PHS PHS400 - Psychology of Aging

(Credits: 3)

This course will focus on adult development and aging and the mental health and social difficulties faced by older adults.  Students will review research literature on the psychology of aging from physiological, cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral frames.  Students will also examine the aging process in conjunction with changes in health and vitality, intellectual functioning, personality and adjustment, and the individual’s role in the family and society.  Particular attention will be given to access and availability of social systems related to the care and welfare of the typically and atypically aging population and the field of clinical geropsychology.