Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
- American Psychological Association, Division 20: Adult Development and Aging; Division 52: International Psychology
- Gerontological Society of America
- Society for Applied Research in Memory Cognition
- International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review
- Ph.D., Lifespan Development Psychology, University of Florida, Graduate Certificate in Social Science Methodology
- M.S., Lifespan Developmental Psychology, University of Florida, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
- B.S., Psychology with Honors, University of Florida, Gerontology Minor
- Charles L. Cahill Award for Faculty Research & Development, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW); (2004-5 & 2005-6)
- Center for Teaching Excellence Travel Award, UNCW
- Faculty International Travel Award, International Programs, UNCW
- Travel Awards, College of Liberal Arts and Science & Department of Psychology, University of Florida
- Over 15 years teaching in the fields of psychology and lifespan development
- Psychology and Lifespan Human Development
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS:
- Lifespan development psychology and successful aging
- Functions of autobiographical memory
- Relationship-defining memories across adulthood
- Psychological outcomes of remembering life events
- Alea, N. & Bluck, S. (2012). When does meaning-making predict well-being? Examining young and older adults in two cultures. Memory. Special issue: Costs and Benefits to Meaningmaking.
- Bluck, S. & Alea, N. (2011). Crafting the TALE: Construction of a measure to assess the functions of autobiographical remembering. Memory, 19, 470-486.
- Bluck, S., Alea, N., & Demiray, B. (2010). You get what you need: the psychosocial functions of remembering. In J. Mace (Ed.), The act of remembering: Toward an understanding of how we recall the past (pp. 284-307). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell
- Alea, N. (under review). “Bring back de ole time days”: Why Trinidadians remember. To appear in J. Rawlins (Ed.) Ageing in Trinidad and Tobago and the Wilder Caribbean.
- Alea, N., Ali, S., & Arneaud, M. J. (under review). Over the hill and still “liming”: Psychological well-being in young, middle-aged, and older adult Trinidadians. Journal of the Department of Behavioural Sciences. Special issue: Health, Well-Being and Development in the Caribbean.
- Alea, N., Arneaud, M. J., Ali, S. (revise and resubmit). The quality of self, social, and directive memories: Are there adult age group differences? International Journal of Behavioural Development.