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PSY 180 - Psychology of Aging - Summer Textbook - Welcome!

 
Welcome To The Psychology of Aging Summer Course
 
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This class will focus on the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from in late adulthood and through
the aging process. In this course students will examine the study of the theories and research methodology encompassing familial,
genetic, and socio-cultural influences on human development through late later life. Students should gain a theoretical and
methodological overview of the area of human growth and development, particularly regarding the physical, cognitive, and
psychosocial dimensions of human functioning. Students will also gain knowledge that will be applicable to an understanding of
themselves and those around them, especially the elderly. At the end of this course, students who have fully participated should be able
to:
  1. identify the major concepts, principles, controversies and research findings in late adulthood developmental psychology.
  2. describe and understand the major research methods used to study developmental processes during late adulthood, including the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
  3. describe and understand the major research methods used to study developmental processes during late adulthood, including the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
  4. comprehend and use the key constructs employed in evaluating research: principally, internal and external validity and reliability.
  5. analyze and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources.
  6. work collaboratively.
  7. apply their understanding of development in late adulthood to everyday life experiences.