Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
September 2005 |Vol. 19, No. 8


Father Knows Best (Unless I Know Better): Family Relationships in Late Life

By Brian D. Carpenter, PhD

Family members are involved in many aspects of elder care, and psychological research has an important role to play in helping families.


  • Psychological Science in the Response to Disasters
    It seems as though our collective recent memory is overflowing with disasters - the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, the Tsunami of 2004, and now Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the wake of each disaster has been a heavy loss of life and profound consequences for mental health.
    By Steven Breckler, PhD