Promoting Successful Aging
As individuals develop and advance into adulthood and older adulthood, they are confronted with numerous biological and cultural challenges. However, despite such adversity, many adults age successfully, prospering in advanced old age. HDFS graduate students have the opportunity to work alongside several faculty members studying healthy aging. Research projects in this realm examine how adults cope with stressors in daily life and caregiving, family functioning in the chronically ill and caregiving populations, as well as changes in cognition and wellbeing. Students interested in such an area of research may opt to focus their degree on adult development and aging and work alongside one of the following faculty members, who are also affiliated with the Center for Healthy Aging.