Fall 2020 - PSYC 357 D100
Adulthood and Aging (3)
Class Number: 3163
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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.
- Tentative breakdown (weighting may be changed at the instructor’s discretion)
- Midterm Exam 1: 30%
- Midterm Exam 2: 30%
- Final Exam: 40%
This course is being taught asynchronous and all exams will only use the first two hours of scheduled class time.
Whitbourne, Susan Krauss, Canadace Konnert. Loose-leaf Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, Binder Ready Version. J. Wiley and Sons.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).