Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Clinical Gerontopsychology

Clinical Gerontopsychology



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Our research-team explores the emotional and cognitive changes occurring in aging processes and aging associated pathologies. Moreover we investigate the efficacy of psychological interventions in old age. Our area of expertise, clinical gerontopsychology, combines aspects of clinical psychology, neuropsychology and gerontology.

Current projects are:

  • Risk factors of post-stroke-depression
  • The regulation of emotions by linguistic rituals
  • Empathic reactions to the emotional facial expressions of the elderly
  • Emotion and Episodic Memory: Effects of healthy Aging and Mild Memory Impairment
  • Clown interventions in neurological rehabilitation