(applicant s abstract): Funds are requested for support of three predoctoral and two postdoctoral trainees in Cognitive Aging in a Social Context. The core training faculty consists of eight faculty members in the Psychology Department who will form the nucleus of the Training Program at BU. The goal of the program is to provide strong, integrated training in the areas of cognitive and social psychology of aging, within a life-span developmental perspective at both the pre- and postdoctoral levels, while providing trainees with in-depth coverage and research opportunities in cognitive and social psychology. Predoctoral trainees will be admitted through either of the existing graduate programs in Social and Developmental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience. Predoctoral students will be examined by the procedures of the program in which they are enrolled, and their progress within the Training Program will also be reviewed. Training will be carried out in the laboratories housed in the Psychology Department at BU. In addition to expertise of the training faculty, considerable expertise in social and developmental psychology, statistics, research methods and computational systems, neuropsychology and cognitive science is represented by other members of the Psychology Department. The breadth of the program is strengthened by the presence at BU of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems and the Policy Center on Aging at the Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare. The program will also draw on the expertise of colleagues within the greater Boston area through established collaborative arrangements, which provide additional training opportunities.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32AG000204-13
Application #
6629639
Study Section
National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group (NIA)
Program Officer
Elias, Jeffrey W
Project Start
1990-07-01
Project End
2006-04-30
Budget Start
2003-05-01
Budget End
2004-04-30
Support Year
13
Fiscal Year
2003
Total Cost
$215,279
Indirect Cost
Name
Brandeis University
Department
Psychology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
616845814
City
Waltham
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02454
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