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Michaela Riediger

© David Ausserhofer
Adjunct Researcher
MPI for Human Development

Professor for Developmental Psychology

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Short CV: 

Michaela Riediger received her Diploma in Psychology from Humboldt University, her doctorate from the Free University of Berlin, and her habilitation from the University Zurich. She is Chair of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and a faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE. As an Adjunct Researcher at the MPI for Human Development, she is responsible for the Multi-Center Cooperation: Socio-Emotional Development and Health, which is a joined project of the MPI for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. 

Research Interests: 
  • Socio-emotional development from childhood to old age
  • Lifespan development of self-regulatory processes
  • Acquisition and consequences of subjective theories about development and aging

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zuklappen Education

2011  Habilitation, Venia Legendi for psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2001  Dr. phil., Free University Berlin, Germany (Advisors: Prof. Paul B. Baltes and Dr. Alexandra M. Freund)

1997  Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany 

zuklappen Professional Positions

since 2017   Professor for Developmental Psychology (W3), Friedrich Schiller University Jena

since 2015   Adjunct Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

2015–2017  Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation; Head of the Heisenberg Research Group Socio-emotional Development and Health at the Freie Universität and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

2009–2014  Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Research Group Affect Across the Lifespan

2011–2016  Lecturer (Privatdozentin) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

2003–2008  Senior Research Scientist (principal investigator and project head), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin 

2001–2002  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (director: Prof. Paul B. Baltes).

1998–2001 Doctoral Fellow of the Graduate Program Psychology and Psychiatry of Aging, Freie Universität and Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

1997–1998  Research Scientist, Department of Organizational Psychology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

zuklappen Publications

2017

Blanke, E. S., Riediger, M., & Brose, A. (2017). Pathways to happiness are multidirectional: Associations between state mindfulness and everyday affective experience. Emotion. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/emo0000323
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Cohrdes, C., Wrzus, C., Frisch, S., & Riediger, M. (2017). Tune yourself in: Valence and arousal preferences in music-listening choices from adolescence to old age. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1777-1794. doi:10.1037/dev0000362
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Klipker, K., Wrzus, C., Rauers, A., Boker, S. M., & Riediger, M. (2017). Within-person changes in salivary testosterone and physical characteristics of puberty predict boys' daily affect. Hormones and Behavior, 95, 22-32. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.07.012
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Klipker, K., Wrzus, C., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2017). Hedonic orientation moderates the association between cognitive control and affect reactivity to daily hassles in adolescent boys. Emotion, 17, 497-508. doi:10.1037/emo0000241
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Wrzus, C., Egloff, B., & Riediger, M. (2017). Using implicit association tests in age-heterogeneous samples: The importance of cognitive abilities and quad model processes. Psychology and Aging, 32, 432-446. doi:10.1037/pag0000176
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2016

Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2016). Does being empathic pay off? Associations between performance-based measures of empathy and social adjustment in younger and older women. Emotion, 16, 671-683. doi:10.1037/emo0000166
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Blanke, E., Rauers, A., & Riediger, M. (2016). Weißt du, was ich fühle? Empathische Fähigkeiten im Lebensverlauf. The In-Mind, 1.
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Harden, K. P., Wrzus, C., Luong, G., Grotzinger, A., Bajbouj, M., Rauers, A., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2016). Diurnal coupling between testosterone and cortisol from adolescence to older adulthood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 73, 79-90. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.07.216
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Lisofsky, N., Riediger, M., Gallinat, J., Lindenberger, U., & Kühn, S. (2016). Hormonal contraceptive use is associated with neural and affective changes in healthy young women. NeuroImage, 134, 597-606. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.042
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Luong, G., Wrzus, C., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2016). When bad moods may not be so bad: Valuing negative affect is associated with weakened affect-health links. Emotion, 16, 387-401. doi:10.1037/emo0000132
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Riediger, M. (2016). Prokrastination als Coaching-Anliegen. Organisationsberatung, Supervision, Coaching (OSC), 23, 381-390. doi:10.1007/s11613-016-0479-8
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Riediger, M., & Luong, G. (2016). Happy to be unhappy? Pro- and contra-hedonic motivations from adolescence to old age. In A. D. Ong & C. E. Löckenhoff (Eds.), Emotion, aging, and health (pp. 97-118). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Tamir, M., Schwartz, S. H., Cieciuch, J., Riediger, M., Torres, C., Scollon, C., Dzokoto, V., Zhou, X., & Vishkin, A. (2016). Desired emotions across cultures: A value-based account. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 67-82. doi:10.1037/pspp0000072
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Wrzus, C., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2016). Personality-situation transactions from adolescence to old age. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 782-799. doi:10.1037/pspp0000054
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2015

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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Riediger, M. (2015). Affect-regulation motivation. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (Vol. 1, 2nd ed., pp. 241-247). Oxford: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.26073-X

Riediger, M., & Luong, G. (2015). From adolescence to old age: Developmental perspectives on the extended process model of emotion regulation. Psychological Inquiry, 26, 99-107. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2015.962443
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Wrzus, C., Luong, G., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2015). Can't get it out of my head: Age differences in affective responses vary with elapsed time after, and preoccupation with, daily hassles. Emotion, 15, 257-269. doi:10.1037/emo0000019
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2014

Riediger, M., & Klipker, K. (2014). Emotion regulation in adolescence. In J. J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (2nd ed., pp. 187-202). New York: Guilford Press.

Riediger, M., & Rauers, A. (2014). Do everyday affective experiences differ throughout adulthood? A review of ambulatory-assessment evidence. In P. Verhaeghen and C. Hertzog (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of emotion, social cognition, and everyday problem solving during adulthood (pp. 61-79). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Riediger, M., Studtmann, M., Westphal, A., Rauers, A., & Weber, H. (2014). No smile like another: Adult age differences in identifying emotions that accompany smiles. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:480. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00480
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Riediger, M., Voelkle, M. C., Schaefer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2014). Charting the life course: Age differences and validity of beliefs about lifespan development. Psychology and Aging, 29, 503-520. doi:10.1037/a0036228
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Riediger, M., Wrzus, C., Klipker, K., Müller, V., Schmiedek, F., & Wagner, G. G. (2014). Outside of the laboratory: Associations of working-memory performance with psychological and physiological arousal vary with age. Psychology and Aging, 29, 103-114. doi:10.1037/a0035766
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Riediger, M., Wrzus, C., & Wagner, G. G. (2014). Happiness is pleasant, or is it? Implicit representations of affect valence are associated with contra-hedonic motivation and mixed affect in daily life. Emotion, 14, 950-961. doi:10.1037/a0037711
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Voelkle, M. C., Ebner, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Riediger, M. (2014). A note on age differences in mood-congruent versus mood-incongruent emotion processing in faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:635. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00635
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Wrzus, C., Müller, V., Wagner, G. G., Lindenberger, U., & Riediger, M. (2014). Affect dynamics across the lifespan: With age, heart rate reacts less strongly, but recovers more slowly from unpleasant emotional situations. Psychology and Aging, 29, 563-576. doi:10.1037/a0037451
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Wrzus, C., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2014). Feeling good when sleeping in? Day-to-day associations between sleep duration and affective well-being differ from youth to old age. Emotion, 14, 624-628. doi:10.1037/a0035349
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2013

Freund, A. M., Nikitin, J., & Riediger, M. (2013). Successful aging. In R. M. Lerner, M. A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 6. Developmental psychology (2nd ed., pp. 615-638). New York, NY: Wiley.

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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Rauers, A., Böhnke, A., & Riediger, M. (2013). Motivational selectivity prospectively predicts couples' realization of their goal to have a child. International Journal of Developmental Science, 7, 143-149. doi:10.3233/DEV-120119
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Voelkle, M. C., Ebner, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Riediger, M. (2013). Here we go again: Anticipatory and reactive mood responses to recurring unpleasant situations throughout adulthood. Emotion, 13, 424-433. doi:10.1037/a0031351
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Wrzus, C., Müller, V., Wagner, G. G., Lindenberger, U., & Riediger, M. (2013). Affective and cardiovascular responding to unpleasant events from adolescence to old age: Complexity of events matters. Developmental Psychology, 49, 384-397. doi:10.1037/a0028325
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2012

Sonnenberg, B., Riediger, M., Wrzus, C., & Wagner, G. G. (2012). Measuring time use in surveys: Concordance of survey and experience sampling measures. Social Science Research, 41, 1037-1052. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.03.013
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Voelkle, M. C., Ebner, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Riediger, M. (2012). Let me guess how old you are: Effects of age, gender, and facial expression on perceptions of age. Psychology and Aging, 27, 265-277. doi:10.1037/a0025065
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Wrzus, C., Brandmaier, A. M., von Oertzen, T., Müller, V., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2012). A new approach for assessing sleep duration and postures from ambulatory accelerometry. PLoS ONE, 7(10):e48089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048089
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Wrzus, C., Brandmaier, A. M., von Oertzen, T., Müller, V., Wagner, G. G., & Riediger, M. (2012). A new approach for assessing sleep duration and postures from ambulatory accelerometry (SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 507). Berlin: DIW.
(Reprinted from PLoS ONE, 7(10):e48089, 2012, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048089)
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2011

Isaacowitz, D. M., & Riediger, M. (2011). Introduction to the special section: When age matters. Developmental perspectives on "Cognition and Emotion". Cognition and Emotion, 25, 957-967. doi:10.1080/02699931.2011.561575
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Kleinspehn-Ammerlahn, A., Riediger, M., Schmiedek, F., von Oertzen, T., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Dyadic drumming across the lifespan reveals a zone of proximal development in children. Developmental Psychology, 47, 632-644. doi:10.1037/a0021818
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Rauers, A., Riediger, M., Schmiedek, F., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). With a little help from my spouse: Does spousal collaboration compensate for the effects of cognitive aging? Gerontology, 57, 161-166. doi:10.1159/000317335
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Riediger, M., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (Eds.). (2011). When age matters: Developmental perspectives on "Cognition and Emotion" [Special Section]. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 957-1044.

Riediger, M., Voelkle, M. C., Ebner, N. C., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Beyond "happy, angry, or sad?": Age-of-poser and age-of-rater effects on multi-dimensional emotion perception. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 968-982. doi:10.1080/02699931.2010.540812
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Riediger, M., Wrzus, C., Schmiedek, F., Wagner, G. G., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Is seeking bad mood cognitively demanding? Contra-hedonic orientation and working-memory capacity in everyday life. Emotion, 11, 656-665. doi:10.1037/a0022756
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Sonnenberg, B., Riediger, M., Wrzus, C., & Wagner, G. G. (2011). Measuring time use in surveys: How valid are time use questions in surveys? Concordance of survey and experience sampling measures (SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 390). Berlin: DIW.
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2010

Ebner, N. C., Riediger, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). FACES: A database of facial expressions in young, middle-aged, and older women and men. Development and validation. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 351-362. doi:10.3758/BRM.42.1.351
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Freund, A. M., Hennecke, M., & Riediger, M. (2010). Age-related differences in outcome and process goal focus. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 198-222. doi:10.1080/17405620801969585
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Riediger, M. (2010). Experience sampling. In German Data Forum (RatSWD) (Ed.), Building on progress: Expanding the research infrastructure for the social, economic, and behavioral sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 581-594). Opladen: Budrich UniPress.
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Riediger, M., & Rauers, A. (2010). The "I know you" and the "You know me" of mutual goal knowledge in partnerships: Differential associations with partnership satisfaction and sense of closeness over time. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 647-656. doi:10.1348/014466610X494078
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2009

Ebner, N. C., Riediger, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Schema reliance for developmental goals increases from early to late adulthood: Improvement for the young, loss prevention for the old. Psychology and Aging, 24, 310-323. doi:10.1037/a0015430
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Hoppmann, C. A., & Riediger, M. (2009). Ambulatory assessment in lifespan psychology: An overview of current status and new trends. European Psychologist, 14, 98-108. doi:10.1027/1016-9040.14.2.98
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Riediger, M. (2009). Experience sampling (Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data No. 62). Berlin: German Council for Social and Economic Data.
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Riediger, M., Schmiedek, F., Wagner, G. G., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Seeking pleasure and seeking pain: Differences in prohedonic and contra-hedonic motivation from adolescence to old age. Psychological Science, 20, 1529-1535. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02473.x
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2008

Mayser, S., Scheibe, S., & Riediger, M. (2008). (Un)reachable? An empirical differentiation of goals and life longings. European Psychologist, 13, 126-140. doi:10.1027/1016-9040.13.2.126
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Riediger, M. (2008). Motivational systems and the pursuit of goals: Lessons learned from older adults. European Health Psychologist, 10, 37-39.
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Riediger, M., & Freund, A. M. (2008). Me against myself: Motivational conflicts and emotional development in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 23, 479-494. doi:10.1037/a0013302
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2007

Riediger, M. (2007). Interference and facilitation among personal goals: Age differences and associations with well-being and behavior. In B. R. Little, K. Salmela-Aro, & S. D. Philipps (Eds.), Personal project pursuit: Goals, action, and human flourishing (pp. 119-143). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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Riediger, M., & Ebner, N. C. (2007). A broader perspective on three lifespan theories: Comment on Boerner and Jopp. Human Development, 50, 196-200. doi:10.1159/000103359
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Riediger, M., & Freund, A. M. (2007). Intergoal relations in the context of starting to exercise: A case of positive development from younger to older adulthood. ISSBD Newsletter, 52, 8-11.
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2006

Freund, A. M., & Riediger, M. (2006). Goals as building blocks of personality and development in adulthood. In D. K. Mroczek & T. D. Little (Eds.), Handbook of personality development (pp. 353-372). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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Marcus, B., Höft, S., & Riediger, M. (2006). Integrity tests and the five-factor model of personality: A review and empirical test of two alternative positions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 14, 113-130. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2389.2006.00338.x
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Riediger, M., & Freund, A. M. (2006). Focusing and restricting: Two aspects of motivational selectivity in adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 21, 173-185. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.21.1.173
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Riediger, M., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Selection, optimization, and compensation as developmental mechanisms of adaptive resource allocation: Review and preview. In J. E. Birren & K. W. Schaie (Eds.), The handbooks of aging: Vol. 2. Handbook of the psychology of aging (6th ed., pp. 289-313). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
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2005

Freund, A. M., & Riediger, M. (2005). Gerontopsychologie: Erfolgreiches Altern. In H. Weber & T. Rammsayer (Eds.), Handbuch der Psychologie: Vol. 2. Handbuch der Persönlichkeitspsychologie und differentiellen Psychologie (pp. 564-571). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
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Riediger, M., Freund, A. M., & Baltes, P. B. (2005). Managing life through personal goals: Intergoal facilitation and intensity of goal pursuit in younger and older adulthood. The Journals of Gerontology: B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60B, P84-P91.
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2004

Riediger, M. (2004). Lebenslanges Lernen [Lifelong learning]. In D. Dettling & C. Prechtl (Eds.), Weißbuch Bildung: Für ein dynamisches Deutschland (pp. 78-84). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
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Riediger, M., & Freund, A. M. (2004). Interference and facilitation among personal goals: Differential associations with subjective well-being and persistent goal pursuit. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1511-1523. doi:10.1177/0146167204271184
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2003

Freund, A. M., & Riediger, M. (2003). Successful aging. In R. M. Lerner, M. A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 6. Developmental psychology (pp. 601-628). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
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2001

Freund, A. M., & Riediger, M. (2001). What I have and what I do: The role of resource loss and gain throughout life [Commentary]. Applied Psychology, 50, 370-380.
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Riediger, M. (2001). On the dynamic relations among multiple goals: Intergoal conflict and intergoal facilitation in younger and older adulthood. Doctoral dissertation, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
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1998

Riediger, M., Linden, M., & Wilms, H.-U. (1998). Die deutsche Version der CES-D als Instrument der gerontologischen Forschung [The German CES-D as an instrument in gerontological research]. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 46, 344-364.
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Riediger, M., & Rolfs, H. (1998). Computergestützte Postkorbverfahren: Mailbox '90, PC-Office und PC-Postkorb "Seeblick" [Computerized in-basket performance measures: Mailbox '90, PC-Office and PC-Postkorb "Seeblick"]. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 42, 43-50.
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