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Sarah Raposo

Sarah Raposo

Sarah's main research interests involve understanding how emphasizing specific socioemotional goals can motivate people of different ages to engage in meaningful activities (e.g., volunteering, work), and how societal perceptions of old age impact older adults' well-being and engagement in these activities. Current avenues of research include: a) understanding how time horizons and goals affect motivation to engage in volunteering across the adult life span, b) understanding societal perceptions of older adults as workers and helpers, and c) investigating methods to improve views of old age, and in turn, older people. Prior to joining the Life-span Development Lab, Sarah was a member of the Aging and Mental Health Lab at the University of Manitoba where she conducted research on factors related to well-being and mental health across the adult life span. Sarah received her B.A. (Hon) from the University of Manitoba in 2012.