Elizabeth Zelinski

Professor of Gerontology and Psychology
Email zelinski@usc.edu Office GER 346D Office Phone (213) 740-4918


  • summa cum laude, Pace University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, USC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Zelinski’s research interests include memory and cognitive changes in the elderly,longitudinal studies, and psychology of aging. Dr. Zelinski is the principal investigator of the Long Beach Longitudinal Study. This study evaluates cognition, memory and language comprehension in older adults as well as the relationship between peoples’ perceptions of their memory ability and their actual performance, and how these change as people grow old.