Fall 2019 - PSYC 357 D100
Adulthood and Aging (3)
Class Number: 9890
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor:Wendy Loken Thornton
Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 250 or acceptance into the diploma program in gerontology.
Considers human development from young adulthood to old age. Included are theories of adult development and aging; environmental and biological factors in aging; and the effects of aging on sensation, perception, learning, cognition, personality, psychopathology, and social relations.
This course will provide a survey of biopsychosocial aspects of adult development, with an emphasis on aging. Topics to be covered will include: why we age, methodologies in aging research, physical and sensory changes over the adult lifespan, neurobiology of aging, age-related chronic disease and health, age-related changes in cognition (intelligence, language, attention, memory), personality and relationships in adulthood, mental health issues and treatment in aging, successful aging, age-related dementias (i.e., Alzheimer's disease) and death and dying.
- (weighting may be changed at the instructor’s discretion)
- Midterm Exam 1: 30%
- Midterm Exam 2: 30%
- Final Exam: 40%
Whitbourne, Susan Krauss, Canadace Konnert. Loose-leaf Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, Binder Ready Version. J. Wiley and Sons.
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