Alfred Kaszniak


Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Arizona

Head, Department of Psychology
Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry

Dr. Kaszniak received his Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Illinois in 1976, and completed an internship in clinical neuropsychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He is currently Director of Clinical Neuropsychology, and a Professor in the departments of psychology, neurology and psychiatry, and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at The University of Arizona. He also serves as Director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Education Core, and as Chief Academic Officer for the Mind and Life Institute. He was formerly Head of the Department of Psychology (2002-2010) and Director of the UA Center for Consciousness Studies (1998-2002). His research, published in over 160 journal articles, chapters and books, has been supported by grants from the NIH, NIMH, NSF, and several private foundations. His work has focused on the neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s disease, age-related neurological disorders, memory self-monitoring, the biological bases of emotion, and the psychophysiology of meditation. Dr. Kaszniak has served on the editorial boards of several journals in neuropsychology and the psychology of aging, has been an advisor to several national institutes and agencies concerned with aging and Alzheimer’s disease. He is a Past-President of the Section on Clinical Geropsychology of the American Psychological Association.


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