CARRIE ANDREOLETTI, Ph.D.

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Education and Interests

Dr. Andreoletti earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A. in Organizational Communication from Suffolk University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

She joined the Central faculty in 2004 and teaches Lifespan Development, Adult Development and Aging, Gerontology, and Positive Psychology. She is the Coordinator of Gerontology at CCSU and Co-chair of the Gerontology Minor Program. She enjoys sharing her passion for aging and gerontology with students with the hope that they might consider pursuing a career in the rapidly growing field of aging.

Her current research focuses on the benefits of intergenerational service learning for reducing age stereotypes in college students and older adults as well as for promoting well-being and generativity in older adults. Her research also examines the content of compound stereotypes, which take into consideration perceptions based on both gender and race in combination across the life span. Her past research has examined the influence of physical appearance stereotypes on behavior as well as the influence of age stereotypes and beliefs about aging on memory.

In her free time, Dr. Andreoletti enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband Dave, her son Malcolm, and their pets Emma (the corgi) and Zelda (the cat). She also enjoys good food, good music, and good movies in the company of family and friends.

 

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