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Grant - Social perception difficulties in late adulthood

Researchers:
Henry, A/Prof Julie; Phillips, Prof Louise
Granting Body:
Australian Research Council
Funding Scheme:
Discovery Grant
Collaborators:
University of Aberdeen
Investigator School:
Psychology
Timing:
1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017

Description

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, are expected to help to guide interventions on how to maintain wellbeing in old age.
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