Beatrice Tărăpoancă

LIFE Zurich

LIFE Fellow since 2023, University of Zurich

I am a doctoral student at the University of Zurich, working in the Life Management Lab under the guidance of Alexandra M. Freund (chair “Developmental Psychology: Adulthood"). My research interests are at the intersection of developmental, motivational, and health psychology, including goal pursuit, self-regulation, cognition, exhaustion, and recovery. For my bachelor’s thesis, I investigated the role of people's reflexivity regarding their future career–life–personal projects in the context of vocational decisions. I received my Master’s Degree in psychological interventions in human development from Babeş-Bolyai University (Romania, 2021), where I investigated the role of social capital in the relationship between COVID-19 stress and adolescents mental health. Afterwards, I received my certification in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, as well as teaching. My doctoral project revolves around exhaustion and recovery processes. I focus on the effects of different beliefs about exhaustion on the experience of exhaustion and the choice to stop engaging in an activity.

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