Adulthood and Aging

This course will highlight selected concepts, theory, and research in adult psychological development. Topics will include research methods, cognitive development, physical development, friendship and romance, marriage and family, work and retirement, identity development, and death. Students will attend scheduled weekly class meetings, which include lecture and discussion. Additionally, students will make regular visits to a local senior care center. Visiting times to the local senior center will be arranged on an individual basis, depending on the schedule of individual students and senior center residents. Senior center is within walking/driving distance from campus.