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California State University, Long Beach
Department Of Human Development
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Pamela Roberts

Pamela Roberts, Ph.D.

Research Interests

In the past few years, most of Dr. Robert’s research has focused on the use of the world wide web in bereavement. New projects include research on the disposition of cremated remains by individuals with no family history of cremation and the proliferation of In Memoriam signs in automobile windows. Her other research interests include social cognition and aging, as well as gender differences in aging.


M.A. (1977) in Applied Behavioral Analysis (Psychology) from the Western Michigan University, M.A. (1978) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, Ph.D. (1979) in Educational Psychology/ Human Development (specialization in gerontology) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison


HDEV 320:

Research Methods

HDEV 357I:

Approaches to Adulthood and Aging

HDEV 300I :

Death and Dying

HDEV 470 :

Seminar and Practicum.