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. (in press). Continuous time structural equation modeling with R package ctsem. Journal of Statistical Software.

Wagner, J., Voelkle, M. C., Gerstorf, D., Hoppmann, C., & Luszcz, M. A. (in press). We are in this together: Dyadic patterns of self-esteem change in late life couples. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

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.

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

Brose, A., Voelkle, M. C., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., & Schmiedek, F. (2015). Differences in the between-person and the within-person structures of affect are a matter of degree. European Journal of Personality, 29, 55–71. doi: 10.1002/per.1961

Garrett, D. D., Nagel, I. E., Preuschhof, C., Burzynska, A. Z., Marchner, J., Wiegert, S., ... Lindenberger, U. (2015). Amphetamine modulates brain signal variability and working memory in younger and older adults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 112, 7593–7598. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1504090112

Guitart-Masip, M., Salami, A., Garrett, D., Rieckmann, A., Lindenberger, U., & Bäckman, L. (2015). BOLD variability is related to dopaminergic neurotransmission and cognitive aging. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 2074–2083. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv029

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.