Dr. David Weiss

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Raum: 3009

Tel.: 0341-97-35922

E-Mail: david.weiss@uni-leipzig.de

Website: http://www.d-weiss.com/

Curriculum Vitae


Promotion in Psychologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Aging Identities: The Ambivalence of Age Group and Generation Belonging

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


Mitglied des Redaktionsausschusses

Psychology and Aging

Zeitschriften: Ad-Hoc Reviewer


Developmental Psychology

European Journal of Aging

Frontiers in Psychology


International Journal of Aging and Human Development

International Journal of Behavioral Development

International Journal of Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Journal of Personality

Journal of Adolescence

Journal of Marriage and Family

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences


Psychology and Aging


Self and Identity

Social Science & Medicine

The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry


Kornadt, A. E., Weiss, D., Gerstorf, D., Kunzmann, U., Luecke, A., Schilling, O., Katzorreck, M., Siebert, J., & Wahl, H.W. (in press). “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.

Blöchl, M. Nestler, S., & Weiss, D. (2020). A limit of the subjective age bias: Feeling younger to a certain degree, but no more, is beneficial for life satisfaction. Psychology and Aging. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000578

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

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. & 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. & 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

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. doi: 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, 374388. doi: 10.1037/pag0000349

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. doi: 10.1177/0963721418777743

Robertson, D. A. & Weiss, D. (2018). Rising above it: Status ambivalence in older adults. Gerontology, 64, 576-588. doi: 10.1159/000488389

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

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. doi: 10.1037/pag0000186

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: 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. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences, 2, 254-264. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu098

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

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, 1140-1146. doi: 10.1037/a0033811

Freund, A. M., Weiss, D., & Wiese, B. S. (2013). Graduating from high school: The role of gender-related attitudes, self-concept and goal clarity in a major transition in late adolescence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 580-596. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2013.772508

Lang, F. R., Weiss, D., Gerstorf, D., & Wagner, G. G. (2013). Forecasting life satisfaction across adulthood: Benefits of seeing a dark future? Psychology and Aging, 28, 249-61. doi:10.1037/a0030797

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, 1774-1784. doi: 10.1037/a0028893

Weiss, D., & Freund, A. M. (2012). Still young at heart: Negative age-related information motivates distancing from same-aged people. Psychology and Aging, 27, 173-180. 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, 153-163. 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

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.

letzte Änderung: 03.04.2021 


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