Dr. Emily Schryer joins HDEV

The Department of Human Development is thrilled to welcome Dr. Emily Schryer!


Dr. Emily Schryer joins the Department of Human Development as an Assistant Professor. Having earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2012, Dr. Schryer conducts research in the area of adult aging and development with a focus on sociocultural and cognitive factors that affect successful adaptation to aging. She is involved in diverse projects exploring a) how adults of different ages remember and evaluate their personal experiences, b) how individuals compensate for normal age-related changes in cognition, and c) age differences in experiences and prevalence of fraud, scam and financial abuse. She most recently worked as a visiting fellow in the Department of Gerontology at UMASS Boston on a longitudinal project examining the effects of driving cessation on the well-being of older adult drivers with vision loss, as well as their friends and family members. She loves music – particularly opera and jazz, and loves to read. You may spot her wandering around campus and reading a book at the same time.