Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/4 credits)
A study of the psychological functioning of the aged adult. Examination of the psycho- physiological changes that occur with age that have an effect on the individual’s neural structure, biological functioning, cognitive abilities, personality development and social interactions. Consideration of the special methodological and research design problems of studying aging adults. The current research literature, along with text materials, will be discussed.