Organisation: University of Erlangen, Germany
Profession: Prof. Dr.
Psychological contributions to healthy ageing and longevity
Frieder R. Lang is chair and director of the Institute of Psychogerontology at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), and full professor of psychology and gerontology. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from the Free University of Berlin and the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He has worked as a assistant professor at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, and as Associate Professor at Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of "GeroPsych - The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, and serves as Editorial Board Member for several journals in the field (e.g., Psychology and Aging, European Journal of Ageing). Frieder R. Lang has published about 100 articles and books. His major research areas are health, personality, social relationships, ageing and technology, and active ageing.