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The underlying theme throughout the course will be the interplay of physiological changes, cognitive changes, behavioral changes, societal expectations and the psychological impact on the aging adult. Current research will be integrated with real-life examples to create a greater picture of what it is like to be an older adult. Students will be exposed to the challenges that face these individuals and will observe how older adults are portrayed in literature and the media. Additionally, the course will present more than a conventional survey of the discipline by incorporating the theme of “positive aging” through the exploration of these milestones and challenges of aging.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology OR General Psychology, plus a course in human development or its equivalent. Completion of or currently taking Biology and the Brain, or a related course is recommended.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.
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