Credit Hours: 3Department: Gerontology
Psychology of Aging
This is a graduate level seminar on the psychology of aging. The course will focus on many of the major topics and theories relevant to understanding the aging process. It focuses on health behaviors, sensation and perception, cognitive abilities, personality, social interactions, motivation and emotion, psychological disorders, end of life issues, and successful aging. The course examines the topics above from a normal aging perspective, atypical aging, successful aging, and demonstrates the interrelationships between the topics to address the aging individual. The course will also focus on the methods used to conduct psychological research with an aging population.