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Elisabeth Blanke

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Visiting Researcher
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Short CV: 

 

Elisabeth S. Blanke studied Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 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”, led by Michaela Riediger. In her dissertation thesis, she investigated the possible social consequences of empathic abilities across the lifespan.

Since early 2015, she holds a postdoctoral position at Humboldt University Berlin. She works in the Emmy Noether Group "Adaptation to Major Life Events", led by Annette Brose, and remains a visiting researcher at the MPIB.

Research Interests: 

 Empathic processes across the lifespan (with a focus on empathic accuracy)

(Dyadic) Social interaction 


Selected Literature: 

 

Blanke, E.S., Rauers, A., Riediger, M. (in press). Nice to meet you - Adult age differences in empathic accuracy for strangers. Psychology and Aging, 30, 149-159. doi:10.1037/a0038459

Rauers, A., Blanke, E., & Riediger, M. (2013). Everyday empathic accuracy in younger and older couples: Do you need to see your partner to know his or her feelings? Psychological Science, 24, 2210-2217. doi:10.1177/0956797613490747

Selected Conference Presentations:

Blanke, E.S., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2014, November). Does being empathic pay off? – Social implications of empathic skills in younger and older women. Talk at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Washington D.C., USA.

Blanke, E.S., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2014, September). Warum sich Gedankenlesen in jedem Alter lohnt – Empathische Akkuratheit und Interaktionszufriedenheit im frühen und späten Erwachsenenalter. [Why mind reading pays off at every age – Empathic accuracy and interaction satisfaction in younger and older adults.]. Talk at the 49th Meeting of the German Psychological Association in Bochum, Germany.

Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M (2014, February). Nice to meet you – Empathic accuracy and social outcomes in zero-acquaintance dyads. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Austin, Texas, USA.

Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2013, September). Schön, Sie kennen zu lernen - Interpersonale Kompetenzen gegenüber Fremden im Altersvergleich. [Nice to meet you - Age differences in interpersonal competencies towards strangers.]. Poster presented at the 21st Meeting of the unit for developmental psychology of the German Psychological Association in Saarbrücken, Germany.

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zuklappen Publications

Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (in press). Does being empathic pay off? - Associations between performance-based measures of empathy and social adjustment in younger and older women. Emotion.

Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (in press). Weißt du, was ich fühle? Empathische Fähigkeiten im Lebensverlauf. Das In-Mind Magazin.

Blanke, E. S., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2015). Nice to meet you: Adult age differences in empathic accuracy towards strangers. Psychology and Aging, 30, 149-159. doi:10.1037/a0038459
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Rauers, A., Blanke, E., & Riediger, M. (2013). Everyday empathic accuracy in younger and older couples: Do you need to see your partner to know his or her feelings? Psychological Science, 24, 2210-2217. doi:10.1177/0956797613490747
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Blanke, E. (2011). Ich weiß, was du fühlst: Empathische Akkuratheit in Paarbeziehungen junger und älterer Erwachsener. Diploma thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.