Intra-Person Dynamics Across the Lifespan

Human development comprises both short-term variability and long-term change and is embedded in cultural, environmental, and neuronal contexts. Our overarching objective for studying Intra-Person Dynamics Across the Lifespan is to explore theories and research designs that articulate human development across timescales, levels of analysis, and functional domains. At MPIB, Intra-Person Dynamics Across the Lifespan is studied within two independent but related projects:

Intra-Person Neural Dynamics

Intra-Person Behavioral Dynamics

Recent Publications

Driver, C. C., Oud, J. H. L., & Voelkle, M. C. (2017). Continuous time structural equation modeling with R package ctsem. Journal of Statistical Software, 77:5. doi: 10.18637/jss.v077.i05

Voelkle, M. C. (2017). A new perspective on three old methodological issues: The role of time, missing values, and cohorts in longitudinal models of youth development. In A. C. Petersen, S. H. Koller, F. Motti-Stefanidi, & S. Verma (Eds.), Positive youth development in global contexts of social and economic change (pp. 110–136). New York: Routledge.

Wagner, J., Voelkle, M. C., Gerstorf, D., Hoppmann, C., & Luszcz, M. A. (2017). We are in this together: Dyadic patterns of self-esteem change in late life couples. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0165025416679742

Wolff, J. K., Lindenberger, U., Brose, A., & Schmiedek, F. (2016). Is available support always helpful for older adults? Exploring the buffering effects of state and trait social support. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 71, 23–34. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu085

Project Leaders

Intra-Person Neural Dynamics

Douglas Garrett

Intra-Person Behavioral Dynamics

Manuel Völkle (adjunct scientist)

COGITO Conference 2016

In October 2016 the international conference entitled "The COGITO Study: Looking at 100 Days Ten Years After“ took place. Various world leading behavioral scientists were invited. More information about the conference can be found here.