Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1997
    Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (grade: 1.2). Diploma thesis The German CES-D as an instrument in gerontological research: Psychometric properties and cross-cultural comparability (Advisors: Prof. Michael Linden and Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wilms)

  • 2001
    Dr. phil., Free University Berlin, Germany (summa cum laude), Dissertation On the dynamic relations among multiple goals: Intergoal conflict and facilitation in younger and older adults (Advisors: Prof. Paul B. Baltes and Dr. Alexandra M. Freund)

  • 2011
    Venia Legendi for psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Habilitation Adult development at the intersection of motivation, behavior, and subjective experience, Habilitation lecture: Smiling – forms, functions, and inter-individual differences

Professional Positions

  • 1995 – 1996
    Student Research Assistant, research group Psychological Gerontology of the Free University, Berlin. Project: Everyday competence in old age (principal investigators: Prof. Margret M. Baltes and Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wilms).

  • 1997 – 1998
    Research Scientist, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Project: Integrity and Self-Control (principal investigator: Prof. Heinz Schuler).

  • 1998 – 2001
    Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Project: Personal Goals in Lifespan Development (principal investigators: Prof. Paul B. Baltes and Dr. Alexandra M. Freund). Fellow of the Graduate Program Psychology and Psychiatry of Aging (Free University Berlin and Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin).

  • 2001 – 2002
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Project: Personal Goals in Lifespan Development (principal investigators: Prof. Paul B. Baltes and Dr. Alexandra M. Freund).

  • 2003 – 2004
    Research Scientist (principal investigator and project head), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Project: Personal Goals in Lifespan Development.

  • 2004 – 2008
    Research Scientist (principal investigator and project head), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Project: Developmental Regulation of Affect, Motivation, and Abilities (DRAMA).

  • Since 2009
    Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Research Group: Affect Across the Lifespan (group establishment 07/12/2008).

Selected publications

  • Riediger, M., Voelkle, M. C., Ebner, N., & Lindenberger, U. (2011, online first). Beyond 'happy, angry, or sad?'. Age-of-poser and age-of-rater effects on multi-dimensional emotion perception. Cognition & Emotion, First published on 03 March 2011, iFirst. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2010.540812

  • Riediger, M., Wrzus, C., Schmiedek, F., Wagner, G. G., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Is seeking bad mood cognitively demanding? Contra-hedonic orientation and working-memory capacity in everyday life. Emotion, 11(3), 656-665. doi: 10.1037/a0022756

  • Riediger, M., & Rauers, A. (2010). The "I know you" and the "You know me" of mutual goal knowledge in partnerships: Differential associations with partnership satisfaction and sense of closeness over time. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 647-656. doi: 10.1348/014466610X494078

  • Ebner, N. C., Riediger, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). FACES-A database of facial expressions in young, middle-aged, and older women and men: Development and validation. Behavior Research Methods, 42(1), 351-362. doi: 10.3758/BRM.42.1.351

  • Riediger, M., Schmiedek, F., Wagner, G. & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Seeking pleasure and seeking pain: Differences in pro- and contra-hedonic motivation from adolescence to old age. Psychological Science, 20(12), 1529-1535. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02473.x

  • Riediger, M., & Freund, A. M. (2008). Me against myself: Motivational conflict and emotional development in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 23, 479-494. doi: 10.1037/a0013302

  • Riediger, M. (2007). Interference and facilitation among personal goals: Age-group differences and associations with well-being and behavior. In B. R. Little, K. Salmela-Aro, J.-E. Nurmi & S. D. Philipps (Eds.), Personal project pursuit: Goals, action, and human flourishing (pp. 119-143). Erlbaum.

  • Riediger, M., & Freund, A. M. (2006). Focusing and restricting: Two aspects of motivational selectivity in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 21, 173-185. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.21.1.173

  • Riediger, M., Freund, A. M., & Baltes, P. B. (2005). Managing life through personal goals: Intergoal facilitation and intensity of goal pursuit in younger and older adulthood. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60B, P84-P91.



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