Ohio:
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.

Contact
Martin Murphy Ph.D. 
University of Akron 
Dept. of Psychology 
Akron, OH  44325-4301
Telephone: (330) 972-8374
Website

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

Contact
Yiwei Chen 
Bowling Green State University
Dept of Psychology
Bowling Green, OH  43403
Telephone: (419) 372-2462
Website

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.

Contact
John J. Barrett Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-6511
Telephone: (513)  745-4260
Fax: (513) 745-3327
Website