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3 Key Publications

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721418777743   

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000115    

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0024887   

Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals

2022

Weiss, M., Weiss, D., & Zacher, H. (2022). All set in stone? How essentialist beliefs about aging affect older workers' motivation to continue working beyond retirement age. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2647   

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, 46,(4), 261–277. https://doi.org/10.1177/01650254221089615   

Weiss, D. (2022). Fixed and Inevitable or Malleable and Modifiable? (Non)Essentialist Beliefs and Subjective Aging. In Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Diehl, M. (Eds.), Subjective Views of Aging: Theory, Research, and Practice. Springer Nature.

Weiss, D. & Weiss, M. (2022). 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.


2021

Weiss, D. & Diehl, M. (2021). Measuring (Non)Essentialist Beliefs About the Process of Aging. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences, 76, (7), 1340–1348. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa113   

Swift, H. J., Barber, S. J., Lamont, R. A., Weiss, D., & Chasteen, A. L. (2021). Age-Based Stereotype Threat Effects on Performance Outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology, 5067. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.773615   .

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. https://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, 35, 937-947. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000572   

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. 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. http://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. http://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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721418777743   

Robertson, D. A. & Weiss, D. (2018). Rising above It: Status Ambivalence in Older Adults. Gerontology, 64, 576-588. https://doi.org/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. 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000186   

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. 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. http://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. 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. 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. 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. 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.https://doi.org/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. 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. 10.1037/a0028893

Weiss, D. & Freund, A. M. (2012). Still young at heart: Negative age-related informationmotivates distancing from same-aged people. Psychology and Aging, 27, 173-80. 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. 10.1037/a0024887   

Weiss, D. & Lang, F. R. (2012b). Two faces of age identity. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 5-14. 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. 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.

Dissertation

Weiss, D. (2009). Aging identities: The ambivalence of age group and generation belonging. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Germany.

Book Chapters

Weiss, D. (2022). Fixed and Inevitable or Malleable and Modifiable? (Non)Essentialist Beliefs and Subjective Aging. In Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., & Diehl, M. (Eds.), Subjective Views of Aging: Theory, Research, and Practice. Springer Nature.

Weiss, D. & Weiss, M. (2022). 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. 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.

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