2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HS 453 - The Psychology of Aging

Psychological theories of aging and development are used as a basis for considering the major role changes and adjustments confronting older adults. Topics include the normal challenges posed by retirement, family relationships, sexuality, sensory changes, intellectual and memory changes, and loss. The second part of the course addresses issues of mental health, depression, and dementia experienced by many older adults. Specific counseling approaches and other therapeutic interventions are also presented.

This course is applicable to the liberal arts requirements of the curriculum.
1 semester 3 credits.