North Dakota
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.

University of North Dakota (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: PhD in Clinical, PhD in General/Experimental, and MS in Forensic Psychology.

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adulthood and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology (undergraduate and graduate level)

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 3 Full Time 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research.

Contact:: Ric Ferraro

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research.

Contact: Rich Ferraro

Practicum and Internship Placements: Clinical students go to a variety, including human nutrition center, and local rehab hospitals.

Contact:
Richard Ferraro, PhD
University of North Dakota
Dept of Psychology
P.O. Box 8380
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Telephone: (701) 777-2414
Website

Updated February 2014

North Dakota State University (Department of Human Development and Family Science)

Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Cognitive Development, Social Development

Number of Faculty in AD&A areas: 2 full-time, 2 part-time

Number of Faculty affiliated to APA Division 20: 2 APA Division 20 members, 0 APA Division Fellows

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Graduate students: HDFS 786 Advanced Human Development: Middle through Late Adulthood, HDFS 724 Topics in Psychosocial Development, HDFS 725 Topics in Cognitive Development, HDFS 726 Topics in Biological Approaches to Development, HDFS 758 Longitudinal Research Methods and Analysis, HDFS 760 Aging Policy, HDFS 722 Theories and Methods in Gerontology

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Undergraduate students: HDFS 182 Wellness & Aging, HDFS 360 Adult Development & Aging, HDFS 481 Gender & Aging, HDFS 482 Family Dynamics of Aging, HDFS 230 Lifespan Development

Availability of Graduate Assistantships in AD&A: Half-time Assistantships for graduate students in Developmental Science who are interested in adult development and aging are available, and carry a full tuition waiver in addition to the stipend. Contact: Joel Hektner

Availability of Undergraduate Research opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities are available in faculty labs. Contact: Jim Deal

Other Relevant information and comments: The department offers a PhD in Developmental Science that takes a lifespan approach and includes study in both social and cognitive aspects of adult development and aging.

Contact:
Joel Hektner
HDFS
North Dakota State University
283 EML Hall, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone: (701) 231-8268
Fax: (701) 231-9645
Email
Website

Jim Deal
HDFS
North Dakota State University
283 EML Hall, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone: (701) 231-8268
Fax: (701) 231-9645
Email
Website

Updated February 2014

North Dakota State University (Department of Psychology)

Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental Science, Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience, Gerontology

Number of Faculty in AD&A areas: 4 full-time, 0 part-time

Number of Faculty affiliated to APA Division 20: 4 APA Division 20 members, 0 APA Division Fellows

Research Interests of Faculty: Cognitive Aging, Social Relationships across the Lifespan, Culture and Aging, Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging, Driving and Aging

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Graduate students: PSYC 671 Psychology of Aging, HDFS 786 Advanced Human Development: Middle through Late Adulthood, HDFS 702 College Teaching in Developmental Science, HDFS 758 Longitudinal Research Methods and Analysis, HDFS 705 Quantitative Methods in Developmental Science, HDFS 725 Topics in Cognitive Development, HDFS 724 Topics in Psychosocial Development, HDFS 790 Developmental Science Colloquium, HDFS 796 Readings and Research in Developmental Science

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Undergraduate students: PSYC 471 Psychology of Aging, HDFS 360 Adult Development and Aging, HDFS 481 Gender and Aging, SOC 441 Death and Dying, HDFS 482 Family Dynamics of Aging, SOC 440 Sociology of Aging

Availability of Graduate Assistantships in AD&A: Most graduate students at NDSU are supported by Research Assistantships or Teaching Assistantships, including stipend and full tuition waiver. Contact: Linda Langley

Availability of Undergraduate Research opportunities in AD&A: The Department of Psychology and the Department of Human Development and Family Science have active research programs. There are many opportunities for student involvement. Undergraduate students can earn course credit for participation. Contact: Heather Fuller-Iglesias

Contact:
Linda Langley, PhD
Department of Psychology
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept 2765, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
Telephone: (701) 231-7343
Fax: (701) 231-8426
Email

Heather Fuller-Iglesias, PhD
Department of Human Development and Family Science
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 2615, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58104
Telephone: (701) 231-5621
Fax: (701) 231-9645
Email
Website

Updated February 2014

Minot State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: The psychology course is developmental; the administration on developmental disabilities funds an aging training initiative project that supports student training and practicum work with aging persons who have life long disabilities.

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Health and Physiological Aspects of Aging, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Dynamics of Addiction, Sociology of Aging, Aging practices and Policies, Gerontology Practicum

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 0 Full Time, 7 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research.

Contact: Rita Curl, PhD

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research, Aging Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Contact: Rita Curl, PhD

Practicum and Internship Placements: The work that we are doing with the training grant is designed to improve community-based programs and services for aging persons with disabilities. Currently we are working at improving the availability and participation in leisure and recreational activities.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The work that is related to the aging project requires contact with aging people and service providers in community settings. We will be starting a rural component soon in an attempt to get more variety in activities present in our remote, rural settings.

Contact:
Rita M. Curl-Langager, PhD
Minot State University
Dept of Psychology
Minot, ND 58707
Telephone: (701) 858-3585
Website