The goal of this Concentration is to provide students with training in the psychology of aging and late life development. Humans are living an average of three decades longer than they did only a century ago. This creates enormous opportunities for psychology trainees to shape our understanding of ‘old age’. The Concentration will take a ‘brain to society’ approach, exposing students to the personal, professional, and policy-level challenges and opportunities that accompany this unprecedented demographic shift. At program completion students will have deep knowledge of the aging process, from brain and cognitive changes to the psychological and mental health aspects of late life development. This course of study is intended to provide students with tools, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for careers or graduate studies in aging related fields including: advocacy work on behalf of older adults; developing life-long learning programs; innovating resources for caregivers; and designing interventions help older adults live healthier, longer.
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