Fall 2007

Psychology of Aging

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-36

Faculty

Lisa A. Raskin (Section 01)

Description

An introduction to the psychology of aging. Course material will focus on the behavioral changes which occur during the normal aging process. Age differences in learning, memory, perceptual and intellectual abilities will be investigated. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the neural correlates and cognitive consequences of disorders of aging such as Alzheimer's disease. Course work will include systematic and structured observation within a local facility for the elderly. Requisite: Psychology 11 or 12. Limited to 20 students. First semester. Professor Raskin.