The course will cover the social, cognitive, physical, and emotional
aspects of adulthood, family life, and growing older. The course covers
the lifespan from adolescence through death and takes a decidedly optimistic,
empowering perspective on growing older. It also provides a viewpoint to
individuals of any age on how they might best maximize healthy outcomes
for their remaining years.
For more detailed information take a look at the
syllabus and the course
Course grades are available also.
Prerequisite: Psyc 101 or instructor permissionCredits: 3
The course is upper division and presumes a basic understanding of
psychological concepts and research methods.
Welcome to Psych
419, Adult Development and Aging
The texts we are using are:
in Adulthood by Barbara Hanson Lemme (2005)
I've used this book for many years and students find it readable and
interesting. It takes an realistic, yet optimistic view of development
also read a short text about Morrie Schwartz, a college professor dying
from a progressive, terminal illness. He is visited weekly by a
student inspired by his rich philosophy of life and the story is written by
this student, Mitch Albom. This is a moving look at death and dying.
Tuesdays with Morrie: A old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson