The purpose of this collaboration is to shed light on the interplay of socio-emotional and health development across the lifespan. Our current focus is on empathic accuracy, that is, the ability to infer other persons’ thoughts and feelings. How do people from various age groups arrive at such judgments? Are there age-related differences and if so, why? To what extent do these differences reflect age-related changes and/or different socialization experiences? Is empathic accuracy differentially important for social and health outcomes in different age groups? We approach these questions by comparing people from different age groups and by longitudinally following them up over time, using multiple methods such as experience-sampling, psychophysiological measurements, and experiments. Researchers from the MPI for Human Development, the FU Berlin, the FSU Jena, and other institutionswork together on this multi-center collaboration project.
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Freie Universität Berlin, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lauri Wessel, Department of Information Systems
We want to understand how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can contribute to improving the delivery of health care. In particular, we focus on these topics: First, on the diffusion of e-health; second on the implementation of Information Systems for inter-organizational practices; third, on how the institutional complexity of health care informs business model design in contexts like e-health or health-it.
We are indebted to the Initiative for Excellence Initiative of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for funding the Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group "Health-IT and Business Model Innovation"