Dr. Georg Henning

Scientist. Research


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


Dr. Georg Henning
+49 30 260740-71
+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

  • Henning, G., Segel-Karpas, D., Praetorius Björk, M., Bjälkebring, P., & Berg, A.I. (2022). Retirement and sexual satisfaction. The Gerontologist, Online first. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnac102
  • Henning, G., Segel-Karpas, D., Stenling, A., & Huxhold, O. (2022). Subjective well-being across the retirement transition—Historical differences and the role of perceived control. Psychology and Aging, 37(3), 388–400. DOI: 10.1037/pag0000662
  • Henning, G., Stenling, A., Tafvelin, S., Ebener, M., & Lindwall, M. (2022). Levels and change in autonomous and controlled work motivation in older workers – the role of proximity to retirement and sense of community at work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Online First. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12406
  • Henning, G., Berg, A.I., Cengia, A., Hansson, I., Spuling, S.M., & Wettstein, M. (2021). Do neuroticism and conscientiousness interact with health conditions in predicting 4-year changes in self-rated health among Swedish older adults? Psychology and Aging, 36(6), 730–743. DOI: 10.1037/pag0000626
  • Henning, G., Stenling, A., Bielak, A.A.M., Bjälkebring, P., Gow, A.J., Kivi, M., Muniz-Terrera, G., Johansson, B., & Lindwall, M. (2021). Towards an active and happy retirement? Changes in leisure activity and mental health during the retirement transition. Aging & Mental Health, 25(4), 621-631.    DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1709156
  • 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., 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
  • 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


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