Research Lab: Health, Cognition and Aging Lab
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: Clinical Health Psychology, Aging, Physical Activity Among Those With and Without Alzheimer’s Disease
Broadly, I am interested in health behaviors and the bio-behavioral effects of physical activity in older adults. I am particularly interested in investigating biomarker changes resultant from Tai Chi exercise in cognitive function and overall health and wellbeing. Additionally, I am interested in these effects among those with and without Alzheimer’s disease.
Bevan, A. L., Maxfield, M., & Bultmann, M. N. (2013). The effects of age and death awareness on intended healthy behaviours. Psychology and Health, doi: 10.1080/08870446.2013.859258
Selected Poster Presentations:
Bevan, A., Bultmann, M. N., & Maxfield, M., (2014, February). The Effects of Age and Death Awareness on Health-Promoting Behaviors. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Austin, Texas.
Bevan, A. & Maxfield, M. (2012, November). The Role of Age and Mindfulness in Past and Future Health-Promoting Behaviors. Gerontological Society of America (GSA). San Diego, California.
Bevan, A. & Maxfield, M. (2012, April). The Role of Cognitive and Emotional Variables between Intended and Actual Health Protective Behaviors in Older Adults. Cognitive Aging Conference (CAC). Atlanta, Georgia.
Bevan, A. & Kilbourn, K. (2009, April). Exercise Assessment, Emotional
Concerns and Locus of Control in the Head and Neck Cancer Population. Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA). Denver, Colorado.
Foster, S., Bevan, A., & Kilbourn, K. (2009, February). Support Services, Health Behaviors and Locus of Control in the Head and Neck Cancer Population. American Psychological Oncology Symposium (APOS). New Orleans, Louisiana.