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Dr. Laura Buchinger

Dr. Laura Buchinger

Research Associate of the

German Socio-Economic Panel study Research Infrastructure

Research Topics and Working Areas
Laura Buchinger joined the SOEP team in October 2019 and is a research associate in the project “GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protective Factors (DDR-Psych)”. From April 2020 until November 2023 she was a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) and pursued a PhD in psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests are higher-order motivational constructs (e.g., life goals or values), personality, mental health, and well-being. She is a member of SOEP's Junior Research Group SocPsych-MH.

Publications

DIW Wochenbericht 38 / 2020

Ost- und Westdeutschland in der Corona-Krise: Nachwendegeneration im Osten erweist sich als resilient

2020| Stefan Liebig, Laura Buchinger, Theresa Entringer, Simon Kühne
Refereed essays Web of Science

Codevelopment of Life Goals and the Big Five Personality Traits across Adulthood and Old Age

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-27] | Laura Buchinger, Theresa Entringer, David Richter, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf, Wiebke Bleidorn
Refereed essays Web of Science

The Development of Life Goals over the Adult Lifespan

In: The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 77 (2022), 5, S. 905–915 | Laura Buchinger, David Richter, Jutta Heckhausen

Lectures

Vortrag

Kids or no Kids? Life Goals in One’s 20s Predict Midlife Well-Being Trajectories

Laura Buchinger, Iris Wahring, Denis Gerstorf
Lausanne, Schweiz, 09.11.2023 - 10.11.2023
| LIVES International Conference 2023
Vortrag

Kids or no Kids? Life Goals in One’s 20s Predict Midlife Well-Being Trajectories

Laura Buchinger, Iris Wahring, Denis Gerstorf
Salzburg, Österreich, 24.09.2023 - 27.09.2023
| Researching Diversity, Living Diversity: 17th Biennial Conference of the Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics (DPPD)
Vortrag

(Psychische) Wiedervereinigung? — Epidemiologische Trends psychischer Erkrankungen in Ost- und Westdeutschland seit 1990

Theresa Entringer, Laura Buchinger
Berlin, 01.02.2022
| Sigmund-Freud-PrivatUniversität Berlin
Vortrag

The Development of Life Goals over the Adult Lifespan

Laura Buchinger
[Online], 12.09.2021 - 15.09.2021
| Biennial Conference of the German Psychological Society - Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics (DPPD) Section [Online]
Vortrag

Weekly Activities in East and West Germany during the First COVID-19 Lockdown

Laura Buchinger
[Online], 31.07.2021
| 25th International Congress of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology [Online]

Research Projects

Research Project

GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protection Factors (DDR-PSYCH)

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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