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GRAD > GERON GR > 628

Psychology of Aging

Description:
This course focuses on psychosocial processes throughout the second half of life, from middle age through the "young old" and "old old" years. It addresses both normal aging and psychopathology. Of special concern is the question of whether there are any systematic intrinsic psychological or personality changes associated with development in later life. The course also focuses on the processes used to cope with age-associated transitions ranging from the empty nest to impending death. It explores theoretical models for understanding coping and adaptation, developmental changes, and psychopathology. Other topics include clarification of the causes and nature of the most common psychopathologies, depression, and Alzheimer's disease; and the psychodynamics of institutionalization and family care of the very old.

Offered in:

2015 Fall

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 13225
M
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07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
Connors,Heather L ON-LINE More Info

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 6672
M
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06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Connors,Heather L ON-LINE More Info

2016 Spring

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 4385 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM Boerner,Kathrin W03-0125 More Info

2016 Summer

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01A 2140
M
-
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Connors,Heather L ON-LINE More Info