Psychology of Aging

Answer the following questions as fully as possible in a concise and clear manner. When you refer to specific information in the text, do not copy anything from the book or any other source without citing properly according to APA style.
As a result of taking this independent course, you now know quite a lot about aging and older adulthood. You have learned that the process of aging involves a complex interaction of biological, social, environmental and psychological influences.
Part 1. Use your textbook as a resource and identify and discuss important biological, social, environmental and psychological factors that contribute to quality of life and well-being in later adulthood. It is up to you to secede what is relevant enough to be included in your essay (30 points)
Part 2. (Personal opinion/ recommendations) Describe what you consider to be the most important shifts in your thinking and/ or feeling about mental health, aging and older adulthood. What personal views and beliefs were challenged, modified or reinforced during this tutorial? Did you gain any new insights or acquire a new perspective as a result of taking, studying aging? What recommendations do you have to improve learning and make this class more meaningful? (20 points)

The book used for this course is: “Human Aging” by Paul W. Foos & M. Cherie Clark Copyright 2003 Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN – 0-205-28626-7

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