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Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf is Full Professor and chair of Developmental Psychology at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany with special expertise in adult development and aging. Collaborating with researchers around the globe, Gerstorf’s work on the contextual embedding of lifespan development and aging has been published in over 125-peer-reviewed articles in prime outlets in developmental science (e.g., Psychology and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology) and his contributions to the field have been acknowledged multiple times (Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging from the American Psychological Association; Baltes Early Career Award from the Gerontological Society of America; Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America). Dr. Gerstorf currently serves as (Associate/Section) editor for the journals Psychology and Aging, Gerontology, and the International Journal of Behavioral Development, he is the chairperson of the multi-disciplinary Berlin Aging Study-II, and he holds appointments as Research Fellow at the Socio-Economic Panel of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin, Germany and as Adjunct Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA in the US. Together with his close collaborators, Gerstorf has obtained several million euros of funding for projects in the U.S., Germany, Canada, and Australia.

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