SOW-PSB3DH60E
Adulthood and Ageing: Chances and Risks
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB3DH60E
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryB3 (Third year bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. A.F.J. Koens-Custers
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Examiner
dr. A.F.J. Koens-Custers
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.F.J. Koens-Custers
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Lecturer
dr. A.F.J. Koens-Custers
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Lecturer
prof. dr. J.M. Oosterman
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Academic year2023
Period
PER4  (08/04/2024 to 12/07/2024)
Starting block
PER4
Course mode
full-time
RemarksPositive BSA required
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
This course aims that you will:
  1. Be able to describe relevant transitions and related developmental contexts for older adults
  2. Know of the main age-specific chances and risks to psychological development, such as cognitive, psychological and social domains
  3. Be able to describe preventive and supportive interventions to reduce problems with transitions during adulthood
Content
This course is the first one in the curriculum that focuses entirely on the second half of life: from (late) adulthood to old age. Due to our graying society more and more psychosocial knowledge and interventions are needed to take good care of our older parents, grandparents, neighbors etc. The developmental processes in adulthood and old age have its specific challenges and possibilities. This course, with a lifespan perspective, focuses on how (older) adults handle changes in cognition, social relationships, and mental health. The course covers the following topics: successful ageing, cognitive ageing, life stories, living in a care institution, grief, loneliness and mental health/disorders in late life.
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
At least a full year (60 ects) of prior study in the field of psychology (or otherwise).
Test information
Presentation and written exam with open ended questions
Specifics
As room space is limited, a registration cap may apply for this course. In case too many students apply, Radboud Psychology students have priority over students from other faculties or universities.
Required materials
To be announced
Handbook: The journey of adulthood from Barbara R. Bjorkland (eighth edition, global edition) Additional articles will be announced on Brightspace
ISBN:978-1-292-06488-8
Title:The journey of adulthood
Author: Barbara R. Bjorkland
Edition:8

Instructional modes
Lecture
Type of instructional modeLecture

General
Lectures combined with active seminars with written casematerial, vignettes and videomaterial.

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Tests
Written exam
Test weight1
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4

Remark
Final exam with open-ended questions

Presentation
Test weight1
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4