About the Authors
John C. Cavanaugh is Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Previously, he was President of the University of West Florida. A researcher and teacher of adult development and aging for more three decades, he has published nearly 80 articles and chapters and authored, co-authored, or co-edited 15 books on aging, information technology, and higher education policy. He is a Past President of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a Fellow of APA (Divisions 1, 2, 3, and 20) and the Gerontological Society of America, and a Charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He has held numerous leadership positions in these associations, including Chair of the Committee on Aging for APA. He has served on numerous state and national committees for aging-related and higher education organizations. John is a devoted fan of Star Trek and a serious traveler, backpacker, cook, and chocoholic.
Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Ph. D., is Professor and Chair of the School of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Ph. D. in developmental psychology from Wayne State University in 1983. She is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 3, and 20), the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Psychological Society. She is currently the editor of Psychology and Aging. She also has served on numerous national committees, including the executive committee of Division 20 (adult development and aging) of the APA and on the editorial boards of Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, and the Journal of Adult Development. Finally, she has served as the chair of the National Institutes of Health grant review study section for social psychology, emotion, and personality research. Her program of research examines adaptive developmental changes in adulthood in various areas of social cognition and emotion. She has numerous publications in the general area of social cognition, emotion, and aging, including everyday problem solving, emotion regulation, and social judgments from adolescence through older adulthood. She has co-edited two books, including Perspectives on Cognitive Change in Adulthood and Aging and Social Cognition and Aging. Her research on everyday problem solving, emotion regulation, and aging is currently funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging.
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