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Jutta Heckhausen studied psychology at Ruhr University of Bochum in Germany. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on Mother-infant dyads in joint object-centered action at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 1985, and her post doctoral dissertation on developmental regulation in adulthood at the Free University of Berlin in 1996. She was a postdoctoral fellow, and then a research scientist, followed by senior scientist and head of a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. Since 2000, Dr. Heckhausen has been a professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Heckhausen was a fellow at the Center for Social and Behavioral Science at Stanford, and in 1999 she was awarded the Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation. Her main research interests include motivationand development across the lifespan, goal engagement and disengagement, developmental regulation during major life-course transitions and health problems, and cultural universals and differences in striving for control.
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