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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.

Georgia Institute of Technology (Department of Psychology)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Life-span Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Aging, Survey in Cognitive Aging, Seminar in Cognitive Aging, Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging, Aging and Memory, Aging and Attentional Control, Metamemory and Aging 

Training and Aging, Human Factors and Aging, Aging and Motivation, Aging and Human Abilities, Work and Aging, Aging and the Functional Architecture of Prefrontal Cortex

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 8 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Research Assistantships (RA) on grants and contracts dealing with aging. (Faculty currently with external funding include A. Duarte, A. D. Fisk, C. Hertzog, W. A. Rogers, A. D. Smith, P. Verhaeghen, M. Wheeler).

Departmentally Funded Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Information Contact: Paul Verhaeghen

National Institute on Aging Institutional Training Grant predoctoral trainees: We have four predoctoral trainee slots.
Contact: Wendy Rogers

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: We encourage interested individuals to contact any faculty sponsoring individual NRSA (PHS) fellowship applications for research training in cognitive aging.
Contact: Daniel Spieler or any faculty member specializing in cognition and aging.

National Institute on Aging Institutional Training Grant postdoctoral trainees: We have two postdoctoral trainee slots.
Contact: Wendy Rogers

Practicum and Internship Placements: Students specializing in I/O Psychology or Engineering Psychology with interests in aging can arrange internships on a special basis, if desired

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Our program hosts the Cognitive Aging Conference every two years

Georgia Tech is home to the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, shared with Georgia State University, in close proximity to the GT campus. Faculty and students have access to fMRI and other physiological measures to study cognitive neuroscience and aging. Faculty with neuroscience research programs affiliated with aging include A. Duarte, M. Wheeler and E. Schumacher.

Daniel Spieler
School of Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology
654 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 303302-0170
Telephone: (404) 894-2680
Fax: (404) 894-8905

Dr. Wendy Rogers
Human Factors and Aging Laboratory
Professor of Psychology
Telephone: (404) 894-6775

Updated February 2014

Date created: 2012

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