Director of Research
Yochai Shavit joined SCL in 2022 as Director of Research. He is broadly interested in exploring unique psychological strengths of older adults and their relationships with well-being, behavior, and social relationships. Yochai’s current work focuses on age-related changes in motivation and emotion and their influence on time-use preferences across the adult life-span. He is researching how improved emotional well-being and a sense of limited time left in life, both typical of older ages, might affect what people find rewarding about activities and how they decide to spend time on different activities.