Our research mainly deals with two topics: self-regulation and reminiscence. We investigate both topics from a lifespan perspective and from a basic and an applied point of view. Some of our projects are situated at the intersection between lifespan psychology (including gerontopsychology) and clinical psychology, for example the role of self-regulation for cognitive and affective health, or interventions to use reminiscence to increase well-being.
The following compilation gives you an overview of current, previous and future projects.
Basic psychological research in childhood and adolescence
- Interaction behavior of infants and toddlers
- Perception of life events and (changes in) the personality of adolescents and young adults
- Perception of upheavals in school and career paths among young people
Life span psychological basic research
- Self-regulation and motivation over the lifespan (e.g. delay of gratification, motivational reserve in dementia)
- Self-regulation and motivation as a predictor of cognitive and affective health in old age
- Experimental reminiscence research
Lifespan psychological application research
- Reminiscence interventions (structured life review, biographical work)
- Clinical gerontopsychology and geriatric psychotherapy (for dementia, PTSD, depression)
- Self-regulation training ("training of will", training of volitional skills)
Interdisciplinary research on aging (in the context of the Gerontology Network Siegen, GeNeSi)
- e.g., technological support for cognitive and affective processes