Course Topics

PSYC 130 General Psychology
An introduction to the field of psychology intended for both majors and non-majors. Topics covered include social processes, personality, emotional disorders, development, thinking, testing, learning, motivation, perception, psychobiology, and animal behavior.

PSYC 185 Young as You Feel: Psyc Aging
This seminar will introduce students to the study of adult development and aging. We will discuss the physical, cognitive, and social changes that effect individuals aged 60 to 95, and examine some current findings in aging research. In addition, we will consider how external influences contribute to ageism and shape our expectations of growing older in the 21st Century.

PSYC 240 Developmental Psychology
Developmental psychology is the branch of psychology that studies how people change as they age. This course focuses on the description, prediction, and explanation of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of age-related change, from conception to old age.

PSYC 245 Psychology of Aging
This course will explore the psychological aspects of growing older in the 21st century. Students will be introduced to the current theories in aging research and will gain an understanding of the methodologies used to study the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in individuals over the age of sixty. The lectures, readings, and discussions will address a variety of topics including what constitutes normal aging, memory impairments, how individuals cope with illness and loss, and frameworks for preserving physical and mental health.