PSYC 3353 – Topics in the Psychology of Aging

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course examines the nature, causes and implications of developmental changes across the middle and later adult years. Following a basic overview of theoretical perspectives and research methods used in the area, the course will look at age-related changes in physiological, psychological, and social functioning. Diversity in later adulthood is also discussed, as it is reflected in gender and in cultural, lifestyle and individual variability.

Prerequisite: Psychology 1104 or 1105.

Recommended Preparation: Ten credit courses including Psychology 1104 or 1105.

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