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Predicting real-world behaviour: Cognition-emotion links across adulthood and everyday functioning at work

Scheibe, S., 2019, In : Cognition and Emotion. 33, 1, p. 126-132 7 p.

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Inspired by the discovery of positive age trends in emotional well-being across adulthood, lifespan researchers have uncovered fascinating age differences in cognition–emotion interactions in healthy adult samples, for example in emotion processing, memory, reactivity, perception, and regulation. Taking stock of this body of research, I identify four trends and five remaining gaps in our understanding of emotional functioning in adulthood. In particular, I suggest that the field should pay stronger attention to the prediction of real-world behaviour. Using the sample case of work functioning, I outline gaps in current knowledge, including the lack of data on middle-aged adults, the neglect of relevant cognitive-emotional mechanisms, and the unclear role of life experience. Filling these gaps will enable progress in research on emotional aging in and beyond the work setting and enhance its practical utility for individuals, organisations, and society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalCognition and Emotion
Volume33
Issue number1
Early online date24-Jul-2018
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

  • AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES, MODEL, INTELLIGENCE, METAANALYSIS, EXPERIENCE, SELECTION, STRENGTH, DECLINE

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