Elisabeth Blanke graduated with a Diploma in Psychology from the Free University of Berlin in 2011.
In her diploma thesis, Elisabeth focused on age differences in empathic processes in couples. Since 2012, she joined the interdisciplinary MaxNetAging Research School as a predoctoral fellow, whilst remaining affiliated with the Max Planck Research Group “Affect Across the Lifespan”, lead by Michaela Riediger.
In her dissertation thesis, she intends to investigate the possible social consequences of empathic abilities across the lifespan.
Empathic processes across the lifespan (with a focus on empathic accuracy)
(Dyadic) Social interaction
Rauers, A., Blanke, E., & Riediger, M. (in press). Everyday empathic accuracy in younger and older couples: Do you need to see your partner to know their feelings? Psychological Science.
Blanke, E. , Bartz, J., Bullig, H., Chwiekowsky, C. , Dern, S., Elias, R. …Dziobek, I. (2012, February).Go with the Flow? Zusammenhänge zwischen Flow-Zustand und Spezialinteressen bei Autisten. [Go with the Flow? Associations between Flow State and Special Interests in Autism.]. Poster presented at the 5th Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions in Augsburg, Germany.
Rauers, A., Blanke, E., & Riediger, M. (2011, November). Empathic accuracy in younger and older couples – Reconsidering age differences. Talk at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Rauers, A., Blanke, E. & Riediger, M. (2011, September): „Altert“ die Fähigkeit zur Wahrnehmung der Gefühle Anderer tatsächlich? Ein Methodenvergleich.[Does the ability to read others’ emotions actually age? Comparing methods.]. Talk at the 20th Meeting of the unit for developmental psychology of the German Psychological Association in Erfurt, Germany.
Rauers, A., Blanke, E., & Riediger, M (2011, January). Reading others’ emotions in everyday life – a dyadic experience-sampling study. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Rauers, A., Blanke, E., & Riediger, M. (in press). Everyday empathic accuracy in younger and older couples: Do you need to see your partner to know their feelings? Psychological Science.|
Blanke, E. (2011). Ich weiß, was du fühlst: Empathische Akkuratheit in Paarbeziehungen junger und älterer Erwachsener. Diploma thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.