Psychology – Bachelor’s Degree 2009
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 4
Recommended Semester: 8
ECTS Credits Allocated: 6.00
Pre-requisites: There are no particular requirements.

Course objectives: Mastering the basic conceptual-methodological concepts of adulthood and aging psychology as developmental psychology and their use in understanding and resolving the problems of adult education; including the developmental psychological skills and knowledge into adult educational competences.

Course description: Theoretical course refers to developmental and post-adolescent aspect of ontogenesis through the review and analysis of: general developmental psychological categories: concepts of change and development, periodization of development and developmental norms; conceptual and methodological problems: research methods and approaches to adulthood and old age, determinants, factors and the nature of development, developmental relation between different psychological functions, individual particularities and individual development: principal developmental psychological theories: in particular biodromal approach and its implications in adult education; development in different domains (physical, motor, cognitive, affective, social, moral) and functional unities in the whole life course; lifelong education as developmental factor and developmental support in adulthood and old age. In practical course, theoretical and content knowledge, conceptual and methodological means are being used and interconnected through analysis of hypothetical and real situations and characteristic problems.

Learning Outcomes: Competences for the qualified and responsible use and commutation of developmental psychological knowledge about adulthood and old age, participating in improvement of the conditions for effective learning and lifelong education and devotion to the quality of social integration of old people.

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