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  • Course | GERN 5002Psychological and Social Aspects of Aging


This course will provide an overview of normal psychological and social processes affecting the older adult. The effects of aging on personality, learning, memory, intelligence and creativity will be explored.

Pertinent psycho/social issues facing elders will be discussed and include: relationships with adult children, sexuality, love in later life, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and questioning) and aging, widowhood, loneliness, caregiving, retirement, death, dying and end-of-life issues.

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