Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie

Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf

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Name
Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf
Status
Prof.
E-Mail
denis.gerstorf (at) hu-berlin.de
Web Adresse
http://www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de

Einrichtung (OKZ)
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Entwicklungs- und Pädagogische Psychologie
Sitz
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Raum 5'110
Telefon
(030) 2093-9422
Fax
(030) 2093-9351
Postanschrift
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Lehrveranstaltungen

Forschungsprojekte

 


 

Office hours: on appointment

 

 

Research Interests

Denis Gerstorf is a lifespan developmental scholar. I am particularly interested in better understanding
 
  • the individuality of age and aging,
  • the multitude of different ways in which the historical times people are living in often profoundly shape adult development and aging,
  • how our everyday lives and developmental trajectories are often closely intertwined with and co-regulated by the contexts in which we live (e.g., our partners or spouses)
 
 

 

Publications

 

Research Support

 

Editor/Reviewer

 

Berlin Aging Study II, Steering Committee

 

Media

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

2004

Dr. phil. (equivalent to Ph.D.), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Thesis: Heterogeneity and differential development in old age: A systemic-wholistic approach
summa cum laude
Advisors: Dr. Paul B. Baltes; Dr. Jacqui Smith


2001

Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to MA), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Thesis: Transcending the Rubicon: Psychological predictors of longevity in centenarians

 

 

Academic Positions and Professional Activities

 

2015 - present

Chairperson, Berlin Aging Study II, Germany


2014 - 2016

Department Head, Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany


2014 - present

Co-Speaker, structured PhD Program “Self-Regulation Dynamics Across Adulthood and Old Age: Potentials and Limits”


2014 - present

Member, Executive Committee, Berlin Aging Study II, Germany


2011 - present

Professor, Developmental Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany


2011 - present

Research Fellow for Lifespan Psychology, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Germany


2011 - present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, State College


2011 - present

Faculty, International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)


2008 - 2011

Research Affiliate, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Germany


2007 - 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies,
The Pennsylvania State University, State College


2005 - 2007

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Preceptor: Dr. John R. Nesselroade


2004 - 2005

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Preceptors: Dr. Paul B. Baltes, Dr. Ulman Lindenberger, Dr. Jacqui Smith


2001 - 2004

Fellow, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Neuropsychiatry and Psychology of Aging, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Free University Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany


2001 - 2004

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany


2002 - 2003

Graduate Co-Chair, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Neuropsychiatry and Psychology of Aging

 

 

Honors and Awards

 

2020

Richard Kalish Innovative Article Award, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Gerontological Society of America (for "A conceptual framework for studying COntext Dynamics in Aging(CODA)" together with Hans-Werner Wahl)

 

2014

Fellow, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Gerontological Society of America


2011

Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Early Career Contributions Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology, Gerontological Society of America


2010

Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research in Adult Development and Aging, American Psychological Association, Division 20 Adult Development and Aging


2009

Honorary Visiting Scholar, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia


2008, 2009

Visiting Research Fellow, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Germany


2005 - 2010

Junior Fellow of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging MaxnetAging


2002

Outstanding Student Poster Award, American Psychological Association, Division 20 Adult Development and Aging