IAFOR IAB Executive Council Member Professor Dexter Da Silva talks to Professor James McNally, who spoke about the impact of family support on the mental health of the elderly as a Featured Speaker at The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2015 (ACP2015).
Prof. Da Silva and Prof. McNally focus their discussion on NACDA research findings, specifically on data acquired on the aging Asian population of the United States. They discuss the issues surrounding “Model Minority Stereotyping” and the negative impact it has had on understanding the needs of the U.S. Asian community. The discussion also comments on the benefits of co-residence and various aging studies taking place around the world.
James W. McNally is the Director of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation. He is also Conference Chair for The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2016 (AGen2016) to be held in Kobe, Japan.
Dr. Dexter Da Silva is currently Professor of Educational Psychology at Keisen University in Tokyo. He has taught EFL at junior high school, language schools, and universities in Sydney, and for the past two decades has been living and teaching at the tertiary level in Japan.