The workshop on Opportunities for Advancing Behavioral and Social Research on Aging: An Introduction for Psychological Scientists was held at the 2008 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention. The meeting was jointly organized by the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, (John Cacioppo, Director, and 2007-08 President of APS) and the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging. The workshop brought new and established psychological scientists up to date on emerging directions in behavioral and social science research on aging and provided strategic guidance on incorporating aging-relevant questions into their scientific research programs. The morning session, Workshop on Entering into Aging Research,featured presentations on grant writing for aging research, neuroimaging and the aging mind, and opportunities for secondary analysis of archived social and behavioral data on aging, featuring the Health and Retirement Study and MIDUS. The afternoon session, Emerging Perspectives in Psychological Research on Aging, featured a series of panel discussions and Q & A periods. Many of the presentation slides are available through the University of Chicago’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience webpage for personal education use only and therefore should not be distributed or reproduced. A review of the meeting can be found in the August 2008 APS Observer, Vol. 21, No. 7.
Financial support was provided by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the National Institute on Aging.