM
  • Distinct neural representations of decision risk and anticipation risk
    Peter Mohr, MPIB
  • Women’s non-normative life paths and personality development
    Nicky Newton, UM
  • Risk and protective factors for depression in African American mothers
    Jennifer O’Neil, UVa
  • Thriving with a plural self
    Jesse Pappas, UVa
  • Indecisiveness: Three different ones?
    Georges Potworowski, UM
  • Variations in health within and between social status groups: The role of psychosocial resources
    Ina Schöllgen, German Centre of Gerontology (DZA)
  • Temporal characteristics of affective priming
    André Weinreich, HU

Round Tables

  • Cognition across the lifespan: Age-related changes in functional neuroanatomy
    Faculty: Shu-Chen Li, Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Rachael Seidler
  • Motivation and emotion across the lifespan: Social relations and their relations to emotions and subjective well-being
    Faculty: Toni C. Antonucci, Jaap Denissen, Robin S. Edelstein, Clemens Tesch-Römer
  • Motivation and emotion across the lifespan: Contextualization of midlife goals
    Faculty: Alexandra M. Freund, Gert G. Wagner, Bettina S. Wiese
  • Methods: Current trends in missing data analysis
    Faculty: Richard Gonzalez, Daniel Zimprich

Fellow Posters

  • Longitudinal evaluation of training-induced neural plasticity
    Ladina Bezzola, UZh
  • Age differences in the influence of threat-induced arousal on performance in dual-task settings
    Nate Boyden, MPIB
  • Multiple timescales and conversation
    Timothy Brick, UVa
  • Aging and sensitivity to gains and losses in decision-making
    Miriam Depping, UZh
  • Model of delay of gratification
    Reinhard Drobetz, UZh
  • Age and individual differences in associative and strategic components of episodic memory: A latent profile analysis
    Yana Fandakova, MPIB
  • Optimizing cognitive training interventions for older adults: Combined effects of proactive and reactive control
    Kristin Flegal, UM
  • Forgiveness processes in couples across the lifespan
    Tanja Gerlach, HU
  • Am I dieting or losing weight? Consequences of attributing failure and success to the processes versus the outcomes of a low-caloric diet
    Marie Hennecke, UZh
  • Societal influences on parents of young simultaneous bilinguals
    Erin Howe, UM
  • How far did the train travel? Infants’ sensitivity to the direct relationship between time and distance at constant speed
    Wenke Möhring, UZh
  • Does goal orientation affect the salience of the means or the outcomes of a goal?
    Maida Mustafic, UZh
  • E-health and life-span psychology – a research outline. A new tele-assistance system (TAS) for elderly people with depression and anxiety disorder
    Barbara Preschl, UZh
  • What materials can be deformed? Infants’ sensitivity to the invariant shape of solid objects and the changing shape of nonsolid substances
    Simone Schaub, UZh
  • Interindividual and age-related differences in dynamic selective attention
    Viola Störmer, MPIB
  • Adaptation to widowhood as an indicator of resilience and mortality: Preliminary findings
    Maja Wiest, DZA
  • Thwarting the need to belong: Effects of cyberball in childhood
    Ralf Wölfer, FU
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