Claudia Haase

I am a life-span developmental psychologist. My research program examines age-related changes, sources, and consequences of individual differences in emotion and motivation across the life span in individuals and couples. My work uses multiple methods (i.e., rating dials, behavioral observations, autonomic physiology, genotyping, structural neuroimaging, questionnaires), diverse study designs (e.g., experimental and longitudinal), and single-subjects as well as dyadic approaches. Much of my research has been devoted to understanding how basic paradigms and insights from affective, relationship, and motivation science can be used to understand adaptive development across the life span. More recently, I have started to apply this knowledge to examine psycho- and neuropathology across the life span, including psychopathology in adolescence and young adulthood (i.e., youth at ultra-high risk for the development of psychosis) and neurodegenerative disease in late life (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia).

My research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and the Retirement Research Foundation.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Social Policy program at the School of Education and Social Policy, an Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at the Department of Psychology, and a faculty associate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where I direct the Life-Span Development Lab. I earned my PhD at the University of Jena, Germany and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.


My CV is here.

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Northwestern University
School of Education and Social Policy
Annenberg Hall

Room 108
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

E-mail claudia.haase[at]

Disclaimer | The picture in the logo was created by my sister Susanne Haase.

last modified: 2019-11-30