Episodic foresight and ageing (2014–2016)

Abstract:
Episodic foresight refers to the capacity to imagine future events, and consequently often involves the prediction of future needs based on hypothesised possible outcomes. It is therefore unsurprising that episodic foresight has been consistently linked to independent living and many functional behaviours. The aim of the proposed research is to test the hypothesis that psychological changes brought about by ageing decrease the likelihood of acting prudently with the future in mind. By advancing conceptual understanding of how, and under what circumstances, episodic foresight is affected in late adulthood, the proposed research has important implications for finding ways to help older adults maintain a productive and independent life.
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
Funded by:
Australian Research Council