About the Author
JOAN T. ERBER, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University, where she was a recipient of a State University System Professorial Excellence Program award. Her research on aging and memory and how stereotypes influence our perceptions of older adults has been published in journals such as Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, and Experimental Aging Research. In addition to Aging and Older Adulthood, she co-authored Great Myths of Aging (Wiley-Blackwell). Professor Erber is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She is past President of APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging).