Title: Ambulatory assessment in the research on aging: Contemporary and future applications
Authors: Brose, Annette ×
Ebner-Priemer, U #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Karger
Series Title: Gerontology vol:61 issue:4 pages:372-380
Abstract: Older adults have surprisingly high levels of well-being,
which has been referred to as a paradox in the past. Improved
emotion regulation has been suggested to underlie
these high levels of well-being. Later life is also a period with
enhanced exposure to critical life events, and this comes
with risks. During such times, and towards the end of life,
emotional well-being may and eventually does decline. We
suggest that ambulatory assessment (AA) is ideally suited for
the investigation of the above phenomena and for intervention
purposes. More precisely, AA can be used to thoroughly
examine within-person processes of emotion regulation, including
the multiple levels on which emotions occur (physiology,
experience, behavior, context, and nonverbal expressions).
It thereby provides a basis for understanding competent
emotion regulation, the well-being paradox, and
emotionally critical periods. Such insights can be utilized to
detect person-specific critical periods and for designing immediate
person-specific interventions. Although this is still a
vision, the benefits of such an approach seem invaluable.
The major part of this paper is organized around three general
principles that we suggest to further tap the potential of
AA in aging research, namely (1) identify within-subject processes
and their relations to important life outcomes; (2) capitalize
on the full scope of AA technology via multivariate
assessments, and (3) combine real-time monitoring with real-time interventions.
ISSN: 0304-324X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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