[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101341]
Researchers A/Prof Julie Henry; Prof Thomas Suddendorf; Prof Peter Rendell; Prof Michael Corballis;
Brief description Episodic foresight refers to the capacity to imagine future events, and consequently often involves the prediction of future needs based on hypothesised possible outcomes. It is therefore unsurprising that episodic foresight has been consistently linked to independent living and many functional behaviours. The aim of the project is to test the hypothesis that psychological changes brought about by ageing decrease the likelihood of acting prudently with the future in mind. By advancing conceptual understanding of how, and under what circumstances, episodic foresight is affected in late adulthood, the proposed research has important implications for finding ways to help older adults maintain a productive and independent life.
Funding Amount 248000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects