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GER-5100 Adult Development and Aging

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the developmental processes acting within individuals from adulthood through old age. A biopsychosocial perspective provides the framework for understanding the various influences on adult development. Major developmental theories are examined to differentiate between normative and non-normative aging processes. Students evaluate both contemporary research and theoretical concepts as they study aging from demographic, historical, biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. Throughout the course, students examine and integrate the dynamic internal and external variables associated with successful aging to optimize developmental outcomes for the aging population.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2024, May 2024, Jul 2024, Jan 2025

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