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Psychology of Gerontology and Positive Aging Graduate Certificate:: Feature Courses
Focus on both experimental and theoretical approaches to the study of cognitive, personality, social, perceptual and physical development from conception to death.
Learn about the basic ADA law. that details accessibility for all, and the different medical disorders and diseases and the implications for the psychological health and impact on psychological functioning of individuals with these disorders.
Explore how ethical issues are applied to individuals in an organizational setting and the development and application of professional and business codes.
Investigate various topics in gerontology including physical and mental changes in older adults, transitions such as retirement, mental health issues for the older adult and health issues.
Consider the cognitive processes such as processing speed, attention, different forms of memory, and decision making, and how these processes change with age as you consider “optimal aging.”