Heisenberg-Fellow

Dieses Foto zeigt Dr. David Weiss.
Dr. David Weiss, Foto: Prof. Dr. Mona Weiss

Ausbildung

  • 2009
    Promotion in PsychologieFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Aging Identities: The Ambivalence of Age Group and Generation Belonging
  • 2005
    Diplom in Psychologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Student Fellowship & Diplomarbeit: Australian National University, Department of Psychology, Canberra, Australien (Leitung: Prof. Penelope J. Oakes)

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • seit 2018
    Heisenberg-Stelle der Deutschen Forschungsgesellschaft, Universität Leipzig, Institut für Psychologie, Professur für Entwicklungspsychologie
  • 2014 - 2018
    Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Psychology
    Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City
  • 2009 - 2014
    Postdoc, Universität Zürich, Psychologisches Institut - Entwicklungspsychologie: Erwachsenenalter (Leitung: Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund)
  • 2005 - 2009
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Doktorand, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Psychogerontologie und Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Psychologie, Abteilung Entwicklungpsychologie (Leitung: Prof. Frieder R. Lang)
  • 2002 - 2005
    Studentischer Mitarbeiter, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Psychologie, Sozialpsychologie (Leitung: Prof. Bernd Simon) / Abteilung Entwicklungspsychologie (Leitung: Prof. Thomas Bliesener)
  • Selbst und Identität

  • Dynamik von sozialem Status über die Lebensspanne

  • Anpassung an entwicklungsbedingte Übergänge

2021

Weiss, D. & Weiss, M. (in press). Beyond Chronological Age: Alternative Age Constructs and their Implications in the Work Context. In Zacher, H. & Rudolph, C. (Eds.), Age and Work: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice. The SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series. Routledge.

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, 373–382. doi.org/10.1037/pag0000604

Blöchl, M., Nestler, S., & Weiss, D. (2021). A limit of the subjective age bias: Feeling younger to a certain degree, but no more, is beneficial for life satisfaction. Psychology and Aging, 36, 360–372. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000578

2020

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000572

Weiss, D. & Diehl, M. (2020). Measuring (Non)Essentialist Beliefs About the Process of Aging. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa113

Weiss, D. & Zhang. X (2020). Multiple Sources of Aging Attitudes: Perceptions of Age Groups and Generations from Adolescence to Old Age across China, Germany, and the US. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 6, 407-423. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022120925904

Weiss, D. & Perry E.  (2020). Implications of Generational and Age Metastereotypes for Older Adults at Work: The Role of Agency, Stereotype Threat, and Job Search Self-Efficacy. Work, Aging & Retirement, 1, 15-27. https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/waz010

2019

Weiss, D. & Weiss, M.  (2019). Why people feel younger: Motivational and social-cognitive mechanisms of the subjective age bias and its implications for work and organizations. Work, Aging & Retirement, 5, 273-280. doi: 10.1093/workar/waz016

Weiss, D., Reitz, A. K., & Stephan, Y. (2019). Is age more than a number? The role of openness and (non)essentialist beliefs about aging for how young or old people feel. Psychology and Aging, 34, 729-737. dx.doi.org/10.1037/pag0000370

Zee, K. S., & Weiss, D. (2019). High-quality relationships strengthen the benefits of a younger subjective age across adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 34(3), 374-388. dx.doi.org/10.1037/pag0000349

2018

Weiss, D. & Kornadt, A. E. (2018). Age-Stereotype Internalization and Dissociation: Contradictory Processes or Two Sides of the Same Coin? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 477–483.

Robertson, D. A. & Weiss, D. (2018). Rising above It: Status Ambivalence in Older Adults. Gerontology, 64, 576-588.

Weiss, D. (2018). On the inevitability of aging: Essentialist beliefs moderate the impact of negative age stereotypes on older adults’ memory performance and physiological reactivity. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences, 73, 925-933. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw087

2017

Robertson, D. A., & Weiss, D. (2017). In the eye of the beholder: Can counter-stereotypes change perceptions of older adults’ social status? Psychology and Aging, 32, 531-542.

2016

Weiss, D. & Weiss, M. (2016), The interplay of subjective social status and essentialist beliefs about cognitive aging on cortisol reactivity to challenge in older adults. Psychophysiology, 53, 1256-1262 doi: 10.1111/psyp.12667

Weiss, D., Job, V., Mathias, M., Grah, S., & Freund A.M. (2016). The end is (not) near: Aging, essentialism, and future time perspective. Developmental Psychology, 6, 996-1009. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000115

Lang, F.R., Gerstorf, D., Weiss, D., & Wagner, G.G. (2016). On differentiating adaptation from dispositional concepts – The case of age-associated dynamics of life satisfaction. Journal of Individual Differences, 36, 206–210. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000205

Weiss, D., Sczesny, S., & Freund, A.M. (2016). Wanting to get more or protecting one’s assets: age-differential effects of gain versus loss perceptions on the willingness to engage in collective action. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 2, 254-264. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu098

2014

Weiss, D. (2014). What will remain when we are gone? Finitude and generation identity in the second half of life. Psychology and Aging, 29, 554-562. doi: 10.1037/a0036728

2013

Weiss, D., Sassenberg, K., & Freund, A. M. (2013). When feeling different pays off: How older adults can counteract negative age-related information. Psychology and Aging, 28. 1140-6. doi: 10.1037/a0033811

Freund, A. M., Weiss, D., & Wiese, B. S. (2013). Graduating from high school: The role of gender-related attitudes, attributes, and motives for a central transition in young adulthood. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 580-596.

Lang, F. R., Weiss, D., Gerstorf, D., & Wagner, G. G. (2013). Forecasting life satisfaction across adulthood: Benefits of seeing a dark future? Psychology and Aging28, 249-61. doi:10.1037/a0030797

2012

Weiss, D., Freund, A. M., & Wiese, B. S. (2012). Mastering developmental transitions in young and middle adulthood: The interplay of openness to experience and traditional gender ideology on women’s self-efficacy and well-being. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1774-84. doi: 10.1037/a0028893

Weiss, D., & Freund, A. M. (2012). Still young at heart: Negative age-related informationmotivates distancing from same-aged people. Psychology and Aging27, 173-80. doi:10.1037/a0024819

Weiss, D., & Lang, F. R. (2012a). “They” are old but “I” feel younger: Age-group dissociation as a self-protective strategy in old age. Psychology and Aging, 27, 153-63. doi:10.1037/a0024887

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2012b). Two faces of age identity. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 5-14. doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000050

2009

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2009). Thinking about my generation: Adaptive effects of a dual age identity in later adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 24, 729-734. doi: 10.1037/a0016339

Lang, F. R., Weiss, D., Stocker, A., & von Rosenblatt, B. (2007). Assessing cognitive capacities in computer-assisted survey research: Two ultra-short tests of intellectual ability in the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 127, 183-192.

Book Chapters

Weiss, D. & Weiss, M. (2021). Beyond Chronological Age: Alternative Age Constructs and their Implications in the Work Context. In Zacher, H. & Rudolph, C. (Eds.), Age and Work: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice. The SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series. Routledge.

Weiss, D. (2019). Age-Group Dissociation. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Weiss, D., Freund, A. M., & Wiese, B. S. (2014). What should I do with my life? Motivational, personal, and contextual factors in mastering the transition from high school to college or the workforce. In I. Schoon & J. Eccles (Eds.), Gender differences in aspirations and attainment: A lifecourse perspective. Cambridge University Press.

Freund, A. M., Weiss. D., & Nikitin, J. (2013). Sozial-motivationale Entwicklung im Erwachsenenalter [Socio-motivational development in adulthood]. In L. Ahnert (Ed.), Theorien in der Entwicklungspsychologie. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Weiss, D. (2013). Altersidentität [Age identity]. In Dorsch – Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber.

Weiss, D. & Freund, A. M. (2013). Lebensbewältigung im Alter [Life management in old age]. In Dorsch – Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber.

Chaired Symposia

Weiss, D. & Bellingtier, J. A. (2019, November). “Being Respected and Admired in Old Age” – Dynamics of Social Status and Aging. Symposium at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Austin, Texas, USA.

Weiss, D. (2019, September). The Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Social Inequality: A Developmental Lifespan Perspective. Symposium at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Conference, Leipzig University, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2019, September). New Directions in Subjective Aging Research. Symposium at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Conference, Leipzig University, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2018, May). Attitudes Towards Aging. Symposium at the U.S.-Hong Kong 2018 Conference, University of Hong Kong, China.

Weiss, D. (2015, November). Aging, beliefs, and social perception. Symposium at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Orlando, FL, USA.

Weiss, D. (2015, May). All in your mind? Pathways of age stereotype activation. Symposium at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY, USA.

Weiss, D. & Kornadt, A. E. (2012, September). Individuelle, kollektive und temporale Aspekte von Altersbildern [Individual, collective, and temporal aspects of images of aging]Symposium at the 48th Meeting of the German Psychological Association, Bielefeld, Germany.

Weiss, D. & Yeung, Y. D. (2008, December). Social participation and regulatory mechanisms across adulthood. Symposium at the International Conference: Social Capital and Volunteering, City University of Hong Kong, China.

Invited Talks

Weiss, D. (2019). Stepping Up and Stepping Down: The Dynamic Nature of Social Status Across the Life Span. Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2019). Die Psychologie des Älterwerdens: Eine Lebensspannen Perspektive [The Psychology of Aging: A Life Span Perspective]. Bauer Media Women KG, Stuttgart, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2019). The Dynamic Nature of Social Status Across the Life Span. Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Adulthood, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Weiss, D. (2018). Attitudes on aging and aging identity. Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Seminar, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA.

Weiss, D. (2018). Stepping up and stepping down: Social status across the life span. Department of Psychology, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2018). Two faces of aging: The model of the Dual Age Identity. Xin LAB, Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Weiss, D. (2018). A self-fulfilling prophecy? Age stereotype internalization and dissociation. Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Weiss, D. (2018). Age stereotype internalization and dissociation: Psychological and physiological consequences. Monday Seminar, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Weiss, D. (2016). Is age more than a number? How older adults deal with negative age stereotypes. Developmental Network Meeting, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Weiss, D. (2015). Ist das Alter mehr al seine Zahl? Distanzierung, Differenzierung und Alternative Altersidentitäten. Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Weiss, D. (2014). Self-regulation and aging: How older adults deal aging-related threats. Taub Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Weiss, D. (2012). Soziale Identität und Älterwerden: Distanzierung, Differenzierung und alternative Altersidentitäten [Social identity and aging: Dissociation, differentiation, and alternative age identities]. Department of Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2011). Still young at heart” – Aging and social identity. Knowledge Media Research Center, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Conference Presentations

Weiss, D. & Zhang, X. (2019). Multiple Sources of Social Status: The Role of Age Groups and Generations in Old Age. Paper to be presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Austin, Texas, USA.

Weiss, D. & Kunzmann, U. (2019). The Acceptance and Emotional Experience of Social Inequality: Age Differential Effects of Subjective Social Status. Paper presented at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Conference, Leipzig University, Germany.

Weiss, D. & Zhang, X. (2019). The Role of Age Groups and Generations across the Life Span: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Paper presented at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Conference, Leipzig University, Germany.

Weiss, D. & Kornadt, A. E. (2018). Age-stereotype internalization and dissociation: Contradictory processes or two sides of the same coin? Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Boston, USA.

Weiss, D. (2018). Age-stereotype dissociation. Paper presented at the “Aging across Time and Contexts” US-Hong Kong 2018 Conference, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Weiss, D., & Reitz, A. (2017). Is age more than a number? Essentialist beliefs about aging predict how young or older adults feel. Paper presented at the world congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), July 23-27, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Weiss, D. & Perry, E. (2017). Implications of generational and age metastereotypes for older adults at work. The mediating role of perceived agency and stereotype threat on job search self-efficacy. Paper presented at the conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), May 17th – 20th 2017 Dublin, Ireland.

Weiss, D. & Robertson, D. (2016, November). Essentialist beliefs about aging, individual agency, and cognitive performance in later adulthood. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, USA.

Peoples, T., Robertson, D., & Weiss, D. (2016, November). Age Identity and social status perceptions: Differences between black and white older adults. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, USA.

Robertson, D. & Weiss, D.  (2016, November). Holding your own–Status loss ambivalence in in later adulthood. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, USA.

Weiss, D. & Halawa, O. (2016, November). Subjective age around the world: The role of power distance and hierarchy beliefs. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, USA.

Weiss, D. (2015, November). Threat or challenge? Essentialist beliefs, age stereotypes, and cognitive performance in old age. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Orlando, FL, USA.

Weiss, D. (2015, May). Stepping up and stepping down: Age stereotypes and the loss of social status. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY, USA.

Weiss, D. (2014, November). Correlates and consequences of essentialist beliefs about aging. Paper presented at the 67th  Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Washington, DC, MD, USA.

Weiss, D. (2013, November). What will remain when we are gone? Finitude and generation identity in the second half of life. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Weiss, D., Sassenberg, K., & Freund A.M. (2013, November). When feeling different pays off: How older adults can counteract negative age stereotypes. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Weiss, D. & Freund, A. M. (2013, September). Zur Bedrohlichkeit der sichtbaren Zeichen des Älterwerdens: Unterschiedliche Konsequenzen für Frauen und Männer? [Aging appearance: Different consequences of anticipating one’s own aging for men and women.]. Paper presented at the 21th Meeting of the German Psychological Association, Section Developmental Psychology, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Weiss, D., Sassenberg, K., & Freund, A. M. (2012, September). Differenzierung als selbstwertschützender Mechanismus im Umgang mit negativen Altersstereotypen. [Differentiation as a Self-Protective Mechanism in Dealing with Negative Age Stereotypes]. Paper presented at the 48th Meeting of the German Psychological Association, Bielefeld, Germany.

Weiss, D., Sassenberg, K., & Freund, A. M. (2012, May). Differentiation as a self-protective strategy in coping with negative age stereotypes. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Weiss, D., Sczesny, S., & Freund, A. M. (2012, May). Age-differential effects of gain vs. loss perceptions on willingness to engage in collective action. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Study of Motivation (SSM), Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Weiss, D., Wiese, B. S., & Freund, A. M. (2012, April). The role of traditional gender ideology for self-efficacy and well-being during occupational transitions. Paper presented at the 10th conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Zurich, Switzerland.

Weiss, D. & Freund, A. M. (2011, September). Negative Information über das Alter motiviert die Distanzierung von Gleichaltrigen [Negative Age-Related Information Motivates Distancing from Same-Aged People]. Paper presented at the 20th Meeting of the German Psychological Association, Section Developmental Psychology, in Erfurt, Germany.

Weiss, D., Wiese, B. S., & Freund, A. M. (2011, September). Keeping on track or throwing the towel? Adolescents’ self-regulatory strategy use in mastering life transitions. Paper presented at the Success and Well-Being Conference in Basel, Switzerland.

Weiss, D. & Freund, A. M. (2011, May). When being older just feels better: How status differences motivate young adults’ differentiation and assimilation. Paper presented at the 15th conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Weiss, D., Freund, A.M., & Wiese, B.S. (2010, September). Funktionen traditioneller Geschlechtsrollenideologie für Frauen in beruflichen Übergangsphasen. [The Role of Traditional-Gender-Role Ideology for Women During Occupational Transitions]Paper presented at the 47th Congress of the German Society of Psychology, Bremen, Germany.

Weiss, D. & Lang, F.R. (2010, September). Agency and communion in advanced age: Functional differences of a Dual Age Identity. Paper presented at the 47th Congress of the German Society of Psychology, Bremen, Germany.

Weiss, D. (2010, August). Two faces of age identity: The adaptive flexibility of age identification. Paper presented at the 12th European Social Cognition Network Conference (ESCON). Gothenburg, Sweden.

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2008, December). How to communicate age? Implications of a Dual Age Identity in later adulthood. Paper presented at the International Conference: Social Capital and Volunteering, City University of Hong Kong, China.

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2008, November). Thinking about my generation: Adaptive effects of age identification. Poster presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), National Harbor, Maryland, USA.

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2008, July). Expecting more or less in five years? – Future orientations and well-being across adulthood. Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2008, July). The two faces of age identification in later adulthood. Paper presented at the 20th meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD), Wuerzburg, Germany.

Weiss, D., Diewald, M., & Lang, F.R. (2006, September). Control beliefs and challenges across the lifespan: Efficacy, adjustment, and stabilization. Paper presented at the 45th Congress of the German Society of Psychology, Nuremberg, Germany.

Weiss, D., Oakes, P.J., & Simon, B. (2005, July). A false consciousness of the dominant? Legitimizing myths and the tactics of intergroup relations. Poster presented at the 14th Conference of the European Association of Social Psychology, Wuerzburg, Germany.

 

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