We’re going to have to keep working for longer than previous generations, and discussions about older people on the work floor tend to focus on their diminishing capacities for work. But Susanne Scheibe has shown that there is also a positive side in having employees who work to an older age: older people have important emotional skills which allow them to keep functioning well in challenging situations. Scheibe was recently awarded
a Vidi grant
to conduct further research on the relationship between age and dealing with emotions at work.
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For the first time in the history of the Pieter Boekeprijs there are two winners: Suzy Matthijssen and David van den Berg
Douwe Draaisma has written books explaining why life speeds up as you get older. Now, as he settles into retirement, he gets to experience the phenomenon first hand. Mathijs Deen travelled to Texel to meet up with the autobiographical memory expert,...
Social psychologist Namkje Koudenburg (1986) has received an Early Career Award from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The award is intended for young researchers so that they can further develop their original research ideas...