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PSY 3730 Aging

Course Description: PSY 3730 Aging is an introduction to the process of aging. It is a directed study in the biological, psychological, and psychosocial factors affecting the elderly.

Textbook: Adult Development and Aging; Schaie, K. W., & S. L. Willis. Prentice Hall.

Prerequisites: PSY 1700

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Major theories of aging
  • Process of death and dying
  • Life issues affecting adults
  • Ageism
  • Physical and mental disorders

Suggested Emphases:

  • Analysis of current conditions and their impact on the elderly
  • Identify examples of ageism in the media
  • Writing skills expected of a professionally employed adult

Helpful Documentation:

  • Resume
  • Related continuing education
  • Job descriptions
  • Community involvement, professional and personal
  • Volunteerism
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