Prerequisite: both of the following: 82:160, 82:161, plus one of 82:274 or 82:275.

This course provides an overview of contemporary research and theory in the psychology of aging. The focus will be on contextual influences including social and cultural diversity on aging development. Topics will include a consideration of physiological changes, health, sensory processes, adaptation and coping, memory, learning, creativity, cognitive stages, wisdom as well as personality development, relationships, sexuality, work and retirement. Consideration will be given to factors related to optimal aging and well-being.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.