SCOTT A. BASS is Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he also holds academic appointments of Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Policy Sciences. Dr. Bass is an expert in the field of gerontology and has published over fifty book chapters and thirty monographs or research reports on aging and aging policy.
BERTRAM J. COHLER is William Rainey Harper Professor, The College, the Committee on Human Development, and the Department of Psychology, University of Chicago. Together with Robert Galatzer-Levy, he is author of The Course of Lesbian and Gay Lives: Psychoanalytic and Social Perspectives.
ROSE DOBROF is Brookdale Professor of Gerontology at Hunter College. She was the founding Director of the Hunter/ Brookdale Center on Aging and was a member of the faculty at the Hunter College School of Social Work from 1964 until 1975.
DAVID GUTMANN, as an academic psychologist, studies the normal development of the aging personality in this and other cultures. As a clinical psychologist, he studies the abnormal psychology of aging—particularly those conditions that result