Postdoctoral Research Assistant
BSc Psychology, Leiden University (2015)
MSc Research Methods, University of Edinburgh (2017)
PhD Psychology, University of Essex (2021)
My general research interests lie in whether healthy aging affects personality and cognitive processes, such as learning and decision-making. My past work has focused on whether older adult risk-taking behavior is due to age-related changes in personality (e.g., risk preference) and/or cognition (e.g., numeracy, working memory, processing speed). I am currently interested in (and working on) collaborative learning in older age, and whether working with another person can be more beneficial to the learning performance of older adults. 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.
I'm still learning: collaborative learning in person and remotely in older age
This project investigates whether learning with another person can be more beneficial than learning alone, and under what circumstances. As such, we're studying collaborative learning across different settings, including the type of relationship (e.g., familiar versus unfamiliar partner), in-person and remotely, and type of learning task (i.e., label-image association, stories, Smart Home applications).
Wolfe, K., Crompton, C. J., Hoffman, P., & MacPherson, S. E. (2022, January 31). Collaborative learning of new information in older age: a systematic review. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/tj4w7
Wolfe, K. , Sirota, M., and Clarke, ADF. (2021). Age differences in COVID-19 risk-taking, and the relationship with risk attitude and numerical ability. Royal Society Open Science, 9 (8). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201445
Wang, K., Goldenberg, A., Dorison, C., Miller, JK., Uusberg, A., Lerner, JS., … Wolfe, K., & Moshontz, H. (2021). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 1089–1110. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x
Current research interestsCognitive aging - Adult learning - Memory - Numeracy - Judgment and decision-making - Risk preference - Risk-taking behavior - Open science practices
Age differences in COVID-19 risk-taking, and the relationship with risk attitude and numerical ability
Royal Society Open Science, vol. 8
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article (Published)