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Biography

I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc) at Leiden University in 2015, followed by a Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods (MSc) at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. I did my doctorate degree at the University of Essex from 2017 until 2021 on the topic of age differences in risk-taking behaviour, for which I was supervised by Professor Miroslav Sirota and Dr Alasdair Clarke.

I have held postdoctoral positions at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde before commencing my current position as Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University.

Research interests

My main research aim is to further our understanding of how healthy ageing occurs and how to best facilitate this.

To that end, I am interested in how healthy ageing affects cognitive processes such as learning and decision-making. For example, whether older adult risk-taking behaviour is due to age-related changes in personality (e.g., risk preference) and/or cognition (e.g., numeracy, working memory, processing speed), and whether collaborating with another person can be more beneficial to the learning performance of older adults (and under what circumstances). 


In addition to the above, I am interested in making research as reproducible and transparent as possible and conducting research in accordance with open science principles, such as publishing in the Registered Report format and sharing project data and code.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Scottish Cognitive Ageing Network

2023 → …

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  • Collaborative learning in older age and the role of familiarity: Evidence from the Map Task

    Wolfe, K., Crompton, C. J., Hoffman, P., Wolters, M. K. & MacPherson, S. E., 30 Aug 2023, Research Square.

    Research output: Working paperPreprint

  • Collaborative learning of new information in older age: a systematic review

    Wolfe, K., Crompton, C. J., Hoffman, P. & MacPherson, S. E., Oct 2023, In: Royal Society Open Science. 10, 10, 211595.

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  • The Psychological Science Accelerator’s COVID-19 rapid-response dataset

    Buchanan, E. M., Lewis, S. C., Paris, B., Forscher, P. S., Pavlacic, J. M., Beshears, J. E., Meir Drexler, S., Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, A., Mallik, P. R., Silan, M. A. A., Miller, J. K., IJzerman, H., Moshontz, H., Beaudry, J. L., Suchow, J. W., Chartier, C. R., Coles, N. A., Sharifian, M. H., Todsen, A. L., Levitan, C. A., & 320 othersAzevedo, F., Legate, N., Heller, B., Rothman, A. J., Dorison, C. A., Gill, B. P., Wang, K., Rees, V. W., Gibbs, N., Goldenberg, A., Nguyen, T. T., Gross, J. J., Kaminski, G., von Bastian, C. C., Paruzel-Czachura, M., Mosannenzadeh, F., Azouaghe, S., Bran, A., Ruiz-Fernandez, S., Caetano Santos, A., Reggev, N., Zickfeld, J. H., Akkas, H., Pantazi, M., Ropovik, I., Korbmacher, M., Arriaga, P., Gjoneska, B., Warmelink, L., Alves, S. G., Coelho, G. L. D. H., Stieger, S., Schei, V., Hanel, P. H. P., Szaszi, B., Fedotov, M., Antfolk, J., Marcu, G-M., Schrötter, J., Kunst, J. R., Geiger, S. J., Adetula, A., Kocalar, H. E., Kielińska, J., Kačmár, P., Bokkour, A., Galindo-Caballero, O. J., Djamai, I., Pöntinen, S. J., Agesin, B. E., Jernsäther, T., Urooj, A., Rachev, N. R., Koptjevskaja-Tamm, M., Kurfalı, M., Pit, I. L., Li, R., Çoksan, S., Dubrov, D., Paltrow, T. E., Banik, G., Korobova, T., Studzinska, A., Jiang, X., Aruta, J. J. B. R., Vintr, J., Chiu, F., Kaliska, L., Berkessel, J. B., Tümer, M., Morales-Izquierdo, S., Chuan-Peng, H., Vezirian, K., Dalla Rosa, A., Bialobrzeska, O., Vasilev, M. R., Beitner, J., Kácha, O., Žuro, B., Westerlund, M., Nedelcheva-Datsova, M., Findor, A., Krupić, D., Kowal, M., Dahl Askelund, A., Pourafshari, R., Milošević Đorđević, J., Schmidt, N-D., Baklanova, E., Szala, A., Zakharov, I., Vranka, M. A., Ihaya, K., Grano, C., Cellini, N., Białek, M., Anton-Boicuk, L., Dalgar, I., Adıgüzel, A., Verharen, J. P. H., Maturan, P. L. G., Kassianos, A. P., Oliveira, R., Čadek, M., Cubela Adoric, V., Özdoğru, A. A., Sverdrup, T. E., Aczel, B., Zambrano, D., Ahmed, A., Tamnes, C. K., Yamada, Y., Volz, L., Sunami, N., Suter, L., Vieira, L., Groyecka-Bernard, A., Arhondis Kamburidis, J., Reips, U-D., Harutyunyan, M., Agboola Adetula, G., Bulut Allred, T., Barzykowski, K., Antazo, B. G., Zsido, A. N., Dušan Šakan, D., Cyrus-Lai, W., Ahlgren, L. P., Hruška, M., Vega, D., Manunta, E., Mokady, A., Capizzi, M., Martončik, M., Say, N., Filip, K., Vilar, R., Staniaszek, K., Vdovic, M., Adamkovič, M., Johannes, N., Hajdu, N., Cohen, N., Overkott, C., Krupić, D., Hubena, B., Nilsonne, G., Mioni, G., Singh Solorzano, C., Ishii, T., Chen, Z., Kushnir, E., Karaarslan, C., Ribeiro, R. R., Khaoudi, A., Kossowska, M., Bavolar, J., Hoyer, K., Roczniewska, M., Karababa, A., Becker, M., Monteiro, R. P., Kunisato, Y., Metin-Orta, I., Adamus, S., Kozma, L., Czarnek, G., Domurat, A., Štrukelj, E., Serrato Alvarez, D., Parzuchowski, M., Massoni, S., Czamanski-Cohen, J., Pronizius, E., Muchembled, F., van Schie, K., Saçaklı, A., Hristova, E., Kuzminska, A. O., Charyate, A., Bijlstra, G., Afhami, R., Majeed, N. M., Musser, E. D., Sirota, M., Ross, R. M., Yeung, S. K., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Foroni, F., Almeida, I. A. T., Grigoryev, D., Lewis, D. M. G., Holford, D. L., Janssen, S. M. J., Tatachari, S., Batres, C., Olofsson, J. K., Daches, S., Belaus, A., Pfuhl, G., Corral-Frias, N. S., Sousa, D., Röer, J. P., Mortvedt Isager, P., Godbersen, H., Walczak, R. B., Van Doren, N., Ren, D., Gill, T., Voracek, M., DeBruine, L. M., Anne, M., Batić Očovaj, S., Thomas, A. G., Arvanitis, A., Ostermann, T., Wolfe, K., Arinze, N. C., Bundt, C., Lamm, C., Calin-Jageman, R. J., Davis, W. E., Karekla, M., Zorjan, S., Jaremka, L. M., Uttley, J., Hricova, M., Koehn, M. A., Kiselnikova, N., Bai, H., Krafnick, A. J., Balci, B. B., Ballantyne, T., Lins, S., Vally, Z., Esteban-Serna, C., Schmidt, K., Macapagal, P. M. L., Szwed, P., Zdybek, P. M., Moreau, D., Collins, W. M., Joy-Gaba, J. A., Vilares, I., Tran, U. S., Boudesseul, J., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., Wyld Dixson, B. J., Perillo, J. T., Ferreira, A., Westgate, E. E., Aberson, C. L., Arinze, A. I., Jaeger, B., Butt, M. M., Silva, J. R., Storage, D. S., Janak, A. P., Jiménez-Leal, W., Soto, J. A., Sorokowska, A., McCarthy, R., Tullett, A. M., Frias-Armenta, M., Ribeiro, M. F. F., Hartanto, A., Forbes, P. A. G., Willis, M. L., del Carmen Tejada Rivera, M., Torres, A. J. O., Stephen, I. D., Vaidis, D. C., de la Rosa-Gómez, A., Yu, K., Sutherland, C. A. M., Manavalan, M., Behzadnia, B., Urban, J., Baskin, E., McFall, J. P., Ogbonnaya, C. E., Fu, C. H. Y., Rahal, R-M., Ndukaihe, I. L. G., Hostler, T. J., Barry Kappes, H., Sorokowski, P., Khosla, M., Lazarevic, L. B., Eudave, L., Vilsmeier, J. K., Luis, E. O., Muda, R., Agadullina, E., Cárcamo, R. A., Reeck, C., Anjum, G., Toro Venegas, M. C., Misiak, M., Ryan, R. M., Nock, N. L., Travaglino, G. A., Mensink, M. C., Feldman, G., Wichman, A. L., Chou, W., Ziano, I., Seehuus, M., Chopik, W. J., Kung, F. Y. H., Carpentier, J., Vaughn, L. A., Du, H., Xiao, Q., Lima, T. J. S., Noone, C., Onie, S., Verbruggen, F., Radtke, T. & Primbs, M. A., 11 Feb 2023, In: Scientific Data. 10, 87.

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  • A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration, 31 May 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119, 22, e2111091119.

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  • In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries

    Psychological Science Accelerator, Dorison, C. A., Lerner, J. S., Heller, B. H., Rothman, A. J., Kawachi, I. I., Wang, K., Rees, V. W., Gill, B. P., Gibbs, N. & Wolfe, K., 26 Sept 2022, In: Affective Science. 3, p. 577-602 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    14 Citations (Scopus)