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Deborah Finkel Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Crestview Hall 019
Phone: (812) 941-2668
dfinkel@ius.edu

Biography

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

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Psychology, Minor in Statistics
  • Bachelors

    • Centre College, Danville, KY, United States
    • Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychobiology & Applied Math

Professional Interests

Teaching

Adult Development and Aging, Behavior Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology, Methods of Survey Research, Grant Writing, Senior Seminar

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.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Finkel, D., & Pedersen, N. L.. (2014). Genetic and environmental contributions to the association between intraindividual variability in reaction time and cognitive function. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 21 (7), 746-764.
  • Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M., & Pedersen, N. L.. (2015). Sex differences in genetic and environmental influences on longitudinal change in functional ability in late adulthood. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 70 (5), 709-717.
  • Finkel, D., Davis, D. W., Turkheimer, E., & Dickens, W. T.. (2015). Applying biometric growth curve models to developmental synchronies in cognitive development: The Louisville Twin Study. Behavior Genetics, 45 (6), 600-609.
  • Finkel, D., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Pedersen, N. L. (2016). Temporal dynamics of motor functioning and cognitive aging.. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 71 (1), 109-116.
  • Finkel, D., Franz, C. E., Horwitz, B., Christensen, K., Gatz, M., Johnson, W., Kaprio, J., Korhonen, T., Niederheiser, J., Petersen, I., Rose, R. J., & Silventoinen, K. for the IGEMS consortium. (2016). Marital status moderates gender differences in genetic and environmental influences on subjective health. Behavior Genetics, 46 (1), 123-144.
  • Andel, R., & Finkel, D.. (2016). Effects of pre-retirement work complexity and post-retirement leisure activity on cognitive aging. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 71 (8), 849-856.
  • Finkel, D., Sternäng, O., & Wahlin, Å.. (2017). Genetic and environmental influences on longitudinal trajectories of functional biological age. Behavior Genetics, 47 (3), 375-382.

Books

  • Finkel,D., & Reynolds, C. A. (Eds.). (2014). Behavior genetics of cognition across the lifespan. New York: Springer.

Campus Events

Monday Bible Study

Monday Bible Study

January 24th, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Bullet Journal Workshop for Busy Students

Bullet Journal Workshop for Busy Students

January 24th, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Card Night Rush Event

Card Night Rush Event

January 24th, 2022

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

International Faculty Brown Bag with Yunmi Choi

International Faculty Brown Bag with Yunmi Choi

January 25th, 2022

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

Stop Following Me! Recognizing and Stopping Stalking

Stop Following Me! Recognizing and Stopping Stalking

January 25th, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Spectrum Spring 2022 Meetings

Spectrum Spring 2022 Meetings

January 25th, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Women’s Bible Study

Tuesday Women’s Bible Study

January 25th, 2022

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Malibu Jack’s Rush Event

Malibu Jack’s Rush Event

January 25th, 2022

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Ask Aaron: An Expert Tackles Your COVID-19 Questions

Ask Aaron: An Expert Tackles Your COVID-19 Questions

January 26th, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Joy of Teaching: Sumreen Asim

Joy of Teaching: Sumreen Asim

January 26th, 2022

12:25 PM - 1:10 PM

Meditation for Health and Wellness

Meditation for Health and Wellness

January 26th, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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