Faculty and Staff
Robert J. Maiden
Professor Psychology
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center 423H
Department: Psychology & Communication  
Office Hours:
Tue: 9:20 - 10:10
Wed: 10:20 - 12:10

Fri: 9:20 - 10:10
Phone: 607.871.2851  
Robert J. Maiden
B.A.: English Literature
University of Michigan, 1969

Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology
New School for Social Research, 1980


Joined the Faculty in 1982.

Dr. Maiden serves as the Director of the program leading to the B.A. degree in Gerontology. A Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and a Diplomate-Fellow in psychopharmacology (certified by International College of Prescribing Psychologists), he maintains a part-time practice as a licensed clinical psychologist dealing with marriage, family and child issues, alcohol and substance abuse, and geriatric problems. He is an author or co-author of numerous journal articles, several book chapters on counseling grandparents rearing their grandchildren, and co-author of a book that deals with various aspects of the aging experience in rural settings. Dr. maiden is an avid presenter at professional conferences. He has presented over 100 papers at state, national, and international conferences. Many of these presentations were co-authored by students. Dr. Maiden welcomes students into his lab and as research collaborators.

Classes Taught

Introduction to Adult Development and Aging
Addictions and Drug Use
Communication & Counseling Skills
Health Psychology
Clinical Procedures
Clinical Practicum

Public Policy and Aging


Current Research

Community Mental Health
Rural Aging and Public Policy
Individual Differences in Personality

Well-Being in Retirement


Competencies in Gerontology and Student Learning Outcomes

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