Seeing the Future through Rose Coloured Glasses - Webinar by Dr A Devitt

Date Wednesday 8 July 2020
Time 1pm - 2pm
Where Online Event - ZOOM
Presenter Dr Aleea Devitt
Contact University of Waikato
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Seeing the Future through Rose Coloured Glasses

How does the way that we think about the future change as we get older?

We spend much of the present planning and preparing for upcoming events. By some estimates, we think about the future every 16 minutes. But as we get older, the way that we think about the future changes.

In this seminar Dr Devitt will discuss the upsides and the downsides of changes in future thinking with age. Why do we produce less relevant and more irrelevant information when imagining future events as we get older? Do younger and older adults use different brain regions when thinking about the future? Why do we become more optimistic about the future with age?

Dr Devitt will present three lines of research that use both behavioural methods and brain imaging to address these questions and provide insight into age-related changes in future thinking.

Please register via Eventbrite to join this online Zoom meeting. There will be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat function during the webinar.

About Dr Aleea Devitt

Aleea Devitt is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waikato. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Auckland, and a postdoctoral position at Harvard University. She is interested in how we think about the past and the future, and how this changes as we age.

Webinar Details

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When: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 1:00pm

Where: Zoom Meeting

Once registered you will recieve a Zoom URL link and passcode to join the meeting.