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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.

Western Kentucky University (Department of Psychological Sciences)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: MS in Psychology with Psychological Science Concentration with Focus Areas in Developmental Science, Biobehavior, and Cognitive Psychology

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Psychology of Adult Life and Aging, and the following courses which include topic-specific sections in adult development: Advanced Topics in Cognition, Conditioning and Learning, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Graduate Seminars in Memory and Attention.

Number of Faculty in AD & A: 4

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Available on a competitive basis, with tuition waivers as well

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: None – training is in research in AD&A

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The department offers a MS in Psychology with a concentration in Psychological Science. Faculty mentor students on thesis projects in a variety of disciplines within AD&A, including language, learning, memory, emotion, vision, and haptics.


Dr. Sharon Mutter
Department of Psychological Sciences
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #22030
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Telephone: (270) 745-4389

Updated March 2017

Date created: 2012

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