Dr. Daniel Bernstein received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II award to study lifespan cognition
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March 18, 2013
KPU instructor receives Canada Research Chair Tier II award to study lifespan cognition
(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) psychology instructor, Dr. Daniel Bernstein, has received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II award to study lifespan cognition; this is KPU’s first CRC.
The research, which is funded until 2017, will benefit academics, the public, and hopefully policy makers. Dr. Bernstein’s CRC in lifespan cognition will combine cognitive and developmental psychology to study perspective taking across the human lifespan. The work develops well-needed methods for studying lifespan cognitive development, and uses these methods to test theories of perspective taking in preschoolers, school-age children, younger adults and older adults.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity at Kwantlen to pursue my research interests in lifespan cognition, and hope that this research will yield insights into how our thinking changes as we age,” said Dr. Bernstein.
“The awarding of KPU’s first Canada Research Chair to Dr. Bernstein not only recognizes his excellence in the field of Cognitive Psychology, but is indicative of the growth of research at the institution,” said Dr. Jason Dyer, associate vice president, research, KPU. “Dr. Bernstein’s award will allow undergraduate students to gain research experience with one of the world’s recognized leaders in false memory; both enhancing their undergraduate learning and developing their skills to become critical thinkers of the future.”
The Canada Research Chairs program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. The CRC Tier II award supports research for a five-year period and may be renewed once.
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