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DSM staff profile

C.G. Ammann

PositionPhD Candidate
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (DSM)
QualificationsDiplom-Psychologist (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Research summaryQualitative exploration of adult children's perspectives on the moral obligations towards elder care

Research

Intergenerational solidarity in families and the society are basic for the future elder care responsibilities. To date the understanding of the intergenerational solidarity derives mainly from fields other than psychology and focus on the perspective of the elderly generation.

Here it is argued that psychological reasons and perspectives of adult children need to be integrated. Two central premises lead the investigation:

  1. 'The memories of living with our parents influence our later behavior towards them'
  2. 'Moral Obligations'

Method:

  1. Surveying philosophical, sociological, and psychological concepts of intergenerational solidarity
  2. Qualitative interviews with a representative sample of adult children

Additional details

C.G. Ammann is a trained psychologist from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Her expertise is in traumatisation and the therapy of traumatised patients. She contributed to and assisted in several research projects across the psychological field (perception and cognition, longitudinal evaluation studies, clinical trials). She is counseling in private practice.

Her research interests are:

  1. Women's issues, in particular victim perpetrator relationship, the culture of violence, feminists positions, modern motherhood, conflicts in families, conflicts between generations
  2. Theory, methodology, and philosophy of different orthodoxies

Publications

Ammann, C., Frauendiener, J., & Holton, D. (2010). German undergraduate mathematics enrolment numbers: Background and change. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 41(4), 435-449. doi: 10.1080/00207390903564629

Journal - Research Article

Ammann, C., Frauendiener, J., & Holton, D. (2010). German undergraduate mathematics enrolment numbers: Background and change. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 41(4), 435-449. doi: 10.1080/00207390903564629

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