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PSY 214 - Psychology of Adulthood

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: PSY 101  

This course studies physical, cognitive, emotional and social issues from young adulthood to the last years of life. Topics include significant adult-life crises, coping strategies, marital status, vocational choice, the family and sexuality.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define personal identity as an adult.
  2. Analyze early, middle and late adulthood’s physical and mental health issues, neurocognitive changes, social adjustments, grandparenting, financial issues and retirement.
  3. Describe the grief processes.
  4. Explain the scientific method and various research methods used by researchers of adults, including the ethical guidelines and implications of using adults as subjects in research.
  5. List standards for child, adolescent and adult behavior
Listed Topics
  1. The meaning of adulthood
  2. Development of intimacy
  3. Value of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
  4. Shared roles in marriage and partnerships
  5. Physical, mental, cognitive and emotional changes in adulthood
  6. What it means to be old
  7. Financial and lifestyle adjustments in adulthood and retirement
  8. Stereotyping of the aged
  9. Living arrangements and community services available for the aged
  10. Preparing to die
  11. Bereavement in families
  12. Research methods and ethical principles of research
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, internet, handouts and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citzenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019

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