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dc.contributor.authorVarma, Amiti
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-26T19:57:35Z
dc.date.available2018-03-26T19:57:35Z
dc.date.created2015-10-23
dc.date.issued2018-03-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/4560
dc.description.abstractThe physical and mental challenges faced by older adults are unique. Accompanying this is the equally important issue of caregiving. What role does caregiving and social support play in addressing health challenges among elderly, married couples when faced with life’s obstacles? How can the health of caregivers and their partners be improved? Amiti Varma spent her summer as a lab assistant at the Social Gerontology and Health research lab at Yale School of Public Health. Using her summer experience, Amiti will briefly describe her interest in the interaction between psychology and public health. In addition, she will describe the steps she took towards finding an internship, the range of challenges she faced over the summer and what she would do differently when faced with similar situations in the future.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleCaregiving, Elderly Couples and Research in Psychology
dc.title.alternativeBridging the Gap: Millenials Researching the Lies of Older Adults
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dc.description.panabstractThe elderly population is a minority group often underrepresented in research. Despite limited research associated with this population, the population of older adults aged 65+ in the United States is expected to double in size to over 80 million people by 2050.(1) During the summer of 2015, four Mount Holyoke students with majors in africana studies, biology, neuroscience, and psychology engaged in research pertaining to the elderly. Their varied internships included a community health-based research setting, a hospital, a psychology lab, and a pharmaceutical company. In this presentation, these individuals come together to discuss their distinct internship experiences. They offer their unique academic backgrounds and career interests while providing insights to the range of issues that affect the health of older adult populations.


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