Scott Maitland

Scott Maitland
Graduate Coordinator & Associate Professor, FRHD
Email: 
smaitlan@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x56156
Office: 
Macdonald Institute, Room 225

Research interests: adulthood and aging, and the application of advanced methods (e.g., structural, latent mean, latent transition and growth curve modeling, and measurement equivalence) to study life span developmental processes

Area: Family Relations and Human Development

Description of research: My research interests lie in the substantive areas of personality, health and well-being, gambling and other risk behaviors.  He is particularly interested in examining patterns of intra-individual change and inter-individual differences regardless of the substantive topic.

Accepting graduate students:

Fall 2018: Yes

Fall 2019: Yes 

Dr. Maitland's research interests include life-span developmental psychology, adulthood and aging, personality, and the application of advanced methods (e.g., structural, latent mean, latent transition and growth curve modeling, and measurement equivalence) to study developmental processes. 

I am particularly interested in examining patterns of intraindividual change and interindividual differences regardless of the substantive topic. I completed my graduate training at The Pennsylvania State University, working with K. Warner Schaie on the Seattle Longitudinal Study.  I also did post-doctoral studies in the Psychology Department at University of Victoria, working on the Victoria Longitudinal Study.  During this time I developed collaborations with the Betula Project of Memory, Health and Aging in Umeå, Sweden and the Kungsholmen Project in Stockholm, Sweden.

Substantive interests: health and illness; cognition, intellectual abilities and memory; personality and well-being; volunteering in late life; and trajectories and changes in gambling behavior across the lifespan. 

Research Interests: modeling temperament and character; stability and change in personality over the lifespan; perceptions and beliefs of older volunteers and studies of psychological and physical benefits of volunteering in older adults; stability and transitions in problem gambling behaviors across the lifespan; and most recently, a longitudinal study of risk behaviors and gambling in youth and emerging adulthood and an intervention study of self-excluded gamblers.

PhD (Human Development and Family Studies) - The Pennsylvania State University, 1997

Master's (Human Development and Family Studies) - The Pennsylvania State University, 1993