Here you can find a comprehensive list of publications from our lab.

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  • Liebal, K., Denzer, V., Eisenhauer, N., Fritsche, I., Kunzmann, U., Oña, L., Quaas, M.F., Staude, I., & Wirth, C. (2024) Biodiversity, mental health and well-being: psychological mechanisms and moderators of a complex relationship (BIOWELL). Research Ideas and Outcomes 10: e116333.

  • Kunzmann, U. (in press). Wisdom and Age - A Complex Association. In M. Lachman und A. Spiro (Eds.), APA Handbook of Adult Development and Aging

  • Kunzmann, U. & Wrosch, C. (2024). Not All Negative Emotions Are Equal - Sadness and Anger Develop Differently and Their Adaptivity Is Age-Graded. Current Opinion in Psychology. 55, 101766.


  • Kunzmann, U. & Wrosch, C. (in press). Not All Negative Emotions Are Equal - Sadness and Anger Develop Differently and Their Adaptivity Is Age-Graded. Current Opinion in Psychology.

  • Gerstorf, D., Schilling, O. K., Pauly, T., Katzorreck, M., Luecke, A. J., Wahl, H. W., Kunzmann, U., Hoppmann, C. A., & Ram, N. (2023). Long-term aging trajectories of the accumulation of disease burden as predictors of daily affect dynamics and stressor reactivity. Psychology and Aging.

  • Kunzmann, U., Nestler, S., Lücke, A. J., Katzorreck, M., Hoppmann, C. A., Wahl, H.-W., Schilling, O., & Gerstorf, G. (in press). Three facets of emotion regulation in old and very old age: Strategy use, effectiveness, and variability. Emotion.

  • Salazar-Kämpf, M., Rohr, M., Adam, L., Exner, C. & Wieck, C. (2023). A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Social Affect and Cognition. Clinical Psychological Science. Advance online publication.

  • Wenzel, M., Blanke, E. S., Rowland, Z., & Brose, A. (2023). The costs and benefits of mindfulness and reappraisal in daily life. Affective Science, 1-15.

  • Scheibe, S., Wieck, C., & Kunzmann, U. (2023). Technical report: Development and validation of Dutch film stimuli to assess empathy in the work context. 10.31234/

  • Schäfer, M., Haun, D.B.M. & Tomasello, M. (2023). Childrens's consideration of collaboration and merit when making decisions in private. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 228, 105609.

  • Kunzmann, U. & Wieck, C. (2023). Mitgefühl - eine Ressource über die gesamte Lebensspanne (Sympathy - a ressource across the lifespan). In J. Kienbaum (Ed.), Die Entwicklung von Mitgefühl (The development of sympathy). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.


  • Lücke, A., J., Wrzus, C., Gerstorf, D., Kunzmann, U., Katzorreck, M., Schmiedek, F., Hoppmann, C. A., & Schilling, O. K. (2022). Between-person and within-person associations of sleep and working-memory in the everyday lives of old and very old adults: Initial level, learning, and variability. Sleep, 45(1),

  • Lücke, A. J., Wrzus, C., Gerstorf, D., Kunzmann, U., Katzorreck, M., Hoppmann, C., & Schilling, O. K. (in press). Bidirectional links of daily sleep quality and duration with pain and self-rated health in older adults’ daily lives. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.
  • Kornadt, A. E., Pauly, T., Schilling, O. K., Kunzmann, U., Katzorreck, M., Lücke, A. J., Hoppmann, C. A., Gerstorf, D., & Wahl, H.-W. (in press). Momentary subjective age is associated with perceived and physiological stress in the daily lives of old and very old adults. Psychology and Aging.
  • Barlow, M. A., Wrosch, C., Hamm, J., Sacher, T., Miller, G. E., & Kunzmann, U. (2022). Discrete Negative Emotions and Goal Disengagement in Older Adulthood: Context Effects and Associations with Emotional Well-Being. Emotion. Advance online publication.

  • Weiss, D., Greve, W., & Kunzmann, U. (2022). Responses to Social Inequality Across the Life Span: The Role of Social Status and Upward Mobility Beliefs. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Advance online publication.

  • Kunzmann, U. (2022). The wisdom in emotions. In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glück (Eds.), Wisdom: An Introduction (pp. 157–174). Cambridge University Press.

  • Katzorreck, M., Nestler, S., Wrosch, C., & Kunzmann, U. (2022). Age differences in sadness reactivity and variability. Psychology and Aging, 37, 163–174.
  • Kunzmann, U., Katzorreck, M., Wieck, C., Schilling, O., Lücke, A. J., & Gerstorf, D. (2022). Emotion regulation in old and very old age. Emotion. Advance online publication.
  • Schilling, O. K., Gerstorf, D., Lücke, A. J., Katzorreck, M., Wahl, H.-W., Diehl, M., & Kunzmann, U. (2022). Emotional reactivity to daily stressors: Does stressor pile-up within a day matter for young-old and very old adults? Psychology and Aging, 37(2), 149–162.
  • Blöchl, M., Schaare, H. L., Kunzmann, U., & Nestler, S. (2022). The age-dependent association between vascular risk factors and depressed mood. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 77(2), 284–294,
  • Wieck, C., Scheibe, S. & Kunzmann, U. (2022). Development and validation of film stimuli to assess empathy in the work context. Behavioral Research, 54, 75–93.


  • Rohr, M. K., Salazar Kämpf, M., & Kunzmann, U. (2021). Love and imitation: facial mimicry and relationship satisfaction in younger and older couples. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, gbab193.
  • Pauly, T., Drewelies, J., Kolodziejczak, K., Katzorreck, M., Lücke, A. J., Schilling, O. K., Kunzmann, U., Wahl, H.-W., Ditzen, B., Ram, N., Gerstorf, D., Hoppmann, C. A. (2021). Positive and negative affect are associated with salivary cortisol in the everyday life of older adults: A quantitative synthesis of four aging studies. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 133, Article 105403.
  • Hamm, J., Barlow, M., Wrosch, C., & Kunzmann U. (2021). A tale of two emotions: the diverging salience and health consequences of calmness and excitement in old age. Psychology and Aging36(5), 626–641.
  • Kornadt, A. E., Weiss, D., Gerstorf, D., Kunzmann, U., Luecke, A., Schilling, O., Katzorreck, M., Siebert, J., & Wahl, H.W. (2021). “I Felt so Old This Morning.” Short-Term Variations in Subjective Age and the Role of Trait Subjective Age: Evidence from the ILSE/EMIL Ecological Momentary Assessment Data. Psychology and Aging. 36(3), 373–382.
  • Roebbig, J., Erbey, M., Babayan, A., Reiter, A.M.F, Kumral, D., Schaare, H.L., Reinelt, J.D., Gaebler, M., Kunzmann, U., & Villringer, A. (2021). Anger Regulation Choice – the Role of Age and Habitual Reappraisal. Emotion.
  • Wieck, C., Kunzmann, U., & Scheibe, S. (2021). Empathy at Work: The Role of Age and Emotional Job Demands. Psychology and Aging, 36(1), 36-48.


  • Weiss, D. & Kunzmann, U. (2020)Longitudinal Changes in Subjective Social Status are Linked to Changes in Positive and Negative Affect in Midlife, but not in Later Adulthood. Psychology and Aging. Advance online publication.
  • Katzorreck, M., Wieck, C., & Kunzmann, U. (2020). Altersunterschiede in der Empathie: Theorien und empirische Evidenz. In M. Peters (Hrsg.) Psychotherapie im Alter- Theory of Mind, Empathie & Mentalisierung. 4/17. Jg. Tübingen: Psychosozial-Verlag.


  • Gerstorf, D., Drewelies, J., Duezel, S., Smith, J., Wahl, H.-W., Schilling, O., Kunzmann, U., Siebert, J., Katzorreck, M., Eibich, P., Demuth, I., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., Wagner, G. G., Lindenberger, U., Heckhausen, J., & Ram, N. (2019). Cohort differences in adult-life trajectories of internal and external control beliefs: A tale of more and better maintained internal control and fewer external constraints. Psychology and Aging, 34, 1090-1108. doi: 10.1037/pag0000389
  • Rohr, M., Nestler, S., & Kunzmann, U. (2019). A trouble shared is a trouble halved: age differences in emotional experience and expression during couples’ conversations. Psychology and Aging, 34, 848-861. doi: 10.1037/pag0000386
  • Kunzmann, U. (2019). Wisdom and successful aging: The royal road to personality growth. In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros, A. Benethos, & J. M. Robine (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Successful Aging. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Zacher, H. & Kunzmann, U. (2019). Wisdom in the workplace. In R. Sternberg, H. Nussbaum, & J. Glück (Eds.), Applying Wisdom to Contemporary World Problems (pp. 255-292). Cham, CH: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Kunzmann, U. (2019). Performance-based measures of wisdom: State of the art and future directions. In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glück (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom (pp. 277-296). Cambridge University Press.
  • Kunzmann, U. & Glück, J. (2019). Wisdom and emotion. In R. J. Sternberg & J. Glück (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom (pp. 575-601). Cambridge University Press.
  • Kunzmann, U., Schilling, O., Wrosch, C., Siebert, J. S., Katzorreck, M., Wahl, H.-W., & Gerstorf, D. (2019). Negative emotions and chronic physical illness: A lifespan developmental perspective. Health Psychology, 38, 949-959. doi: 10.1037/hea0000767
  • Barlow, M., Wrosch, C., Gouin, J. P., & Kunzmann, U. (2019). Is anger, but not sadness, associated with chronic inflammation and illness in older adulthood? Psychology and Aging, 34, 330-340. doi: 10.1037/pag0000348


  • Katzorreck, M. & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Greater empathic accuracy and emotional reactivity in old age: The sample case of death and dying. Psychology and Aging, 33, 1202-1214. doi: 10.1037/pag0000313
  • Scheibe, S. & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Territories of Positive Life Span Development: Wisdom and Sehnsucht (Life Longings). In C. R. Snyder, S. J. Lopez, L. M. Edwards, and S. C. Marques (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (3rd edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199396511.013.13
  • Gerstorf, D., Hülür, G., Wagner, G. G., Kunzmann, U., & Ram, N. (2018). Terminal change across facets of affective experience and domain satisfaction: Commonalities, differences, and bittersweet emotions at the end of life. Developmental Psychology, 54, 2382-2402. doi: 10.1037/dev0000599
  • Braun, T., Rohr, M., Wagner, J., & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Perceived reciprocity and relationship satisfaction: Age and relationship category matter. Psychology and Aging, 33, 713-727. doi: 10.1037/pag0000267
  • Wirth, M. & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Age Differences in Regulating Negative Emotions via Attentional Deployment. Psychology and Aging, 33, 384-398. doi: 10.1037/pag0000254
  • Wrosch, C., Barlow, M. A., & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Age-related changes in older adults' anger and sadness: the role of perceived control. Psychology and Aging, 33, 350-360. doi: 10.1037/pag0000229
  • Kunzmann, U., Wieck, C., & Dietzel, C. (2018). Empathic accuracy: age differences from adolescence into middle adulthood. Cognition and Emotion, 32, 1611-1624. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1433128
  • Kunzmann, U., & Wrosch, C. (2018). Comment: The emotion-health link: Perspectives from a lifespan theory of discrete emotions. Emotion Review, 10, 59-61. doi: 10.1177/1754073917719332


  • Kunzmann, U., Nowak, J., Thomas, S., & Nestler, S. (2017). Value relativism and perspective taking are two distinct facets of wisdom-related knowledge. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 8, 1384–1392. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx136
  • Rakoczy, H., Wandt, R., Thomas, S., Nowak, J., & Kunzmann, U. (2017). Theory of mind and wisdom: The development of different forms of perspective-taking in late adulthood. British Journal of Psychology, 109, 6-24. doi:10.1111/bjop.12246
  • Rohr, M. K., Wieck, C., & Kunzmann, U. (2017). Age differences in positive feelings and their expression. Psychology and Aging32, 608-620. doi: 10.1037/pag0000200
  • Wirth, M., Isaacowitz, D. M., & Kunzmann, U. (2017). Visual attention and emotional reactions to negative stimuli: The role of age and cognitive reappraisal. Psychology and Aging, 32, 543-556. doi: 10.1037/pag0000188
  • Kunzmann, U., & Isaacowitz, D. (2017). Emotional aging: Taking the immediate context seriously. Research in Human Development, 14, 182-199. doi:10.1080/15427609.2017.1340048
  • Wieck, C. & Kunzmann, U. (2017). Age differences in emotion recognition: A question of modality? Psychology and Aging, 32, 401-411. doi: 10.1037/pag0000178
  • Braun, T., Schmukle, S. C., & Kunzmann, U. (2017). Stability and change in subjective well-being: The role of performance-based and self-rated cognition. Psychology and Aging, 32, 105-117. doi: 10.1037/pag0000153
  • Kunzmann, U. & Wrosch, C. (2017). Emotional development in old age. In N. A. Pachana (Ed.), Encyclopedia of geropsychology (pp. 752-762). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-082-7_112
  • Kunzmann, U., Rohr, M., Wieck, C., Kappes, K., & Wrosch, C. (2017). Speaking about feelings: Further evidence for multidirectional age differences in anger and sadness. Psychology and Aging, 32, 93-103. doi: 10.1037/pag0000142


  • Wieck, C., & Kunzmann, U. (2015). Age differences in empathy: Multidirectional and context-dependent. Psychology and Aging, 30, 407-419. doi: 10.1037/a0039001
  • Kunzmann, U. & Thomas, S. (2015). Wisdom-related knowledge across the life span. In S. Joseph (Ed.), Positive Psychology in Practice (2 ed., pp. 577-594). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118996874.ch34


  • Kunzmann, U., Kappes, C., & Wrosch, C. (2014). Emotional aging: a discrete emotions perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-5. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00380
  • Kunzmann, U. & Thomas, S. (2014). Multidirectional age differences in anger and sadness. Psychology and Aging, 29, 16-27. doi: 10.1037/a0035751
  • Thomas, S., & Kunzmann, U. (2014). Age differences in wisdom-related knowledge: Does the age-relevance of the task matter? The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69, 897-905. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt076


  • Kunzmann, U., Richter, D., & Schmukle, S. C. (2013). Stability and change in affective experience across the adult life span: analyses with a national sample from Germany. Emotion, 13, 1086-1095. doi: 10.1037/a0033572


  • Streubel, B. & Kunzmann, U. (2011). Age differences in emotional reactions: Arousal and age-relevance count. Psychology and Aging, 26, 966-978. doi: 10.1037/a0023424
  • Richter, D. & Kunzmann, U. (2011). Age differences in three facets of empathy: Perfomance-based evidence. Psychology and Aging, 26, 60-70. doi: 10.1037/a0021138


  • Richter, D., Dietzel, C. & Kunzmann, U. (2010). Age differences in emotion recognition: The task matters. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66, 48-55. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbq068.


  • Kunzmann, U. & Richter, D. (2009). Emotional reactivity across the adult life-span: The cognitive pragmatics make a difference. Psychology and Aging, 24, 879-889. doi: 10.1037/a0017347
  • Kunzmann, U. & Salisch, M., von (2009). Die Entwicklung von Emotionen und emotionalen Kompetenzen über die Lebensspanne. In G. Stemmler (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Psychologie der Emotion (pp. 528-569). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Scheibe, S., Kunzmann, U. & Baltes, P. B. (2009). New territories of positive lifespan development: Wisdom and life longings. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Oxford handbook of Positive Psychology (2nd ed., pp. 171-183). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Stange, A. & Kunzmann, U. (2009). Fostering wisdom: A psychological perspective. In M. Ferrari & G. Potworowski (Eds.), Teaching for wisdom: Cross-cultural perspectives on fostering wisdom (pp. 23-36). New York: Springer.


  • Kunzmann, U. (2008). Emotionale Entwicklung im Alter: Verlust oder Gewinn? In W. Janke, G. Debus & M. Schmidt-Daffy (Hrsg.), Experimentelle Emotionspsychologie (pp. 887-910). Lengerich. Papst Verlag.
  • Kunzmann, U. (2008). Differential age trajectories of positive and negative affect: Further evidence from the Berlin Aging Study. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63, 261-270. doi: 10.1093/geronb/63.5.P261


  • Kunzmann, U. (2007). Wisdom: Motivational and emotional dynamics in old age. In: R. Fernández-Ballesteros (Ed.), Geropsychology: European perspectives for an ageing world (pp. 224-238). Hogrefe & Huber.
  • Scheibe, S., Kunzmann, U. & Baltes, P. B. (2007). Wisdom, life-longings, and optimal development. In J. A. Blackburn & C. N. Dulmus (Eds.), Handbook of gerontology: Evidence-based approaches to theory, practice, and policy (pp. 117-142). New York: Wiley.


  • Kunzmann, U. (2006). Wisdom. In R. Schulz (Editor-in-Chief), The encyclopedia of aging (4th edition). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Kunzmann, U. & Stange, A. (2006). Wisdom as a classical human strength: Psychological conceptualizations and empirical inquiry. In A. D. Ong & M. Van Dulmen (Eds.), Varieties of positive experience: Structure, variability, and change (pp. 306-322). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


  • Kunzmann, U. & Baltes, P. B. (2005). The psychology of wisdom: Theoretical and empirical challenges. In R. J. Sternberg & J. Jordan (Eds.), Handbook of wisdom (pp. 110-135). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kunzmann, U. & Grühn, D. (2005). Age differences in emotional reactivity: The sample case of sadness. Psychology and Aging, 20, 47-59. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.20.1.47
  • Kunzmann, U., Kupperbusch, C. S. & Levenson, R. W. (2005). Behavioral inhibition and amplification during emotional arousal: A comparison of two age groups. Psychology and Aging, 20, 144-159. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.20.1.144
  • Kunzmann, U., Stange, A. & Jordan, J. (2005). Positive emotionality and lifestyle in adulthood: Do you do what you feel? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 574-588. doi: 10.1177/0146167204271586
  • von Salisch, M. & Kunzmann, U. (2005). Emotionale Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne. In J. Asendorpf (Hrsg.), Bd. 3: Soziale, emotionale und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, Serie V: Entwicklungspsychologie, Themenbereichs C: Theorie und Forschung, Enzyklopädie der Psychologie (pp. 259-334), Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Staudinger, U. M. & Kunzmann, U. (2005). Positive adult personality development: Adjustment and/or growth? European Psychologist, 10, 320-329. doi: 10.1027/1016-9040.10.4.320


  • Baltes, P. B. & Kunzmann, U. (2004). Two faces of wisdom: Wisdom as a general theory of knowledge and judgment about excellence in mind and virtue vs. wisdom as everyday realization in people and products. Human Development, 47, 290-299. doi: 10.1159/000079156
  • Kunzmann, U. (2004). Approaches to a good life: The emotional-motivational side to wisdom. In P. A. Linley & S. Joseph (Eds.), Positive Psychology in Practice (pp. 504-517). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Li, S.-C. & Kunzmann, U. (2004). Research on intelligence in German speaking countries. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), International handbook of the psychology of human intelligence (pp. 135-169). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.


  • Baltes, P. B. & Kunzmann, U. (2003). Wisdom: The peak of human excellence in the orchestration of mind and virtue. The Psychologist, 16, 131-133.
  • Kunzmann, U. & Baltes, P. B. (2003). Beyond the traditional scope of intelligence: Wisdom in action. In R. J. Sternberg, J. Lautry & T. I. Lubart (Eds.), Models of intelligence for the next millennium (pp. 329-343). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Kunzmann, U. & Baltes, P. B. (2003). Wisdom-related knowledge: Affective, motivational, and interpersonal correlates. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1104-1119. doi: 10.1177/0146167203254506


  • Baltes, P. B., Glück, J. & Kunzmann, U. (2002). Wisdom: Its structure and function in regulating successful lifespan development. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology (pp. 372-350). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Kunzmann, U., Little, T. D. & Smith, J. (2002). Perceiving control: A double-edged sword in old. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciencesage. , 57, 484-491. doi: 10.1093/geronb/57.6.P484


  • Kunzmann, U., Little, T. D. & Smith, J. (2000). Is age-related stability of subjective well-being a paradox? Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence from the Berlin Aging Study. Psychology and Aging, 15, 511-526. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.15.3.511
  • Smith, J., Fleeson, W., Geiselmann, B., Settersten, R. & Kunzmann, U. (1999). Sources of well-being in very old age. In P. B. Baltes & K. U. Mayer (Eds.), The Berlin Aging Study: Aging from 70 to 100 (pp. 450-471). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

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