PSY 530 Psychology of Aging
3 Semester Units
Psychology of Aging takes a multidisciplinary perspective on highlighting the diversities of the aging experience related to the cultural, biological, physiological, emotional, cognitive, economic, and social aspects of aging. Special emphasis is given to understanding the dynamic interactions between older people and the physical, psychological and social dimensions of their lives.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of changing demographics of the U.S. aging population.
- Identify global trends in aging, including the countries that are aging faster than others and what can be learned from them.
- Comprehend normal physiological changes associated with aging, including changes in organ and sensory systems.
- Differentiate the kinds of loss that older adults may experience, including non-death related losses.
- Identify limitations of current policies and future directions for long-term services and supports.