Ageing and self-regulation (2011–2015)

Abstract:
Self-regulation involves effortful control over immediate urges, desires, or emotions in service of long-term goals. It is therefore surprising that poor self-regulation has been consistently linked to negative health, financial and social outcomes. The aim of the proposed research is to test the hypothesis that psychological changes brought about by ageing increase the likelihood of self-control failures in each of these domains. By gaining a clearer understanding of what causes self-control failures in this age group, and what might ameliorate these difficulties, the proposed research will take an important step in improving the lives of older Australians.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • ARC Future Fellowship
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council