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 Akron (Department of Psychology)
Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A:
Cognitive: The Ph.D. program is an applied cognitive aging psychology
Industrial/Organizational: The Ph.D. Program is in I/O psychology with a specialization in Industrial Gerontology Psychology
Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging. Applied Cognitive Aging Psychology, Social Development, Information Processing, Higher Processes, Research, Current Issues, Cognitive Neuropsychology and Industrial Gerontology
Number of Faculty in AD&A: 5 Full Time, 0 Part Time
Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: University and Grant funded Assistantship Contact Person(s): Martin D. Murphy, Chair
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Self-funded training is possible in Applied Cognitive Aging
Contact: Martin D. Murphy, Chair
Practicum and Internship Placements: Senior Workers Action Program; Area Agency on Aging; Interfaith Caregivers; Alzheimer’s Association; Myers Research Center, Menorah Park Center for the Aged; Rockyknoll Retirement Community; and Ohio Department of Aging
Other Relevant Information and Comments: The program in Applied Cognitive Aging aims to produce new knowledge about cognitive and applied aspects of human aging. Doctoral training is designed to build critical knowledge and skills so that, depending on their interests, students can compete successfully for jobs in academic and applied contexts. Our students acquire a sound foundation in psychology and its statistical tools, along with an extensive exposure to speciality classes in biological, social and especially cognitive aging. Research training is rigorous and application is emphasized. Practical experience is provided in working with older adults. High quality applied research, which can be conducted in various settings, is central to our graduate program goals.
Martin Murphy Ph.D.
University of Akron
Dept. of Psychology
Akron, OH 44325-4301
Telephone: (330) 972-8374
Bowling Green State University (Department of Psychology)
Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental
Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Psychology of Aging, Life Span Development, Psychology of Adult Development and Aging, Mental Control and Aging, Social Cognition and Aging
Number of Faculty in AD&A: 1 Full Time, 0 Part Time
Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research.
Contact: Yiwei Chen
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research.
Contact: Yiwei Chen
Bowling Green State University
Dept of Psychology
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Telephone: (419) 372-2462
Xavier University (Department of Psychology)
Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered:
Course 1: Assessment of Older Adults
Course 2: Health Issues in Geropsychology
Course 3: Psychopathology and Therapy with Older Adults
Course 4: Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
Course 5: Psychopharmacology
Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 3 Part Time
Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None
Practicum and Internship Placements: V.A. medical center, nursing home, county diagnostic and treatment center, forensic, community mental health centers, group practice, inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatric clinics, rehab units and medical hospital.
Other Relevant Information and Comments: A local organization, Association for Professionals in Aging, offers scholarships to students interested in geropsychology.
John J. Barrett Ph.D.
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-6511
Telephone: (513) 745-4260
Fax: (513) 745-3327