PSY 4 Developmental Patterns in Adulthood.

Throughout life, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors change. Adulthood and aging are a culmination of lifespan development. How does our biological makeup interact with our physical and social surroundings to contribute to our actions and abilities? A scientific approach to the study of aging requires us to think critically in examining theories and research and to understand the contexts in which we develop and the contexts in which theories and research are conducted.

Prerequisite PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4) (MPF), or EDP 101 Critical Issues in the Psychology of the Learner (3) (MPF).

1. PSY 231 Developmental Psychology (3); and

2. PSY 334 Adulthood and Aging (3); and

3. BWS/GTY 472 Race, Ethnicity & Aging (3), or
GTY/FSW 466 The Family in Later Life (3), or
KNH 471 Sport, Leisure, and Aging (3), or
SOC/GTY/WGS 463 Gender and Aging (3)

Note: Not open to majors in the Department of Psychology. Majors in the Departments of Educational Psychology, Kinesiology and Health, and Sociology and Gerontology must select a minimum of nine hours outside their department of major.

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