Anna Elena

Anna Kornadt joined the University of Luxembourg in 2019 as a full professor in psychology with a focus on aging and lifespan development. Since 2020, she is head of the Institute of Lifespan Development, Family and Culture (LDFC) and Study Director of the Master en GĂ©rontologie. Anna is also an elected member in the Faculty Council of the FHSE.

Anna received her Diploma in psychology from the University of Mannheim in 2008 and her Ph.D. in psychology (summa cum laude) from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2012. From 2013 to 2019 she was a postdoctoral researcher at Bielefeld University.

She is interested in what influences development across the life span (with a focus on midlife and old age) and how developmental outcomes further drive developmental regulation. Her main research areas are the influence of views on aging on developmental processes as well as personality and self-development in older age. She is also interested in the development of social inequality, the psychological foundations of preparation for age-related changes, and the maintenance of health and well-being in later life. To address these research questions, different methods such as (longitudinal) surveys, behavior genetic studies, experience sampling, and experimental studies are employed.

Research interests
Life span development
Age stereotypes

Latest content Anna Elena Kornadt took part in

Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
A survey to understand public attitudes towards Dementia in Luxembourg
Dementia. A word that on its own can give you a cold sweat. By its simple pronunciation, all kinds of images appear in our minds. But what do we really know about dementia? Does it scare us all the same? Researchers from the Department of Behavioral & Cognitive sciences launch a survey to assess the knowledge and attitudes about dementia among the general public.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How confinement measures and their communication impact elders
Since the start of the health crisis, people over the age of 60 have been omnipresent in the media, portrayed as a "risk group". Even though older people might have a higher risk when affected by Covid-19, considering them as one homogeneous group would be a mistake. The CRISIS research project, supported by the FNR (Luxembourg National Research Fund) and carried out in collaboration with RBS-Center fir Altersfroen, looks at the impact of aging stereotypes on psychological well-being and health-related outcomes in older Luxembourgers.