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Winter School on Aspects of Aging

Press Release No. 296/2010
30 November 2010
Institute of Psychology organises programme for PhD students

Fundamental issues in human development and aging are on the agenda of a German-American Winter School organised by Heidelberg’s Institute of Psychology to take place from 6 to 17 December 2010. Sixteen PhD students from the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Germany will be given the opportunity to discuss the topics of their dissertations with scientists from various disciplines and to enlarge the scope of their work with reference to central research issues. The “Fundamentals of Human Development and Aging” Winter School is a cooperative venture of Heidelberg University and Colorado State University (USA). The meeting will be headed by the director of the Colorado Center for Aging, Prof. Dr. Manfred Diehl, in collaboration with the Heidelberg psychologist Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl.

On the agenda of the Winter School are theories and empirical findings on personality development in adulthood, cognitive development, and health. There will also be discussion of ethical aspects of aging and the methodological issues posed by research in this area. The intention is to supplement the present meeting with a Summer School at Colorado State University in 2011 and on this basis to devise a joint doctoral programme for students from both universities. The Winter School receives funding from various sources, including the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Prof. Wahl is head of the Psychological Aging Research section at Heidelberg University’s Institute of Psychology.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl
Institute of Psychology
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