Anja Cengia

Scientist, Research


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


Anja Cengia
+49 30 260 740-16
+49 30 260 740-33


Research Interests

  • Personality and personality development in middle to late adulthood
  • Cognitive Development and well-being in old age
  • Health trajectories



  • 2014 Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 10/2014-09/2017 Researcher, Department of Psychological Diagnostics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 01/2018-06/2018 Stand-In Professor "Job-related Diagnostics", HdBA Schwerin
  • Since 07/2018 Researcher, German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Berlin



  • Wettstein, M., Spuling, S. M., & Cengia, A. (2020). Trajectories of functional health and its associations with information processing speed and subjective well-being: the role of age versus time to death. Psychology & Aging, 35(2), S. 190-203. DOI: 10.1037/pag0000418

  • Spuling, S. M., Cengia, A., & Wettstein, M. (2019). Funktionale und subjektive Gesundheit bei Frauen und Männern im Verlauf der zweiten Lebenshälfte. In: C. Vogel, M. Wettstein & C. Tesch-Römer (Hrsg.) Frauen und Männer in der zweiten Lebenshälfte. Älterwerden im sozialen Wandel (S. 35-52). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25079-9_3

  • Ziegler, M., Cengia, A., Mussel, P., & Gerstorf, D. (2015). Openness as a buffer against cognitive decline: The Openness-Fluid-Crystallized-Intelligence (OFCI) model applied to late adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 30(3), S. 573–588. DOI: 10.1037/a0039493


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