Adulthood & Aging

This course will highlight selected concepts, theory, and research in adult psychological development. Topics include identity development, physical aging, marriage, and retirement. Students will attend scheduled weekly class meetings, which include lecture and discussion. Additionally, students will complete a service-learning project in partnership with a local senior care center. Pending the COVID protocols of the assisted living facility in January 2021, this project may require weekly visits or meetings with residents and/or staff of a local senior center. These visits or meetings would occur outside of regular class time and be arranged based on the schedule of each student and participating senior center residents and/or staff. Senior center is approximately 1.25 miles walking/driving distance of campus.