This course is an in-depth exploration of psychological theories and their applications to appreciating and working with older adults. Students will have the opportunity to gain an increased understanding of their own personal development and self knowledge in the context of the life cycle and to explore feelings about the aging process. Classroom experiences that focus on enhancing communications skills will be designed to enable students to translate psychological theories and helping techniques to every day family and job-related encounters with older adults. Open to all majors.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|HSW 155 - Introduction to Aging or PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology or SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology|