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AL5060 - Psychology of Adulthood

Credits: 3
This course is repeatable.

This course takes a life-span developmental approach to adulthood in contemporary American society and includes the major theoretical perspectives regarding developmental transitions and age-related tasks. The course seeks to acquaint the student with seven broad themes of adult development: 1. Theory; 2. Research; 3. Changes that occur within oneself throughout adulthood – physical, cognitive, health, social; 4. Personality characteristics; 5. Meaning in life; 6. Stages and pointers for a successful journey; 7. Death and dying. Students use their own life experiences as a context for creating understanding in these seven areas.