Education | Adult Development and Aging
P517 | 5295 | Eklund

	This course will focus on the body of research literature concerning
human development from the early adult years through the final stages of
life.  Relatively more emphasis, however, will be placed on the period from
midlife through old age.  Topics to be covered include:  life-span
development theories; life-span research methods; theories of aging;
age-related changes in cognitive processes, intellectual functioning, and
personality; physiological changes; psychopathology associated with aging,
and implications of all these areas for delivery of educational and mental
health services to adults, particularly aged adults.

	Format of the course will be lecture, discussion, and student
presentation.  Each class member will be required to prepare a class
presentation culminating in a term paper on a topic of his/her choosing in
negotiation with the instructor.  The primary purpose of the paper is to
give the student in-depth knowledge in one area of adulthood and aging.  A
secondary purpose is to have the student relate that knowledge to his/her
own major area.  Final product will be a paper of approximately 20 pages in
length. Students will also make a class presentation of approximately 20
minutes based on the same topic as their paper.  Papers will be due on April
23.  In addition, there will be short (one-page) written assignments.
GRADES will be based on the paper (40%), the two exams (25% each), and the
other assignments (10%).

Instructor:  Susan J. Eklund, Professor, Counseling and Educational
Psychology; Director, Center on Aging and Aged, SRC - Room 197, 855-0815 or
Wright Bldg., 4012, 856-8328.  E-mail - EKLUND@INDIANA.EDU

Time:  4:00 - 5:15 PM  Tuesday and Thursday   Wright Bldg.

Credit:  3 semester hours

Texts:	Hayslip, B., & Panek, P.E.  Adult Development and Aging.  New York:
	Additional required readings on reserve in Education Library.



(Dates not accurate but sequence of topics will remain the same)
January 13	Introduction.  Explanation of course structure and syllabus.
Basic Concepts in Lifespan Development.

		Video: Seasons of Life: Early Adulthood			

				Read: Chap. On Life-Span Developmental
Perspective by Hultsch and Deutsch. (Handed out in class).

				Chapter 1 in Hayslip and Panek.

		             Assignment: Reflect on changes in your own
lifeduring the early adult period.  Write a one-page
paper describing such changes and how they do or do not parallel those seen
in the video. To be handed in at 		next class.

January 15	Basic Concepts in Life-Span Development (con't) and What is
Adult Development?

				Video: Seasons of a Life: Middle Adulthood

				Read: Chap. 2 in Hayslip and Panek
				Demick, J.   (1994) The parameters of adult
				Journal of Adult Development, Vol.1, No. 1,
1-5. (Reserve)

				Beck, M. The New Middle Age.(1992) Newsweek,
December 7,1992. (Reserve)

				Gallagher, W. (1993) Midlife Myths. The
Atlantic Monthly, May 1993. (Reserve)

				Assignment: Reflect either on changes you
have experienced in mid-life or changes you have
observed in parents or others during this period. To what extent did these
changes parallel those 							seen
in the video?  Write one page to turn in next time.

January 20		 What do we mean by aging? How old is old?
				A bio-psycho-social approach to aging.

				Video: Seasons of Life: Late Adulthood
				Read: Flieger, K. Why do we age? FDA
Consumer, October, 1988. (Reserve)
				Rosenfeld,A. & Stark,E.(1987) The prime of
our lives. Psychology Today, May 1987. (Reserve)

				Sapolsky, R. M. & Finch,C. (1991) On growing
old. The Sciences, March/April, 1991. (Reserve)

				Assignment: Think about your term paper.
Scan 	textbooks and journals on adult development for
ideas. (Nothing to hand in this time.)

January 22	Developmental Research Methods.
		Read Chapter 2 in Hayslip and Panek.

				Assignment: Find one research article in
adult development or aging from journals listed at end of this
				syllabus.  Copy article and bring to class
next time to hand in 	with a one-page description of the research
				methods used in the article. Which of the
approaches discussed in class today were
				used in your article?		

January 27	Biological Bases for Adult Development	

		Video: The Methuselah Syndrome

			 	Read: Chapter 3 in Hayslip and Panek.
				Can You Live Longer?  What Works and What
Doesn't. Consumer Reports, January, 1992. (Reserve)
		Rowe, J.W. & Kahn, R.L. (1987) Human aging: Usual and
Successful. Science, 237 : 143-149. (Reserve)	

				Read: Rowe, J.W. & Kahn, R.L. (1997)
Successful aging.
				The Gerontologist, 37, 433-440. (Reserve)

				Assignment: Complete the Longevity
Questionnaire and be prepared to discuss next time.

January 29 		Sensory Changes with Age

				Slide/Tape: Simulation of Vision and Hearing
Changes with Age
				Read: Chap. 4 in Hayslip & Panek.
	Assignment: Observe older adults in a public setting
(such as The Mall).  What examples do you see from
which you might infer  sensory changes?  Write a one page description of the
behaviors you see which you 					interpret as
sensory-related changes. 	  	

February 3   	Cognitive Processes:  Intelligence
		Read Chapter 6 in Hayslip and Panek.

				Read: Chappell, M.S. (1996) Brief report:
Changing perspectives on aging and intelligence:An empirical update.
				Journal of Adult Development, 3, 233-239.

February 5		Learning and Memory

				Read Chapter 5 in Hayslip & Panek

				Hoyer, W. J. & Rybash, J.M. (1994)
Characterizing adult cognitive development. Journal of Adult Development,
1, 7 - 12. (Reserve)

February 10		Learning and Memory (con't)
				Read: Willis, S.L. Towards an educational
psychology of the older adult learner:  tellectual and cognitive bases.
In J. E. Birren & K.W. Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Aging,
N.Y.: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 					(Reserve)

February 12	The Aging Brain

		Video:  The Mind
		Readings: To be assigned

				***(Schedule appointments to discuss paper
topics.  Papers due April 23.)

February 17	Brain Plasticity and Intelligence
		Datan, N., Rodeheaver, D., & Hughes, F.  1987.  Adult
development and aging.  Annual review of psychology,
		38:  153-180.  (Read pages originally numbered 165-173).
		Schaie, K.W., & Willis, S.  1986.  Can decline in adult
intellectual functioning be reversed?  Developmental
		Psychology, 22(2), 223-232 (Reserve).

February 19  	EXAM #1  Will cover all material to date.

February 24		Personality and Aging

				Read Chapter 8 in Hayslip and Panek.

February 27    	Personality and Aging (Continued)

				Read: Field,D. & Millsap, R.E. (1991).
Personality in advanced old age: Continuity or change? Journal of
Gerontology: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES , 46, 299 -308. (Reserve)

				Costa, P.T. & McCrae, R.R. (1994) Stability
and change in personality from adolescence through adulthood.  In
C.F. Halverson, Kohnstamn, & Martin (Eds.), The Developing Structure of
Temperament and Personality from 				Infancy to
Adulthood, pp139 -150) (Reserve)

				Costa, P.T. & McCrae, R.R. (1994) Set like
plaster?  Evidence for the stability of adult
personality. In T.F. Heatherton & Weinberger (Eds.), Can Personality Change?
(Pp. 21-47). (Reserve)
				Vaillant, G.E. & Vaillant, C. O. (1990).
Natural history of male psychological health, XII: A 45-year study of
predictors of successful aging at 	age 65. American Journal of
Psychiatry,147, 31-37. (Reserve)

March 3		Interpersonal Relationships in Adult Development:
		 Marriage and partnering.
		Video: For Better or For Worse			

				Read Chapter 7 in Hayslip & Panek.

				Gifford, R. Marriages in Later Life.
Generations, Summer 1986.  (Reserve)

				Olivero,M. Playing the Not-So-Newlywed Game.
St. Raphael's Better Health, March/April 1991. (Reserve)

March 5			Interpersonal Relationships : Parenting and

				Read: Strom and Strom (1993) Grandparent
development and influence. J. Of Gerontological Social Work,
Vol.20,	Numbers 1/2,3-16 (Reserve).

				Larsen, D. (1991) Unplanned parenthood.
Modern Maturity, December/January 1991.(Reserve)

March 10		Work, Retirement and Leisure

				Read: Chap. 9 Hayslip & Panek

TURN IN PAPER TOPIC STATEMENT TODAY - need a title and one or two sentences
explaining what paper will be about.

March 12		Mental Health and Aging

				Video: Living with Alzheimer's (Grace)

				Read: Chap. 10 in Hayslip & Panek

March 17 and	SPRING BREAK
March 19	

March 24	Mental Health and Aging (con't)	
		Readings: To be assigned

March 26		Mental Health Interventions in Later Life
				Guest speaker.

				Readings to be assigned.

March 31		Death and Dying
				Read: Chap 12 in Hayslip & Panek

				Sapolsky, R.M. (1994) The solace of
patterns.The SCIENCES, November/December, 1994.(Reserve)

April 2 Exam #2 (Will cover all material since previous exam)

(Remaining sessions devoted to student presentations.)

April 7

April 9

April 14

April 16

April 21		


April 28

April 31	Last class. Final student presentations and class

JOURNALS (Of particular relevance to this course)
			Developmental Psychology
			Educational Gerontology
			Experimental Aging Research
			The Gerontologist
			Journal of Gerontology
			Human Development
				International Journal of Aging and Human
	                      OMEGA, The International Journal of Death and
		Psychology and Aging
			Journal of Adult Development

	          Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (Editions 1 - 4)