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Mission

With average U.S. life expectancy approaching 80 years, adulthood comprises about 80% of the life span. Div. 20 focuses on growth, development, and challenges during adulthood and old age. Members are academicians, researchers, practitioners, and students with broad interests that include cognitive and emotion processes, social and personality development, individual and cultural differences, healthcare and workforce concerns, caregiving, technology, clinical needs, and ageism. Our intellectual diversity promotes the interchange of ideas and support of programs such as the Age-Friendly University initiative. Membership benefits include: Adult Development and Aging News,, Listserv, Mentoring program, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and educational resources such as Guide to Graduate Study in the Psychology of Adult Development and Aging.

Date created: 2012

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