North Carolina
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.

Duke University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: None

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 0 Full Time, 2 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Post-doctoral training is available through the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine

Practicum and Internship Placements: Neuropsychology testing lab

Contact:
Kathleen Sikkema, PhD
Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Box 90086
417 Chapel Drive
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086
Telephone: (919) 660-5716
Website

Updated February 2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Training in aging and adult development occurs within the cognitive program.

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Courses offered in (1) Cognitive Aging, (2) Cognitive Neuropsychology; and (3) Cognitive Neuroscience

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 1 Full Time 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A:  

Research Assistantships with Dr. Kelly Giovanello (memory and aging) available through the UNC Institute on Aging Predoctoral Training Fellowship Program. Teaching Assistantships and Teaching Fellowships are available through the Psychology Department. The former involve serving as a T.A. to faculty-taught courses; the latter involve having full responsibility for a course, with supervision by Psychology Department faculty.

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A:  : Dr. Kelly Giovanello, memory, aging, and cognitive neuropsychological approaches to aging. UNC Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Traineeships, mentored by Dr. Giovanello.

Practicum and Internship Placements: Duke University Memory Disorders Clinic (Dr. Welsh-Bohmer) and UNC Hospitals Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact:
Dr. Kelly Giovanello
Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Davie Hall, CB#3270
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: (919) 843-1302
Fax: (919) 962-2567
Website

Updated February 2014

North Carolina State University (Department of Psychology)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Advanced Developmental Psychology, Methodological Issues in Developmental Psychology, Adulthood and Aging: Cognitive and Intellectual Changes, Social-Emotional Processes in Adulthood and Aging, Seminars in human factors and aging, Courses in advanced statistical techniques, including multi-level modeling and multivariate statistics (e.g., SEM), Multiple special topics seminars

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 6 full-time faculty: Allaire, Grühn, Hess, Neupert (DEV); Mayhorn, McLaughlin (HFE)

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Departmental research and teaching assistantships are available to incoming students, Research assistantships associated with specific funded research projects are available through consultation with the Principal Investigator.

Contact: Thomas M. Hess

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Postdoctoral opportunities are available through specific funded research projects, the Center for Developmental Science and NIH NRSAs.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Advanced methodological training, Collaborative projects with other Triangle area universities, Collaboration between students and faculty in Developmental and HFE programs

Contact:
Jason Allaire
Department of Psychology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7650
Lifespan Development Website
Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) Website

Updated February 2014