Psychology of aging

lpsys2738  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Psychology of aging
5 crédits
45.0 h
Thèmes abordés
  • Theories (and methods) of lifespan development and aging
  • Long-term effects of early childhood
  • Midlife
  • Health disparities across the lifespan
  • Biological aging, menopause and hormone replacement therapy
  • Cognitive aging - preclinical dementia/mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease
  • Stress and cognition in older adults
  • Applied cognitive aging research
  • Socioemotional aging (emotion and cognition in older adults)
  • Psychopathology in old age
  • Successful aging & resilience
  • Myths and misunderstandings about health and aging

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :

1 Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
-          Understand how  psychological, social, and biological processes interact to
influence health and human development (A1, A2)
-          Recognize the diversity of developmental pathways in adulthood (appreciation for cultural, socioeconomic, and other differences among older adults) ' A1
-          Consider the applied implications of research findings for improving health throughout the adulthood (E2) and developing effective programs and policies for older adults in the future (B1)
-          Demonstrate knowledge of the key findings from the research literature on (cognitive) aging and provide informed and critical responses to questions (C1, C2) such as:
-             What changes with age?
-             Who changes, how much, and when?
-             Why are there declines?
-             What are the consequences?
-             Can we prevent or remediate declines?
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants
L'évaluation est fondée sur un examen écrit (questions ouvertes ; 60% de la note finale) et deux projets individuels qui comptent respectivement pour 15% et 25%. Les trois parties de l'évaluation (examen + projets individuels) sont nécessaires pour valider le cours. Les modalités d’évaluation restent les mêmes pour toutes les sessions d'une même année académique.
Faculté ou entité
en charge

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Master [120] en logopédie

Master [120] en sciences psychologiques