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PSY 254 Devel Psy: Adulthood & Aging

This course will provide an overview of the theoretical perspectives and empirical findings throughout the study and history of aging from mid- to late adulthood. Topics include biological underpinnings of aging and health, trajectories of memory and intellectual functioning across older adulthood, cognitive decline and growth in old age, personality and coping, social interactions, love, employment, retirement, mental health and aging, bereavement, caregiving, death and dying, as well as successful aging. Prerequisite: successful completion of PSY 101, PSY 110, or PSY 111 with a C or better. Spring