PSY-222 - Gerontology

3 credits

This advanced course examines the major influences on the maturing adult's physical, cognitive, and social development up until the termination of life. An examination of the basic theories and contemporary research for this emerging field of study will be presented and examined. Topics covered will include the neuroscience and physical changes of aging as well as the new changing lifestyles and social relationships of this enlarging population in their "Golden Years." Also examined will be the components of healthful living, the aging process, and death and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.