Py206 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

Py206 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging                 4 credits
This course aims to expose students to information about physiological, psychological and social factors which influence one’s experience of early adulthood, families, middle adulthood and later adulthood. Theories of life-span development will be explored. Variables such as marital status, educational level, gender, childbearing status, ethnicity, and culture will be examined for their influences on the experience of adult development and aging. Different approaches to research in the area of adult development will be presented, and students will have the opportunity to engage in original research. Prerequisite: Py150 or approval of Division Chair.