PSY 402 Adult Development

All of us hold beliefs about what it means to be an adult and what it means to grow old. In this course, students examine their beliefs in light of scientific evidence on adult development and aging. Theories and empirical findings related to changes in physical, cognitive, personality, and social processes are examined. Contextual influences of family, culture, and historical era are emphasized. A recurrent theme is the tremendous diversity and individual variability in aging. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 105 or PSY 11 or PSY 102, Antirequisite: PSY 22B Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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