As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: Gender-Role Attitudes and Late-Life Cognition

Professor Ursula Staudinger

Moderated by Yasmine Ergas

April 5, 2018 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to present current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

About the Speaker

Ursula M. Staudinger, a lifespan psychologist and an internationally acknowledged aging researcher, joined the Mailman School in July 2013 as Founding Director of the new Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center. The Center is a global hub for interdisciplinary aging research and knowledge transfer to policy makers, companies, as well as the general public. Prior to coming to Mailman, Dr. Staudinger was the Vice President of Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and Founding Dean of the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development at Jacobs University Bremen, an interdisciplinary research center investigating productive aging, with a focus on education and the labor market. Earlier in her career, she was a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Technical University Dresden and was Senior Scientist of the Max Planck Institute of Human Development in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Staudinger’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges of increases in average life expectancy. She investigates the potentials of aging by studying the plasticity of the aging process (e.g. cognition or personality), as well the development of life insight, life management, and wisdom over the life span. Her findings have yielded helpful advice for living, work, and education during this time of unprecedented demographic change.

Read more about the CGT Lunchtime Seminars.

Background Reading

Dr. Staudinger spoke on her research published last summer in Psychological Science. Learn more here.

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Spring 2018 Schedule

Below is the Lunchtime Seminar schedule for Spring 2018. The seminars take place on Thursdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 unless otherwise noted. Please check back for updates to the schedule.

FEBRUARY 22

Akeel Bilgrami, “Some Philosophical Reflections on Our Political Ideals”

MARCH 8

Esteban Calvo, “From Cells to Society: Rethinking Public Policy in a Changing World”

MARCH 29

Peter Marcotullio, “Climate Change and Urban Heat: Exploring Patterns and Factors of Future Global Vulnerability”

APRIL 5

Ursula Staudinger, “As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: Gender-Role Attitudes and Late-Life Cognition”

APRIL 19

Yasmine Ergas, “Markets in Mothers and Markets in Children”

Directions

The seminars take place on Thursdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 unless otherwise noted.