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Georgia Tech Psychology Professor Addresses Aging at W&L

Anderson Smith, Regents Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology, will lecture on memory and aging  on Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Washington and Lee Universit’s Elrod Commons.

Smith is a member of W&L’s Class of 1966. His lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “There are Three Changes with Aging. The First is Memory, but the Other Two I Forget.”

Smith has written or co-edited 76 articles and books, including “Working Memory and the Strategic Control of Attention in Older and Younger Adults” (2012) in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and “Inadvertent Plagiarism in Young and Older Adults” (2007) in  Memory and Cognition.

His research interests are in the area of cognitive aging and he has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute Mental Health for more than 25 years.

In 2011, he received the APA Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging. In 1997, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Division of Adult Development and Aging of the American Psychological Association .

Smith has served on the National Advisory Council on Aging and has been elected Fellow of APA, the Association for Psychological Science and the Gerontological Society.  He is also an affiliate scientist at the Yerkes National Primate Center at Emory University. He is the former editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Smith received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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