Dr. Georg Henning

Scientist. Research


Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA)
Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2
12101 Berlin


Dr. Georg Henning
Telephone: +49 30 260740-71
Fax: +49 30 260740-33


Research Interests

  • Retirement adjustment
  • Well-being and mental health over the life span
  • The role of historical context in aging
  • Work in older age

Research Projects

  • Historical Differences in Levels and Predictors of Retirement Adjustment (funded by the German Research Foundation)


  • 2014 Diploma in Psychology, University of Potsdam
  • 2019 PhD in Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • 2011-2013 Student Assistant, German Centre of Gerontology, Berlin
  • 2014-2015 Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • 2015-2019 PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • Since 11/2019 Researcher, German Centre of Gerontology, Berlin

Selected Publications

  • Hansson, I., Henning, G., Buratti, S., Lindwall, M., Kivi, M., Johansson, B., & Berg, A.I. (2019). The role of personality in retirement adjustment: longitudinal evidence for the effects on life satisfaction. Journal of Personality. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12516
  • Henning, G., Hansson, I., Berg, A.I., Lindwall, M., & Johansson, B. (2017). The role of personality for subjective well-being in the retirement transition – Comparing variable- and person-oriented models. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 385-392. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.05.017
  • Henning, G., Lindwall, M., & Johansson, B. (2016). Continuity in well-being in the transition to retirement. GeroPsych -The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 29, 225- 237. doi: 10.1024/1662-9647/a000155
  • Henning, G., Bjälkebring, P., Stenling, A., Thorvaldsson, V., Johansson, B., & Lindwall, M. (2019).    Changes in within- and between-person associations between basic psychological need satisfaction and well-being after retirement. Journal of Research in Personality, 79, 151-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.03.008
  • Henning, G., Stenling, A., Bielak, A.A.M., Bjälkebring, P., Gow, A.J., Kivi, M., Muniz-Terrera, G., Johansson, B., & Lindwall, M. (2020). Towards an active and happy retirement? Changes in leisure activity and mental health during the retirement transition. Aging & Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1709156.
  • Henning, G., Stenling, A., Tafvelin, S., Hansson, I., Kivi, M., Johansson, B., & Lindwall, M. (2019). Preretirement work motivation and subsequent retirement adjustment: A self-determination theory perspective. Work, Aging and Retirement, 5, 189-203. doi: 10.1093/workar/way017
  • König, S., Lindwall, M., Henning, G., & Johansson, B. (2018). Retirement as a lens for socioeconomic differences in cognition and well-being. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 8, 63-80. doi: 10.18291/njwls.v8i2.106155
  • Lindwall, M., Berg, A. I., Bjälkebring, P., Buratti, S., Hansson, I., Hassing, L., Henning, G., Kivi, M., König, S., Thorvaldsson, V., & Johansson, B. (2017). Psychological health in the retirement transition: Rationale and first findings in the Health, Ageing and Retirement Transitions in Sweden (HEARTS) study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1634. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01634


A complete list can be found here.