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Psychology prof seeks participants for stereotype fighting study

People who are 50 years or older and who don’t have positive thoughts about aging may want to participate in a free workshop and research study that’s aimed at reducing negative thinking about getting older.

The workshop, which offers information and skills aimed at building inner strength and resilience, is being conducted by Anne Baird, an associate professor in Psychology. The workshop is part of her research study, which is funded by an internal grant from the University of Windsor.

Those who qualify and enroll in the study will come to the Psychological Services and Research Centre at 326 Sunset Avenue for 90-minute individual pre- and post-workshop sessions. All workshop sessions will be on Saturdays—September 15 and 22 and October 13—from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 332 Sunset Avenue.

Participants will receive $6 at the pre-workshop session. Those who complete all sessions will receive an additional $24 at the post-workshop session, as well as handouts and refreshments during sessions.

This study is for people age 50 years and up. Please call or e-mail Dr. Baird for more details and a telephone screening to see if you qualify: 519-253-3000, ext. 2234, abaird@uwindsor.ca. Voicemail and e-mail messages will be returned within 72 hours.

The research program has received clearance from the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board.