Oklahoma
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.

Oklahoma State University (Department of Gerontology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Gerontological Couseling

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Research Literature in Gerontology, Social Gerontology, Nutrition for the Elderly, Health and Aging, Later Years of Development, Middle Years of Development, Aging, Learning, and Work, Adult Learner, Leisure and Aging, Families and Aging, Ethics and Aging, Theories of Aging

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

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

Contact: Dr. Joe Weber 
 
The Gerontology Institute
135 Human Environmental Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Telephone: (405) 744-7511
Fax: (405) 744-7512

Oklahoma State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: The department has two specializations: lifespan developmental psychology and clinical psychology.  Typically, students focused on AD&A are in the lifespan developmental psychology program. 
 
Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: The following courses are offered in the psychology department: Lifespan Cognitive Development, Lifespan Social/Personality Development, Longitudinal Analysis in Psychology. The following courses are offered on campus through the Gerontology program and count towards your degree plan: Research Perspectives in Gerontology, Attachment in Later Life, Theories of Aging, Aging in the Family, Aging in the Medical Context 
 
Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 0 Part Time 
 
Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research 
           
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research 
 
Other Relevant Information and Comments: Currently, the AD&A faculty have research interests in memory aging (Dr. Reese Melancon) and retirement planning (Dr. Hershey). 
           
Contacts: 
Celinda Reese Melancon, PhD 
Oklahoma State University
Department of Psychology
116 North Murray 
Stillwater, OK  74078
Telephone: (404) 744-4386

Douglas Hershey, PhD  
Oklahoma State University
Department of Psychology
116 North Murray 
Stillwater, OK  74078
Telephone: (404) 744-4594