Kelly Wolfe

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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  • BSc Psychology, Leiden University (2015)

  • MSc Research Methods, University of Edinburgh (2017)

  • PhD Psychology, University of Essex (2021)

Research summary

I am interested in how healthy ageing affects personality and cognitive processes such as learning and decision-making.  In my doctoral thesis, I investigated the contribution of age-related changes in risk preference and cognitive abilities to age differences in risky decision-making. I am currently working as part of a Leverhulme-funded project on collaborative learning in older adults, both in person and remotely.



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).

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.