How do we adapt? What are the limits of adaptability?
Are there common principles that govern physiological, behavioural, and social/cultural adaptations?
In an ever-changing world, survival depends on the ability to adapt.
Such adaptations occur at all levels of granularity: our sensorimotor systems constantly adjust to fleeting signals from the environment, our bodies and psychological traits adapt to the environment in which we were born, our societies adapt to challenges and opportunities. Friederike’s research focusses on the automaticity of control processes (and control of automatic processes) in sensorimotor adaptation, including nonconscious processing, inhibitory control, and individual differences.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149, 2020-2045.
- Heart rate variability predicts older adults' avoidance of negativity
Konstantinos Mantantzis, Friederike Schlaghecken and Elizabeth Maylor, 2018
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 75, 1679-1688.
- Look on the bright side: Positivity bias modulates interference effects in the Simon task.
Friederike Schlaghecken, Elizabeth Blagrove, Konstantinos Mantantzis, Elizabeth Maylor, and Derrick Watson. 2017.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 763-770.