Are two heads really better than one? Do good friends actually make aging easier?

Dr. JoNell Strough, an associate professor of psychology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, has introduced a research study to find out.

Shes seeking same-gender pairs of friends, aged 60 or older, to participate in her study on collaborative problem-solving among older adults.

The National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health is funding the study, which seeks to understand how friends work alone or with each other to solve everyday tasks.

Friends who participate in the study will attend one session together and answer a brief survey.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Kelly L. Snyder in the Department of Psychology online at or 304-293-2001.