Spring 2020 - PSYC 357 D100

Adulthood and Aging (3)

Class Number: 7569

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    BLU 10011, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2020
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 250 or acceptance into the diploma program in gerontology.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • (weighting may be changed at the instructor’s discretion)
  • Midterm Exam 1: 30%
  • Midterm Exam 2: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%

NOTES:

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Whitbourne, Susan Krauss, Canadace Konnert. Loose-leaf Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, Binder Ready Version.  J. Wiley and Sons.
ISBN: 978-1-119-04542-7

Registrar Notes:

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