Graduate studies in the psychology of adult development and aging

Following are data on academic programs in the state that provide a specialization in adult development and aging. Data include titles of courses and seminars offered number of faculty with a specialization in adult development and aging, psychology specializations integrated with the study of adult development and aging, administrative organization of the program, availability of assistantships and traineeships in the program, practicum and internship placement opportunities and web addresses and contact persons for the program.

Georgia Institute of Technology (Department of Psychology)

State/country: Georgia 

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Life-span Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Aging, Survey in Cognitive Aging, Seminar in Cognitive Aging, Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging, Aging and Memory, Aging and Attentional Control, Metamemory and Aging
Training and Aging, Human Factors and Aging, Aging and Motivation, Aging and Human Abilities, Work and Aging.

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 8 Full Time, 0 Part Time 

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Research Assistantships (RA) on grants and contracts dealing with aging. (faculty currently with external funding include, A. D. Fisk, C. Hertzog, W. A. Rogers, A. D. Smith, D. Spieler, P. Verhaeghen).  A. Duarte also has a departmentally funded RA focusing on neuroscience and aging.

Departmentally Funded Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Information Contact: Gregory Corso

National Institute on Aging Institutional Training Grant predoctoral trainees: We have four predoctoral trainee slots.
Contact: Christopher Hertzog 

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: We encourage contact about sponsoring individual NRSA (PHS) fellowship applications for research training in cognitive aging.
Contact: Christopher Hertzog or any faculty member specializing in cognition and aging.

National Institute on Aging Institutional Training Grant postdoctoral trainees: We have two postdoctoral trainee slots.
Contact: Christopher Hertzog 

Practicum and Internship Placements: Students specializing in I/O Psychology or Engineering Psychology with interests in aging arrange internships on a special basis, if desired

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Our program hosts the Cognitive Aging Conference every 2 years

Georgia Tech is starting a new neuroimaging facility in fall 2008, shared with Georgia State University, in close proximity to the GT campus. Faculty and students will have access to fMRI and other imaging techniques to study cognitive neuroscience and aging. Faculty with neuroscience research programs affiliated with aging include A. Duarte, P. Corballis and E. Schumacher.

Christopher Hertzog
School of Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology
654 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA  303302-0170
Telephone:  (404) 894-2680
Fax:  (404)  894-8905