Social perception in late adulthood (2015–2017)

Social perception refers broadly to the ability to decode and react appropriately to the social signals sent out by other people, and is a critical predictor of social competency and wellbeing. The aim of this project is to gain a clearer picture of when and why older adults experience social perceptual difficulties, as well as any consequences of these difficulties. A key prediction is that those older adults who have most difficulty with social perception will also have lowest wellbeing. Identifying which older adults are most likely to experience social perceptual difficulties, as well as which aspects of social perception are relatively intact, will therefore help to guide interventions on how to maintain wellbeing in old age.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • ARC Future Fellowship
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council