Spring Academy 2011

Date: May 18–23, 2011
Location: University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor


  • Order and disorder in the emotional brain
    Richard J. Davidson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • The bilingual brain: Language and literacy in bilinguals
    Ioulia Kovelman, UM
  • Early symbolic understanding and children's theory of mind
    Angelina Lillard, UVa
  • Psychopathology and resilience following traumatic experiences: New approaches in long-term longitudinal studies
    Andreas Maercker, UZh
  • Identifying and characterizing the neural substrates of social perception
    James P. Morris, UVa
  • Social approach and avoidance motivation: Basic processes, individual differences, and developmental specifics
    Jana Nikitin, UZh
  • The use and misuse of international assessment research for national school reform: Lessons to learn from Germany
    Hans Anand Pant, HU, & Kai S. Cortina, UM
  • Aging in context
    Clemens Tesch-Römer, DZA

Fellow Presentations

  • Stability of between- and within-family environmental effects on cognitive ability from childhood to young adulthood
    Chris Beam, UVa
  • Cerebellar networks in young and older adults: A proposal and preliminary data
    Jessica Bernard, UM
  • Age-related changes in the sensitivity to gains and losses in decision making: A non-monetary gambling study
    Miriam Depping, UZh
  • Positive intelligence illusions: On the relation between intellectual self-enhancement and psychological adjustment
    Michael Dufner, HU
  • Justice sensitivity and forgiveness in close interpersonal relationships: The role of mistrustful, legitimizing, and reconciliatory cognitions
    Tanja Gerlach, HU
  • Culture, emotion regulation, and aging
    Igor Grossmann, UM
  • The association between personality and the motivation and intention to become a parent: Evidence from a dyadic study
    Roos Hutteman, HU
  • Up one minute – down the next: Affective variability across adolescence
    Kathrin Klipker, MPIB
  • Life-review intervention with computer supplements with focus on depression and meaning of life as outcomes
    Barbara Preschl, UZh
  • Acculturation and adaptation of immigrant youth: A longitudinal perspective
    Anne K. Reitz, HU
  • Cortical phase synchronization in guitar duets
    Johanna Sänger, MPIB
  • Trivial pursuit or checkmate? How labor market integration affects peoples’ social and cultural participation in Germany
    Bettina Sonnenberg, DIW
  • Plasticity: Timing and functional nature of training-induced gray matter alterations
    Elisabeth Wenger, MPIB

Fellow Posters

  • From the cradle to the grave: Adult attachment across the lifespan
    William J. Chopik, UM
  • The impact of social and interpersonal resources on adjustment disorder symptoms in older age: Motivational variables as mediators?
    Sonja Fankhauser, UZh
  • Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its interactions with environmental factors
    Julia Freund, CRTD – DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden
  • A hierarchical random effects model for assessing intraindividual variability in intensive longitudinal data settings
    Fidan Gasimova, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • No pain, no gain? Positive affect decreases and negative affect increases goal commitment in a process focus
    Marie Hennecke, UZh
  • Does residence matter? Regional variation in obstetric care and mode of delivery
    Anita Kottwitz, DIW
  • It’s urgent, that’s why they procrastinate: About the positive relation between procrastination and subjective urgency
    Kathrin Krause, UZh
  • A perceptual-motor deficit predicts social and communicative impairments in individuals with autism spectrum disorders
    Matthew D. Lerner, UVa
  • Do they know me better than I do? On the relation between memory complaints and cognitive decline in three groups of older adults
    Anna Mascherek, UZh
  • Does a prospective memory task become less demanding when repeating it? Automatization processes within prospective memory retrieval
    Florentina Mattli, UZh
  • Genetic variations of dopamine and glutamate receptors interactively influence episodic memory in older adults
    Goran Papenberg, MPIB
  • Is cyberbullying caused by lack of empathy and does it cause social-emotional problems?
    Anja Schultze-Krumbholz, FU
  • Moving may be what makes Americans American: Evidence that mobile people think analytically
    Thomas Talhelm, UVa
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