Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology
Health: Science, Society, and Policy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Life-span development; midlife; aging; sense of control; adult personality; memory; health-promoting behaviors; intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning.
Professor Lachman's research is in the area of lifespan development with a focus on midlife and later life. Her current work is aimed at identifying psychosocial (e.g., sense of control) and behavioral (e.g., physical exercise) factors that can protect against, minimize, or compensate for declines in cognition (e.g., memory) and health. She is conducting studies to examine long-term predictors of psychological and physical health, laboratory-based experiments to identify psychological and physiological processes involved in aging-related changes, and intervention studies to enhance performance and promote adaptive functioning.
Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University, M.S.
Boston University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Residential Fellowship (2009-2010), Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2009)
American Psychological Association, Division 20-Adult Development and Aging, Distringuished Research Achievement Award (2003)
Editor, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2000 - 2003)
Archstone Foundation Award for Excellence in Program Innovation, American Public Health Association (1998)
Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division on Adult Development and Aging (1994)
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (1992)
Member, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Midlife Development (1989 - 2000)
|PSYC||37a||The Psychology of Adult Development and Aging|
|PSYC||130b||Life Span Development: Early and Middle Adulthood|
|PSYC||302a||Proseminar in Brain, Body, and Behavior II|