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



Associate Editor (2014 – present), Psychology and Aging


Editor, Behavioral Science Section (2011 – present), Gerontology


Associate Editor (2012 – 2019), International Journal of Behavioral Development

Drewelies, J., Huxhold, O., & Gerstorf, D.  (2019). Special Issue: The role of historical change for adult development and aging. Psychology and Aging.


Duezel, S., & Gerstorf, D. (2018). Special Issue: The (domain-differentiated) nature of future time perspective: Its antecedents, correlates, and consequences. GeroPsych.


Wagner, J., & Gerstorf, D. (2018). Special Issue: Self-esteem and personality across the lifespan: Antecedents of development and change. International Journal of Behavioral Development.


Gerstorf, D., Bertram, L., Lindenberger, U., Pawelec, G., Demuth, I., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., & Wagner, G. G. (2016). Special Issue: The Berlin Aging Study II. Gerontology.


Hueluer, G. & Gerstorf, D. (2015). Special Series: Subjective perceptions of memory functioning in old age: Nature, correlates, and developmental trajectories. Gerontology.


Gerstorf, D., Hoppmann, C. A., & Ram, N. (2014). Special Issue: The promise and challenges of integrating multiple time-scales in adult developmental inquiry. Research in Human Development.


Gow, A. J., Bielak, A. A. M., & Gerstorf, D. (2012). Special Issue: Lifestyle factors and cognitive ageing. Journal of Aging Research.


Hoppmann, C. A., Gerstorf, D., & Luszcz, M. (2011). Special Series: Dyadic interrelations in lifespan development and aging – How does 1 + 1 make a couple? Gerontology.


Ram, N. & Gerstorf, D. (2009). Special Issue: Methods for the study of development – developing methods. Research in Human Development.





  • Psychology and Aging (2011 – present, Consulting Editor)

  • Developmental Psychology (2014 – 2016, Consulting Editor)

  • Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2012 – 2017, 2018 – present)

  • European Journal of Ageing (2011 – present)

  • GeroPsych (2010 – present)

  • Gerontology (2008 – present)

  • International Journal of Behavioral Development (2020 – present)




Review Panel

  • German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)


  • German Research Council (DFG)
  • Leibniz Foundation
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Social Sciences
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Advisory Boards​​​​​​​

  • Center for Ageing and Health (AgeCap), University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014 – present
  • Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG), 2014 – present
  • Family Research and Demographic Analysis (FReDA), 2020 – present





  • Publications Committee, Head (2020 – present), International Journal of Behavioral Development

  • Steering Committee Department of Psychology (Institutsrat), Humboldt University Berlin, elected Member, 2012-2014, 2014-2016, 2016-2018, 2018–2020

  • Steering Committee College of the Life Sciences (Fakultätsrat), Humboldt University Berlin, elected Member, 2014-2016

  • Program Committee, Member, Aging and Cognition Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, April 2017

  • Awards Committee, Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Early Career Contributions Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology, Gerontological Society of America, Member in 2015, 2017 and Chair in 2018 and 2019

  • Faculty Search Committee Psychological Methods, Head, 2014

  • Household and Program Planning Committee (Haushalts- und Planungskommission), Humboldt University Berlin, 2014– 2016

  • Faculty Search Committee Personality Psychology, Member, 2013

  • Society for the Study of Human Development, Steering Committee, August 2012 – present

  • Society for the Study of Human Development, Listserve manager, August 2008 – present

  • International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course, Faculty, Spring 2012 – present

  • Awards Committee, Alumni Award, International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course, 2014

  • Ethics Committee, Humboldt University Berlin, Member, Spring 2012 – Summer 2014

  • Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation Committee, Penn State University, 2009 – 2011

  • Faculty Search Committee Adult Development and Aging, Penn State University, 2009

  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Penn State University, 2008 – 2009

  • Faculty Search Committee Gerontology Center directorship, Penn State University, 2008





Psychological Science; Developmental Psychology; Psychology and Aging; Health Psychology; 
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Developmental Review; Psychosomatic Medicine; Current Directions in Psychological Science; Journal of Personality; The Gerontologist; Gerontology; The Journals of Gerontology; American Psychologist; Perspectives on Psychological Science; Human Development; European Journal of Aging; Research in Human Development; Age and Ageing; Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience; Aging and Mental Health; European Psychologist; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; International Journal of Behavioral Development; Journal of Happiness Studies; Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition; Health and Quality of Life Outcome; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Applied Psychology: Health & Well-Being; Journal of Nonverbal Behavior; Zeitschrift für Gerontologie & Geriatrie