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Department of Psychological Ageing Research, Institute of Psychology, University of HeidelbergResearch Funder/Centre

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Research centre



Part of a university institute (Institute of Psychology). Currently with five research scientists (including the chair position), two research associates, eight research assistants and a full-time secretary position.


The department's goal is to provide psychological ageing research to the gerontology research community with strong applied and interdisciplinary impetus.

Main research areas

-Dynamics of psychological adaptation in middle and old age (with a strong focus on sensory loss) -Psychology of physical and social context for ageing well (with a strong focus on research targeting the role of the home environment of older adults) -Applied psychology and gerontology of ageing - contributions toward improving old age (with a diversity of projects such as ones on outdoor mobility or quality of life in institutions)


Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl


Department of Psychological Ageing ResearchInst
University of HeidelbergBergheimer Str. 20691

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