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6. Disentangling the Emotion Paradox: Socially stratified trajectories of emotional wellbeing across the lifespan

Prof. Dr. Malek Bajbouj (Principle Investigator CUB, Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie)

Prof. Dr. Christian von Scheve (Principle Investigator FUB, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp (FUB; Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin)

Project Summary

Across the lifespan people exhibit large inter-individual differences in how their emotional and cognitive capabilities evolve. Individual differences during aging have been related to genetic, psychological and social factors. In this project we seek to identify individual inherent and environmental factors that promote emotional well-being in old age, and investigate possible interactions between them from the perspective of individuals.