Dr. Oliver Huxhold

Head of Research II: Social relationships and Health, Head of Methods and Promotion of young talent


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


Dr. Oliver Huxhold
+49 30 260 740-17
+49 30 260 740-33


Research Interests

  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Social Integration and Social Relationships
  • Research Methods



  • 2007 Dr.phil (Ph.D.)  at the Free University of Berlin. Grade: Summa Cum Laude (Highest Grade).
  • 2002 Diploma (MA)  at  the Free University of Berlin. Grade: Sehr Gut (Highest Grade).


Selcected publications

  • Huxhold, O., Fiori, K. L., Webster, N. J., & Antonucci, T. C. (2020). The strength of weaker ties: An underexplored resource for maintaining emotional well-being in later life. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 75(7), 1433-1442. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa019

  • Huxhold, O. (2019). Gauging effects of historical differences on aging trajectories: The increasing importance of friendships. Psychology & Aging, 34(8), S. 1170-1184. DOI: 10.1037/pag0000390

  • Huxhold, O., & Fiori, K. L. (2018). Do demographic changes jeopardize social integration among aging adults living in rural regions? The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 74(6), 954-963. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gby008

  • Huxhold, O., Miche, M., & Schüz, B. (2014). Benefits of having friends in older ages: Differential effects of informal social activities on well-being in middle-aged and older adults. Journals of Gerontology - Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69, 366-375. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbt029

  • Huxhold, O., Fiori, K. L., & Windsor, T. D. (2013). The dynamic interplay of social network characteristics, subjective well-being and health: The costs and benefits of socio-emotional selectivity. Psychology and Aging, 28, 3-16. DOI: 10.1037/a0030170

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