140702 Age-ility Project Feature

The Age-ility Project – flexible minds for life

The Age-ility Project, which investigates how young people use mental flexibility to adapt to changes in everyday environments, is currently recruiting participants aged 18 – 35 years from the Newcastle area.

UON Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis leads an international team of researchers in a longitudinal project that aspires to map the development of mental flexibility across the adult lifespan.

The Age-ility Project seeks to understand how individual differences in cognitive flexibility influence successful adaptation during the shift from adolescence to young adulthood. This is a critical period that often sets pathways for lifelong patterns of behaviour. Understanding the factors that influence successful adaptation and promote flexible behaviour can help identify patterns of problem behaviours early in life, and develop age-specific interventions.

Participants need to be available to attend three testing sessions – two at the University of Newcastle (Callaghan Campus) and one at the Calvary Mater Hospital at Waratah.

For more information about eligibility and how to participate, click here.

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