This course examined adult development from the perspective of life-span theory — a conceptual framework that views development as a series of adaptations to physical, societal and individual resources and constraints. Students learned about demographic and medical changes, ways that individuals typically change socially, emotionally and cognitively as they move through adulthood. Students also gained an understanding of the conceptual foundations of the life-span approach and place aging of young people today in historical context.
As part of the course, each student moderated his or her own blog.
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