Dr. Grace I. L. Caskie

Room A229

My research broadly focuses on the links between health, cognition, and well-being in older adults. Most recently, I have been investigating how ageist attitudes, older adult health, trainee personal characteristics, and training factors influence psychology trainees' interest and expectations about working with older adult clients. In 2022, one of my publications won the Mather Institute Innovative Research on Aging Award (https://ed.lehigh.edu/news-events/news/reversing-ageism). Some of my most recent publications include:

  • Caskie, G. I. L., *Canell, A. E., & *Bashian, H. M. (accepted). Identifying specific gaps in knowledge of aging and examining its relation to biases toward older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. (Accepted October 9, 2023)
  • Caskie, G. I. L., *Bashian, H. M., & *Voelkner, A. R. (in press). Effect of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and gender on ageist attitudes, aging anxiety, and emotional reactions to older adults. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnad093 (Advance online publication, July 12, 2023)
  • Caskie, G. I. L., *Sutton, M. C., & *Voelkner, A. R. (in press). Counseling and clinical psychology doctoral trainees’ attitudes toward and interest in working with older adult clients. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. (Advance online publication, December 22, 2022) https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2022.2160978
  • *Voelkner, A. R., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2023). Awareness of age-related change and its relationship with cognitive functioning and ageism. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 30(5), 802-821. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2022.2088682 (Advance online publication, June 16, 2022.)
  • *Root, E. Z., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2023). The associations between e-health literacy, barriers to mental health services, and psychological distress in older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 42(5), 951-961. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648221146775 (Advance online publication, December 21, 2022.)
  • *Bashian, H. M., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2023). Older adult health condition moderates how middle-aged adults’ ageist attitudes and aging anxiety relate to their compassion for and emotional distance from older adults. Experimental Aging Research, 49(3), 252-270. http://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2022.2091329 (Advance online publication, June 28, 2022.)
  • *Detwiler, B. P., Caskie, G. I. L., & Johnson, N. L. (2023). It’s complicated: Minority stress, social support, in-group social contact, and sexual minority older adults’ well-being. The Gerontologist, 63(2), 350-360. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnac092 (Advance online publication, June 30, 2022.)
  • Caskie, G. I. L., *Patterson, S. L., & *Voelkner, A. R. (2022). Trainees’ clinical bias differs by older adult client health status: The relation with ageism and aging anxiety. Clinical Gerontologist, 45(2), 351-365. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2021.2019863
  • *Canell, A. E., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2022). Emerging adult caregivers: Quality of contact, ageism, and future caregiving. The Gerontologist, 62(7), 984-993. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab173 (Advance online publication, November 2021.)

In addition, I use my skills as a quantitative psychologist and statistical consultant to collaborate with colleagues in the College of Education on a variety of topics (e.g., numeracy skill development; understanding predictors of academic and behavioral performance; mathematics problem-solving).

I am currently the faculty coordinator for admissions to the on-campus master's and doctoral counseling programs. I am happy to answer questions you may have about these programs or the application requirements (please email me at caskie@lehigh.edu). For admissions questions about the online master's program in international school counseling, please contact Dr. Christopher Liang (ctl212@lehigh.edu). Questions about or requests for doctoral licensure verification should be directed to the doctoral program training director, Dr. Susan Woodhouse (woodhouse@lehigh.edu).