Background: Lifespan psychological and life course sociological perspectives indicate that individual development is shaped by social and historical circumstances. Increases in fluid cognitive performance over the last century are well documented and researchers have begun examining historical trends in personality and subjective well-being in old age. Relatively less is known about secular changes ...
Gerontology : International Journal of Experimental, Clinical, Behavioural, Regenerative and Technological Gerontology
62 (2016), 3, S. 354-361
| Gizem Hülür, Johanna Drewelies, Peter Eibich , Sandra Düzel, Ilja Demuth, Paolo Ghisletta, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner , Ulman Lindenberger, Denis Gerstorf
We examine how late-life personality development relates to overall morbidity as well as specific performance-based indicators of physical and cognitive functioning in 1,232 older adults in the Berlin Aging Study II (aged 65-88 years). Latent growth models indicated that, on average, neuroticism and conscientiousness decline over time, whereas extraversion and openness increase and agreeableness remains ...
Journal of Research in Personality
65 (2016), S. 94-108
| Swantje Müller, Jenny Wagner, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Düzel, Peter Eibich, Jule Specht, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf
We investigate the effect of urban land use on residential well-being in major German cities, using panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and cross-section data from the European Urban Atlas. We reduce concerns about endogeneity by employing fixed-effects (within) estimators, with individual and city of residence fixed effects, while controlling for a rich set of observables. The results ...
121 (2016), S. 117-127
| Christian Krekel, Jens Kolbe, Henry Wüstemann
Physical activity and sports have repeatedly been reported to be associated with telomere length. We studied the association of different types of sports across different stages of life on relative leukocyte telomere length (rLTL) in advanced age.815 participants (397 men) from the Berlin Aging Study II aged over 61 years were included in the analysis. rLTL was measured by real time PCR and physical ...
10 (2015), 12, e0142131 (13 S.)
| Denise Saßenroth, Antje Meyer, Bastian Salewsky, Martin Kroh, Kristina Norman, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth
How sociocultural contexts shape individual functioning is of prime interest for psychological inquiry. Secular increases favoring later-born cohorts in fluid intelligence measures are widely documented for young adults. In the current study, we quantified such trends in old age using data from highly comparable participants living in a narrowly defined geographical area and examined whether these ...
Psychology and Aging
30 (2015), 2, S. 301-310
| Denis Gerstorf, Gizem Hülür, Johanna Drewelies, Peter Eibich, Sandra Düzel, Ilja Demuth, Paolo Ghisletta, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Ulman Lindenberger
International Journal of Epidemiology
43 (2014), 3, S.703-712
| Lars Bertram, Anke Böckenhoff, Ilja Demuth, Sandra Düzel, Rahel Eckardt, Shu-Chen Li, Ulman Lindenberger, Graham Pawelec, Thomas Siedler, Gert G. Wagner, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen