PSYC355: Adulthood & Aging will allow you to examine both the basic research findings and the theoretical issues that compose the scientific study of the human adult aging process.
You will examine adulthood and aging from several perspectives, including biopsychological and sociocultural. You will concentrate on the individual as well as how the individual functions within a specific context (i.e., spouse, family and friends).
As you progress through this course, you will learn about your own development and how complex this is. No matter what your age, a course in adulthood and aging will give you a unique perspective on what aging is all about and give you insight and knowledge about how to deal with your own aging or what to do to anticipate your own aging.
We are all living longer and healthier, and estimates indicate that the fastest growing segment of our population is adults over the age of 65. Even more fascinating is the fact that another fast-growing age group is those over the age of 100! Imagine, what would it be like to live to be 100? Is this something you desire?
Regardless of your answers to these questions, PSYC355: Adulthood & Aging will allow for a personal and professional examination of the issues relevant for knowing about and using information directly related to aging and adulthood.
Required Textbooks & Materials
Hoyer, W. J., & Roodin, P. A. (2003). Adult development and aging. (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-6-9736202-5.
Lessons & Exams
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
3 Proctored Exams
The assignments include a quiz consisting of multiple-choice or true/false questions and a short-essay question. The exams will consist of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams, is subject to change without notice.