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Self-Optimization as Core Competence

Self-optimization implies the regulation of one´s behavior and of the human body, aiming to make them effective, efficient, and enduring.  Self-optimization can be regarded es a human core competentce. This project group will take initial steps towards reflecting theories of sustainable self-optimization. To this end, fundamental concepts and processes will be discussed. Empirical findings about the mechanisms of selfoptimization will be used to systematize intra- and inter-individual variability with regards to self-optimization abilities in the skills area. We will focus on different aspects of self-optimization with regards to performance, health/well-being and social skills for different life phases and groups of individuals. We will further investigate self-optimization as a governmental tool that serves very different ends (e.g. improving the individual life) and that is specifically  shaped by ideologies and economic, psychological etc. theories of the global north.

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