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Psychology and the Aging Revolution

Author: Sarah Honn Qualls & Norman Abeles

Course Created: 2000

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 7 hours
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Course Summary

Psychology and the Aging Revolution examines the latest theories and research on how aging affects cognition, memory, social relationships, emotion, physical and mental health, and responses to psychotherapy.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. Psychology and the Aging Revolution
  2. Using the Gift of Long Life: Psychological Implications of the Age Revolution
  3. Neuropsychology and Cognitive Aging: What Have We Taught Each Other?
  4. Toward a Neuropsychology of Cognitive Aging
  5. Memory Changes in Adulthood
  6. Can Acquired Knowledge Compensate for Age-Related Declines in Cognitive Efficiency?
  7. Expressive, Physiological, and Subjective Changes in Emotion Across Adulthood
  8. What Is Being Optimized Over Development? A Self-Determination Theory and Basic Psychological Needs
  9. The Evolution of Social Relationships in Later Adulthood
  10. A Behavioral Medicine Perspective on Aging and Health
  11. Aging Research and Health: A Status Report
  12. Depression: Current Developments and Controversies
  13. Variations on Depression in Later Life
  14. Psychotherapy and Aging in the 21st Century: Integrative Themes

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the neurological effects of aging.
  • Describe the impact of aging on memory.
  • Explain the impact of aging on emotion.
  • Describe the impact of depression on older adults.
  • Explain the Behavioral Medicine Perspective on aging and health.


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