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Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults

Unit Code: PSY5016

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6

Description:

This course provides a broad overview of the major theories, research methods; empirical findings; and aspects of clinical practice within the psychology of aging from the perspectives of various divisions of psychology (e.g., cognitive, developmental, personality; clinical; social; health). Students will also conduct structured interviews with older adults on an individual level to reinforce factual information presented in required readings and weekly lectures/discussions. Collaborative research teams will analyze and interpret the data resulting from the older adult interviews. Self-exploration of students’ own aging will also be encouraged.