GISW PSYCH 3204/5204 Psychology of Aging -- 3 unit(s)

Analysis of the factors affecting adult development and aging. Emphasis on physiological, cognitive, sensory, personality and interpersonal changes occurring with age.

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Course syllabus
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Course notes
Course credit can be applied to the Iowa School Health Education Teaching Endorsement (as an elective course).

GIS Web IconThis course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.

UNI students: PSYCH 1001; junior standing
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Social Sciences distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Elaine Eshbaugh, Associate Professor

Papalia, D. E., Sterns, H. L., Feldman, R. D., & Camp, C. J. Adult Development and Aging. 2007. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Winakur, J. Memory Lessons. 2008. Hyperion.

Snowdon, D. Aging with grace: What the nun study teaches us about leading longer, healthier, and more meaningful lives. 2002. New York: Bantam Books.

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