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. 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 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. (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., 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.
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|
Blanke, E. (2011). Ich weiß, was du fühlst: Empathische Akkuratheit in Paarbeziehungen junger und älterer Erwachsener. Diploma thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.