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Psychology 429

PSYC 429: Maturity and Aging

Prerequisites: PSYC 121

Credit Hours: (3)

Examines aging process and resultant changes in psychomotor skills, learning, thinking and intelligence, employment and productivity, personality, maladjustment and life review.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

1. Introduction
2. Young Adulthood

a. physical development
b. personality, and social development
c. marriage/parenthood
d. vocational development
e. intellectual development

3. Middle Adulthood

a. physical development
b. personality and social development
c. the family
d. vocational development
e. intellectual development

4. Old Age

a. physical development
b. personality and social development
c. the family
d. retirement
e. intellectual development

5. Death and Bereavement

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Lecture, videotapes, possible student presentations.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

The students continue to acquire a knowledge base with respect to the lifespan development beyond child psychology and adolescent psychology.

 

Assessment Measures

Graded assignments may include in-class tests, a final examination, pop quizzes, the assignment and presentation of exercises, and projects, and projects, and class preparation and participation.

 

Other Course Information

None

 

Review and Approval

September 2001 Updated and put in new format Dr. Alastair V. E. Harris