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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.

The University of Utah

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Cognitive Development across the Life Span, Social Development across the Life Span, Relationships and Health across the Life Span, Autobiographical Memory across the Life Span

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 4 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Number of Faculty who are Division 20 members: 2

Number of Division 20 Fellows: 1

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Support of students is via teaching assistantships and research assistantships. The latter is depend on individual PI funded research and vary from year to year.

For general information contact the area coordinator: Monisha Pasupathi

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: As with graduate research assistantships, these depend on PI funded research and vary in availability from year to year.

Practicum and Internship Placements: Students in the clinical area complete clerkships and/or internships at the VA Salt Lake City health care system, the Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging, and Research, and the Intermountain Medical Center Neuro Specialty Rehabilitation Unit. Non-clinical students have also completed individually arranged internship/practica at AARP. In the latter case faculty and students work together to arrange appropriate experiences.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Adult development and aging is integrated with faculty across all four areas of the department: Clinical, Cognitive and Neural Sciences, Social, and Developmental. Our strong, interdisciplinary health psychology program offers the opportunity to specialize in health psychology aspects of adult development and aging. Additional resources are available through collaborations with the Gerontology program.

Monisha Pasupathi, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Utah
390 S. 1530 E. BEH-S 502
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Telephone: (801) 585-9175
Fax: (801) 581-5841

Updated February 2014

Utah State University (Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Course 1  Topical Seminar in Families and Aging, Course 2  Topical Seminar in Mental Health and Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Research Assistantship; Cache County Study of Memory, Health and Aging; Dr. Maria Norton

Practicum and Internship Placements: Our undergraduate certificate in Gerontology offers practicum placements in local Senior Centers, Assisted Living and Adult Day Centers.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: MS and PhD in ADA; also undergraduate certificate in Gerontology

Kathleen W. Piercy, PhD
Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Utah State University
2905 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322-2905
Telephone: (435) 797-2387
Fax: (435) 797-3845

Date created: 2012

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