Course Abstract Details

PSYC-175, Psychology of Aging

Credits: 3

Course Description

PSYC-175, Psychology of Aging, introduces the normal psychological changes that occur during the life span with an emphasis on late adulthood. Emphasis is placed on behavior patterns and the changing needs of older adults and the elderly. The course includes study of adaptive processes, intervention techniques, strategies and availability of services. Major topics include: Changes in memory and cognition; Selective Optimization with Compensation; Personality (five factors); Psychopathologies found in late life, such as dementia; Psychosocial changes related to changing levels of care; and, Caregiving issues. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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