Adult Development

Course Code PSY-402
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

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.