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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 20, 2017
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Joan Norris

Dr. Joan Norris

Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3324
Fax: 519-884-1020
Office Location: 1-102 Woods Building
Office Hours: by appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

Hon. B.A. English and Psychology  University of Waterloo  1974

M.A. Psychology  University of Waterloo                           1977

Ph.D.Psychology  University of Waterloo                           1979


Joan E. Norris is Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Professor of Psychology. She has studied and taught adult development for nearly 30 years and has published widely in the field. She has a special interest in successful aging and is a Registered Psychologist with the Ontario College of Psychologists. Joan has served as Psychology Editor for the Canadian Journal on Aging and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She is currently a member of the executive of both the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies and the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. Her research on family relationships and socialization has been funded generously by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Health Canada, and the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. Joan is very proud to have supervised 25 graduate students and taught courses in adult development and aging to more than 2000 undergraduate students.

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Additional Information

Research Interests

    Adult development and aging
    Intergenerational family relationships

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