Jul 13, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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PSYC 343 - Psychology of Aging

(3 cr) This course explores both the physiological and psychosocial correlates of the aging process. Topics include the sensory-motor, hormonal, biochemical, nutritional, and neurological aspects of aging; factors related to substance abuse, memory loss, attention deficits, delirium, and dementia; and key factors in the mental health of the elderly. Consideration is also given to cultural and social-political aspects of aging, as well as death and the process of dying. Prerequisites: PSYC 101  or permission of instructor.



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