PSY 228◊ Psychology of Adulthood & Aging

3 credits

An integration of theory and empirical research and practical applications as they relate to the study of changes in biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains of development, including early, middle, and late adulthood. Attention is given to the continuity of development from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. An emphasis is placed on the normal and pathological changes associated with aging, along with the problems confronted by the aged. Areas covered are sensation and perception, learning and memory, intelligence, creativity and wisdom, personality, emotions, and motivation, generational relationships, work and leisure, social support, long-term care, death and dying.

Prerequisite: PSY 100◊ or consent of instructor

Lecture: 3 hours — IAI: S6 905