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Deborah Finkel

Professor of Psychology
Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
Dean of Research
Phone: (812) 941-2668
Office Location: CV 019

Academic Background

Doctorate:
University of Minnesota
Country: United States
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Psychology
Minor: Statistics
Bachelors:
Centre College
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Psychobiology & Applied Math

Biography

Dr. Finkel travels regularly to Sweden to collaborate with colleagues at the Karolinksa Institutet in Stockholm. She is currently involved in a multinational project involving colleagues from California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Scotland, Denmark, and Sweden.

Professional Interests

Teaching
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
Research
  • Applying the methods of behavior genetic analysis to investigations of cognitive aging and biological markers of the aging process
  • Applying methods of longitudinal analysis to twin data to investigate genetic and environmental influences on longitudinal change

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