Sonja Fankhauser

LIFE Zurich

LIFE Fellow from 2010 to 2013, University of Zurich

Dr. phil.

Dissertation completed in September 2012

The Impact of Motivational and Social Variables on Cognitive and Emotional Health in Old Age

(Advisors: Simon Forstmeier & Andreas Maercker)

Selected Publications

Fankhauser, S., Forstmeier, S., Maercker, A., Luppa, M., Luck, T., & Riedel-Heller, S. G. (2015). Risk of dementia in older adults with low versus high occupation-based motivational processes: Differential impact of frequency and proximity of social network. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 28, 126–135.

Fankhauser, S., Drobetz, R., Mortby, M., Maercker, A., & Forstmeier, S. (2014). Depressive symptoms in later life: differential impact of social support and motivational processes on depression in individuals with and without cognitive impairment. European Journal of Ageing, 11, 321–332.

Fankhauser, S., Wagner, B., Krammer, S., Aeschbach, M., Pepe, A., Maercker, A., & Forstmeier, S. (2010). The impact of social and interpersonal resources on adjustment disorder symptoms in older age: Motivational variables as mediators? GeroPsych, 23, 227–241.

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